Our Team & Board

The Blue Dragon team is committed to getting kids out of crisis and creating a better world.

Our Team & Board

The Blue Dragon team is committed to getting kids out of crisis and creating a better world.

Meet Our Team

With diverse professional backgrounds covering such areas as social work, law, marketing, finance, and even cooking, our passionate and committed staff have over 260 years of experience working with children in crisis in Vietnam.

Leadership

Blue Dragon’s senior leadership team is a passionate and committed group with a long history in the organisation. We work together to guide and manage Blue Dragon to achieve the best we can for the kids of Vietnam.

Programs and services

Programs and services

Blue Dragon has over 60 Vietnamese professionals working around the clock to provide care, psychology, legal advocacy and shelter for children in crisis.

Have a look at our Program pages to learn more about the frontline work of Blue Dragon.

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

The amazing people who take care of Blue Dragon’s finances, IT, administration, communications and fundraising keep our organisation alive. The teams who prepare meals, keep shelters and centres clean and safe, and take care of all the important details are critical to our success.

Meet Our Board

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation International

Blue Dragon International is an Australian not for profit public company limited by guarantee (ABN: 76 142 233 207). Our principal objectives are to provide development, governance and funding to Blue Dragon in Vietnam.

Tony Jacobs

Tony Jacobs

Chairperson

Tony is a highly experienced director of finance, with particular expertise in the construction industry.  He has worked in senior positions for major companies in Australia, the USA and throughout Asia, most recently as CFO with Leighton Asia.

Tony’s expertise in management and governance has enabled him to support the operations of Blue Dragon Vietnam with practical assistance and advice. He has also been an active fundraiser.

Carolynn Everett

Carolynn Everett

Director

Carolynn Everett worked for The Salvation Army for over twenty years, in various areas including Community Welfare. In 2002, Carolynn and her husband Doug moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Doug was the General Manager of Sally Ann – a Salvation Army Fair Trade project – and Carolynn worked with him there for several years.

Since coming home, she has been involved in various local volunteer activities.

Doug Everett

Doug Everett

Treasurer

Doug spent most of his working life employed by Woolworths in various financial roles. In 2002, on retirement from full-time employment, he held the position of General Manager – Finance. Between 2002 and 2005, Doug and his wife lived in Bangladesh managing Sally Ann, a  Salvation Army international fair trade initiative. Doug’s first contact with Blue Dragon was as an accounting volunteer in 2006. He was impressed with Blue Dragon’s operations at that time, and continues to volunteer with Blue Dragon on a regular basis.

Evan Campbell

Evan Campbell

Director

Evan has worked with children as a teacher and educational leader for the past 30 years and recently retired as the Principal of Tuggerah Public School in New South Wales. He travels extensively, using a love of motorcycling and kayaking as an excuse to visit less-travelled destinations.

Evan has a passionate belief in the basic rights of all children to safety, love, nourishment and an education, which has led him to be a supporter of Blue Dragon since its early days and a director since 2010.

Meke Kamps

Meke Kamps

Director

Meke currently works in an Australian not-for-profit group in Canberra. In 2009 she volunteered with Blue Dragon while living in Hanoi and later worked in management for 2 years. 

On leaving Blue Dragon, Meke joined the Board of BDI and continues to serve as a Director. 

Phillip Holland

Phillip Holland

Director

Phil is the Chief Financial Officer at Cooper Investors Pty Ltd, a Melbourne based equities fund manager and has been a member of the CI Staff Philanthropy Fund since inception in 2008. Phil, along with other members of the committee, share a passion for supporting a range of social purpose organisations providing access to education, a safe and happy childhood, improved health services and services for those marginalised & disadvantaged members of our global community. 

Phil lives in Melbourne with his wife Cassandra and young sons Thomas and Benjamin.

Roz Noble

Roz Noble

Director

Roz has many years of experience in accounting and administration in Sydney. A love of travel has also seen her work as a tour guide in Australia, Africa and SE Asia.

In 2008, Roz started volunteering with Blue Dragon and later joined the staff team for 12 months.  

Roz now regularly volunteers for Blue Dragon and other charities in the region.

Thu-Anh Pham

Thu-Anh Pham

Director

Thu-Anh has worked in the field of medical laboratory testing since 1999, specialising in HIV / infectious diseases testing and implementation of quality management systems for laboratories. She spent many years working in resource-limited countries such as Vietnam, Mongolia and Myanmar developing and implementing quality systems in local laboratories. 

Thu-Anh first became involved with Blue Dragon in 2012 after attending a fundraising event in Melbourne. She has been an active member of the Melbourne subcommittee ever since.

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