Association Chiefs

Melbert Reyes: Championing the nursing profession

The pandemic is making it harder for nurses in the Philippines, an ailing sector peppered with issues such as abysmal salaries, and poor working conditions. Philippine Nurses Association's (PNA) national president Melbert Reyes shares about the challenges of the profession, and the association's response in such difficult times.

Azhar Talib: From the heart

Armed with personal experience of caring for a loved one living with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Azhar Talib establishes the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Malaysia and makes it his mission to raise awareness of the rare genetic disorder and provide a support network for medical professionals, patients and everyone in between

Sally Langley: Different pace

In a period like no other, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons discovers ways to operate more efficiently while keeping to its promise to protect the well-being of members and their patients. President Sally Langley shares her leadership story.

Luu Meng: Catalysing Cambodia’s new tourism future

The pandemic has brought Cambodia's tourism players together and highlighted the value of a single voice via the Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), allowing them to work better with the authorities towards travel and tourism recovery as well future developments, reveals the association president.

Suzanne Neufang: A time for boldness and empathy

Suzanne Neufang is the new CEO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), an organisation whose members are so battered by the pandemic and travel freeze. As one to see bright sparks even in the darkest depths, Neufang believes there are countless opportunities for GBTA to reinforce its support to members and relevance for the industry.

Tan Kok Liang: Travel matters

Elected into the presidency of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations when the future of travel and tourism was bright, Tan soon finds himself tackling the world’s biggest travel freeze and one that has brought his industry to its knees

Tan Maw Pin: It takes a spark

She wanted an Asian meeting on falls prevention but her passion led to her becoming chairperson to the inaugural World Congress On Falls and Postural Stability

Rod Cameron: Better together

Rod Cameron, executive director, Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), calls for associations to make use of reserves to keep as many jobs as possible, as well as focus on knowledge sharing to tide through this period.