Management Team

Billy Gorter

Executive Director

Billy is a passionate activist and advocate for change, bringing more than 12 years of experience tackling conservation, social and human rights and educational issues in Australia and Cambodia to his role as Executive Director of This Life Cambodia.

Billy launched This Life Cambodia in 2007 based on his founding principles of listening to, engaging with and advocating along side communities. This development philosophy achieves high-impact outcomes and sets best practice for international development in Cambodia. Billy is internationally sought after as a speaker and is passionately committed to addressing the rights of children through education, juvenile justice and advocacy.

 

Se Chhin

Deputy Director

Se joined This Life Cambodia in October 2008 bringing a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge from his prior role as Assistant Director in a community development organisation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Translation and Interpretation from Build Bright University and a Masters of Public Administration from Royal University of Law and Economics. As Deputy Director, Se is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in developing and implementing This Life Cambodia’s plans, policies and procedures and overseeing the organisation’s programs. 

 

 

Linda Meus

Chief Financial Manager

Linda has a substantial 10-year financial and payroll background including senior accounting positions with Serco Global Resources, accounting roles in the retail sector, and with P&R Electrical Wholesalers & Electrical Xpress PTY LTD where she was Deputy Chief Financial Officer.  Linda has worked closely with management boards and has an excellent grasp of financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting and the establishment and operation of charts of account.

Linda has also worked closely with Australian indigenous communities in the Torres Strait.  As a resident of Cambodia for the last 4 years, she has worked on a voluntary basis with a very small NGO providing housing to poor communities. As the financial advisor she managed the finances for the NGO and secured additional funding through a US donor by securing a grant.

 

Jaime Gill

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jaime is from the UK but has been based in Cambodia for more than 3 years, working with a variety of NGOs, both large and small, as well as delivering commercial campaigns for some of the largest global brands. He has 20 years of experience in delivering communications which influence people, increase profile, raise funds, build brands and create change. After completing a degree at Oxford University, he spent 9 years working in commercial communications, before following his passion for campaigning on social justice issues. His achievements include doubling the numbers of people with learning disablities who voted in UK general elections and winning awards for co-founding the world’s first accessible newspaper. His freelance journalism includes writing on social media, inequality, refugees, music and travel for media including Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post and the UK’s Guardian and BBC. He is passionate about social justice, children’s rights and development, working with the UK’s Refugee Council and leading a report into gender, health and poverty backed by Hillary Clinton. As Co-Chair of Leyton Orient Football Club’s youth charity, he played an active role in 2012’s London Olympics preparations. 

 

Borany Chea

Education Section Lead

Borany and her team manage three programs: Lower Secondary School Development Program (LSSDP), Internships and Vocational Training/Social Enterprise. Previously the LSSDP Coordinator at This Life Cambodia for five and a half years, Rany returned to TLC after working with Save the Children for two years.  Her experience of working collaboratively with NGOs and government partners is critical in providing the technical skills, knowledge and network to ensure the successful implementation of TLC’s education initiatives. Borany holds a bachelors degree in Economic and Social Science and a Masters Degree in Development Management.

 

Tom Booth

Children & Families Section Lead

Tom brings over 16 years’ experience gained from working in and managing programs for young people and adults in the health, social care and community development sector in both the United Kingdom and Cambodia, where he has been based since 2013.

Tom has been involved in delivering a diverse range of successful programs including: diversionary justice and community reintegration with young offenders, sexual and reproductive health, drug and alcohol recovery treatment services, child protection, disability, education and vocational training and unsafe migration. This includes leading the development  and implementation of innovative projects as well as providing technical advice and support to develop the capacity of project and staff teams.

He holds a professional degree in Community and Youth Studies, (BA Hons) from Lancaster University, England and his passion is delivering excellent programs that make a positive and sustainable difference for communities and society.

 

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