About Us

Our Board

Each of our registered office locations has a Board of Directors to provide strong governance concerning our operations in Cambodia.

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Founder and Executive Director

Scott Neeson

Cambodian Children’s Fund Founder, Scott Neeson, spent 26 years in the film industry, lastly as President of 20th Century Fox International. He managed revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and oversaw the release and marketing of several blockbuster Hollywood films, including Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars and X-Men. In 2004, Scott left the film industry to set up Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) after a life-changing visit the Southeast Asian country. Paying for all of the start-up costs out of his own pocket, Scott started CCF to help just a handful of children. CCF now educates around 1,900 children living in one of the most impoverished parts of Cambodia and supports families with community-based projects.

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Director

Scott Neeson

Cambodian Children’s Fund Founder, Scott Neeson, spent 26 years in the film industry, lastly as President of 20th Century Fox International. He managed revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and oversaw the release and marketing of several blockbuster Hollywood films, including Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars and X-Men. In 2004, Scott left the film industry to set up Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) after a life-changing visit the Southeast Asian country. Paying for all of the start-up costs out of his own pocket, Scott started CCF to help just a handful of children. CCF now educates around 1,900 children living in one of the most impoverished parts of Cambodia and supports families with community-based projects.

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Chair

NiQ Lai

Mr. LAI Ni Quiaque (NiQ) is Group Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Broadband Network Enterprise Solutions (HKBNES). 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. As a teenager, NiQ dreamt of becoming a tennis pro but wasn’t very good at Tennis so he become a CPA instead. In 2011, NiQ visited CCF and the visit changed his life, from thinking “the world is too big for me to change” to “I can change the world for 2 people and leave a net positive impact”.

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Director

Scott Neeson

Cambodian Children’s Fund Founder, Scott Neeson, spent 26 years in the film industry, lastly as President of 20th Century Fox International. He managed revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and oversaw the release and marketing of several blockbuster Hollywood films, including Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars and X-Men. In 2004, Scott left the film industry to set up Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) after a life-changing visit the Southeast Asian country. Paying for all of the start-up costs out of his own pocket, Scott started CCF to help just a handful of children. CCF now educates around 1,900 children living in one of the most impoverished parts of Cambodia and supports families with community-based projects.

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Director

Bob Alexander

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.

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Director

Sheel Kohli

Sheel Kohli is a Communications and Marketing specialist. He spent 18 years at two of the world’s largest financial institutions, Credit Suisse and ING Group, and for the last few years, has been advising some of the most successful blockchain technology startups, Block.one, AAX and Diginex. He started his career in journalism and remains passionate about current affairs and the power of knowledge to change outcomes. He sees CCF as the embodiment of that pursuit, transforming whole families and generations through the power of education. Sheel also loves cycling and running and you can often find him on his bike or running around the hills of Hong Kong.

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Director

Piny Ly

Piny Ly is Cambodian Australian. Her family fled the Khmer Rouge regime in 1980 and settled in Sydney. She is a corporate M&A lawyer, having worked in Sydney, Beijing and Hong Kong. Her most recent role was as the Head of Legal for Commonwealth Bank of Australia's (Australia's largest retail bank) International Financial Services division in Hong Kong. After two transformational visits to CCF in late 2019, she packed one suitcase and relocated to Phnom Penh in early 2020 to volunteer with CCF. She joined the CCF Hong Kong Board in March 2020 as its first Cambodian. Piny is a Committee member of The Cambodian Society and an advisor to the UNDP Cambodia's Bluetribe 2020 young entrepreneur incubation programme. Piny loves writing fun poetry and creative song lyric adaptations.

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Director

David Sit

David is a French born Chinese whose parents were born and raised in Cambodia until they had to flee the Khmers Rouge. After having worked for BNP Paribas in Paris and Hong Kong, he is currently a director at Macquarie in the Trading Division and a co-founder of a whisky bar. After an inspirational meeting with Scott in 2016, he decided to sponsor children and help CCF organizing fundraising events. Being able to help Cambodia is always something he wanted to do given his roots. Empowering children and young people through education is crucial: being a son of political refugees, he knows that even when people start with a big disadvantage they can still succeed through education, hard work if there are given the chance/opportunity to study and be healthy. He is a rescue scuba diver, loves reading, travelling with a passion for F&B.

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Chair

Warren Share

Warren is a fixed income sales manager for BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Previously, he was an attorney specializing in real estate and commercial litigation. Warren has been a supporter and fundraiser for a variety of organizations helping at-risk children including Charity Water, International Justice Mission and Maiti Nepal. Warren has also been a mentor to children in the New York City area for the past 11 years and sponsors two CCF kids that he visits annually in Cambodia.

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Chair

Kerry Doyle

Kerry has held leadership roles in the Government and not for profit contexts for over 20 years, working with the business, research and technology sectors to support greater impact from science and medical research for better health and economic outcomes in Australia. In 2005, Kerry was awarded an Australia Day Public Service Medal for services to Science and Medical Research in recognition of these efforts. She continued this work as Chief Executive of the NSW Heart Foundation and now holds the position of Executive Director of the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance continuing her work in this area. A mother of five and grandmother of ten, Kerry is also a passionate believer in the power of education to transform lives. Kerry first travelled to Cambodia in 2015 and became aware of the CCF soon after. The CCF’s impact was tangible and motivated Kerry and her husband Peter to sponsor two children and look for additional ways to support and promote the CCF. Kerry and Peter travel to CCF annually, visiting their sponsor children and bringing back stories to share with other sponsors and stakeholders. Kerry was appointed to the CCF Board in 2018.

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Director

Scott Neeson

Cambodian Children’s Fund Founder, Scott Neeson, spent 26 years in the film industry, lastly as President of 20th Century Fox International. He managed revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and oversaw the release and marketing of several blockbuster Hollywood films, including Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars and X-Men. In 2004, Scott left the film industry to set up Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) after a life-changing visit the Southeast Asian country. Paying for all of the start-up costs out of his own pocket, Scott started CCF to help just a handful of children. CCF now educates around 1,900 children living in one of the most impoverished parts of Cambodia and supports families with community-based projects.

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Trustee, Vice-President CCF-Australia

Alan Lemon LLB

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.

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Director

Cammie Rice

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. 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. Cammie has always enjoyed public speaking engagements for KODAK, National Education Association, Duke University, Photo Marketing Association International and IBM. She is also currently a board member and Vice Chairman of Usher’s New Look Foundation, and is on the advisory council for Emory’s Global Health Institute. She and her husband live in the US and have four sons.

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Director

Matt Greene

Matt Greene resides in Hawaii. He co-founded Red Leaf Resources as its initial investor in 2005 and served as CFO until 2013, when he transitioned to managing Red Leaf's licensing program, resource acquisition efforts, and special projects. In 2014 he became a consultant and moved his family outside the United States. Since departing full time executive positions, Matt has enjoyed being an active dad to his children, coaching volleyball, and volunteering in his community. Matt founded a family foundation, The MJG Foundation, which conducts several solar, internet, and construction projects that serve the indigenous Qero’s Nation, in the Peruvian Andes. The foundation provides tuition assistance to underprivileged students, and also assists school programs in Costa Rica. Matt continues to remotely oversee several development and construction projects in Utah and Idaho.

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Advisory Committee Member

Pip Fell

After graduating from Charles Sturt University with a BA (Communications), including a year in the USA on exchange, Pip worked in public and private sector PR and marketing roles in both London and Sydney. She was the National Publicity and Promotions Manager at Greater Union (now Event Cinemas) and the National Publicity Manager at Twentieth Century Fox. Pip is a director of Sequitur Hotels, which owns resorts in Fiji and Vanuatu. She is also the managing director of the Fell Foundation, which supports the wonderful work that CCF is doing in Phnom Penh. Her daughter, Charli, spent three months volunteering in the CCF classrooms in 2018.

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Advisory Committee Member

Rosy Sullivan

Rosy has been an educational professional since 1987. Her career began in the public sector, in disability and welfare, where she progressed from caseworker positions to hold management and senior operational positions. In 2000, Rosy moved into the private sector, establishing a vocational training college for professionals in the property, finance and business sectors. Rosy shares her management and leadership skills as an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Training and Development. Over the years, Rosy has held various board positions in charitable organisations and been a member of numerous government advisory committees. Rosy and her husband John have been associated with CCF since 2014 and now support 3 children through the sponsorship program.

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Advisory Committee Member

Michael Wilkins

Michael Wilkins has worked in the Australian media industry for more than 30 years as a journalist, senior editor and business manager. He most recently held positions as General Manager, NewsLocal, Managing Director, NSW for News Corp Australia and now Managing Director, Sport for News. He has been involved with CCF since 2008 after meeting Scott and being swept up like so many others in the amazing work of the team. Michael lives in Sydney with his wife Kat and their five children, and are sponsors of 15 year-old Lina at CCF.

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Advisory Committee Member

David Wiadrowski

David is an experienced non-executive director currently on the board of four (4) ASX listed entities and Chairs’ the Audit and Risk Committee at each of those entities. David has a passion for mentoring early stage technology businesses and was on the board and CFO at the Elevacao Foundation, an organisation focused on young female entrepreneurs. He was a senior Assurance partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for more than 25 years. David led the Technology, Media and Telco practice for 8 years and was also the Chief Operating Officer of the PwC Assurance business for 5 years. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW, is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David has been involved with CCF for many years providing support to the finance team and Chairing the Audit Committee.

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Ralph Sudfeld

Ralph Sudfeld is a graduate of the University of Alberta, in Canada, He also received his MA in Communications – Marketing, Strategy, Research and Development for Non-Profit Organizations, at Wheaton College Graduate School. For over 25 years, Ralph has worked on projects in International Development and global health. Projects have ranged from partnering with in country programs to develop resources and education for vulnerable children in the Global South to major global health initiatives. Ralph was named the President & CEO of Assist International in May 2015. For the past five years, Ralph has led Assist International in the growth and development of their partnerships with in-country programs that target the needs of vulnerable children, through orphan village development and education. At the same time, the role of Assist International in global health has continued to expand. These are exceptional times, and Ralph is passionate about bringing partners together to work together to efficiently and effectively address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Chair

Axel Maier

Axel has a successful career spanning almost 25 years in the financial industry with senior management positions in Frankfurt, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Most recently for Macquarie Investment Management and Wellington Management, where he was a Managing Director, heading up their Asian and European business. A native of Germany, he has been either visiting or working in Asia since the beginning of his career. Over this time, he has developed first-hand a deep appreciation and understanding of the challenges and opportunities people in emerging countries in South East Asia face. Axel has a keen interest in educational strategy and is dedicated to helping young children living in poverty. He, his wife Allison and their young daughter now live in London.

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Vice-Chair

Andrea Heginbottom

Andrea Heginbottom has been involved with CCF for over ten years since becoming a sponsor of a CCF child in 2007. Andrea lived with her husband and three children in Singapore for over five years during which time she became active in supporting charities that are promoting a better future for Cambodia. She is a graduate of the University of Bournemouth and has a finance and hospitality background

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Treasurer

Mike Griffiths

Mike is a UK Chartered Accountant who has worked mainly in Higher Education. Mike retired 5 years ago from a senior position at University College London (UCL) and since then has undertaken a number of volunteer projects for NGOs in Africa and South East Asia. He has been involved with CCF Cambodia for over 4 years, undertaking volunteer projects in Phnom Penh implementing both financial systems and school information systems. Having seen at first hand the excellent work done by CCF and its impact on the lives of students and others in the community Mike is keen to continue supporting CCF by volunteering as a Trustee in the UK.

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Director

Scott Neeson

Cambodian Children’s Fund Founder, Scott Neeson, spent 26 years in the film industry, lastly as President of 20th Century Fox International. He managed revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and oversaw the release and marketing of several blockbuster Hollywood films, including Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars and X-Men. In 2004, Scott left the film industry to set up Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) after a life-changing visit the Southeast Asian country. Paying for all of the start-up costs out of his own pocket, Scott started CCF to help just a handful of children. CCF now educates around 1,900 children living in one of the most impoverished parts of Cambodia and supports families with community-based projects.

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Duncan Neale

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 has raised money for CCF UK via the Thames Path Challenge.

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Trustee

Liam Palmer

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.

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DIRECTOR

Tom Zuber

Tom Zuber is Managing Partner at Zuber Lawler, a corporate law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in Austin, Chicago, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and Silicon Valley. Tom personally manages relationships with many of the firm’s Fortune clients, as well as funds and government entities. He also represents leading companies in emerging industries and technologies, including legalized cannabis, blockchain, and eSports. Tom holds degrees from Columbia Law School, Harvard Government School, and Rutgers College of Engineering, where he graduated with highest honors.

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Kaye Holder

Kaye has held leadership roles in the marketing and communications industry for more than 25 years. More recently she has been engaged in the social enterprise sector launching Australia’s first social enterprise bank and is an advocate for purpose driven businesses. Kaye is a graduate of the Macquarie School of Management, the Harvard Business School Leadership Program, and Leadership and Ethics at the St James Ethics Centre. She first visited Cambodia in 2002 and fell in love with the people. This called her back in 2004. In 2012 she became aware of the extraordinary work Scott Neeson is doing and became a sponsor of Panha, he is now eleven years old. Kaye is also part of the Grannies sponsorship program and sponsors Granny Kin. She lives in the Northern Beaches of NSW with her husband and in her spare time is a volunteer Primary Ethics teacher.

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Director

Soun Ly Zuber

Soun Ly Zuber is originally from Cambodia, having emigrated to the U.S. at 15 years old. She maintains close ties with her friends and family in Cambodia, and is actively involved in the U.S.-Cambodian community at home. Based with her husband Tom in Los Angeles, she owns a successful hair salon in Hollywood.

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Brett White

Brett White (Sydney, Australia) is the founder of Be Leadership, which consults, coaches and trains leaders, teams and organisations in developing healthy culture, higher employee engagement, effective behavioural change and empowered mindsets. Brett has been travelling to Cambodia for over 9 years, working alongside an extensive range of great people, organisations, and teams. He has worked with senior leaders, elite athletes, teams and organisations in both Australia and Cambodia including Cambodian Children’s Fund for the last 5 years. In 2019, Brett lived in Phnom Penh for 6 months working with CCF, developing a leadership curriculum for their high school students. Brett is an author, motivational speaker, leadership & business coach, organisation consultant, with over 30 years’ experience in leadership, communication, transformational thinking, mindsets and behavioural change.

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