OUR BOARD

VOICE is honored to be advised by an incredibly diverse, passionate, and highly regarded group of individuals. 

Kristy Fleming (Sanderson)

President

Kristy Fleming is the Executive Director and Founder of Voice. Kristy has over 10 years experience in designing and implementing international development projects and working with vulnerable communities in Australia and Cambodia. She has a Bachelor of Government and International Relations and Masters of Development Practice in the field of Community Development.

Kristy worked with the United Nations in Cambodia for almost 5 years and has also had experience working with a variety of other international aid organisations. Throughout her career, Kristy has worked to help people affected by complex human rights issues including landmines, human trafficking, sexual abuse, forced evictions and child labour.  

Kristy has a high level of expertise in community engagement and is passionate about ensuring that the voices of vulnerable people are heard and that it is their voices that lead the path to their development. She is dedicated to building a charity that is transparent, accountable and cost-effective and that achieves a sustainable and measurable impact in the lives of those most in need. Through Voice, Kristy now assists over 100 families in crisis in Cambodia, empowering them to improve their lives and break the cycle of poverty and desperation.

Bree Moody

Vice President

Bree Moody is the Head of New Markets at LexisNexis, provider of research content and leading-edge technology to professionals who advance commerce, society and justice. Lexis Nexis has provided funding to Voice in 2012-2013 and during this time Bree has formed a relationship with Voice through her desire to advance the rule of law.

Bree has 11 years of experience in successfully leading client-facing teams to meet and exceed strategic targets. Bree's core area of focus is strategic business development, sales + marketing, client services, consulting + project management and operations.

Keith Verner

Treasurer

Keith Verner is a certified financial planner, accountant, registered tax agent, a justice of the peace, an accredited specialist adviser to self managed superannuation funds and has over thirty years of experience in the finance sector.

In 1991, Keith founded and jointly managed an executive financial planning and investment advisory business called Financial Co-ordinators Australia Pty Ltd. The business was subsequently sold to Freeman Fox Pty Ltd in 2007 where he continued to work for a further 6 years as a Senior Wealth Manager. Keith currently works as a Senior Financial Adviser with Crystal Wealth Partners Ltd, a mid to high net worth financial advisory and investment management services provider.

Keith is married to Judy Verner, has two children and has recently become a grandfather. His personal interests include all sports, international affairs, financial markets, business, reading & travel, food & wine. Keith’s skills and knowledge in finance and business management make him a valuable asset to the Voice Management Committee.

Sam Tierney

Secretary

Sam Tierney is a practicing lawyer in Australia, has a strong background in economics and finance, and has travelled to Cambodia. He is currently a Senior Associate at Ken Cush & Associates in Canberra specializing in litigation.

Sam was born, raised and schooled on a dairy and beef cattle farm in Bega, New South Wales. He attained a Bachelor of Economics at Sydney University in 2004 and spent 3 years working for Oakvale Capital as an Interest Rate Risk and Financial Advisor. From 2008-2011, Sam returned to university to undertake a Juris Doctorate at Australian National University. He received a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and was admitted as a lawyer of the ACT Supreme Court in 2011.

In 2012, Sam ran in the 18 hour NorthFace 100km race in the Blue Mountains to raise money for Voice. He successfully raised over $1,500 to help people in crisis in Cambodia.

Peter Paddon

Peter Paddon is the founder and Managing Director of First Focus IT. Peter is an experienced technical consultant and business analyst, with a strong track record of designing systems that improve efficiency and improve the bottom line for customers. Peter has considerable IT infrastructure knowledge and a deep understanding of how to translate technology into successful customer outcomes.

In previous roles, Peter was the e-commerce manager of IMG’s online division Trans World International, responsible for designing e-commerce platforms for Manchester United Football team, PGA golf tour and the Rugby world cup, during the internet’s infancy (back when google was still in beta!). He has also worked as a technical consultant and solutions architect for the Commonwealth bank, Dimension Data, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, IBM and Telstra.

Since Founding First Focus Peter has driven the growth of the business through a process of continual improvement and a focus on driving customer outcomes. Peter takes a direct interest in the all the solutions First Focus offer, ensuring they’re smart, value driven and accurately reflect what our customers are looking for.

Peter Law

Peter has over 20 years of corporate experience in Australia and overseas holding various senior roles in strategy and planning, financial analysis, investment management, commercial operation and corporate advisory.  He is currently in a strategy and planning role with Telstra Corporation Limited, the largest telecommunication service provider in Australia.  Prior to joining Telstra, Peter worked at a large international professional firm, providing corporate advisory services to multinational corporations.

Peter has been a volunteer advisor to Voice since its inception. Peter’s analysis and advice on the financial and strategic management of Voice during our start-up phase has been invaluable. Peter has helped Voice to establish realistic income and expenditure forecasts and helped us to set-up business administration procedures that will serve Voice for the future.

Louise Rose

Louise has 8 years experience specialising in transformational change management, culture assessment and communications across Europe, Asia and Australia. Louise has undergraduate degrees in Psychology (Hons Class 1) and Business, and a Masters in Anthropology that provides her with a strong skill set to drive behavioural change. Louise lived and worked in Cambodia for over 3 years and has a strong understanding of the context in which Voice works.

Louise's experience focuses on financial services and government industries. Louise is currently working in Sydney as the Senior Manager for the PwC People Business where she advises global and Australian organisations and government agencies on culture, change management and diversity issues.  Her previous experience includes: enabling the implementation of Oracle financial system by driving change management across 10 countries in Asia Pacific; assessing risk culture in financial advice businesses and driving cultural change following these; and changing social workers attitudes and behaviour toward marginalised populations of human trafficking victims in Cambodia (this work was awarded the highest honour the Cambodia Government gives to foreigners).

Melissa Lees

Melissa Lees is one of Voice’s earliest and ongoing supporters. Melissa has completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, is a qualified nurse, and is currently studying ultrasonography on top of being a full-time mum. Melissa volunteers as a Member of her child’s school board, as President of the Kinder Committee, and is an active participant of the local Little Athletics Committee.

Melissa is the proud mother of two beautiful children with her husband Bill Lees. Melissa is a compassionate, community-minded person with strong values that are in line with Voice’s philosophy. Melissa believes in social justice and is a valuable member of the Voice Management Committee.

Tracey Campbell

Tracey has over fourteen years fundraising experience in Asia Pacific, with senior roles at WWF and Mission Australia and presently is the General Manager-Fundraising Services for 2evolve Pty Ltd, developing strategies to drive income growth for clients including Amnesty International, UNHCR, UNICEF, Make-A-Wish and ChildFund.

She co-led the development and implementation of a regional fundraising strategy to grow fundraising income for 20 WWF offices in Asia Pacific to increase fundraising income from individuals, major donors and companies and is determined to use this experience to drive fundraising growth for Voice.

Prior to getting hooked on fundraising, Tracey cut her teeth in commercial marketing roles for a variety of leisure and holiday brands, operated by Rank Holidays.  She was also the Operations Manager for one of the UK’s largest direct marketing agencies, with clients that included EuroTunnel, Bupa Health, Department of Employment, IBM and Rover cars.

Tracey has been providing volunteer support to Voice since its inception. Her advice and experience in fundraising is an asset to the Voice Management Committee.

Barb Eason

International Advisor

Barb Eason worked as the Cambodia Country Director of Voice for the first 3.5 years. She is dedicated to working directly with the most vulnerable people in Cambodia and helping them to find personalised solutions to their problems. Barb lived in Cambodia for over 8 years and has a wealth of experience in building small-scale businesses that have provided jobs and incomes for many Cambodian people.

Over the years, Barb has initiated many projects which have functioned to improve the lives of people and animals in urgent need. For example, Barb was significantly involved in getting the first prosthetic foot for an amputee elephant (named Chook) in Cambodia; she developed an elephant-poo card business in order to provide an income for the elephant keepers when they lost their funding; she ran a clothes drive for a vulnerable community who lost everything in a fire that swept through their village; and she has helped over 100 of the most vulnerable children to stop working on the streets and attend school. Her personalised, innovative, entrepreneurial and practical approach has helped hundreds of people (and animals) in Cambodia, preventing them from entering a downward spiral.

Emily Lodish

International Advisor

Emily Lodish is a Yale-educated journalist who has been working with the online international news outlet GlobalPost for more than four years. For three of those years she served as Asia editor and now she mainly writes and manages social media, editing on the weekends.

Prior to moving to Boston, where GlobalPost is headquartered, Emily lived in Cambodia for three years, where she worked as a reporter and editor at The Cambodia Daily, an English- and Khmer-language daily newspaper there that is regarded as the paper of record. For the Cambodia Daily, she reported on a variety of subjects including but not limited to human trafficking, dengue fever, cultural events, religious tensions, national elections and the very first KFC opening.

Cambodia has maintained a special place in Emily's heart since she moved back to the US, and she is grateful to have been able to stay involved in affairs there through her work for GlobalPost. Voice allows her a more intimate and immediate avenue by which to stay connected to Cambodia and help make a difference on the lives there that need it most. 

Krissey Hayes

International Advisor

Krissie Hayes has extensive experience working in humanitarian and post-conflict countries and has expertise in protection and human rights law. Krissie is a law graduate with a Masters in public and international law from Melbourne University. Krissie has worked in Kenya, South Sudan, Libya and Somalia in rule of law and protection related projects. Krissie also spent 3 years in Cambodia working on human rights and child protection projects.

Krissie met Kristy and Barb while working at Child Wise in Cambodia and became committed to the policy and concept of Voice, and was inspired by the passion and dedication of Kristy and Barb. Since then, Krissie has been working primarily in humanitarian and post-conflict countries in Africa but dedicates much of her spare time to providing technical advice to Voice.

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