Staff News

01 October 2008 | News story

 IUCN Viet Nam looks forward to receiving the contributions of the many new staff members we welcomed during the past three months.

Our new employees are:

Dr. Robert Julian Mather, head of County Group 1, which includes Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos. Dr. Mather brings nearly 15 years of experience working in the Mekong Region, primarily with WWF. He will be based in IUCN’s Laos office.

Mr. Nguyen Van Anh, senior programme manager, following his 10 years at Care International in various management positions.

Ms. Lim Ming Ling, Country Group 1 finance manager, following stints in finance for ActionAid International in the Americas and in Viet Nam.

Ms. Tran Minh Phuong was appointed project coordinator for the Mekong Region Water Dialogues initiative. Before taking this assignment, she worked for ARBCP as the project’s training and communication officer.

Ms. Samitha Rao, intern programme officer, joined on the Volunteering for International Development from Australia programme. She previously worked for the Australian Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Ms. Alison Lapp, intern communications officer, joined on a Princeton in Asia fellowship after working as a reporter for several years in the United States and Belgium.

Ms. Pham Thi Hong Nhung, receptionist, has been helpfully supporting all staff members with their many administrative needs.

Mr. Tim Holland, intern programme officer, joined under an agreement with Canada’s International Institute for Sustainable Development. He recently completed a master’s in environmental change and management from Oxford University.

In August and September, we said good-bye to Mr. Le Quang Son, head of administration, and Mr. Bernard O’Callaghan, programme coordinator, who will move on to head the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania in Fiji.

Additionally, the ARBCP project closed on 24 August. The following staff members left upon the project’s completion:

Pham Viet Trong, field officer
Hoang Dung, forest legal adviser
Luu Thi Thao, environmental governance officer
Le Thi Thanh Thuy, programme assistant

We highly appreciate the efforts of all those who have contributed to IUCN Viet Nam and send them our best wishes for their future endeavors.