The Biblica Europe Board
Find out more about the people at the heart of Biblica MENA-Eurasia. For safety reasons, we are not able to name our full staff team, but please join with us in praying for all Biblica staff, contractors and translators across the region, who are using their time and talents to bring God’s Word to those who need it most.
Damon is Partner in the Strategy, Leadership & Innovation division of Digital Works Group, a boutique Digital Transformation Consultancy. Prior to that he was Consumer Operations Director for the telecommunications company, TalkTalk. He had a number of senior roles with Dixons Carphone and, latterly, TalkTalk Group and specialises in Business Transformation, with a focus on purpose, operational performance and efficiency. Damon is married to Theresa and lives in Hemel Hempstead with their four boys! He is also Chair of a local youth charity, Youth Across Hemel and is part of Soul Survivor Church in Watford.
Board Secretary and Treasurer
Nigel joined the Biblica Europe board as a non-executive director in 2011. He is a chartered accountant, currently working as Finance Director of a property development company based in London. Nigel lives in Bromley, in South London, with his wife Ann and attends St Augustine’s with St Luke’s Church.
Bishop Ken Good
Since his ordination Ken has served as a Church of Ireland rector and as a Secondary School teacher and chaplain. He has been Bishop of Derry and Raphoe since 2002. Having used the NIV throughout his ministry, he was very willing to join the Board of Biblica when invited to do so in 2013. He is very committed to bible translation and distribution, as well as to making the scriptures accessible in Ireland and elsewhere.
Gareth Russell is Managing Director of Jersey Road PR. As a business they exist to give voice and influence to faith-based organisations through national, regional and Christian media. Since its formation, the company has worked with charities, businesses and churches in the UK, Australia, and USA securing coverage in outlets such as the BBC, The Times, The Telegraph, Spectator, The Guardian and Sky News. Originally from Glasgow, Gareth now resides in Milton Keynes with his wife Andi, daughter Georgia and labradoodle Archie.
Elaine Duncan has been the Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society since 2006, having worked previously with Scripture Union Scotland and the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF). Elaine is not only enthusiastic about people having a Bible in their own language, but also in helping people understand it and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ as a result. Elaine lives in Glasgow and is a member of Chryston Parish Church.
Gillian joined the Board of Biblica Europe in 2018 following in the footsteps of her husband Michael who serves on Biblica’s Global Board. She has a passion for everyone everywhere to have the opportunity to read the Good News of the Gospel of Christ. Gillian is a fully qualified solicitor and also tutors saxophone part time for a local music charity. Gillian lives in South Belfast with her husband Michael, and they attend Fitzroy Presbyterian Church. They have four grown sons, a daughter in law and two crazy dogs!
Stephen stood down as Senior Vice President for Translation within Biblica at the end of March 2021 but he has remained part of the Biblica family, spending most of his time now serving the Every Tribe Every Nation (ETEN) Partnership. He joined the Biblica team in 2011 as Area Executive Director for Europe and was appointed to a global role in 2015.
Prior to Biblica, he served with the Evangelical Alliance UK for 10 years, serving first as Northern Ireland Director, then leading the UK Public Theology work, and also the Vice President for the European Evangelical Alliance. Previously, he had been the senior pastor of a Baptist church in Ireland. His passion in ministry has always been to see people engage better with the Bible and understand it as God still speaking today, not just “way back then.” Stephen is married to Nik and 3 have 3 children, Ben, Maddi and Levi, 2 of whom are allegedly ‘grown-up’!