I have worked at Anjali house in 2017 as the communications and fundraising manager. It has been more than 15 years since I started working in the humanitarian and development sector. I am now working with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Australia. In 2018 I became a board member, and I am very excited to be part of the Anjali House team. The first thing that comes across when you enter the school is the happiness around and the commitment of the teachers, the staff and the volunteers towards all our students. Anjali House is a life changing organization and I find this inspiring.
Nancy Barrett Saint-Laurent
Don Guiney is a retired US capital markets lawyer, who practiced in London for 24 years, representing issuers and underwriting banks in a wide range of complex cross-border capital raising transactions. His last position was serving as Senior Counsel at Baker & McKenzie, the global law firm. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Don was a partner for 16 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a major international law firm based in London. Don has been involved in volunteer and pro bono work throughout his career. He has been the leader of the largest youth baseball and softball organisation in the UK for over 20 years. For his service to the cause of youth sports in the UK, Don was named a torchbearer in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He has served as the President of the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom, the largest Harvard alumni organisation outside the US. He is also a member of the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is a member of the Dean’s International Advisory Board of Columbia Law School. Don has volunteered at Anjali House each year since 2010, and joined the Anjali House Board of Directors in 2013.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Don Hodges is a Canadian with 25 years spent living and working internationally. Don has enjoyed a successful banking career in trade finance and international banking. Based in Toronto, he travelled extensively through Europe developing relationships with some of the largest financial institutions in the world, promoting and delivering a wide range of banking products and services. He left the banking world in 2014 to rekindle his initial career working for NGOs. Thirty years ago, Don volunteered in Niger for 3 years supporting healthcare, children’s education and NGO administration. Currently, Don is the Finance Manager at Anjali House, focusing on developing their financial reporting capability.
Sue Guiney is a writer of novels and poetry, with a special emphasis on Cambodia. She is now working on a series of novels set there, with the first two titles being A Clash of Innocents and Out of the Ruins.
Sue first came to Anjali House in 2010 to run a special Creative Writing Workshop for the Young Adult Program at Anjali House. That program has now expanded to include other Anjali students, as well as those supported by other NGO’s around the country and is known as Writing Through Cambodia. Her work here also led her to hold the position of Writer-in-Residence in the SE Asia Department of The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) from 2011-2013.
Sue brings to Anjali over 20 years of experience both working in and teaching the arts, as well as arts management and fundraising. She has also founded a UK theatre charity called CurvingRoad, for which she still holds the position of Trustee. Her website and blog can be found at www.sueguiney.com
Remko Vochteloo is the Country Leader and Director of Operations India and also the Founder and Member of the Board of Friends of Anjali (FoA) He has over twenty years of experience in the professional services industry (Big 4), running company-wide operational functions and leading large scale projects, from inception to successful completion, while making/executing sound strategic decisions. Parallel to this, his passion for Asia has evolved which started during his Executive MBA with a project in Indonesia to his setting up the Friends of Anjali NGO and his current work in India.
Françoise Callier was born in Ghent, Belgium, but has lived in Paris since 1983. In the past she has worked as an agent to renowned photographers Helmut Newton, Jean-Paul Goude and Max Vadukul to name a few. Since 2007, Françoise Callier has been the Program Coordinator at Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops. In addition, she curates for various festivals that help emerging Asian photographers and others to show their work around the world as much as possible. Anjali House was founded by the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops in 2005. Françoise coordinates the annual Anjali Photo Workshops, helping students to edit their photo projects, slide shows, exhibitions and books.
Dana was born and raised in Australia and has worked and lived abroad for the past few years. She first visited Anjali House on a trip to Cambodia. Falling in love with the culture, she decided to volunteer at the center and take part in the incredible work Anjali House does for Cambodian youth. With a strong background in business and management, she soon became the volunteer coordinator. Her career has been focussed on travel and sustainable tourism, having run a number of successful businesses herself. She is now based in Siem Reap and provides regular support to the Anjali staff, in addition to training local Khmer staff in the sustainable tourism industry.