Current Executive Committee

President

PJ Roberts

What do you find most rewarding about being
on the Committee?

I adore the passion of our volunteers and their selfless dedication to providing awesome opportunities for others. As heard at this year’s AGM, the importance of building a community in Singapore, our home away from home, is integral to ANZA.

Vice-President

Adam Martin

What do you find most rewarding about being on the Committee?
It’s a privilege to be part of such a passionate, volunteer-led organisation. From our sports teams, to our interest groups, there is so much to be proud of with ANZA and I enjoy the feel-good factor of working with such avid champions of the association.

Treasurer

Zenaida Bharucha

What do you find most rewarding about being on the Committee?
That I can utilise my professional qualifications to give back to our community is incredibly rewarding. I am also fortunate to work with a nice group of people both within the Committee and the greater ANZA family of volunteers, supporters, sponsors and members.

Executive Secretary

Mark Neo

What do you find most rewarding about being on the Committee?
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 and succeed well into the future.

Sports Coordinator

Megan Kinder

What do you hope to achieve for ANZA?
Generally, I would like to help with bringing homogeneity to the community. As we grow and branch out – which is all so positive – it’s important to keep the unity of the group. I am looking forward to personally assisting with this communication.

Community Services Coordinator

Fiona Harrison

What do you hope to achieve for ANZA?
We have engaged with the Singaporean community through a close relationship with the People’s Association and have supported a variety of community service organisations. Best of all, we have enabled ANZA members to make a significant contribution to Singapore society. I would welcome the opportunity to build on our good work and forge deeper relationships within our community and our charity partners in Singapore.

Joint Sports Coordinators

Marnie Watson

What do you hope to achieve for ANZA?
Providing more support to the amazing ANZA office team, who take on a huge amount of work which I believe could be even further supported by having a more proactive committee. I also want to further increase membership and volunteers for our groups. As most are expats, departures lead to extra responsibility falling on those who remain. This means we need to support our volunteers and I want to ensure this is happening in a structured manner.

Helen Soulsby

Why did you want to join the Committee?
My children and I have benefited greatly from ANZA in the seven years we have been in Singapore. I am a regular contributor to the ANZA single parents group, and a team parent for ANZA’s Saturday morning U14 Soccer. I’d like to now step-up and contribute at committee level. I believe that sports participation, from fun to representative, is a hugely positive force and I’d like to contribute in a small way to ANZA Sports.

Committee Members

Andre Casson

What do you find most rewarding about being on the Committee?
ANZA is a wonderful organisation which contributes positively to the community – both expatriate and Singaporean. It is a great privilege to be part of a group that is making a difference for good. When I look at the breadth of important programs that are occurring beneath the ANZA umbrella, I am always inspired.

Don Northey

What do you find most rewarding about being on the Committee?
As a sole practitioner, most of my work is performed at my home office. Being involved with ANZA is one way of getting away from my desk to network and communicate with like-minded people with a view to being involved in making good decisions that will benefit ANZA in the foreseeable future.

Lee Carsley

Why did you want to join the Committee?
I have been on a few boards in my past corporate life, so I’m aware that they require commitment and energy to keep them moving. I’ve been active in ANZA for a few years, and feel that the time is right to contribute further. I also hope to keep on building the ANZA yoga community, and using our yoga money for good projects spear-headed by ANZA Action.

Phillip Simmonds

Why did you want to join the Committee?
I truly believe in ANZA’s purpose to serve and support the local and expat community here in Singapore, and feel as a resident for nine years I can share my experiences and contribute to our inclusive community. I’m keen to volunteer, learn and be inspired by the existing committee members.

Mark Thomas

What do you hope to achieve for ANZA?
I have always been involved with community service and volunteer organisations back in Auckland including my two sons’ sports clubs and my local residents’ association. My family and I like being involved with our local community, and helping out where we can. I’ve built up some great networks both professionally and socially, and would be pleased to contribute these to ANZA.

Tristan Perry

Why is it important to be a member of the Committee?
I am thrilled to be a member of the ANZA Executive Committee! I’m a Chartered Accountant and manage Australian expats and Singaporeans with their affairs. ANZA has helped my family feel so welcome, so I have joined to give something back to all its members and also to be a part of such a wonderful community.