Human and Hope Association

Fundraising (Australian) Board

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. 

DSC_8678Sally 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. Due to her passion being to help people realize their true ability in developing countries, she has been living in Cambodia since October 2011. Sally will return to Australia in 2017 and will continue to fundraise for Human and Hope Association.

Sally holds a BBus in Management and Human Resources from the University of Newcastle.

Rose Kumar and Charlie Salter – Co TreasurersRose 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. (HHA) 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 in their roles as co-Treasurers.
Maja Bulut Hallett – Secretary

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 home land. Whilst her career spans working in operational roles in private companies, government and university, Maja found her passion working for 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.

Maja is currently running a business with her husband.


Georgie McRae – Campaigns Director
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 is currently completing a Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Laws (Honors) at the University of South Australia and holds a Diploma of Community Service Work from TAFE NSW.
HannahHannah Kemp De Bruin – Events Director

Hannah is passionate about helping people, especially after travelling to Cambodia and finding the community to be so full of life. She is fresh blood and full of ideas on how we can improve HHA Inc’s fundraising, allowing further support for the community in Cambodia. Hannah is impressed with Human and Hope Association as it teaches Cambodians instead of giving handouts, which is so important for the future of their country.
Hannah is currently studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in tourism and event management.
julianJulian Buttigieg – Public Speaking and Grants Director

Julian is an environmental Scientist/Rotarian from Brisbane who passionately supports causes via “charity adventures”, having driven a tuk tuk across India, a mototaxi across Peru, and motorbikes across Vietnam. He has been supporting Human and Hope Association since 2014, and visited Human and Hope Association in 2016. After seeing the professionalism of the team first hand, Julian became determined to further help the cause.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Conservation Biology from Griffith University.


Sreylin Chum – Cambodian Advisor 

The President of our governing Khmer board, Sreylin brings great passion, intelligence and reason to our team. A former JWOC scholarship student, Sreylin is committed to empowering Cambodians, and does so through her full time work at another NGO and and her advice to the board. Sreylin holds a Bachelor of English Literature from Build Bright University.