INF/I has its official registered head office in Australia, however its international service office is in the Nepal Country Office in Kathmandu and works in Nepal through five-yearly agreements with the Nepali government’s Social Welfare Council. INF/I finds, trains and supports expatriate volunteers to work in INF Nepal , other partner organisations, and to carry out the activities of Sanjaal [meaning ‘network’ in Nepali]: Strategic health partnerships; Capacity building; Diaspora; and Faith@work.
INF employs around 20 Nepali staff in the Country Office and its Primary Study Centres. Around 15 expatriate volunteer mission workers serve directly with INF, in addition to approximately 40 expatriate volunteer mission workers who are seconded to INF Nepal and partner organisations.
He took up the appointment in November of 2013. His role involves deepening relationships within the INF family across the world, with governments, churches and partners of, and donors to INF. He is an ambassador for INF’s work. Alastair leads and develops the work of INF spiritually and practically as it seeks to work for Nepali people in Nepal and other countries. He has previously worked with INF in Nepal in community health and development, and management. He is based in Scotland but frequently visits Nepal and INF’s Programmes. He is married to Fiona and they have three children.
The board of INF normally meets four times a year by teleconference and once a year in Nepal.
INF board members are as follows:
- Graham N Morrison [Chair]
- Ian Philip Lindsay [Secretary]
- Eric Proudfoot [Treasurer]
- Bal Kumari Gurung
- Andreas Jenny
- Alison Margaret Craven
- Jennifer Mary Collins
- Ram Prasad Shrestha