The Committee 2021/2022


 

President –  Kenneth Tang, Managing Director, Dynamic Technologies Co., Ltd

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Prior to moving to Cambodia, Kenneth has had an extensive Business Information Technology career, working in multiple industries and across various countries including Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom, France, USA and his native Australia. He started his technology career with Coca-Cola Amatil Australia in 1995 and has worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (HK and UK), AXA Insurance (UK), Scottish Provident UK and also has consulted to many Fortune 500 companies. He began working in network and data centre operations followed by software development, management consulting, and data analytics/AI. Kenneth was born in Battambang, Cambodia and his family moved to Australia at a very early age. He attended Sydney Boys High School and graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Information Technology.

 


Vice President –  Ashley Irving, ASHLEY-IRVING-123x150Principal, IDP Cambodia

After a twenty-year career in corporate banking culminating in a position as Associate Director at Rothschild Bank, Ashley decided that ELT would be more fun. Since then, he has worked in the ELT industry for twenty years, including a stint in Brazil and Argentina where he learnt that he just can’t dance.

Before taking his position with ACE, Ashley was Director of Studies and Admin Manager at the Access Language Centre in Sydney, and Teaching Centre Manager with AMES in Sydney.  He has been working with ACE for almost ten years, and now regards Cambodia as home.

 

 


 

Vice President – Paul Dodd, Country Director, Infinity Financial Solutions

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Originally from Chester, England and started in the financial services industry back in 1995.I have lived and worked in Cambodia since 2008 as the Country Director of Infinity Financial Solutions (Cambodia) Limited, specializing in corporate and individual medical and general insurance needs along with expatriate financial planning. Also a member of Britcham since 2009, joined the board in 2016.  Paul is I very active in the organisation of many educational, charitable and social events in Phnom Penh.

 

 

 


Committee Member – John Black, General Manager Cambodia & Laos, Khiri Travel.

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John has lived in Cambodia for just over 13 years.  I am currently Chairperson on the Sunrise Cambodia Board, a voluntary role which brings me great joy being part of bettering the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Working in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector I bring with me a wealth of experience, depth of knowledge and understanding on doing business in Cambodia, with a profound understanding of all local laws especially in respect to labour, taxation and immigration. I am committed to sharing my knowledge so that businesses and organisations can thrive and succeed. 

 

 


Treasurer  – Paul-Adair-c-2014_bwPaul Adair
Education: Victoria University of Wellington

30 years professional experience in commercial and professional service organizations.   Has both technical knowledge and practical experience in financial reporting, Budgeting, cash management, strategic planning, process improvement and change management, mergers & acquisitions, IFRS & GAAP, developing Corporate Governance frameworks and risk management strategies as well as internal and external audit skills.  Extensive international accounting experience has been gained from working with a diverse array of businesses around the globe in Cambodia England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.   Member of the Executive committee of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia for 9 years and its Treasurer for the last 6 years.

 


Business Manager –  Julie Littlejohn

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Julie was the Executive Director of the New Zealand – Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok for 8 years prior to moving to Phnom Penh in September 2014.  Her prior experience was in the banking and finance sector with Bank of America in London, Sydney and Singapore, in a variety of positions including: loans administration, finance and management reporting.  An Australian citizen, Julie lived for 8 years with her family in Sydney.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Committee Member – Jonathan Baxter, Agency Services Manager, Knight Frank Cambodia

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I pledge to continue to provide a consistent level of financial support and sponsorship for Auscham events from Knight Frank across 2021 especially the Australia day at the Exchange which we do enjoy so much, also to play as much of an active part as I can in assisting with any event organization and chamber activity, and of course to give as much help and assistance as I can to all Auscham members both new and old in any matter related to real estate in Cambodia, ex-pat life in the Kingdom or if they just need a drinking buddy for any of the upcoming events across the year. It would truly be an honour to play a bigger part in the Chamber and I hope this year I will be successful in my application.  Good luck to you all,

 


Committee Member: image2Chris Robinson, Senior Partner, DFDL Cambodia

 

Chris is a Partner at DFDL, where he advises investment funds, multi-national corporations and financial institutions on acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, fundraising and restructuring projects and market entry strategies in the Asia-Pacific region, most recently in Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Prior to moving to Asia in 2008, Chris served as the General Counsel for several listed Australian companies.  After completing his Bachelor of Commerce & Laws at the University of New South Wales, he started his legal career at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers in Sydney.  Chris was previously a member of the board of the Sydney Kids Committee, which raises funds for the Sydney Kids Hospital.  Chris has served as a member of the AusCham board since 2013 and regularly presents and authors publications on investing in Cambodia.

 


Ex Officio Member – Rhys Hayes –  Australian Embassy, Cambodia

 


Committee Member – Glenn Miller, CIO J.Trust Royal Bank

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Glenn, originally from Melbourne Australia, joined J Trust Royal Bank in August 2019 as the Chief Information Officer. Glenn leads an enthusiastic and customer focused team of technologists and is responsible for managing all Information technology aspects for J Trust Royal. Glenn has been working as a technologist in Banking, Payments and Telecommunications for almost 30 years. Glenn has been based in Cambodia for over 10 years and has worked for 5 different companies in Cambodia in the fields of Banking (ANZ Royal Bank and J Trust Royal Bank), Payments processing (WING and Ly Hour Pay Pro) and Telecoms (EZECOM/Telcotech). Prior to relocating to Cambodia Glenn worked in a variety of roles across 20 years at ANZ Bank Australia and the Asia Pacific regions

 

 


Committee Member – Geetha Yoga, Chief Operating Officer, Hagar International 

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Prior to moving to Cambodia, Geetha has had a substantial managerial career encompassing finance, HR, operations, governance, IT management, and NFP mergers and acquisitions. She has worked with in various industries and organisations including ANZ Australia, White Lion, Aruluen, Open Family and YMCA. Following a successful career in the Australian banking and finance sector which spanned more than 16 years, Geetha transitioned to a senior corporate services role in the Not-For-Profit (NFP) sector in 2010. In addition to her comprehensive managerial career, Geetha has extensive experience serving as a Board member for a broad range of organisations.

 

 

 


Committee Member Siem Reap – Michael Robinson, General Manager at FCC Angkor, managed by Avani Hotels & Resorts

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A creative and energetic General Manager who believes in putting people first. I am strong in both financial and operational sides of the hotel, but my real strength lies in the ability to create unique and attractive experiences for hotel guests along with motivating the team to follow and participate in this vision. I am a hands-on GM, that likes to build strong and lasting professional relationships with guests, staff and owners alike.

 

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