Stephen Goodman has been the CEO of Volunteer Service Abroad since September 2017, joining VSA following a 33 year career in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, part of the New Zealand Defence Force, during which he held a range of logistic, operational, and broader leadership roles.  

Stephen has extensive experience operating throughout the Pacific and South East Asia, including deploying twice on operations; firstly to East Timor (now Timor-Leste) in 2001 where he was part of the United Nations military presence leading up to independence, and to the Solomon Islands in 2004 where he was the Senior National Officer for the New Zealand Defence Force contingent to the Regional Assistance Mission Solomon Islands (RAMSI).  From 2008 until 2010 Stephen was the Defence Attaché within the New Zealand High Commission in Singapore.  Stephen is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), and has a Masters in Philosophy from Massey University, and a Master of Arts from Deakin (Australia) University.

CEO Stephen Goodman 2017