Our Board of Managers
Meet the Board of Managers of Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation
Our Board of Managers is comprised of local residents who volunteer their time on a consistent basis to help raise funds for the Foundation and offer guidance to the staff. This Board provides oversight to the Managing Director and meets frequently.
Sue Ultmann: Chair - Marketing and Public Relations
Australian born Sue Ultmann has lived and worked in Asia for more than 20 years. Before moving to Asia she spent 18 years as Associate Publisher of Australia's leading travel industry publication "TravelWeek" magazine. This position sent her to many corners of the globe, promoting and writing the advertising for the magazine. As TravelWeek has offices and staff in more than 23 countries Sue worked with many nationalities during her time there; this has assisted her since she decided to make Thailand her home. For several years Sue freelanced for major travel publications. From 2001 to the present day Sue has worked for the Baan Rim Pa Group of Restaurants where she manages the advertising, marketing and public relations for their four restaurants. Since the inception of Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation Sue has assisted with its marketing and public relations. Her role on the Board of Managers is to help further promote the foundation and its goals, as well as working on fundraising and sponsorship initiatives.
Peter Hamilton: Fundraising
Peter Hamilton was educated in the UK obtaining his law degree from the University of Wales. After qualifying as a lawyer Peter joined Cable and Wireless and in 1987 moved to Hong Kong where he worked with Hong Kong Telecom in a number of senior positions. In 1995 Peter left Hong Kong Telecom to co found Chinadotcom. In 2001 he stepped down from the board of Chinadotcom and moved to Thailand in 2002. Peter was one of the developers of the Hong Kong Telecom Foundation - established to administer the charitable donations of the Hong Kong Telecom group and served on its board of advisors for several years He joined the Foundation's Board in 2008 and has become an active participant in the development of our donor base.
Peter Ferrier: Educational Consulting
Peter Ferrier is an Australian and is currently the Head of Primary at the British International School Phuket. He holds four University qualifications in Education including a Masters in School Administration. Prior to his arrival on Phuket, three years ago, he had been Principal or Head in International Schools in Dubai, Indonesia, Germany and Australia.
Kathy Davies, an active member of the Phuket community, has worked in innovative and dedicated ways to raise money in the wake of the December 26, 2004 tsunami. Working with a non-registered charity, she has been in the position to directly help individuals with cash aid immediately and in several cases help people get back in business for the long term. She has concentrated on the village and people in Kamala, Kho Lak and Baan Nam Khem, which were among the worst affected areas in Thailand. In Kamala, she has rebuilt several houses, worked closely with 22 orphaned children, and provided a full-time caregiver, as well as clothes and day trips, for them. She has also aided in the rebuilding of restaurants in nearby Laem Sing Beach. In Baan Ban Sak, Kathy has made donations to the school, including funds for computers and buildings, as well as raising sponsorship through age 16 for the 24 orphaned children there. Clearly, Kathy has a keen sense of how to effectively and innovatively secure and provide aid when it comes to children, as well as others in need.
Michael Chugg of Chugg Entertainment, is considered to be a pioneer of the Australian Music Industry, having over 40 years experience in organizing and promoting international artists. Michael has been involved in an incredible number of philanthropic pursuits, from the Paralympic Games in Sydney, to the Wave Aid concert that raised over 2.3million USD dollars for the victims of the 2004 tsunami. Notably, he was a board member of the Prince of Wales Children’s Foundation and was responsible for rebuilding the Randwick Children’s Hospital. He is also a board member of the Golden Stave Foundation, with which he has been instrumental in raising millions for the Paraquad Association, the Camperdown Children’s Hospital, the Shepard Centre, Nordoff Robins, and the Starlight Foundation. In 1996, Michael coordinated the Crowded House Farewell to the World Concert on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House and raised over $500,000 for Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick. This was the biggest free concert ever in Sydney with over 300,000 people in attendance. From this glimpse of Michael’s dedication to charitable events, namely for children, it is obvious he will prove invaluable to Phuket Has Been Good To Us.
Sarah Pettigrew – Fundraising Events
Sarah Pettigrew was born and educated in the UK but has lived and worked in Asia for over 24 years after moving to Hong Kong in 1989 with her then, fiancée and now husband. During her 18 years in Hong Kong Sarah worked for various companies including The Hong Kong Channel and Procter & Gamble whilst also raising her three daughters. Sarah moved to Phuket at the beginning of 2008 and during that time has enjoyed volunteering at The British International School on a regular basis for most of their musical productions (with costumes/props and makeup) and at Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation helping with the creative planning of their large fundraising events. Sarah is delighted to join the Board of Managers at the Foundation to take on a wider role.