Our Australian Board, Human and Hope Association Incorporated, is a registered charity in Australia. They are responsible for fundraising for Human and Hope Association and raising awareness about our cause.
This board has no power over Human and Hope Association Cambodia, as they are passionate about enabling our Khmer team to make decisions themselves. The Board have all been picked due to their passion for helping others, their understanding that we must empower Cambodians to think for themselves, and their professional attitude.
If you were interested in offering assistance to the board, please contact them directly at australianboard [at] humanandhopeassociation [dot] org.
Sally Hetherington – President
Sally was the former Operations Manager at Human and Hope Association in Cambodia and worked tirelessly to train the staff and initiate projects to ensure their sustainability. Sally is passionate about helping people realise their abilities. As a result, she left Human and Hope Association in July 2016 to be entirely Khmer operated. Sally now works as Operations Manager at a not-for-profit in Sydney, empowering women to achieve economic independence.
Sally also uses the skills she developed during her time at Human and Hope Association in her content creation business, Samaky. She donates 100% of the proceeds from her consulting fees to our organisation.
Sally holds a BBus in Management and Human Resources from the University of Newcastle.
Rose and Charlie have been colleagues and close friends since 2013. While working in the Australian Public Service for the past few years, they have attained their professional accounting qualification (CPA), and prior to that, Rose had obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting) from Macquarie University, while Charlie had obtained a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Accounting) from Edith Cowan University.Both Rose and Charlie believe in and are passionate about the value of education, especially as a mechanism to improve wellbeing. As co-Treasurers of HHA Inc. they ensure that HHA’s financial activities are properly recorded, maintained, and compliant with legislation. As part of their HHA duties, they reconcile our accounts every month so we can ensure our donors’ funds are being treated with care. They look forward to making a positive contribution to their roles as co-Treasurers.
Maja is passionate about making a difference in the world. Originally from Yugoslavia, she came to Australia as a refugee teenager with her family when a civil war ravaged her homeland. Whilst her career spans working in operational roles in private companies, government and university, Maja found her passion working with not-for-profit organisations.
She is blown away that HHA is run by Cambodians and joined the board with intention of contributing her energy and ideas to the board.
Thai San – Cambodian Advisor
The Director of Human and Hope Association, Thai is a founding member of the organisation. He brings great passion, intelligence and reason to our team.
Thai’s role on the HHA Inc. board is to instruct other board members if anything they do is not within HHA’s mission, or is culturally inappropriate.
Thai holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Build Bright University.
Georgie McRae was a founding member of Human and Hope Association Incorporated and has closely followed the growth of HHA. Georgie has experience with a number of not for profit organisations and admires Human and Hope Association’s commitment to empowerment, sustainability and transparency.
Georgie holds a Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of South Australia and a Diploma of Community Service Work from TAFE NSW.
Amanda Webb – Ambassador
Amanda is the General Manager at Xplore for Success, a consultancy that drives equality and inclusion, and provides career development for women and men. She is an experienced and highly respected business leader and Human Resources practitioner with over 25 years of corporate experience and expertise, having worked across industries including banking & finance, professional services, FMCG, Management consultancy and recruitment. Amanda is the proud mother of Olivia, juggles a blended household and is an avid Sydney Swans fan!