Meet our newest ANZA Executive Committee, a diverse group of Australian and New Zealand expats who oversee the strategic direction of the association.
Current role: Managing Director – Operations at the Australian International School
Years in Singapore? 17
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? This will be my 13th year on the Exec and my 12th
as President. I continue to derive incredible enjoyment and satisfaction in contributing to our outstanding
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? A deep understanding of the diverse needs of our membership base and of the integral role that ANZA and our volunteers have within our community.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA? To continue to drive ANZA’s proposition to remain central in the lives of our members in the dynamic environment in which we live.
Current role: Director, UBS Wealth Management
Years in Singapore? 11
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? I still remember landing in Singapore many years ago without really knowing anyone, but I was lucky to find ANZA with their warm welcome in our new home. That evolved into an opportunity to do my part in the ANZA community.
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? This will be my 10th year on the committee across various roles, so I think the breadth, depth and continuity gained in this time is valuable.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA? Continue to grow and evolve ANZA with our ever-changing member base!
Current role: Full time Mum and part time Treasurer
Years in Singapore: 5
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? I joined the ANZA Exec to make a positive difference to the Australian and New Zealand community in Singapore. It’s a great way for me to use my professional qualifications for ANZA, who plays such an integral role in the expat community and the charities they support.
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and very comfortable with accounting, financial statements and all things numbers. This makes the Treasurer role a lot easier.
Current role: Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
Years in Singapore? 5
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? ANZA’s success has been built on the time and effort given by so many volunteers who ask for nothing in return. By being on the committee, I hope my small contribution will help ANZA continue to flourish.
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? My legal and corporate secretary background aligns well with my role as committee secretary, which aims to improve the committee’s governance processes, reporting obligations and general conduct.
Membership Secretary Coordinator
Current role: Relocation Consultant and Realtor with Asian Homesearch
Years in Singapore? 15
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? 15 years’ worth of on-the-ground Singapore knowledge. As a Relocation professional I’m in a great position to get oodles of people newly arrived in Singapore on board with ANZA from the get-go.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA? I’d love to see greater diversity across our membership base by sharing the message that although the organisation originally sprang from Australian and New Zealand roots, we are keen to embrace people from every section of the globe.
Community Services Coordinator
Current role: Trailing spouse
Years in Singapore? 4, with a short break away for a year
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? As part of my volunteer role with ANZA Action I wanted to do my part with the Executive Committee for the benefit of all our members and the charities that ANZA supports.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA in 2019? I first joined ANZA in 2015 and relished the benefits that our association provides to its expat community. Personally it helped me to become part of something here in Singapore. I’d like to see ANZA go from strength to strength and ANZA Action’s great work continue.
Joint Sports Coordinators
Current role: Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for ACG Education
Years in Singapore: Almost 7
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? I love being involved in events which foster a welcoming environment and help people find networks. As I have relocated multiple times in Asia over the last 20 years, I understand the positive and powerful impact a warm community welcome can make to the expat experience.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA? I look forward to providing more support to the amazing ANZA office team, and continue raising the profile of ANZA to gain increased membership and volunteers for our groups.
Current role: Semi-retired lawyer and mum to two very active kids.
Years in Singapore: 7
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? My children benefit from partaking in ANZA sports; Netball, Athletics and Soccer specifically. As a beneficiary of the hard work of ANZA volunteers I’m keen to give back and help ANZA grow.
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? My background is in law and compliance with experience in risk and change management. I also sat on a not for profit educational board while living in Hong Kong. My strength lies in organising and pushing projects to completion.
Current role: Sole Practitioner, Chartered Accountant
Years in Singapore? 13
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? When I first joined the committee some 10+ years ago they were without a treasurer so I was asked to help. The other benefits have always been the social and networking sides of ANZA.
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? As a Chartered Accountant and trainer in accounting software I initially bought my expertise to help with setting up and running the financials for six years as Treasurer. My side passion is photography so nowadays my role is more aligned to events photography.
Current role: Founder, WanderingYogi
Years in Singapore? 6
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? I was a successful management consultant for 20 years where my strength was accelerating change and introducing creative tension into organisations to shift stagnated views. I used tools and processes to encourage oppositional views to be heard, and from these, ideas and actions emerged which were fresh and often life changing.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA? I want to see the ANZA Strategic Map implemented.
Current role: Regional Sales Manager Asia, Law In Order.
Years in Singapore? 10 years
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? My original motivation for joining the ANZA executive was to get involved. I knew a number of people on the committee and when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at it! I thought the diversity of the committee was also a great way to learn and be exposed to unique and collective energy.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA in 2019? Bringing the ANZA vision we worked on in 2018 to life and building a road map of success for future committee, staff, and association members.
Current Role: Head of Sport and Physical Education at GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Years in Singapore: 14
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? For the opportunity to work with like-minded people to strengthen opportunities for Kiwis and Aussies in Singapore. 14 years in Singapore means I have relationships with many people from various backgrounds and industries. I hope to use some of these to assist ANZA in continuing its high profile throughout the expat and local communities.
Current role: Head of Tax – Australia at Select Investors
Years in Singapore: 3
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? To give back to an awesome community, which has given so much to me.
What skills or experience do you bring to the committee? I act as the Assistant Treasurer to the amazing Zenaida and I also support Ellie, the superstar ANZA Accountant. I love meeting members and chatting about life in Singapore. You can also usually find me helping with the money counting at ANZA’s bigger events.
Years in Singapore? 2
Why did you want to join the ANZA Exec? I’m excited to have the opportunity to build upon the amazing work that ANZA already does in bringing together a community. I want to help people find their tribe here in Singapore, by enabling introductions within a social setting and providing opportunities to forge new friendships.
What would you like to achieve for ANZA? I believe diverse perspectives can lead to new ideas and richer experiences. I want to be part of a team that delivers an exciting set of diverse activities, so there is something for everyone.