Meet our Operations and Administration Staff
Tina Hall, Director of Operations
Tina volunteered with Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation for several months before joining the staff full-time as Director of Operations. She has worked for a number of not for profit organizations in both England and Australia. Tina has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and Marketing from the University of East London and has worked for over 15 years in event and office management. She is committed to ensuring that the Foundation's vision of providing a better future for the children of Phuket is fulfilled. You will find Tina at the Foundation's office in Kamala during the week. On Monday - Thursday afternoons between 3.50pm and 4.40pm she is at Kamala School at the Coconut Club with the residential students.
Graham Haslam, Events and Fundraising
Graham has lived in Phuket for over 7 years during which time he has been a dedicated volunteer with Phuket Has Been Good To Us. He organised Phuket’s first charity Pro-Am golf tournament to raise funds for the Foundation and currently, he is often the MC on pub quizzes and auctions held for the foundation.
He hopes that he can help to raise much-needed funds for the Foundation through his passion for golf and contacts he makes on the 19th hole!
Arporn Nortip, Office Administrator
Arporn is a local Thai and lives in Phuket near Kamala. She joined the Foundation in July 2013 and brings a wealth of experience to the Administration position. She has a University degree and has spent many years as a teacher and as ground service staff and sales manager in the airline industry.
She is appreciative of the staff, the teachers, and the volunteers who come from all over the world and work hard to help the underprivileged Thai children in having a better quality of life. Once she was aware of this, she decided she wanted to help in the best way possible. Her position is to support the overseas staff and to translate Thai to English and English to Thai when necessary, and do office administration work.
Annie McArdle, Office Fellow, Social Media and Donor Relations
Annie joined the Foundation as a full-time volunteer October 2017. Hailing from chilly Canada, she received her B.A in History and Political Science focusing on International Relations and Law at the University of Toronto. Upon realizing she could make a greater impact in people’s lives through social enterprise she studied International Development at Humber College.
She has previously worked with organizations dedicated to building adequate housing within Canada and globally, as well as volunteers with community events. After learning more about working with charitable organizations she hopes to continuing working with people to further Human Rights for the socially disadvantaged.
While still getting used to the heat, she enjoys traveling the Island, swimming in the ocean, seeing new things and learning about Thailand. Playing and learning from the kids at Coconut Club is the highlight of her day. Her goals are to learn a bit of Thai and to gain experience running events and implementing projects as a local charity.
Juliana Wood, Office Fellow, Human Resources
Juliana joined the Foundation full time in April 2018. She is from the Cayman Islands but lived in the United Kingdom for almost 5 years where she completed her undergraduate studies in Law and Accounting & Finance then did a postgraduate in Law. Juliana has always been fond of charitable work as she embarked on missionary and volunteering trips around Central and South America since the age of 9. She has always had a burning desire to travel the world and make a difference to our global underprivileged community.
Through the Foundation, Juliana is hoping to make a positive and long-term difference through the power of education. In her spare time Juliana enjoys admiring the beautiful backdrop of hills and jungle against the blue Andaman Sea and visiting elephant sanctuaries around the island.