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Compassionate healthcare and purposeful innovation for Cambodia’s children

Our People

Working alongside our Board of Directors, AHC consists of 98% Cambodian staff.

AHC currently employs nearly 520 staff including: almost 200 nurses, 60+ medical doctors, 14 laboratory technicians, three physiotherapists, nine pharmacists and more than 230 non-medical supporting staff.

Founded on the principle of building a hospital for Cambodian children, run by Cambodians, our team brings that vision to life.

Leadership

AHC’s Executive Committee ensures all areas of the organisation have an equal voice while making operational decisions for the hospital.

Meet our Executive Team

Dr Claudia Turner, Chief Executive Officer

As AHC’s CEO, Claudia brings depth of experience, both as a research paediatrician and a hospital executive focused on quality, strategy and innovation.

Claudia has led AHC through the development of its first strategic plan, its execution and successive updates. Under her leadership, AHC developed and implemented an organisational policy framework and quality assurance programme that cemented the organisation’s reputation for excellence and transparency. Claudia’s focus on empowerment and capacity building, coupled with her vision of contributing to global child health knowledge, led her to launch AHC’s Global Child Health Department and its flagship programme, Saving Babies’ Lives.

Before assuming the role of CEO, Claudia worked as Director of Clinical Research at AHC’s Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU). From 2006-2012, Claudia worked as a research paediatrician in refugee camps along the Thailand – Myanmar border, leading research on pneumonia and sepsis that resulted in interventions that substantially reduce neonatal mortality. Claudia is a UK-trained honorary consultant paediatrician and clinician scientist with the University of Oxford. Her research to date has resulted in over 50 published scientific papers.

Dr Ngoun Chanpheaktra, Hospital Director

As one of AHC’s first paediatricians, Dr Pheaktra has been with the organisation since its founding in 1999. As Hospital Director, Dr Pheaktra leads a team of 250 Cambodian medical staff dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients from across Cambodia.

He provides leadership and direction for medical delivery and paediatric healthcare training, collaborating with the Executive Committee and other departments to deliver on a range of research, clinical, academic, operational and strategic issues.

Dr Pheaktra is a University of Health Sciences (UHS) clinical monitor, lecturer and paediatric committee member, as well as a member of the Siem Reap Medical Council. He works as a consultant for chronic kidney disease, dengue haemorrhage fever, severe malnutrition management and child development at AHC.

Prior to joining the Executive Committee, Dr Pheaktra served as the Chief of the Emergency and Intensive Care Unit, Chief of Medicine and Deputy Hospital Director. His research to date has resulted in over 10 published scientific papers.

Mr Tep Navy, Chief Operating Officer

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Tep Navy has worked in paediatric healthcare and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for over 20 years, holding key leadership roles for the past decade.

As Chief Operating Officer at AHC, Navy is responsible for leading hospital operations, overseeing and providing direction for all non-medical departments. Navy has been with the organisation since its founding in 1999, working his way from general nursing staff to Vice-Director of Nursing.

Navy is a senior lecturer at some of Cambodia’s top universities. Previously, he served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Angkor University. He is Vice Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee for the Cambodian Council of Nurses.

Navy conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Management from the Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica (UNEM) in 2015 and holds a Master of Business Administration from Build Bright University.

Mr Gregor McKellar, Chief Commercial Officer

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As Chief Commercial Officer, Gregor is responsible for overseeing the financial management of the organisation alongside the development of sustainable models of funding for AHC. Gregor started working with AHC in 2015 and joined the AHC Executive Committee in 2017.

Prior to joining AHC Gregor worked in the UK with Deloitte’s corporate finance and external audit practices across the corporate and non-profit sectors.

Gregor was qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) in 2012. Gregor was the recipient of The ICAS OneYoungCA President’s award in 2018 for his work at AHC and recently completed a Masters degree in social innovation with the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

Gregor is passionate about building strong organisations in the non-profit sector which combine a social mission, with clear impact and which embrace the context surrounding the problems they seek to solve.

Our Board of Directors

AHC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The 12-member board is responsible for
supporting strategy and policy, as well as overseeing the organisation’s activities.