André Cox has been appointed as the next international leader and 20th General of The Salvation Army.
His wife, the Argentinean-born Commissioner Silvia Cox is the new World President of Women's Ministries.
General André Cox is the son of Commissioner Ron A Cox, who served as the Salvation Army Chief of the Staff from 1987 to 1991.
General Cox was born on 12 July 1954 in Harare, Zimbabwe, to an English father and Swiss mother. He spent his childhood between Zimbabwe and the UK, and later moved to Switzerland where he met and married Commissioner Silvia.
They were both ordained as Salvation Army ministers in 1979 and initially served the church in Switzerland, before being appointed as Territorial Leaders in Finland and Estonia in 2005. In October 2008, they assumed leadership of the Southern Africa Territory.
He and his wife then served for six months as the Territorial Leaders of the United Kingdom with Ireland.