Event Details

October 21, 2020

Event Time: 08:30 - 10:00

Old Compass Café, 3rd Floor, 63/11 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

50,000VND entry, by charity donation | Funds will be used by LIN Center to assist NGO’s in Vietnam| Breakfast and Coffee is pay as you go

AusCham’s monthly breakfast “coffee” presentation, in collaboration with LIN Center, provides members with an opportunity to present topics relevant to the greater community, in a casual and engaging discussion and environment. The proceeds raised at the event will be used by LIN Center to assist NGO’s in Vietnam.

We welcome members to present on topics they believe relevant at this monthly AusCham Chats event. If you would like to present a topic of interest, why not contact AusCham to get involved.

Topic: How can educational institutions in Vietnam adapt to the challenges now facing them?

Time/Date: 21 October, 8.30am – 10am

Location: Old Compass Café, Pasteur St, District 1, HCMC

Professor Dr. Raymond Gordon – Vice Chancellor and President of the British University Vietnam (BUV)

Professor Gordon was appointed to his current role in February 2018. He is an experienced leader in higher education having previously held leadership positions such as, Head of the Bond Business School at Bond University Australia, Head of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Technology Sydney and the Head of Centre for Commerce and Management for RMIT University Vietnam. He is also an accomplished academic with extensive teaching and research experience at universities throughout the world including the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of Warwick United Kingdom, Reitaku University Japan, New Mexico State University, Copenhagen Business School and others.


Dr. Kim Green – Head of School at International School Ho Chi Minh City

Kim Green is an experienced, dynamic and energetic international educator and leader with the skills, experience and attributes to build sustained excellence within a learning community. As an inspirational school leader Kim Green has led and managed change, initiated special projects, created and implemented curriculum, built and developed teams, planned and delivered professional learning opportunities, and always maintained the underlying goal to inspire, challenge and prepare all learners for life.

An excellent school is where there is a culture of learning, substantive and sustainable improvement and distributed leadership; where all learners co‐construct understandings, collaborate and have a robust sense of collective efficacy. To build an excellent school the mission and vision drives her work and underpins all decision-making. Her heart is in leading schools and communities to a culture of continuous improvement in student achievement and learning, where all students and educators reach their full potential and parents work in partnership with the school and their children.


Brian O’Reilly – MBA Program Coordinator Vietnamese-German University & AusCham Board Member

Brian has been a member of AusCham for 19 years and has served on the AusCham Board for over 11 years. He has worked in a variety of roles on the Board and was formerly AusCham’s President. He is the current Chairperson of the Education and Training Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) that represents all Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam.

In addition to his work with the VBF, Brian also helped organise AusCham’s Education Symposiums and the new breakfast event AusCham Chats. In 2020 Brian intends to continue to work to improve AusCham’s service to its members. He will also continue to represent AusCham in his role in the VBF, help run business related events, and help organise another Education Symposium in 2020.


Michael Alpaugh – Head of Vietnam for University Access Centre

Michael Alpaugh is from Tampa, Florida, USA, and has worked in international education for over thirteen years. He has an M.A. TEFL/TESOL from the University of Birmingham, UK, and has taught in Vietnam at Bach Khoa University and Broward College. He is currently an IELTS examiner and expert with the British Council, and the US East Asia Recruitment Manager for INTO University Partnerships.


Panel Moderator  
Matthew Lourey – Managing Partner, Domicile Corporate Services

Matt Lourey is a qualified accountant who has lived and worked in Vietnam for over 14 years. Matt assists foreign invested companies enter Vietnam and ensures their ongoing accounting, tax, reporting and compliance are maintained at international levels.  He also currently sits on a number of boards in Vietnam, advising as an independent non-executive director and has been an active member of the AusCham Board of Directors as Treasurer and President before stepping down easier this year.

Kelly Vo – Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising, LIN Center for Community Development

Tuyen (Kelly) joined the team in March 2018 to lead the Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising department. Prior to LIN, Ms. Tuyen has several years of experience as an international Business Development Manager. She has focused on developing markets for agricultural products, including natural teas and wine; and has extensive experience selling and marketing business processing software. Her NGO experience includes serving as regional coordinator for BeCause, a non-governmental organization based in San Jose that provides educational resources for children in underprivileged and under-resourced regions in Vietnam for 6 years. At LIN, her passion is to promote the philanthropic ways of life in Vietnam and bring different people together to create long term changes.