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Lotti Fraser

Position: Director of Programmes, email: [email protected]

Lotti Fraser’s work in South East Asia began in 2010 when she moved to Bangkok to work as an English teacher. After two years of teaching, she made the transition to NGO work and moved to Chiang Rai, northern Thailand to manage a children’s home set up to protect hill-tribe children from trafficking and ensure they had access to a stable education. She then went on to spend some time volunteering with the Foundation of Education and Development (FED), assisting with FED’s education, health, women’s empowerment, and migrant development projects as well as teaching English and report writing.

In 2015 she studied a Masters in International Development Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and returned to FED to conduct her thesis research on the topic of Education for Burmese Migrant Students in Takua Pa, Thailand.

Lotti returned to the UK in April 2016 where she worked as a Community Development Manager for a non-profit supporting impoverished and migrant communities in the east of England. She designed and managed a variety of education, health and environmental projects responding to social needs in the community.

In 2018 she returned to Asia to volunteer with Dana Asia-Cambodia where she supported Dana Asia’s chicken farming project before joining the Dana Asia team full-time. Lotti is passionate about education and the essential role it plays in influencing social change, and thus takes a leading role in developing Dana Asia’s education projects.

 

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Elizabeth Masamune PSM (Chair)

Elizabeth Masamune has had a long career serving as a diplomat and Senior Elizabeth Photo2 S2 1Trade Commissioner with the Australian Trade Commission in Asia, specifically Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Korea. She was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2006 by the Australian Government for outstanding service in advancing the interests of Australian firms in Asia.

Since leaving the Australian Government in 2014, Elizabeth has re-located back to Japan and established @Asia Associates Japan, Inc. where she focuses on providing advice to firms on leadership and mentoring for women in business, encouraging female entrepreneurs, and bridging cross cultural communication gaps in business.

Elizabeth is a member of the Chiba University Management Advisory Board in Japan, and leads the Japan-based Future Leaders Program on behalf of the Japan Australia Business Cooperation Committee. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Japan Institute for Board Director Training. Elizabeth serves as a Non-Executive Director at Advangen Inc, the Japanese subsidiary of ASX listed company Cellmid.

A fluent Japanese speaker, she is also proficient is several other Asian languages.

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David Landers (Chair)

David Landers

Among Australia’s most globally dexterous senior executives. David led one of Australia’s largest global commercial networks comprising 724 staff and spanning 122 international markets.

David is a specialist in ‘agent-of-change’ mandates, with proven ability to conceive and operationalise strategy to successfully start-up, turnaround, grow business in all major global markets, with considerable Asia literacy acquired through operating and living long-term in China, Hong Kong, India and throughout Southeast Asia.

He is highly adaptable with diverse expertise acquired across a range of industries and sectors including government (Austrade), high technology venture capital (Allen & Buckeridge), China start-up & exit (Asia Foods), multi-national corporate (PepsiCo) and top-tier management consulting (Booz Allen & Hamilton).

David is a seasoned board director including more than 20 appointments across corporate (US & Australia), social business (Grameen Australia) and government (Council of Australian and Latin American Relations, Council of Australian and Arab Relations and Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations). Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) since 2003.

MBA in International Business from the New York University Stern School of Management and an honours graduate of the International Management Program at the Stockholm School of Economics. Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the School of Entrepreneurial Management, Babson College. Recently completed the Design Thinking Bootcamp at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (school), Stanford University.

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Elizabeth Masamune PSM

Elizabeth Masamune has had a long career serving as a diplomat and Senior 

Elizabeth Photo2 S2 1Trade Commissioner with the Australian Trade Commission in Asia, specifically Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Korea. She was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2006 by the Australian Government for outstanding service in advancing the interests of Australian firms in Asia.

Since leaving the Australian Government in 2014, Elizabeth has re-located back to Japan and established @Asia Associates Japan, Inc. where she focuses on providing advice to firms on leadership and mentoring for women in business, encouraging female entrepreneurs, and bridging cross cultural communication gaps in business.

Elizabeth is a member of the Chiba University Management Advisory Board in Japan, and leads the Japan-based Future Leaders Program on behalf of the Japan Australia Business Cooperation Committee. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Japan Institute for Board Director Training. Elizabeth serves as a Non-Executive Director at Advangen Inc, the Japanese subsidiary of ASX listed company Cellmid.

A fluent Japanese speaker, she is also proficient is several other Asian languages.

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Duncan Power

Duncan

Duncan Power has over twenty years experience working in the not for profit and social enterprise worlds in a financial and advisory capacity.

Duncan joined British registered Bank Mercury Provident (now known as Triodos Bank) in 1989 as CEO following a career in Accountancy in New Zealand. The bank specialised in making loans to organisations that were for community benefit as well as being financially viable. During the 5 years he was at the helm of this bank, the balance sheet grew over 600%.

After 5 years in the role and overseeing the successful merger with Triodos, he was appointed by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in London as Manager responsible for establishing a social investment loan fund for Charities. Now registered as a bank itself (Charity Bank), the fund grew quickly following the success of getting 99.5 loans back out of the first 100 made, despite being unsecured and considered as being un-bankable deals by the UK banking community.

After three years in the role, Duncan was yearning to come back to the Southern Hemisphere and put forward a business development plan to establish CAF in Australia finding the necessary matched funding for CAF in the UK to give their backing to the venture. Ten years with Duncan as CEO, CAF in Australia has facilitated grantmaking to the Not for Profit organizations in Australia and the Asian region of over AUD120 Million. Annual donations facilitated in Australia amounting to nearly 1% of total Australian tax-deductible donations by 2009.

Duncan also headed-up CAF’s Asian grants management work that made grants to developing world Asian projects that have positively influenced over 1 Million peoples lives in its first 3 years of operations.

Duncan has over 20 years of working experience with the community sector, directly in an executive capacity, as a volunteer and as a non-executive Director. He has been the Chair of a number of Boards and Committees in a diverse range of community organizations including a UK grant-making foundation, an aged care facility, and a school. Duncan is also a former director of INAISE, an international networking organisation for social investment organisations based in Brussels.

Duncan’s passions include “making a difference for those in need”, meeting people, philosophy, travelling, trekking, kayaking, sailing, and soccer.

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About dāna asia

For over two decades our founders have been involved with social change projects and programs focused on equity and justice in Asia.

 

Our experience in advising and guiding Philanthropists in South East Asia, Japan, China, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia has led to fulfillment of their philanthropic and social investment aspirations.

 

We offer advice, co-ordinate grants and undertake due diligence, with the highest levels of accountability and transparency to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India and Bangladesh.

 

Collaborating with Private Wealth Advisors, Banks and other Professionals, we have crafted philanthropic and social investment plans for our donors and guided their passions and strategies.

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Vision and Mission

Dana Asia’s vision and mission is simple and strategic

Vision

Build an equitable Asia with significant philanthropic investment and commitment that enables sustainability and development.

Mission

Together with our partners we aim to make a real, substantial and long-term difference to disadvantaged peoples’ lives in Asia.

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Our History

We have advised corporate, family and individual clients on their philanthropic and social investments in a diverse range of geographies – cutting across sectors and issues.

Using a range of financial instruments we have enabled investments in the philanthropic and social enterprise sectors through loans, micro credit and social venture funding to create sustainable means to alleviate poverty.

Engaging with diverse diasporas, our founders have spearheaded pioneering research and action oriented initiatives in the Asian region for over a decade.

Building awareness has always been part of the overall mandate and we have provided training on aspects of high impact grant making and corporate social responsibility.

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