Board of Directors

Kenro Izu, Founder of Angkor Hospital for Children

Japanese-born Kenro Izu studied at the Nihon University College of Arts in Tokyo, he moved to New York and in 1974 established the Kenro Izu Studio. Specializing in a platinum-palladium print method, today Kenro travels the world, photographing sacred architecture. Kenro made frequent trips to Cambodia between 1993-1996 to photograph the Angkor temples, and was ultimately so moved by the ill and malnourished children he encountered that he began his journey to open Angkor Hospital for Children. 

Along with the founder of Angkor Hospital for Children, Kenro Izu, the following people sit on the Board of Directors. The Board takes an active supervisory role in the management of the hospital through the various committees which include directors, members of management and outside experts where appropriate. International board members receive no remuneration for their work.


Robert Gazzi (Chairman)

Robert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and also of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years, for whom he remains a Senior Advisor, based in Hong Kong where he has lived for 27 years. He is a Trustee of Indochina Starfish Foundation, which supports children in Cambodia through education and sporting projects. He is an Independent Governor of the English Schools Foundation, providing education to children in Hong Kong, and an Independent Director of QBE General Insurance Hong Kong.


Stuart Davy (Chair of Finance and Operations Committee)

Stuart graduated in Economics from Bristol University and qualified as a Chartered accountant in 1981. He worked with Price Waterhouse from 1982 -86 in the Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Hong Kong offices before joining the First Pacific group as Treasurer. He has over 25 years of corporate financial management experience in Asia for the majority of which time he was based in Bangkok. He was CFO of Berli Jucker (First Pacific Group) and DKSH in Thailand from 2005 -2011, Group CFO of DKSH Holding. Stuart is a Non-executive director of DKSH Holding (Malaysia). He lives in Bangkok with his wife Susan and has three grown children in the UK.


Lindsay William Cooper (Chair of Development Committee)

A graduate of Edinburgh University, Lindsay qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 with Ernst & Young in Edinburgh. Between 1990-1992 he worked in the Audit and Business Services Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong. He joined Crosby Securities in 1992 where he headed the regional small companies research unit. In 1996 he left Crosby to found Arisaig Partners – a boutique investment management company. He is married to Sherry and has four young children


Lisa Genasci (Chair of Education Committee)

In 2006 Lisa established The ADM Capital Foundation for the partners of Hong Kong-based investment manager, ADM Capital. The purpose was to establish an innovative philanthropic vehicle for the ADM Capital partners and for others wanting to give effectively and securely in Asia in two areas: Children at Risk and the Environment. Before working in the Non-profit sector, Lisa reported for the Associated Press from New York and Brazil. Lisa holds a BA (Hons) from Smith College and an LLM in Human Rights Law from Hong Kong University.


Nick Day

Nick is an infectious diseases physician and Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford. He has worked in Southeast Asia for several decades, and currently is director of the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit based in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the past ten years he has collaborated with AHC on finding the causes of illness in Cambodian children coming to AHC with fever and other infections, so that the treatment they are given can be optimized.


John Canan

John Canan is a business executive with over 34 years of strategic, operational and financial leadership experience. John recently retired from Merck & Co., Inc. where his last senior position was as Senior Vice-President, Global Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer for the Corporation.

John has extensive international experiences. He started his professional career with Price Waterhouse in Montreal in 1979, where he earned his Chartered Accountancy designation in Canada. He transferred to the Price Waterhouse Hong Kong office in 1983 for a three year stint. His financial and operational experiences have allowed John to get a deep understanding of numerous international markets, particularly the Asia Pacific markets.

Shunmay Yeung

Shunmay is a paediatrician and senior lecturer with a background in health economics and operational research. She is the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine lead investigator for the Tracking Resistance to Artemisinins Collaboriation (TRAC) and Deputy Director and a core scientist for the Artemisinin Combination Therapy Consortium (ACTc). She also co-leads the Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health – Child Theme and is active clinically as an honorary consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease at St Mary’s Imperial College Hospital, London. Shunmay has a wealth of international experience ranging from working as a government medical officer in a district hospital in rural Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa to working as one of the first Ebola crisis volunteers in Sierra Leone.

Dan Simmons

Dan is a partner of OCP Asia, an Asian focused credit fund with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior, Dan was a Managing Director at Stark Investments in Asia. Dan joined Merrill Lynch in 2005 from the Equity-Linked and Derivative Capital Markets Group at JPMorgan(Hong Kong) where he was involved in the structuring of a number of high profile CB, GDR and Exchangeable transactions. Dan holds a combined Bachelor of Laws(1st Class Honors) and Bachelor of Business with Distinction from the University of Technology, Sydney. Dan is married to Mandy and has 3 young children who have been actively involved in raising funds for AHC.

Lina Saem Støy

Lina is a repeat volunteer at AHC since 2006. Lina teaches AHC’s doctors how to write their thesis and is instrumental in the development milestone project at AHC. She is a nurse with an MPH and 10+ years’ experience in health research. Currently, she works as a trial manager and medical writer at a government institute in Denmark. Lina is Khmer and grew up in California. She lives in Denmark with her husband and two kids.

Board Committees

Medical Education, Ethics & Oversight Committee (MEEOC)

The MEEOC is chaired by Dr. Nick Day, Director, and has delegated authority to ensure that the correct structure, systems and processes are in place at AHC to manage clinical quality and safety matters and that these are monitored appropriately, in addition to overseeing AHCs education activities.

Audit & Operational Risk Committee (A&ORC)

The A&ORC is chaired by John Canan, Director, and has delegated authority to review the adequacy and effectiveness of AHC’s system of internal control, and its arrangements for operational risk management in addition to directly liaising with the independent external auditor.

Remuneration Committee (RC)

The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Stuart Davy, Director, and has responsibility for reviewing the pay and benefits structure for the whole of AHC and the terms and conditions of office for the Executive Committee.

Development Committee (DC)

The Development Committee is chaired by Lindsay Cooper, Director, and has delegated authority to review the progress of fundraising plans of AHC in cooperation with the entire Board.

Angkor Hospital for Children, Inc 

Robert Nassau, MD (President of Angkor Hospital for Children, Inc)

Dr. Bob, a US pediatrician, has been volunteering at AHC every year since 2001. He gives lectures and mentors the junior doctors in the Outpatient and Inpatient Departments of the hospital. He comes to AHC with his wife, Nancy Storrow, who works as a non-medical volunteer. He graduated from M.I.T. and received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Following his pediatric residency he had a general pediatric practice in Vermont for over 35 years. As Treasurer of the Board he ensures US donor supported projects are properly managed at AHC. At home in Vermont he has been on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro, VT, since 2005 and currently serves as Board President.