AFTER SERVING the Queensland Synod for 16 years Director of the Department for Financial and Property Services Mr Bruce Binnie said he is retiring.
According to Mr Binnie he is all set to “join the grey nomad set for long service leave and then see what God calls after that”.
Mr Binnie commenced work in the Synod office in 1991 as Director of the then Department for Administrative Services.
He has worked tirelessly to raise the professional standards of his department and its commitment to serving congregations, and he believes that the church is financially stronger and a safer workplace than it was before.
Moderator of the Queensland Synod Rev Dr David Pitman said, “The outstanding characteristics of Bruce Binnie’s service have been his genuine love for the church, his ability to connect with congregations and presbyteries and his commitment to build a strong financial foundation for the future of the Uniting Church in Queensland.”
To the position of Director, Mr Binnie brought practical financial and management skills acquired while working in the public sector, together with his formal tertiary qualifications in accounting.
He has applied this knowledge wisely and fairly in managing the Synod’s financial and property transactions.
The recent report of the Synod Role and Functional Review provides positive testimony to this fact.
Photo : Retiring Department for Financial and Property Services Director Mr Bruce Binnie. Photo by Osker Lau