MR IAN Hayes, who has led the Queensland Synod’s investment strategy since 1993 as General Manager of the Uniting Church Investment Service (U.C.I.S.), will step back from the role next month to take up private consultancy work in the not-for-profit sector.
Looking back over his 14 years of service Mr Hayes said, “Our U.C.I.S. strategic focus has allowed us to increase the money available to the church to put it in a good financial position.”
“We have been able to operate in a secular financial environment and add value though the ethical standards of the church.”
Director of the Department for Financial and Property Services Mr Bruce Binnie praised Mr Hayes’ ability to think ahead strategically.
“When I compare the financial reports for 1993 and last year, in almost every aspect the financial capacity of U.C.I.S. and its contribution to the Mission and Service Fund has quadrupled and this has been an amazing gift to the Uniting Church.”
Photo : Retiring U.C.I.S. General Manager Mr Ian Hayes. Photo by Osker Lau