Our people

Working alongside our Board of Directors, AHC consists of 99% Cambodian staff. Meet some of our team:

Claudia Turner (Executive Committee) – Managing director

Claudia became the managing director of AHC in April 2015, she has responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the running of the AHC Organization. Claudia first joined AHC in 2012 in a research collaboration with the University of Oxford forming the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU). Claudia is a UK trained paediatrician, with wide tropical paediatric experience.

Chanpheaktra Ngoun (Executive Committee) – Hospital Director

Dr. Pheaktra has been with AHC since the very beginning: he trained as a doctor at AHC in 1999, and has been with us ever since. In 2002, Dr. Pheaktra was named Director of Emergency and Intensive Care Unit before being promoted to Chief of Medicine just two years later. In 2011 he was named Deputy Director from which he was promoted to Acting Medical Executive Director in early 2015.

Navy Tep, RN, MBA (Executive Committee) – Chief Operating Officer

Navy worked at a government health center before joining AHC as a nurse. He is an integral part of the management team, having risen from Team Leader to Vice-Director of Nursing. Promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2012, Navy is responsible for making sure the hospital runs efficiently and effectively.

Pises Ngeth – Medical Director

Dr. Pises joined AHC in 1999 and was promoted to Medical Director in 2012. He has been teaching at AHC since 2003 and is a trained Cardiologist. His role is to oversee all medical departments. Dr. Ngeth is a member and instructor of Advance Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia.

Vuthy Sar – Surgical Director

After graduating as doctor, Dr. Vuthy worked in the Siem Reap Provincial Hospital as trainee surgeon. In 1998 he joined AHC as a Pediatric physician and in 2012 was promoted to Surgical Director. His range of skills cover various areas of pediatric health care including cardiac surgery, plastic surgery and orthopedics.

Sophal Som – Director of Nursing

After attending Regional Nursing School in Battambang, Sophal started his career at Sot Nikum Referral Hospital, before moving to work for the Provincial Health Department in Siem Reap. Sophal was recruited by AHC in 1998 as a nurse, before becoming Nursing Manager. In 2004 he was promoted to Director of Nursing.

Helen Catton – Satellite Clinic Coordinator

With a degree in Psychology, a Masters in Nursing and certificates from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Helen previously worked on an Infection Control & Immunology ward, and with a public health team on the Thai/Burmese border. She supports staff to provide care and integrate with the government hospital.

Development Director
Nicky Jurgens – Development Director

Nicky first came to Cambodia in 1996; the country and its people immediately captured her heart. Nicky graduated from Portsmouth University with a Masters Development Studies and in her thirteen years of professional public health experience, nearly half of that time has been spent working for non-profits in Cambodia. As the Development Director, Nicky and the development team work to support the hospital by diversifying its donor base and secure long-term funding, in line with the hospital’s strategic plan.

Arun Sinketh – External Relations Manager

Arun started as a nurse in the IPD in 2001, then took on the role Personal Assistant to the Executive Director, before being promoted to the External Relations Manager. Arun helps direct the growth of local and international knowledge of AHC and brings together people, businesses and organizations to help support the hospital.

Chinda Long – Grants Unit Manager

In 2003, Chinda worked as a volunteer in the Logistics Unit. In 2006 he was appointed to the position of Purchasing Officer until September 2010, when he was promoted to Grants Unit Manager. Now as Grants Unit Manager one of his key roles is centered on the generation and maintenance of funds to AHC through donations and grants.

Gregor McKellar – Chief Financial Officer

Gregor McKellar graduated from Strathclyde University with a 1st class honors degree in Accounting and Finance in 2009. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute for Chartered Accountants in Scotland in 2012 with Deloitte in Glasgow. He has worked in an advisory capacity with non-profit organizations in both the UK and Cambodia. He began working with AHC in March 2015.