Michael Perreau is the Director General of United Bible Societies. He provides strategic leadership to the global fellowship of Bible Societies working in more than 200 countries and territories. He is an experienced public speaker and presenter, having addressed governments and business leaders in many parts of the world.
Michael grew up in the global South before moving to the UK. He is a committed Christian leader with a passion for building the Kingdom of God, leadership development and personal transformation. Before joining United Bible Societies Michael was a successful business owner and a qualified industrial psychologist. He is one of the founding members of the Transformational Business Network. He also travelled extensively to facilitate peace and conflict resolution in developing countries.
Robert Cunville became UBS President in 2010. He was born in Shillong, India, studied theology and became the first member of the Khasi community to gain a degree in Theology. He has held many positions at Christian organisations in India and has also served for 35 years as an associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Global Council Chair: Elaine Duncan
Elaine has been CEO of the Scottish Bible Society since August 2006 and was appointed to the Global Council in November 2017. Before serving the Lord in Bible Society ministry, Elaine worked with Scripture Union Scotland and prior to that with the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (the IFES movement in the UK). This long service in Christian mission has been a surprise to Elaine as her own dream was to be a clinical psychologist after she graduated in psychology. She would be the first to say it is always best to say ‘yes’ to God and follow his lead!