OUR ADVISORY BOARD

We are honoured to receive the support of diverse and experienced advisors who believe in the organisation's mission to empower communities by activating knowledge-sharing, capacity-building and community engagement. Board members draw from their experience to provide strategic guidance, recommendations and counsel to the team.

Khunapong is passionate about developing new and innovative WASH initiatives to empower communities to help themselves. He’s excited to serve as the Chair of the Advisory Board for Masy Consultants to help end the water crisis in the Philippines through WASH community engagements and partnerships.

Khunapong has provided business strategy, project management and advisory services to corporates, not-for-profit organisations and governments to test and scale WASH initiatives in seven Southeast Asian countries as well as Australia and the USA.

Previously working and advising WASH not-for-profit organisations including Water.org and Gravity Water, his programs empowered over 310,000 people with access to clean water and sanitation. In 2019, Khunapong was recognized for his work as the Community and Advocacy Winner of 40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards.

Khunapong Khunaraksa
Founder | Chief Executive Officer, Khunapong Consulting
Elizabeth Dayao
President, Your English Zone Corp. 

Elizabeth is the President and CEO of two start-up companies in the Philippines - Your English Zone Corp. and Machinesmart, Inc. Prior to starting her own companies, Elisa was a senior executive and the First Senior Vice President at Global Business Power Corporation (GBPC), the biggest power generator in the Visayas region. As one of the pioneer executives, Elisa was instrumental in its significant growth from its establishment in 2006 until her retirement in 2018. 

 

Elisa has more than 30 years of experience in corporate services management that include materials and fuel management, and more than 10 years' experience as a senior executive managing corporate and administrative services.

Elisa is actively involved with local communities, having established the Joy of Service Enriching People’s Lives (JOSEPH) Foundation, Inc., a charity which provides full scholarships to poor but gifted children and conducts outreach programs to marginalised communities in Metro Manila.

Daniel Lambert
Australasia Water Leader, Arup

Daniel is the Australasia Water and Urban Renewal Business Leader for Arup. He has extensive experience delivering water and sanitation projects in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and South America. Daniel is passionate about water in developed and developing countries and working with clients and stakeholders to identify, develop and implement smart, sustainable solutions for clients.

Daniel’s experience includes delivering first of a kind design solutions and industry-leading advice in long term water planning and policy. He enjoys solving complex challenges and in 2016 Daniel was recognised by Engineers Australia as one of Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Engineers.’

He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a member of the National Urban Water Reform Steering Committee and the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Water Taskforce, and Expert Review Panel Member of the Australian Water Partnership. Daniel has recently been appointed to the International Water Association Strategic Council and is a Technical Expert on the Australian Water Association’s Asian PPP Expert Advisory Committee.

Melita specialises in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and integrated water resources management (IWRM) in international development, with a focus on inclusion. Melita has worked for over 15 years’ in government, university, and civil society sectors. With an academic background in Political Science and Environmental Management, Melita has expertise in integrated and inclusive WASH, and has applied this in Australian, South East Asian, and South Asian contexts.

 

Melita has also led a number of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) related projects, including the Gender Action Piece for the Global Water Partnership, and the ‘Gender Equality and Goal 6 – The Critical Connection’ for the Australian Water Partnership. She is currently leading a multi-year GESI research project in Timor-Leste and Indonesia, and has led a number of research initiatives focused on rural water governance in Viet Nam, Myanmar and Cambodia. Melita has extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating stakeholder and community engagement initiatives.

Melita Grant
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures

Raoul is the Managing Partner of CCV Law.  He is recognised as a leader in public-private collaboration due to his experience in managing and leading successful Public-Private Partnerships across a number of major government contracts. This includes public infrastructure projects across energy, agriculture, transportation and water sectors.

During his career, Raoul was appointed Government Corporate Counsel of the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC), and served as chief lawyer of all government corporations of the country. In 2016, he served as Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr). During his tenure, he reviewed major concession agreements and other contracts between the government and private sector.

Raoul obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major in Political Science) from the University of Santo Tomas. He later earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda University; and took up further law studies at the University of Sydney.

Raoul C. Creencia
Managing Partner, CCV Law
Julian Brangwynne-Smith
Technical Director - Integrated Program Delivery, AECOM

Julian is a Program and Project Director with 34 years’ international experience from the UK, the Middle East and Australia in delivering significant public infrastructure with a customer focus. He has successfully delivered multimillion-dollar collaborative and integrated infrastructure programs across numerous multidisciplinary project management challenges, such as the Transport Network Reconstruction Program that reconnected communities, freight transport and agricultural industries after the devastating floods across South East Queensland in 2011. 

 

Julian has a passion for developing trusting, collaborative and enduring relationships across diverse teams and key stakeholders to deliver meaningful outcomes and to leave sustainable legacies for people and communities. His comprehensive understanding of leading and operating within an integrated and multidisciplinary program and project environments ideally positions him to share his experiences to enhance and focus the value that Masy Consultants aspirations and vision can bring in enhancing the wellbeing and resilience of disadvantaged communities.