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Furio Ceciliato is the founder of Origamo, the number one brand for handmade greeting cards in Italy. Furio developed a deep connection with Vietnam and the Vietnamese people over the years and it felt natural for him to decide to get involved and promote fundraising for the Foundation in Italy.
Erica Aiello is the Administrator of Kingo srl – Origamo, the number one brand for handmade greeting cards in Italy. Mother of two children, Giovanni and Adriano, she heard of CNCF thanks to the movie “Noble” and, together with her husband, she met Christina in June 2017. This encounter touched her so much that she decided to get involved and support CNCF’s efforts, she later founded the CNCF Italy office.
Thomas Minter is the Director of Operations CNCF Mongolia, and is also Christina Noble’s eldest grandson. His background is in business and entrepreneurship, having successfully run his own organisations for fifteen years before being asked by Christina Noble to take the reins in Mongolia. Thomas has now been in Mongolia for four-and-a-half years, during which time the Foundation’s staff has more than doubled from thirty to sixty-five, and the number of community development programmes, working with the country’s most disadvantaged families, has increased from five to eleven.
Thomas, along with his mother and Foundation CEO Helenita Noble, sit on the Foundation’s International Board to ensure that Christina’s philosophy will always remain at the heart of, and forever continue to be the driving force of, the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
Tom was appointed Director of the CNCF International Board January 2018.
Louise Finlay first visited South East Asia when fresh out of university and was touched by many of the children she met as she traveled around the region. Determined to support some of these vulnerable children, she soon learnt of the great work being carried out by CNCF and is now excited to be on the Board to see how she can help to bring more children a happy and safe childhood with opportunities for the future. Louise is from the UK originally and moved to Hong Kong in 2005. Having held various senior positions in Sourcing, Marketing Services & Design companies, Louise is now the APAC Strategic Sourcing Director for HH Global. Louise lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two young children.
Gerard O’Donovan is Head of the Faculty of Business and Humanities in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) where he is responsible for the strategic direction, people management and operation of the Faculty. During his 16 years at CIT he has held a number of senior positions including Head of School of Business, Head of the Department of Accounting & Information Systems and founder of the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence. Prior to academia, his industry experience includes work in retail, human resources, IT and consultancy roles in Ireland and the USA. He holds a BComm (Hons) from University College Cork and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University, USA. Gerard serves on a number of advisory and foundation boards.
Simon Page is an accomplished sales, branding and sponsorship professional, with more than twenty-seven years of experience in the Asia Pacific region. Presently he works with VODXS LLC as Vice President for Asia Pacific, where he is responsible for introducing the world’s first patented digital display faucets to Asia and for managing all distribution and advertising sales. Prior to VODXS, Simon has held senior positions with numerous blue-chip corporations, including almost ten years as Head of Brand and Marketing for Asia with Barclays Banks, as well as advertising sales leadership roles at Fox Networks, BBC World News and Dow Jones, where he had a proven track record for building sustainable client relationships, generating compelling advertising solutions and growing sales revenues
Lesley-Anne Thadani is a British expat who has been based in Hong Kong since 2010. She currently runs her own consultancy company and was previously a partner at KPMG. She has over 20 years of experience and has spent most of her career working with global financial services companies, helping them to implement large transformation programmes. She originally joined the Hong Kong Board in 2016 and then helped CNCF establish the International Board, serving on the International Board for a year. She now has returned to he r role on the Hong Kong fundraising board.
Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the UK and has spent the majority of his career working in Asia, principally in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
He has a wide ranging experience fulfilling the roles of CEO, COO and CFO for various public and private companies in the telecommunications and fund management industries.
Michael was appointed Director of Audit and Finance of the CNCF International Board in March 2018.
Mark Devadason has 30 years of international banking experience with a geographically diverse and broad based background covering areas such as corporate and private banking leadership roles, human resources, 8 years as a country CEO, corporate communications and 5 years as Group Head of Sustainability for international bank Standard Chartered.
Mark is currently Senior Advisor Asia of the San Francisco based Business for Social Responsibility (BSR.org). He also serves on the board of Hong Kong based NGO, the Mekong Club, which is committed to tackling human trafficking and modern slavery in the supply chain. He is also a member and serves on the Hong Kong Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the International Advisory Council of APCO Worldwide.
Mark was appointed Chair of the CNCF International Board in December 2017.
Trinh has enjoyed a long carer with CNCF having joined the Foundation in 2000 as Head of the Child Sponsorship Programme. Trinh was then made Vice Director in 2003 and promoted to Director of Operations Vietnam in 2016 after the Foundation localised the position for the first time since inception. Trinh has given eighteen years of excellent service to CNCF and the beneficiaries in its care.
Alongside the responsibility of the organisation’s development, Trinh manages all external relationships and partnerships with Government authorities.
Trinh has a masters degree in International and Community Development – Deakin University, Melbourne.
Trinh was appointed Director of the CNCF International Board March 2018.
Warren has worked for 25 years with multi-national companies holding various senior positions in Europe and Asia. These roles have provided Warren with an understanding of strategies, challenges of businesses, and key principles of team work, culture, personal and corporate motivation, particularly with regard to positive impact of CSR policies and implementation. Warren has been based between Hong Kong and Vietnam since 2013 as a Senior Executive with Li & Fung Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business.
Christina Noble OBE, has, by her own effort and example and with an unselfish willingness to serve, shown the world that street children are a vital part of humanity – that the abuse and maltreatment suffered by children can be stopped. By providing love, and by giving back dignity to over 700,000 of these special children and their families in Mongolia and Vietnam, she has shown us that they can be empowered to fulfil their proper role in society. They can, and will be their countries’ future. Since 1991 Christina Noble and her Foundation have established over 150 projects/programmes in Vietnam and Mongolia. Today the work of the Foundation impacts the lives of over 20,000 children and their families annually.
Amaraa has been working for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation for 4 years. As a native Mongolian, who herself grew up in poverty in rural Mongolia, Amaraa deeply understands the challenges that face the children we support and the issues affecting her country. Amaraa is a highly capable, ambitious young woman who continuously strives for self-improvement and growth. She has a true humanitarian spirit and a heart filled with genuine love, understanding and compassion for all people. Through ongoing training and daily interactions with children and adults who have experienced severe trauma, Amaraa has developed an extensive knowledge about human psychology and how to truly support people who are In need. When Amaraa walks into our Blue Skies Ger Village children’s home, the smiles, love and happiness that surround her are testament to the beautiful person she is and the impact she has made on their lives.
Olivia has over 10 years of Marketing and Communications experience in London and joined CNCF full-time after a two-month volunteer period working with the children at CNCF’s flagship project, the Sunshine Social and Medical Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Olivia has since been responsible for building CNCF’s communications team out of the Foundation’s operations in Vietnam during the organisations transition from Family/Founder Organisation into sustainable and independent INGO. Olivia is a passionate humanitarian who enjoys nothing more than being around the children and communicating the Foundation’s unique, holistic and grassroots work to current and potential stakeholders across the globe.
Chris is a partner and co-founder of Tor Investment Management, a Hong Kong based investment management business. Chris earned a dual degree BS in Finance and Computer Science/Management Information Systems from Boston College in 1994. He has lived and worked in HK since 2000, and is married with two lovely daughters. Chris became Chairman of the Board for CNCF-USA in 2012.
Founder and Chairman of Design by Appointment, her business clients are mostly based in the UAE.
Tom’s background is accountancy and taxation, having studied at North London University and London School of Accountancy in the 1980’s. He is currently the Finance Director for a group of prestigious London based security companies and acts as Chairman to a London based Charitable Foundation. Tom also has various private business interests and investments.
Tom is the original signatory to the Articles of CNCF which he helped Christina incorporate in 1992. He re-joined the Board as Trustee and Chairman in 2002.”
Shane Bannerton is Head of Corporate and Legal at United Trust Bank Limited (UTB), a London based private bank. He was previously Head of Finance at both UTB and Aldermore Bank Limited, and Finance Director at Ruffler Bank Plc. He is a Certified Accountant with many years experience in senior finance roles in banking, industry and professional sports. Shane has been a Trustee of Christina Noble Children’s Foundation UK since 2011.
Beata Ogmore’s background is in accounting and finance. She worked for Banham Patent Locks for a total of 17 years where she was the Financial Controller. She has now retired. Beata was invited onto the Board by Chairman, Tom Ward in 2011.
Kate Greer’s background was in T.V.production, primarily for the BBC, where over the course of many years she had the privilege of working with major names across the music and drama industry. It was while working on a programme called, “This Is Your Life” that she met Christina Noble and became involved with the Foundation and invited to become a Trustee. She eventually worked as the senior administrator in the Foundation’s UK office finally retiring in 2017 but remains on the Board of Trustees.
Helenita is a passionate humanitarian and staunch advocate of children’s rights who has worked alongside her mother Founder Christina Noble in the field since 1996.
In January 2016, Helenita accepted the role of CEO to initiate organisation change to secure her mother and the family’s legacy and the long-term sustainability and security of the Foundation.
Helenita who is currently based in Vietnam led the creation and development of the new CNCF International Board of Directors which she is a Director of.
Olivier Dang is the Global Chief Operating Officer for the Wholesale Digital Office of Nomura. He supports the development and implementation of the digital strategy of Nomura’s Wholesale business. Olivier has been at Nomura since 2010 and held various roles in Corporate Strategy and Business Management. Prior to this, he was a Management Consultant at McKinsey in London and he started his career as an entrepreneur building a mobile internet company in France. He holds a MSc in Telecommunications from Chalmers University of Technology, an engineering degree from the Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris and a M.B.A. from the London Business School.
Eileen has been involved with the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation in Hong Kong since 2007 when she first volunteered her time working with the Events team on the Dubai Rugby 7s. She then accepted the role of General Manager in early 2008 before moving back in to the commercial sector in August 2011.
She remains actively engaged with the Foundation as a Director on the Hong Kong fundraising board, continuing to maximise their opportunities for Corporate Social Development in the region.
Originally from an Irish family in the UK, Eileen moved to Hong Kong with Verizon at the end of 2003, and held a variety of regional roles with the company until March 2007. After 5 years of running BT’s APAC Collaboration business, Eileen joined EY’s Financial Services Organisation in 2017 as Alliance Leader for Asia Pacific. She is also the Global Client Executive with responsibility for managing EY’s relationship with the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX).
A Permanent Resident of Hong Kong SAR, Eileen attempts to speak passable Cantonese, and has been involved in many local community initiatives in Hong Kong. Eileen is the Vice Chair of the Women in Business Committee for the British Chamber of Commerce, has a BSc in from Goldsmith’s College/London University, and is an Alumnus of the Hong Kong University Board Directorship programme 2014.
Inspired by Christina Noble’s story, Sandra joined the Foundation in 2002 and is responsible for leading, organising and motivating a team of fellow volunteers to plan, promote and manage CNCF Hong Kong’s successful fundraising events portfolio.
Passionate about helping children in need, Sandra joined the Hong Kong fundraising board in 2008 and has collectively helped to raise over HK$12 million for CNCF.
Jean-Antoine helped to establish l’Association Christina Noble France in 1993 shortly after meeting and being inpisred by Christina Noble. Jean-Antoine previously enjoyed a career as an economics and finance editor and publisher which he still enjoys to this day.
Karine joined CNCF as a volunteer admistrator in January 2010 after a sucessful career as a landscape gardener and a DEUG in Biology-Geology – Karine later became the office manager and treasurer.
Eric joined CNCF in 2016 after 40 years in the Tourism and Hotel industry.
Eric’s first 20 years were dedicated in position of Sales Manager to D.O.S.M in various hotel companies such as Meridien, Hilton, Holiday Inn and George V in Paris then General Manager Bestern France. During the previous 20 years eric started hiw Consulting Company representing individual first-class Hotels, 4 and 5* Hotel Companies and DMC as well as foreign National Tourism office over Europe, specializing in Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern destinations.
Senior marketing executive with over 18 years of sales experience in developing and executing targeted marketing strategies for FMCG and Entertainment products.
Karine has a proven track record of growing market share, sales and profits, through strong consumer/shopper focus, strategic thinking and drive for results. Launched products and campaigns targeting both broad & niche consumer groups. Integrated & optimised campaigns across multiple functions including packaging & in-store creative, digital, publicity, media and promotions. Strong work ethics based on personal commitment, integrity and team work.
Christophe Delorme is a French national. Experienced Investor Relations with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. Skilled in Volatility, Foreign Exchange (FX) Options, Options, Asset Management, and Securities. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in SMEs from EDC Paris Business School. He is a director and co-owner of Akar de Nissim (a luxury furniture company based in Singapore). His main activity remains within his company RSR CAPITAL PTE LTD in Singapore as a consultant and capital raiser for mainly Hedge Funds and real estate.
Christophe Delorme has been invested in a few ventures in Asia (startups and real estate projects) where in keeps a role of activist for some of them.
Megan is an accomplished senior management professional with significant experience in non-profit and commercial sectors. An International Development Director Asia Pacific region for a highly respected global NGO, Megan’s strong business acumen ensures a firm understanding of practical systems and processes such as initiating and sustaining new partnerships, while advanced negotiation and liaison skills enable her to provide superior client service and work with people from many cultural, professional and technical backgrounds. Megan also possesses a very solid understanding of programme development in developing countries.
Veronica is passionate about social justice and human rights and in particular, the importance of early intervention involving the care and education of oppressed and marginalized children. Veronica is an experienced senior finance and business executive with an extensive and diverse background in domestic and international banking, business management, training and management consulting.
Natalie has over 18 years of legal and management experience and a strong understanding of the importance of strategic management, development of culture and people, operational excellence and corporate governance at board, CEO and senior executive level. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr. Ngan is a pediatrician, serving at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) for the last 28 years. From 2005 to 2018, Ngan was the Director of the Centre for Social Assistance for Disadvantaged Children (CSADC), now the Sunshine Social and Medical Centre (SSMC), a partnership between MOLISA and the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF). SSMC has successfully provided international standards of healthcare, rehabilitation, and education to underprivileged and disadvantaged children, transforming them into healthy children and young adults. After retiring from her position at SSMC, in hopes of continuing her contribution to the healthcare of underprivileged children, she is now CNCF’s Healthcare Advisor.
Andy is currently the owner of Ellan Vannin Ltd, a consultancy business to the Life Insurance industry in Hong Kong, and Life Administration Services Limited, a master agent life insurance distributor in Asia-Pacific. He started his career in banking and finance in the UK and the Isle of Man, before locating to Hong Kong in 1994. Andy is a member of the Institute of Directors Hong Kong.
Andy was appointed Director of the CNCF International Board in January 2018. Prior to this he had been a member of the CNCF Hong Kong Board since 2014.
Erik has worked globally on sustainability issues for the last 30 years. His career has included management consulting, engineering sector work, supporting eco-start ups and global policy work for the United Nations. Erik has engaged business and governments to forge innovative partnerships to address a range of sustainability issues. This has required directly engaging heads of state, business leaders, and not for profits. His communications work has won international awards for innovation. He was able to further build upon this experience as External Affairs Officer for the United Nations working with a wide range of media to promote key messages and mobilize resources.
Erik was appointed Director of Communications and Media of the CNCF International Board in January 2019.
Christine Cameron is the Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Turner International. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all legal matters arising from Turner’s operations internationally, including in relation to content distribution, advertising sales, business development/M&A, programming acquisition, original production, licensing and merchandising, employment and regulatory matters. She manages a team of lawyers and support staff in 16 countries and is based in Hong Kong.
Christine was appointed Director of Business and Legal of the CNCF International Board in March 2018. Prior to this Christine had also been a Director of CNCF Hong Kong since 2014.
Lucy Morris has worked with the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation for seven years, six of which have been on the ground in Mongolia. During this time Lucy has fulfilled a variety of roles including personally assisting Christina Noble and growing the CNCF Mongolia Arts & Music programme from one part-time music teacher at the ger village to a fully-fledged programme of arts, traditional and contemporary music, drama, crafts and dance, benefiting hundreds of children each year across all CNCF Mongolia programmes. In addition, Lucy has been the primary copywriter for all CNCF Mongolia annual reports since 2016. Lucy studied Sociology at the University of Sussex, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Cultural Studies; she studied Art at A-Level, achieving an A grade.
Lucy is a deeply caring person with an inherent compassion for all human beings. She strongly believes in the transformative power of the arts in facilitating healing from trauma and creating happy and fulfilled childhood memories.
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