Meet the Project Change International Directors


THE PROJECT CHANGE INTERNATIONAL BOARD

Directors

Sarah Knight

Sarah is a Sydney born human rights activist and campaigner. Over the past 5 years, Sarah has acted as the link between Australia and Cambodia, travelling back and forth to ensure accountability of Cambodian staff, financial transparency, correct allocation of funds and the wellbeing of PCI’s beneficiaries.

Andrew Vlachos

Andrew is a professional company director and an experienced corporate and employment lawyer. Andrew has many years of professional experience in major Australian and International public companies in a wide variety of roles including General Counsel, Company Director, general management, Company Secretary, Human Resources and employment/industrial law.

Andrew joined the board of directors in January 2017. Andrew’s broad corporate experience benefits PCI in many areas including compliance and governance, risk and people management and operations.

Mike McKinnon

Mike’s career started in a professional accounting firm in Brisbane, then progressing into commercial businesses. He has been involved in the security industry since the early 1980’s, both in general management roles and finance roles. As such he has a great depth of insight into the running & operational aspects of big business (over $600m turnover and 10,500 employees).

Mike has also been an active board member of the industry’s peak body, ASIAL (Australian Security Industry Association Ltd) from 2010 to 2017. He still continues on the Finance Committee.

He is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and brings to the CPI board strong financial skills. Mike is a strong supporter of the PCI team, its objectives and its achievements and is a proud Board member.

Jem Knight

Jem Knight graduated with a BA majoring in Economics and Finance from Macquarie University. She c-ofounded The Body Shop in NSW which became a chain of 25 stores selling skin and hair care and pioneering social activism and corporate responsibility through successful retailing.

Jem founded and chaired the charity Speakout Limited in Sydney, which focused on providing training, education and employment to at risk and homeless youth in Sydney. She was also the Sydney Director of The Big Issue Magazine and was responsible for the start-up and first 2 years of the operations of this very successful charity. She brings a wealth of experience in business, retailing and corporate social activism.

Ariana Hendry

An experienced corporate lawyer with over 12 years legal experience at top tier firms and in-house, Ariana Hendry started her first business in the health and wellness industry at age 27. Over the course of 10 years, she grew the company to a national operation, comprising a network of 86 retailers servicing over 250,000 customers.

Following the sale of her business in 2014 to a publicly listed company, Ariana shifted focus towards social enterprises which aim to educate and empower women. She joined PCI as a director in February 2018.

Mitchel Martin Weber
Patron

Mitchel has been a major donor to PCI since it was founded in 2012. Mitchel is a director at Inenco, a third-generation family business which was founded by his grandfather in 1954.

Mitchel received an Order of Australia in 2017 for ‘significant service to the non- for-profit sector’ through philanthropic support for a range of organisations, and to businesses and training.