Grahame has an engineering background but spent most of his working life in senior management roles in sales, marketing and franchise management. He joined the Hope foundation in 2011, became Board Secretary in 2013 and Chair in 2015. His passion is to is to guide HOPE to help vulnerable people in Cambodia to enjoy a better life and self-sufficiency through welfare support, health care and education.
After 26 years as a licensed Real Estate Carol retired to pursue her personal interest. Being involved casually with HOPE for several years in 2012, she travelled to Cambodia and worked in the HOPE Centre in Battambang for six weeks. Carol has now been on the Board for 7 years and it has been her privilege to return each year and first-hand seen the Centre go from strength to strength. Over the years, HOPE has helped build a future through care and education for families that otherwise have no hope without our support.
Gary commenced in December 2019. He is a chartered accountant (retired) who seeks to apply skills acquired over 40 years in audit and then logistics, to enhance the compliance, reporting and systems associated with HOPE.
Annette has spent most of her working career in a corporate environment, predominantly in Events Management, Administration and Contract Management. She joined HOPE as a volunteer in 2011 and became Secretary in 2016. Annette regularly visits the Centre and enjoys working with the staff and the children.
Megan has recently retired from legal practice in Tasmania after 43 years. She has been married to Bill for 46 years and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. She is proud to fulfil the role as Public Officer for HOPE as we are incorporated in Tasmania and I am the Tasmanian representative. Megan believes the work of HOPE is outstanding and so right and necessary in today's unequal world. She also serves on the Board of St Vincent's Industries in Tasmania.
Jenny McAuley is a retired social worker. She has a wide range of professional experiences in senior social work and executive level positions. She worked in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Jennifer worked in areas of Child Protection, Disability Services, Primary Care & Prevention, Ambulance Services and Youth Justice. She is now retired from the position of the Department of Human Services Representative on the Victorian Youth Parole Board. A position she held for 12 years. Jenny also served on the Board of Jesuit Social Services for 14 years. Jenny established the Hope for Foundation Board and was the Chair for 10 years. She has a deep and ongoing commitment to working with children and families. In 2005 Jenny established the Red Hill Truffle farm. She now farms truffle.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a CPA. Craig has worked in Banking for over 30 years and has held senior positions in Finance, Technology and Operational disciplines. During this time Craig and his family and lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and South Korea.
Tim is the Founder of Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation. Tim led the purchase of the land for our Centre, and directed the building of the units and school. Tim has served on the Board since it was set up in 2005. Tim has been involved in hospitality, farming and tourism throughout his long and eventful career. Tim is by nature a philanthropist and has been involved in supporting many organisations and individuals throughout his life. Tim served as a Board member on the Aids Trust of Australia 25 year. Tim currently lives in Bali where he has established a business working in partnership with local people and communities.
John J Kinsella
John is the Managing Director of Structure Integrated Group, specialising in Facilities & Asset Management across residential & retail assets in NSW. He has worked extensively in the Property industry for 12 year and has been actively involved organising fundraising events for HOPE and other NGO’s since 2013. John’s passion outside work is Basketball, and he actively supports HOPE’s sports program that includes Basketball & Soccer clinics for children in the community. He recently had a basketball court built at the HOPE Centre in Battambang.
After retiring from a business in Sydney Tourism, Andrew helped with the start Oz Harvest Food Rescue as a Volunteer for many years - 70+ vans now on the road saving waste Food. After 3 visits to Cambodia to help fundraise & build Tabitha Houses, plus working visits to the HOPE Centre, Andrew was appointed to the HOPE Board in 2013.
Glen has been working a number of NGOs in Cambodia for over 6 years. His background is in film production. He uses these skills to produce video material to help the various groups he works with raise much needed funds.
Peter was first introduced to HOPE through its founder. He visited Cambodia and the smiles and happy faces of those who had little drew him back on several visits. Peter’s entire life changed when he was offered the position as the In Country Director of HOPE’s Community Centre in Battambang, Cambodia. Those 6 years taught him more about life and himself.
Michael de Mestre
Michael is a full time practising solicitor in a busy commercial practice. He has been actively attending HOPE fundraising events since 2016, and more formally involved as a Director of HOPE since 2018. Outside work Michael enjoys spending time with his family and being a father to his toddler daughter.