Stephanie O’Connell has a long history of working in Myanmar. We are delighted she is bringing her expertise to the board of trustees.
Martin Smith has researched and reported about Burma/Myanmar since the early 1980s for a variety of media, non-governmental and academic organisations, and he was an independent expert member of the former Three Diseases Fund Board.
Josh Htet is a Prospect Burma alumnus. PB supported him in his legal education at BPP Law School in London and then at New College, Oxford University. He now works as a solicitor at a magic circle law firm in London and divides his time between London and Yangon as work dictates. He also writes and sings Burmese folk music in his spare time and released an EP in aid of Prospect Burma available here.
Michael Marett-Crosby obtained an M.A. and D.Phil from Oxford University and trained as a Catholic priest. Since 2010, he has worked for the growth of civil society and democracy in Myanmar, in which education plays a key role. As well as Prospect Burma, he currently serves as a Trustee of the The Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Charitable Trust and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, and is CEO of the Suu Foundation. He frequently travels to Myanmar to advance health and education projects in the country and to support the implementation of the late Dr Kofi Annan’s Rakhine Advisory Commission.
Former reporter for an English language newspaper in Rangoon. Freelance writer, producer and director who also teaches TV/Film Drama – acting, directing, producing and writing – both in the UK and abroad.
Information Assistant with the USIS in Burma for several years before joining the BBC in London as a producer in 1983. She rose to be head of the Burmese section there in 1997 the first Asian woman to reach that level. From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a Field Reporter for the BBC in their Bangkok office. Since retirement she has been able to spend more time in Burma.
A writer specialising in Burma and China, a published photographer, documentary film producer and researcher. Her publications have focused on Asian travel, history and culture including books on Burma.
Retired from HM Diplomatic Service, Sir Robin served as Ambassador successively to Ethiopia, Indonesia and Argentina. He has known Daw Aung San Suu Kyi since 1966 when they were both students at Oxford University.
British Ambassador to Burma 1995-1999. Head of South East Asia Department, FCO 1999-2003. Ambassador to Vietnam 2003-2007. Retired from FCO 2008. President Britain-Burma Society.
Former Chairman of Prospect Burma, British Ambassador to Burma 1986-1990 and to the UN in Geneva 1990-93. Leader of the official delegation to the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, 1993.
A Cambridge law graduate and former solicitor, Lindy became involved with Prospect Burma through her husband, Tom Reid, who was born in Rangoon when his parents were in the Foreign Office.