The Management Committee
Jane Lyttleton is an author, teacher and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialising in womens health. She trained in genetics and biochemistry at the University of London, and studied TCM in Australia and China. She lectures at universities in Sydney and internationally. Jane has long been dedicated to the education and health of women and children. She helped establish Lotus Outreach Australia in 2004 after she and a group of Lotus Outreach members travelled to Thailand and Cambodia meeting local groups working to combat sex trafficking.
Vice-President & International Liaison
Anna Harper leads her consulting firm, Cultural Shapeshifters, working with Australian and International Businesses and Organisations, and with the UN. She specialises in developing global leaders for the future. She has a B.Fine Arts, M.Arts in Chaos, Complexity and Creativity, and M.Applied Science. Her mission is to contribute to making the world more equal, fairer and sustainable. She is committed to helping at-risk Cambodian girls gain safe, fulfilled and independent lives. Anna was Treasurer for Lotus Outreach Australia from 2004- 2012, and sits on the board of Lotus Outreach International.
Vice President & Strategy Director
Jan Roberts is an Executive Coach to current and emerging business leaders and is the Director of her own coaching practice, Sublime Point Coaching. Jan draws upon more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in professional services firms and corporates, combined with the evidence-based practices of coaching psychology. She has a special interest in working with clients to expand their perspectives on self, others and the world as a base for sustained high performance in complex, demanding work environments. Jan will complete a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney in 2018 and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide. Her work with Lotus Outreach Australia taps into Jan’s passion for the education and empowerment of women, providing opportunities for some of the world’s most marginalised and at risk young women to have access to education as a foundation for building positive and independent lives.
Secretary & Governance Officer
Dolma Gunther has worked as a lawyer for two small law firms in Sydney and is now working as a Senior Legal Editor for Thomson Reuters. She has a Law degree from Sydney University and an Arts degree in Anthropology from Melbourne University and her main area of interest is human rights law and international law. She has lived in Europe for eight years and India for over a year where she recently made a short film. She is currently working on a documentary featuring Tibetan refugees living in the Himalayas. She is passionate about human rights issues in global development and is especially interested in helping disadvantaged children in developing countries.
Fundraising Director & Child Protection Officer
Kelly completed a BA in Dramatic Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She worked as an actor for the next 12 years in film, television and theatre. A founding member of Ranters Theatre Company, Kelly became Secretary of the Board, managed large-scale fundraising events, designed marketing material and toured as an actor with the company both nationally and internationally. Kelly has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and has witnessed the disparity in many underprivileged communities. Her strong desire to put compassion into action, particularly where young children are at risk, is now being realised through her involvement in Lotus Outreach Australia. Kelly is currently completing a Master of Teaching at University of New England.
Treasurer & Risk Assessment Officer
Originally from New Zealand, Shona trained as a journalist at Wellington Polytechnic and worked in newspapers there for four years. Shona then began her training in complementary therapies in 1987. She was practice manager of a large multi-disciplinary Holistic Medical Centre from 1987 to 1994. Shona began training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has worked in that field since 1994. Having witnessed firsthand the devastating effect the lack of education has had on Asian girls being trafficked to Australia, Shona is a strong believer in education as the key to a better life for vulnerable young women.
Social Media Manager
Sue Ann has worked in the community sector in Sydney developing and delivering recreation programs for families and children. Most recently she worked at the Australian National Maritime Museum and UNICEF Australia. Sue Ann has a degree in Leisure Studies and has recently studied journalism. She spent a year living in Hyderabad, India and Moshi, Tanzania which inspired her to use her communication and programming skills to help children in developing countries survive and thrive.
Technical Consultant & Media Specialist
Alastair is a mechanical engineer, programmer, and award-winning film-maker. His background in both the arts and sciences expresses itself in a passion for deploying intelligent technology to help people communicate better, and to solve business and societal problems. Alastair contributes to Lotus Outreach Australia’s photographic and video content, and helps manage its digital presence.
Phallin was adopted from Cambodia when she was a baby, and now lives in Brisbane where she is in high school. She advocates strongly for the rights of young girls to have an education and the rights of young people to stay with their family and to choose their future. She is supporting Lotus Outreach’s efforts to ensure that vulnerable girls in Cambodia have access to education and a chance to shape their future. Any free time she has she loves to spend with her kittens.
Bella Deary is a student in Brisbane, interested in creative industries such as visual art. She has had a passion for helping people from a young age and aspires to create positive change in the world, by finding ways to achieve peace and equality for people all over the world. She is especially passionate about seeing a world of gender equality, including seeing girls in Cambodia avoid not receiving an education. Bella has been a youth ambassador with Lotus Outreach since 2016, and is working on changing the lives of Cambodian girls through inspiring those in her school community.