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.

Chhin Se

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 organization’s programs.

Fran Schreiber

Development Coordinator

Fran joined TLC in 2016 and is responsible for fundraising, development and communications with a focus on both flexible fundraising and institutional partnerships.  With several years of global management and marketing communications experience, Fran has worked in corporate, start-up and non-profit organizations in New York, Hong Kong, Phnom Penh and now Siem Reap including Dow Jones Telerate, Corbis, Citysearch, Thomson Reuters and Digital Divide Data.  She is a graduate of SUNY/Stonybrook with a B.A. in Art History, and completed New York University’s Fundraising and Philanthropy program.  Fran volunteered for over five years with New York Cares,  and worked with the Red Cross after 9/11 as a caseworker.  She also worked as a brand strategist for the Taproot Foundation on marketing/branding grants for three non profit organizations in New York.

Chea Borany

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 bachelor degree in Economic and Social Science and will complete her Masters Degree in Development Management at the end of 2017.

Jeni Gwyn

Research and Consultancy Section Lead

Jeni leads the Community Research and Consultancy Program (CRCP). The CRCP team are responsible for research, monitoring and evaluation of all TLC’s programs. This ensures that programs are based on strong local knowledge and positively impact the families and communities we partner with. The team also provide consultancy services to other organizations to monitor and evaluate their programs, and conduct research to inform program and policy development. 

Before transitioning into development work, Jeni worked as a teacher in Europe, Cambodia and Peru for six years . She has since gained nine years experience working for non-profit organizations, including five years with Plan International UK in London. In 2014, she returned to Cambodia where she has further developed her technical and research skills working with locally-based non-profit organizations with a focus on education, healthcare and community development. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and International Development from University College London, and an Honours Degree in Languages with Business.

Rachel Watkins

Children & Families Section Lead

Rachel and her team manage three programs: This Life Beyonds Bars, This Life in Family and This Life in Community. With an Honours Degree in Law and a Masters in International Development, Rachel has ten years experience within many areas of the Social Service/Community Development Sector in the UK and Australia. This includes positions in early childhood, youth, family support, disability, carer support, juvenile justice and social housing. She has worked consistently to safeguard and promote the rights and best interests of children and young people, particularly those with statutory involvement through the Child Protection and Out of Home Care systems.

Rachel first joined TLC in 2013/14 on an Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) assignment in the This Life Beyond Bars Program.  After returning to Australia to work as a  facilitating partner for the Federal Government’s Communities for Children’ initiative, Rachel returned to TLC to assume the new role of Children & Families Section Lead in March 2016 and feels privileged to work with such a dedicated and committed team.