World Hope is about empowering people to find Hope!

We are a global network of people dedicated to helping others, independent of religion, race, gender or status. We often get asked “are you religious?” The answer to this is easy. We simply want to help people. We don’t help people to make them Christians, we help people because we are Christians. And to that end, we are dedicated to fighting poverty, providing medical aid, shelter, food, clothing, education and doing whatever is possible to offer help and hope wherever it is needed.

World Hope is a young organisation that has been built on the experience and vision of Daniel Zelli, the executive director and international chairman.   After eight years leadership experience in a leading Humanitarian Aid organisation, Daniel had the vision to go beyond providing Aid and work with nations to find solutions of hope within the nations themselves.

" Our motivation is compassion "

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Our Staff

The unique thing about World Hope is that everybody that works with World Hope Network is a volunteer. No money is given to staff and all money raised is directed to the project at hand.

Our Organisation

World Hope is run according to Australian Tax Office guidelines for charitable organisations and maintains a high level of accountability and reporting in international offices.

Our Office

Structurally, our head office is situated and governed by a board of directors in Australia.  For each country that World Hope is in, and will be in, it has a national office with local people on its board.  The only exception is the international chairman which sits on every national board. Each country has its own registered branch, with a local board and local staff.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be involved in disaster relief, humanitarian aid, community development and education. World Hope will help anybody in need independent of religion, race, gender or status.

Our Values

  • Humility (Eat where the people eat, sleep where the people sleep)
  • Sustainability (Don’t just give people fish, teach them how to fish)
  • Longevity (Long term gain is better than short term premature delivery)
  • Holistic Approach (consider all aspects of the persons’ needs, and to then help them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually)

Meet the team

Daniel Zelli


Daniel is International Chairman. He is a former management consultant for Price Waterhouse Urwick, motivational speaker, trainer and businessman.

Brian Evison


Brian is a senior manager representing a number of organisations as either a director or board member.  Experienced in corporate leadership and management,  Brian brings a strategic perspective to the leadership of World Hope Network.  

Colin Johnston

CPA, GAICD – CFO & Company Treasurer

Colin is currently Managing Director of Barnabas Fund Australia Ltd, a Christian charity that provides aid to persecuted Christians around the world, with a focus mainly on Islamic countries. Colin has been MD since October 2012 and was a non-executive director from 2007 to 2012. Colin’s background is over 40 years working with multi-national companies providing financial and company secretarial services.