- United States
- Hong Kong
Founder and Executive Director
Kram Sok Channoeurn
Chief Operations Officer (International)
Head of Finance
Head of Education
Residential Facilities Manager
Community Outreach Manager
CCF Community Centre Manager
Sponsor Liaison Manager
Sponsor Communications Manager
Child Protection Manager
Legal and Compliance Manager
Marketing and Communications Manager
Sponsorship Program Manager
Donor Relations Manager
Hong Kong Development Director
- United States
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
Samuel joined the US Board of CCF in 2015. His involvement in CCF stems from three years based in Asia, when he visited Cambodia regularly and eventually took on the sponsorship of several CCF children.
After graduating from Oxford, Samuel spent eighteen years in finance, living on four continents and working in a wide variety of strategic, operational and client transaction roles at Goldman Sachs. Today, he lives in New York with his wife, Liz, and two children. He is a dual citizen of the UK and the US.
Jeanine Braithwaite is Professor of Public Policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and worked for nearly two decades at the World Bank before returning to academia. She met Scott and CCF during a World Bank mission to Cambodia and, her husband and she sponsored her first CCF child that evening. Braithwaite’s current research is on poverty and orphanhood from HIV/AIDS and other causes and government transfers in Botswana and Swaziland. She finds that vulnerable children can be helped with good policies and organizations like CCF.
Muffy Disabatino is co-director of The Shakti Foundation and director of The DiSabatino Family Foundation. Her passion for yoga and interest in finding the benefits of a balanced, healthy lifestyle sparked her desire to start a nonprofit, and led Muffy, her husband Andy and their daughter Megan to lead workshops that raise awareness and much-needed funding to help children, women, animals and the environment. They contribute additional assistance through the work of The Laffey-McHugh Foundation and The DiSabatino Family Foundation. Muffy & Andy sponsor six CCF children and pay annual visits to Phnom Penh to visit them.
Heather Graham discovered her passion for acting at an early age and caught the attention of filmmakers with her breakout role in Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Graham went on to score unforgettable roles in the 1997 classic Boogie Nights, for which she received the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Also in 1999, Graham was named ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow. Up next, Graham will star in Cherry opposite James Franco and Heartland opposite Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron. Most recently, she starred in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, 5 Days of War, Scream4 (2011) and opposite Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifinakis in The Hangover (2010). She also starred with a stellar ensemble in Emilio Estevez’s Bobby, about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which premiered at the 2006 AFI Film Festival.
David Ryan worked at Goldman Sachs for 22 years, the last 9 in Asia, ultimately serving as the President of Asia Pacific ex-Japan. David served on the firm’s Management Committee, Client and Business Standards Committee, and chaired its Asia Pacific Management Committee. David remains a Senior Director of Goldman Sachs and also serves on the board of Mapletree Investments, a company wholly owned by Temasek. David earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale University. David and his family lived in Asia from 2005-2013 before relocating back to the United States. They are active supporters of CCF.
Caroline Ryan spent her career as an equity derivatives trader for Susquehanna Financial Group and Goldman Sachs, and holds a BS in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Caroline and her family live in Singapore, from where she makes frequent trips to Phnom Penh and CCF.
Scott led an accomplished career in the international film business prior to founding CCF. As President of 20th Century Fox International, Scott oversaw the release and marketing of several of the top films of all time – including ‘Braveheart,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘X-men’ – and managed gross revenues in excess of $1.5 billion dollars. In 2003, Neeson left Fox to head Sony Pictures International marketing operations. in 2004 Neeson resigned from his 26-year film career and began the process of his relocation to Cambodia, selling his home, car, boat and other assets. All initial costs for the establishment and operation of the first CCF facility were covered by Neeson, who now acts as the organization’s full-time Executive Director.
Member, CCF Australia Managing Committee
Gordon Elliot BA, MA, LLM
Member, CCF Australia Managing Committee
Gordon served for 20 years with the Australian Federal Police, including a position as Director of the AFP Detective Program. He was the Associate Professor and Head of the Australian Graduate School of Policing, which was established by the Commonwealth Government for the professionalization of Australian Police. The School reported to the Police Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand and to the University. He led a team to train the Human Rights Investigators for the Indonesian Government in investigating gross violations of human rights. Gordon is currently a legal practitioner in Sydney.
Louise Meek MA
Member, CCF Australia Managing Committee
Louise Meek is a filmmaker and partner in a video production company producing media, communications and educational resources for government agencies and commercial television. She has a passion for raising awareness about health, environment and social justice issues and has been a strong supporter of CCF since its beginnings. Louise sponsors a girl at CCF’s first residential facility and likes to visit her once a year.
Member, CCF Australia Managing Committee
Norman was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but migrated to Australia with his family and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. He now lives in Sydney, Australia and manages a video production business with his wife, Louise. Norman first visited Cambodia and CCF in 2004. He is an active supporter of CCF’s ideals and travels frequently to Cambodia. He has played a major role in establishing CCF-Australia.
Bob Alexander CA
Secretary, Treasurer & Public Officer CCF Australia
Bob leads CCF’s global operations, implementing systems to enable an integrated and coordinated approach, and providing a high degree of transparency and accountability, good governance and sustainability.
Bob commenced his professional career as a chartered accountant and has over 20 years experience working in financial roles with entertainment and media-related companies. In addition to his service with Hoyts Entertainment, Bob spent 10 years with Universal Music, both in Australia and the UK, and more recently as Global CFO for international Out of Home Media company, Eye Corp. Bob has known Scott for over 20 years and currently sponsors a child at CCF.
President, CCF-Australia Managing Committee
Scott grew up in Elizabeth, South Australia. He moved to Sydney in 1984 to work for Greater Union, Hoyts and eventually US mega studios 20th Century Fox and Columbia Tri-Star Films (now Sony Pictures International). In 1994, he relocated to Los Angeles in motion picture marketing and distribution. As President of 20th Century Fox International, Scott oversaw the release and marketing of several of the top films of all time – including ‘Braveheart,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘X-men’ – and managed gross revenues in excess of $1.5 billion dollars. In 2003, he left Fox to head Sony Pictures International marketing operations. In 2004 Scott resigned from his 26-year film career and began the process of his relocation to Cambodia, selling his home, car, boat and other assets. He covered all the initial costs for the establishment and operation of the first CCF facility, and now serves as the organization’s full-time Executive Director in Phnom Penh.
With a Commerce degree majoring in Management and Marketing, Paul previously held several senior marketing and management roles in some of the world’s leading service-based organisations. As founder and Managing Director of Blackburne Property Group, Paul has overseen the development and marketing of more than 1,000 properties valued at over $500 million, and partnered with most of Australia’s leading property companies on iconic projects. He is widely regarded as a leader in the property development and project marketing industries.
David leads PwC’s Technology, Information, Communications and Entertainment (TICE) practice and is also a senior partner in our Assurance practice based in Sydney. David has significant international experience having worked in the San Francisco office for 3 years and in the Jakarta office for 5 years. David has also provided services in buy and sell side due diligence, strategic business plan reviews and inbound investment decision reviews. David has held a number of senior management roles in the firm including the leading the TICE Assurance practice, the Consumer and Industrial Products Assurance practice and being the Chief Operating Officer of the Assurance practice. As a consequence David understands the key drivers in running a business.
Dr John Hewson
Dr Hewson has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury (Census and Statistics), the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister. His academic career included 11 years as the Professor of Economics, four years as Head of the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales and at Macquarie University. Dr Hewson’s political career spanned eight years as the member for Wentworth in the Federal Parliament. He was Shadow Finance Minister, Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Industry and Commerce. Dr Hewson has run his own investment banking business. He also writes a regular column for the Australian Financial Review.
Alan Lemon LLB
Trustee, Vice-President CCF-Australia
Alan was born in Albury, New South Wales. He served as a member of the Australian Federal Police for 20 years, including 5 years of international service in Hong Kong and Cambodia. He practiced as a solicitor for 5 years in New South Wales before moving to Cambodia in 2008 to work as a consultant for CCF. He was subsequently appointed as Manager Legal & Compliance and is a member of the Senior Management Team in Phnom Penh. He is also a member of the Managing Committee of Cambodian Children’s Fund Australia Incorporated and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cambodian Children Trust Fund.
Emeritus Professor Frank Billson AO
Professor Frank Billson AO, MB, BS, FRCS, FRACS, FRACO is a distinguished Ophthalmologist who has dedicated his life’s work to the alleviation of suffering. His career has been marked by high achievement, compassionate humanitarian service and selfless leadership in the service of both his profession and his country.
Frank served as Head of University of Sydney’s Department of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Care for 31 years and is founder and Chairman of Foresight Australia and Director of Sight for Life Foundation and Surgical Skills Laboratory, Sydney Eye Hospital.
Frank has been honoured with awards including the Weary Dunlop Asia Medal, International Humanitarian Award for Blindness Prevention by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Claude Worth Lifetime Distinction Medal, Jose Rizal Medal, NSW Senior Australian of the Year and he is an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Mr. LAI Ni Quiaque (NiQ) is Head of Talent Engagement and Chief Financial Officer of Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited. NiQ is passionate about developing HKBN Talents because he believes if you get the people right, the company will do great. Prior to joining HKBN in 2004, NiQ was a highly rated analyst as Director and Head of Asia Telecom Research for Credit Suisse. NiQ was awarded in 2009 by the HRM Awards with “Champion of Human Resources” and in 2013 by Global Telecom Business Magazine ‘Top 50 CFOs in the industry to watch’ and Asset Magazine ‘Hong Kong CFO of the Year’. As a teenager, NiQ dreamt of becoming a tennis pro.
Cammie Rice is a senior level executive in the technology and financial services industries. Mrs. Rice held the position of Senior Vice President within the Finance Technology group at Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also led the strategy team for the Global Corporate Staff Technology Group. From 1998 to 2006, Rice was the Senior Director of the Americas Strategic Partners at Hyperion Solutions Corporation. Prior to her tenure there, she was president and founder of Digital Connectivity Inc. a digital imaging systems integration company. Cammie has always enjoyed public speaking engagements on various topics for KODAK, National Education Association, Duke University, Photo Marketing Association International and IBM.
She is currently a board member and Vice Chairman of Usher’s New Look Foundation. She is also a Hong Kong board member for Cambodian Children’s Fund and is responsible for corporate and government relations. Mrs. Rice recently joined the advisory council for Emory’s Global Health Institute. She and her husband live in Hong Kong and have four sons.
Sheel Kohli is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, based in Hong Kong. He is Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific and is responsible for all Investment Banking and Private Banking & Wealth Management division communications in the region.
Mr. Kohli ensures that all issues are managed effectively, optimizing relationships with the media, promoting a consistent and strategic approach to internal and external communications. He is also responsible for delivering the macro keynote and panel programme for the annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference and is a member of the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Committee.
Mr. Kohli joined Credit Suisse from ING in November 2005, where he was Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific and was responsible for all aspects of ING’s corporate communications, including media relations, advertising, internal communications and community investment policies. He was previously Europe Editor of the South China Morning Post between 1992 and 2000 and during this period also worked as a financial journalist based in Asia and London for a variety of financial publications and UK national newspapers.
Libby Vaughan is an Australian citizen who has been living in Asia for many years, first based in Singapore and now Hong Kong. Libby’s business background is in Sales Management and Marketing.
Libby has over 17 years experience in the IT resourcing and workforce management industry, spanning both the private and public sector. During this period, she was Business Development Director of Manpower IT in the UK and Managing Director of CTG, one of the UK’s largest IT resourcing and managed solutions companies.
Since moving to Asia, Libby has worked as a freelance consultant with various small to medium sized enterprises as well as multinational corporations, developing their sales, marketing and business strategies.
Libby helped establish CCF Hong Kong in the middle of 2011, and her focus is on developing awareness of the issues facing children and families in Cambodia by fundraising, strategic direction and volunteering initiatives for CCF.
Joanna Strickland (FMAAT AAT) has been a long running volunteer accountant for CCF UK. Joanna’s own practice can be found at Strickland Accountancy Limited
Sophia Brickell Canonaco
Sophia Brickell Canonaco is a Trustee and Investment Committee Member with twenty years’ experience in the financial sector, including hedge fund assessment, fund raising, investor education, stockbroking, credit and corporate finance. She started her career at JP Morgan and later worked for GAM London Ltd. She is the Visiting Chair of Trustees of the Cambodian Childrens Fund UK.
Originally a sculptor, Sam Taylor-Johnson began working in photography, film, and video in the early 1990s. The split between being and appearance in situations where the line between interior and external sense of self is in conflict – has always been in the centre of her creative work.
Taylor-Johnson has had numerous group and solo exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (1997), where she won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist, and was nominated for The Turner Prize in 1998.
Solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Zurich (1997), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (1997), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (1999), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2000), a retrospective of her work at the Hayward Gallery, London (2002), State Russian Museum, St Petersburg (2004), MCA, Moscow (2004), BALTIC, Gateshead (2006), MCA Sydney (2006), MoCA Cleveland (2008) and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (2008).
In 2008, Sam Taylor-Johnson directed the BAFTA and Palme d’Or nominated, Sundance Film Festival winning short film LOVE YOU MORE, written by Patrick Marber and produced by Anthony Minghella.
Her directorial feature film debut came in 2009 with the critically acclaimed NOWHERE BOY, a film based on the childhood experiences of The Beatles songwriter and singer John Lennon. NOWHERE BOY was nominated for 4 BAFTAs including Best British Film and Outstanding Debut for Sam’s direction.
In September last year, Taylor-Johnson released a photography book for CHANEL entitled ‘Second Floor’, in which 34 images captured the private apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel. This was accompanied by a solo exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
February 2015 saw the release of Taylor-Johnson’s directorial feature, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, the highly-anticipated adaptation of the best-selling novel. In its opening weekend, the film drew in $94million in the USA alone and has gone on to make over $550million worldwide. Not only has the film been titled Universal Pictures’ highest-grossing R-rated international release, but its release also marked the biggest opening in history for a female director.
Sam Taylor-Johnson was born in London in 1967 and currently splits her time between London and Los Angeles. In 2011 she was made an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
The Reverend the Lord Griffiths
Lord Griffiths is the Superintendent Minister of Wesley’s Chapel, London. Leslie Griffiths was educated at Llanelli Grammar School before studying for a BA at University College, Cardiff 1960-63. He spent a year there as a Research Fellow before becoming an Assistant lecturer in Medieval English at St David’s College, Lampeter.
He trained at Wesley House, Cambridge for the Methodist ministry He spent much of the 1970s as a minister in Haiti either in community development work or in education. Since his return to the UK in 1980 he has served the church in a variety of posts in or around London. Since 1996 he has been Superintendent minister at Wesley’s Chapel.
In 1994-1995 he was President of the Methodist Conference. He has been an member of various Committees reflecting his interests in Higher Education, Broadcasting and Ecumenical Relations. He broadcasts regularly on Thought for the Day and The Daily Service and writes for The Methodist Recorder, The Tablet and the Church Times. He has published seven books. In 2004 he was awarded a Life Peerage.
He is married to Margaret and they have three children and two grandchildren.
Miles has had a highly distinguished career in the drinks and leisure industries. His previous appointments include Chairman of YO! Sushi, Ben Sherman and Eldridge Pope; Chief Executive of Bulmers and Group Marketing Director of Whitbread. He was Managing Director of the Whitbread Beer Company, where he was responsible for developing Stella Artois into the leading premium lager in the UK. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Shepherd Neame Ltd, and Chairman of Aspria Holdings BV and Fairgrove Partners. He was Director General of the Institute of Directors from 2004 to 2011. An Economics graduate of the University of Cambridge, he is Executive in Residence at Manchester Business School, Head of Leadership at Jersey Business School and an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.
Michael Mansfield QC
Patron, CCF UK
Michael Mansfield QC was born in 1941 and educated at Highgate School and Keele University. Called to the Bar in 1967, he established Tooks Chambers, in 1984 and became Queen’s Counsel in 1989. Michael has represented defendants in criminal trials, appeals and inquiries in some of the most controversial legal cases the country has seen, particularly where issues of Civil Liberty have arisen.
Barry George, accused of killing TV presenter Jill Dando; the family of Stephen Lawrence both in the private prosecution for murder and the Public Inquiry and the families of victims at the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry and London. He also chaired an Inquiry into the “Shoot to Kill” policy in the North of Ireland at Cullyhanna.
More recently he has successfully represented, Fatmir Limaj, the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague; successfully represented clients in the notable “Ricin” Trial, and “Shaken Baby” Appeals and Nabeel Hussainin the so-called “Fertiliser plot” trial; has acted for the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, shot by the Metropolitan Police in 2005 and Mohammed Al Fayed in his pursuit of the truth surrounding the death of his son, Dodi, and Princess Diana in Paris in 1997 as well as being involved in helping the family of solicitor Patrick Finucane, shot by agents of the British state, to seek a public judicial inquiry. Currently representing the family of Laurence Rush whose wife was killed in the Omagh bombing in his action against the Police in Northern Ireland and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Michael has represented many families at Inquests, including Tom Hurndall and James Miller, two British journalists murdered by the Israeli army, the Marchioness Disaster, the Deptford/New Cross Fire; the Lockerbie/ Dublin Monaghan bombings, and Michael Barrymore.
Liam Palmer leads the Financial Services Operations Consulting service for a global consultancy. After ten years in the British Army and an MBA, Liam spent fifteen years helping organisations reliably delivering their customer promises at the lowest possible cost. He is a trustee of CCF UK, leading on effectiveness and efficiency of the operations, as well as sponsoring a child.
Duncan Neale is a Finance Director with twenty years experience working for both publically-listed and privately-owned energy & technology companies. Duncan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and qualified as an accountant with Price Waterhouse in London. He is a Trustee and acting Treasurer of Cambodian Childrens Fund UK, and has raised money for CCF UK via the Thames Path Challenge.