Standing Committee Members

Abp Justin Welby (President)

Justin WelbyJustin Welby is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he has held since early 2013. He is also a Focus for Unity for the three Instruments of Communion of the Anglican Communion, and is therefore a unique focus for Anglican unity. He calls the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, chairs the meeting of Primates, and is President of the Anglican Consultative Council.


Abp Paul Kwong (Chair)

Paul KwongThe Most Revd Paul Kwong is the second Archbishop and Primate of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and Bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island. He was elected and consecrated the bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, on December 30, 2005. He was elected the Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui on February 3, 2007.


Canon Margaret Swinson (Vice-Chair)

Margaret SwinsonCanon Margaret Swinson a lay canon of England’s Liverpool Cathedral ,charted accountant and company secretary in private practice and was elected as vice-chair of the ACC in 2016 and is therefore Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee.


The Most Revd Dr Philip Freier (Primates’ Standing Committee member)

Philip FreierThe Most Revd Dr Philip Freier.


The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke (Primates’ Standing Committee member)

Richard ClarkeThe Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke


The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba (Primates’ Standing Committee member)

Thabo MakgobaThe Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba


The Rt Revd Jane Alexander

Jane AlexanderThe Rt Revd Jane Alexander, Bishop of the Diocese of Edmonton in the Anglican Church of Canada


The Rt Revd Eraste Bigirimana

Eraste BigirimanaCurrently Bishop of Bujumbura. Appointed to the Standing Committee at ACC-15


Mr Alistair Dinnie

Alistair DinnieMr Alistair Dinnie, of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A member of St John’s Church in Princes Street, Edinburgh, Mr Dinnie was a lead participant in the Scottish Episcopal Church’s “Cascade Conversations” on human sexuality. He works for NGOs in fields of HIV/Aids and the resettlement of offenders.


Mr Jeroham Melendez

Jeroham MelendezMr Jeroham Melendez, from the Anglican Church of the Region of Central America, is the communications officer for the diocese of Costa Rica.


The Rt Revd Joel Waweru

Joel WaweruThe Rt Revd Joel Waweru is Bishop of Nairobi in the Anglican Church of Kenya. He has experience of international Anglican agencies, having previously worked as assistant general secretary and then general secretary Church Army Africa.


Ms Louisa Mojela

Louisa Lette MojelaAppointed to the Standing Committee at ACC-15

There are currently three vacancies on the Standing Committee