Chief Executive Officer
I am thrilled to join the East Timor Hearts Fund as CEO during this exciting time and to build on the success of the past ten years. I wholeheartedly believe in the organisation’s mission to improve outcomes in rheumatic heart disease in Timor-Leste through excellence in research, prevention, treatment and capacity building. I am inspired by the dedication and commitment shown by our volunteers, staff, sponsors, supporters, donors, ambassadors and board members each of whom brings diverse skills and experience.
I have spent the last 15 years working in leadership roles in the international development sector across the Indo Pacific region. My background is in leading international development programs and country offices – specifically supporting the delivery of high-quality programs, working in teams to deliver sustainable outcomes, implementing strategy, engaging with stakeholders and driving growth initiatives.
As CEO, I am committed to supporting Timor-Leste’s continued progress in health as the nation continues its development journey. I am aiming to travel to Timor-Leste as soon as feasible to meet the dedicated people who bring unique and highly-valued skills and experience to support the organisation’s mission.
I look forward to the opportunity to expand life-saving surgeries, increase clinical care, implement sustainable prevention programs help improve public health systems in Timor-Leste and to leading the organisation into the future.