Our Advisory Group
Anjali has a number of professionals lending their skills and experience on a voluntary basis. Each member of the group is actively promoting the work and development of the organisation. From skills investment, networking and direct public engagement to program funding and program development all of the people who constitute our advisory group, make invaluable contributions to the work at Anjali House.
H.E. Roland Eng, Honorary Member
Roland Eng served as Cambodian Ambassador to the United States from 1999–2004. Prior to his posting in Washington, Ambassador Eng resided in Bangkok from 1994–1999. During that time, he re-established Cambodia’s diplomatic relations with Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
Ambassador Eng’s career in the public service has taken place amid some of the most turbulent times in the country’s history. In 1979, he served as Private Secretary to His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia. He enlisted the non-communist resistance from 1981–1990, operating primarily along the Thai-Cambodia border. Eng also participated actively in the Paris Peace Agreement which established the United Nations Operation in Cambodia in 1992 and was appointed Ambassador of the Supreme National Council of Cambodia to the United Nations in New York. With a return of democracy in Cambodia, he ran for election and served as a Member of Parliament and concurrently became the first member of Tourism of Cambodia in 1993.
Eng graduated from the University of Law and Political Science with a degree in public administration from Aix en Provence, France. He is actively involved in various foundations and NGOs, including Sobbhana Women Foundation, and he is President of the Angkor Photo Festival, Global Fairness and Vice-President of Friends of Khmer Culture Inc. (FOKCI). Eng is currently advisor to the Cambodian government and Ambassador at Large.
Don Guiney is an US capital markets lawyer, who has practiced in London for 24 years, representing issuers and underwriting banks in a wide range of complex cross-border capital raising transactions. He is currently Senior Counsel at Baker & McKenzie, the global law firm. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Don was a partner for 16 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a major international law firm based in London.
Don has been involved in volunteer and pro bono work throughout his career. He has been the leader of the largest youth baseball and softball organisation in the UK for over 20 years. For his service to the cause of youth sports in the UK, Don was named a torchbearer in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He is the current President of the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom, the largest Harvard alumni organisation outside the US. He is also a member of the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is a member of the Dean's International Advisory Board of Columbia Law School. Don has volunteered at Anjali House each year since 2010, and joined the Anjali House Board of Directors in 2013. Don was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1956. He attended Harvard College (AB, 1978) and the Columbia University School of Law (JD, 1984).
Though born and raised in New York, Sue Guiney has lived in London for over twenty years where she writes and teaches fiction, poetry and plays. As of 2014, she has published two poetry collections, as well as being a regular contributor to literary magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Sue’s first published novel is called Tangled Roots, but since 2010, most of her prose writing has centered around life in modern day Cambodia. She is now working on a series of novels set there, with the first two titles being A Clash of Innocents and Out of the Ruins.
Sue first came to Anjali House in 2010 to run a special Creative Writing Workshop for the Young Adult Program at Anjali House. That program has now expanded to include other Anjali students, as well as those supported by other NGO’s around the country. Her work in Cambodia also led her to hold the position of Writer-in-Residence in the SE Asia Department of The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) from 2011-2013.
Sue brings to Anjali over 20 years of experience both working in and teaching the arts, as well as arts management and fundraising. She has also founded a UK theatre charity called CurvingRoad, for which she still holds the position of Trustee. Her website and blog can be found at http://www.sueguiney.com
Country Leader and Director of Operations India and Founder and Member of the Board of Friends of Anjali (FoA).
Remko has over twenty years of experience in the professional services industry (Big 4), running company-wide operational functions and leading large scale projects, from inception to successful completion, while making/executing sound strategic decisions. Parallel to this his passion for Asia has evolved which started during his Executive MBA with a project in Indonesia, setting up a NGO (FoA) for a school in Cambodia and his current work in India.
Richard de Groot
Richard de Groot is from the Netherlands. He was a staff member at Anjali House for 1.5 years in 2010 and 2011 when he in set up and managed the Young Adult Program. Afterwards, he continued to be involved in the work of Anjali House through the Dutch Friends of Anjali Foundation. Currently, he is based in Phnom Penh, where he is an independent consultant doing research for international NGO's and other development institutions.