Assisi Aid Projects Annual Report 2016 - Page 12

Meet the Assisi team Assisi Aid Projects is governed by a volunteer Committee of Management who ensure good governance, financial integrity and provide support to the Assisi staff and overseas partner organisations. Assisi operations are managed by a team of two part-time staff members, CEO - Karen Young and Finance Manager - Lin Sun. Assisi projects are implemented in India and Cambodia by skilled staff through our partner organisations, Integrated Development Trust in Tamil Nadu and Live & Learn Environmental Education in Cambodia. Tony Britt (President) Philippa Sholl (Secretary) Andrew Gilchrist (Treasurer) Tony is a veterinary surgeon and works for the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries. In 2008 Tony was awarded the Public Service Medal for services to Australia’s cattle industry through the introduction of the National Livestock Identification. Philippa has a Masters of International Business and 15 years of Senior Management experience in the Australian banking sector. Philippa’s specialties include strategy development, project management and change management. Andrew is a Director of Logan & Hall – Accountants and Advisers in Swan Hill Victoria and a member of CPA Australia. He has a Bachelor of Business (Agricultural Commerce) degree and over 20 years finance industry experience. Tom Dumaresq Dione Brooks Brigid Mulcahy Tom is one of the founding members of Assisi Aid Projects. He served as President of Assisi from 2002-2008, and is famous within the organisation for raising over $200,000 for victims of the tsunami in Tamil Nadu, India. Tom received an Order of Australia Medal in 2008, recognising his service to the community. Dione has over 10 years experience working in the development sector, commencing in 2 000 with a volunteer placement in Vanuatu. Following this, Dione worked at Live & Learn in Melbourne. During this time, she assisted in the transfer of Assisi’s administration from Bendigo to the Melbourne office. Brigid is an Alumnus of the Teach for Australia program and has expertise in both education and law. Brigid has completed a Bachelor of Economics and Laws, a Master of Laws and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching. Brigid currently works as a Business Analyst Amanda Scothern Tim Chapman Karen Young (CEO) Amanda has worked in the humanitarian and development sectors for over 16 years, primarily in conflict and postconflict environments. She has extensive experience in the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of community based programs. She is currently managing programs for gender equality and women’s rights in Timor Leste. Tim is an international businessman with over 25 years delivering projects and managing businesses across Oceania, South East Asia and the Middle East including in the development sectors. Tim has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and Masters Degrees in Science and Business. Karen has over 10 years experience working in development sector, starting in 2006 with an 8-month volunteer placement in Cambodia. Since then Karen has worked on a range of projects in Eritrea, the Maldives, Timor Leste, India and the Solomon Islands. 12