Our Board of Trustees comprises seven veterans of the business world in Hong Kong, the UK and Australia. Their experience in the finance and banking industry insures ISF’s financial accountability and good governance. Learn more:
As Corporate Development and Finance Director of Swire Pacific Limited, Martin Cubbon is responsible for all aspects of the group’s new business development and finance, reporting to the Chairman. He is also a non-Executive Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Properties Limited. He was previously Group Finance Director of Swire Pacific Limited from 1998 to 2009 and Chief Executive of Swire Properties Limited from 2009 until 2014. Mr. Cubbon joined the Swire Group in 1986 and was appointed to his current position in January 2015. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Liverpool and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Mark is currently a director of Indochina Assets Limited, which owns and operates a number of hotels, bars and restaurants in Cambodia including the FCC in Phnom Penh and employs over 300 staff. He is also a director of his family property company, Ashall Plc. Previously he worked for the Swire Group in Hong Kong and other locations fulfilling a series of general management roles in the Group’s industries and aviation divisions. Mark has two children of the same age as those in the ISF’s education and football programmes and is committed to help ISF provide some Cambodian children with the educational and sporting opportunities that his own children and other children take for granted in the developed world.
Leo Brogan began working in the accountancy profession in 1975 and has worked in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. He provides a range of specialist advice to his clients, especially in the areas of private client work using company and trust structures, where he can provide both financial and managerial advice. Leo has an array of professional and industry qualifications including a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Laws, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as a Registered Company Auditor.
As Chairman of the ISF Football Committee, Leo oversees the development and running of the football sponsorship programme which impacts over 4,000 children (from non-government organisations and state schools), runs annual boys and girls tournaments, activities and events for players with intellectual disabilities, blind and visually impaired players, wheelchair users and players living with HIV and now a weekly football league which includes games for deaf and hearing impaired players. ISF also works on coaches’ development in more than 13 provinces.
Leo also acts as trustee of The Hantomeli Foundation, The Hantomeli Necessitous Fund and the Wolfy Foundation.
After graduating from the University of NSW in Sydney, Neil Cutler embarked on a business career which over a period of 30 years has encompassed the finance, precious metal & electronics industries as well as not-for-profit organisations operating in social welfare and medical research. He has lived and worked in six different countries.
Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, and the Institute of Chartered Directors. He is also a Justice of the Peace.
Neil is a member and former director of Sydney Legacy, is a former Chairman of Scouts Australia NSW and actively supports the social service organisations: The Red Cross, The Salvation Army and The Smith Family. As a Director and Secretary of Indochina Starfish Foundation (Australia) Limited, Neil has facilitated ISF’s registration as a charity in Australia and assisted in the establishment of several aid projects in Cambodia. He and his wife Louise visit Cambodia regularly to assist these projects, attend ISF football tournaments and participate in the Angkor Wat marathon to raise funds for ISF.
St.John Flaherty is an English and Hong Kong solicitor. He has spent most of his working life in Asia, principally in Hong Kong. He retired as a partner in an English and Hong Kong law firm (Slaughter and May) in 2007. Since then, he has been an adviser to the Swire group in Hong Kong.
Robert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and also of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years, for whom he remains a Senior Advisor, based in Hong Kong where he has lived for 27 years. He is the Chairman of Angkor Hospital for Children, the leading paediatrics and teaching hospital in Cambodia which last year treated over 150,000 children. He is an Independent Governor of the English Schools Foundation, providing education to 17,000 children in Hong Kong and an Independent Director of QBE General Insurance (Hong Kong).
Belinda Greer is the Chief Executive Officer at English Schools Foundation (ESF), Hong Kong. She has over 30 years’ experience in education and has spent 22 years in senior positions, including 12 years as a school principal, 6 years as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education in Scotland, and the last several years as the first Director of Joint Education Services for Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils in Scotland. In her previous role, Belinda was responsible for 85 schools and nurseries, providing education for 23,000 children and young people. The portfolio of the two combined Scottish councils includes a full spectrum of kindergartens, primary, secondary and additional needs schools. She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s level degrees in Education.
Pat was born in the United Kingdom in 1965 and educated at Cambridge University before joining the Swire Group in 1988. His career with Swire has spanned numerous industries and geographies, including Hong Kong, Germany and various cities in Mainland China. He is currently Managing Director of the Beverages Division of Swire Pacific and lives in Hong Kong. He is also a Director of Swire Properties. Pat is married and has three teenage boys. He is passionate about sport and the positive role it can play in improving the quality of people’s lives. However, his own sporting career was best described as one of enthusiastic participation rather than accomplishment.
Paul is a Master Mariner turned entrepreneur who owns and actively controls a portfolio of companies. In 1982, Paul joined the Swire Group. During his time with Swire he worked in various postings such as Mexico, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong and was directly involved in the sale and installation of airport and airline equipment in Hong Kong, China and Vietnam. Paul returned to the UK in 1994 to become Chief Executive of a small listed company, Ropner plc. Subsequent to a takeover in 1995 Paul purchased, with the help of 3i, three engineering companies. Since this time he has specialised in buying, growing and then selling companies ranging from Garage Equipment, Forecourt Non Oil Products, Polymer Distribution and most recently a Marketing company.
Paul is specifically involved in the Education Project as Chairman and deals with the charity’s UK and Cambodian accounts. He is also acting as Company Secretary. His wife Myra retired as a Trustee and became a Patron of ISF in December 2013.
Martin Murray is the Finance Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, a position he has held since November 2011. He is also a Director of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited. He was previously Deputy Finance Director of Swire Pacific Limited. He joined the Swire Group in 1995 and has worked for the Group in Hong Kong, the United States and Australia.Martin was born in Scotland in 1967. He graduated from Glasgow University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He joined Ernst & Young in Glasgow in 1988 and transferred to their Hong Kong office in 1992. Martin was previously on the Board of the KELY Support Group (KELY), a non-government funded bilingual organisation which provides empathetic, non-judgmental, confidential and inclusive support to youth between the ages of 14 to 24 in Hong Kong.
Andrew has recently retired after nearly thirty years working as an equities broker, initially in Australia where he started out as an investment research analyst before moving to Hong Kong in 1989. Shortly thereafter, he joined the regional brokerage CLSA, where he spent some twenty five years on the regional sales desk where he was director of the company. He remains as an Advisory Director to CLSA in an consultancy role, whilst holding various investment interests across Asia, both listed and unlisted, across a broad section of industries.
Andres was the founder and board director of Asia Brokers Charity Ltd, a HK registered charity, which in the space of 13 years raised over US$7.5m from the broking, banking and fund management industry in Hong Kong principally via an annual fund raising dinner known as the FABBA’s. The monies raised were donated to a variety of causes, but principal beneficiaries included Crossroads International, Operation Smile, Children’s Medical Foundation, ISF, Solarleap, Band Aid and many others. Andrew’s principal home remains Hong Kong and his wife Lily Ahn Riddick, is a very active member of the local charitable scene, acting on the board of several charities. Both believe strongly in returning to society many of the benefits that each have received from their respective education and careers.
Erik is an entrepreneur and angel investor focused on sports media and tech-related ventures. Among other projects, he is the co-founder of Content Arena – a B2B marketplace for broadcasting rights in sports. Until December 2015 Erik was Managing Director Sales & Marketing at the worldwide leading provider of sports data services Sportradar AG. Prior to that Erik worked for the German Football League (DFL) where he was responsible for the international marketing activities of the German Bundesliga as Manager International & New Business. Previously he was Financial & IT Director at the French subsidiary of the fashion accessory supplier Prym Fashion in Paris.
Erik has worked and studied in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree in International Business Administration from RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany.