Board Member Biography

Mr. Mark Kelly

Southern Africa Regional Leader

Mark Kelly has served as the Regional Director, Southern Africa for World Vision International since January, 2018. In this role he oversees operations in nine countries - Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe - with more than 3,500 staff. Previously, Mark was the Country Director for World Vision Zambia and Chair of VisionFund Zambia Board. Prior to this, he served as Regional Chief Operating Officer, South Asia and Pacific, working with 6,500 staff across ten countries. He has more than twenty years of experience with the organization and has worked in over 50 countries.

In 2016, Mark was awarded an Order of Australia for International Development. He holds a Degree in Commerce; a Masters in Development from the Australian National University; and Executive Training in Governance from Harvard University. Mark is married with two children.