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Education

Nourishment

Opportunity

THE PROJECT CHANGE DIFFERENCE

Project Change provides education, support and nourishment to young women in impoverished regions to help entire communities escape the cycle of poverty and exploitation.

OUR CAMBODIAN TEAM

K.a Joben

Samlot Nhan

PROJECT MANAGER

Richard Bauer

Chan Meourn

ENGLISH TEACHER

Victor Ko

Sokhan Mao

TEACHER & SOCIAL WORKER

Marin Julia

Chenda Pich

TEACHER

Victor Ko

Kimhort Long

TEACHER

Victor Ko

Neat Cheang

SECURITY

Victor Ko

Sokhim Chum

CHEF

OUR DIRECTORS

Victor Ko

Sarah Knight

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Sarah Knight founded Project Change International when she was just 22 years old. A passionate activist, Sarah dedicated herself to the wellbeing of PCI’s beneficiaries, our Cambodian staff, and building our organisation’s reputation in the region. Since 2013, she has managed our Cambodian community centre, its staff, teachers, and students, whilst completing her own Law Degree at Sydney University, majoring in Criminal Law.

Sarah is a passionate advocate and speaker for women’s rights and global inequality, and is dedicated to expanding the operations of Project Change International to support young women throughout the world who are subject to poverty, sex trafficking, and exploitation.
Marin Julia

Ariana Hendry

DIRECTOR

Ariana Hendry is the Co-founder and Director of Global Strategy for Beysis, a FMCG company specialising in personalised lifestyle products. Ariana offers PCI a wealth of knowledge with over 12 years’ experience as a practising corporate lawyer, as well co-founding her own successful start-up, Hypoxi Australia, when she was just 27.

Under Ariana’s leadership, Hypoxi was awarded a Smart Company Smart50 award and grew to a network of 86 retailers servicing over 250,000 customers before the business was sold to Goodlife Health Clubs in 2014. Since 2014, Ariana shifted focus toward social enterprise to educate and empower women, joining PCI as a director in February 2018.
Marin Julia

Jem Knight

DIRECTOR

Jem Knight is an experienced professional across charitable organisations, corporate social activism, and CSR. Jem has extensive experience of building charities and corporate social activism across The Body Shop, Speakout Limited, and The Big Issue.

Jem co-founded the NSW branch of The Body Shop, a skin and beauty retailer pioneering social activism, totalling 25 stores and growing the mission of responsible sourcing, purchasing, and CSR. She founded and chaired Speakout Limited in Sydney, a charity that provided 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. Jem joined the PCI board of directors in 2012, when daughter Sarah founded the charity.
Richard Bauer

Mike McKinnon

DIRECTOR

Mike McKinnon is the Chief Executive Officer at MSS Security, Australia’s largest security company. Mike has over 27 years’ experience in security services, with previous roles including General Manager Contracted Security Services at Qantas, and Managing Director at Chubb Security Personnel.

Mike is a CPA, with extensive experience in financial and operational aspects of corporations with turnover in excess of $650m and over 10,000 employees. Mike joined the PCI board of directors in May 2017. Mike was a board member of the security industry’s peak body ASIAL (Australian Security Industry Association Ltd) from 2010 – 2017 and continues actively with ASIAL as a member of the Finance Committee.
K.a Joben

Andrew Vlachos

DIRECTOR

Andrew Vlachos is the owner and Managing Director of Stimulus Legal & Consulting, an independent legal and consultancy firm specialising in offering SME strategic legal advice across HR, commercial, risk, governance and compliance. Andrew is a corporate and employment lawyer and experienced company director, lending PCI over 25 years of his experience spanning General Counsel, Company Director, general management, Company Secretary, Human Resources and employment/industrial law.

Andrew joined the PCI board of directors in December 2016, adding to his positions as Director of Southern Cross Protection, Councillor of NSW Business Chamber, and Chairman & Director of CBC Properties.
Marin Julia

Mitchel Martin Weber

PATRON

Mitchel Martin-Weber has been a major donor to PCI since it was founded in 2012, supporting the growth and development of PCI’s projects. In 2017, Mitchel received an Order of Australia for “Significant Service to the Not-For-Profit Sector", through his philanthropic support for a range of organisations.

Mitchel was an Executive Director of Inenco Group, a leading force in industrial engineering across Australia and New Zealand, until its sale in May 2019.