Ellen Louie’s professional background is in the legal sector. Ellen has practised as a solicitor for over 25 years in the Sydney CBD and currently has her own law practice. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law from the University of Sydney. Through her family Ellen has been associated with the Foundation since its inception and has been the Foundation’s legal advisor for many years.
Ellen officially joined the Board of Directors and Trustees in July 2009. Ellen recognises the difficulties and problems faced by the elderly, particularly those from non-speaking English backgrounds and the constraints imposed by their language and diet, and the growing demand for aged care. There is a need to help the elderly live their lives joyfully and to the fullest and to support and assist their families.
Ellen hopes to continue the good work and legacy established by her predecessors and the dedicated and loyal staff and volunteers of the Foundation. Her vision as Chairman is for the Foundation to be able to provide total integrated quality and cost efficient aged care to the Chinese elderly in all areas of Sydney and to be a leading provider in aged care.
Mei Mei Tse joined the Board of Directors and Trustees in 2002. She is the Director of Public Relations and event organiser of all fundraising activities. Since 1990, Mei Mei has been the Director and Public Relations executive with the Australian Society of Performing Arts and played an active role in raising funds for building the Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home and other community organisations.
Mei Mei is also the Director and Treasurer of the Lee Yuen Chinese Opera and Drama Association since 1996, and the executive committee member of the Institute of Traditional Chinese & Popular Music Association in 2010. Her dedication, integrity and extensive network of community liaisons are invaluable to the Foundation.
Mei Mei shares the vision of ANHF and takes pride to be part of ANHF team, with the support of the board members, staff and the Chinese community, she will try her best to raise funds and resources to continue the pursuit of excellence in the provision of quality culturally appropriate care for the Aged.
Andrew graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney with a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting and Sub-Major in Information Systems). He is a CPA in public practice, specialising in the provision of accounting and taxation services. He is also an Authorised Representative to Count Financial Limited and offers financial planning in his practice.
Andrew joined the Board of Directors, as Treasurer and Trustee, in February 2010. His aspiration is to ensure that the legacy of the original founders and past trustees of ANHF is sustained and enhanced for generations to come.
The original mission was “to establish a charity founded and endowed for the purpose of taking care of the sick, elderly and needy people of the Australian community”.
Prior to joining the Board of Directors, Andrew assisted the ANHF with their accounting requirements. Through this initial involvement, Andrew has witnessed the dedication and professionalism and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers of the ANHF.
Andrew Gock said, “It is a privilege to be involved with ANHF. I believe ANHF is one of the best aged care facilities offering specific culinary and cultural needs to our elderly Chinese community. ANHF is blessed to have so much support from the community and all levels of Government. I aim to listen and continue to serve the Chinese community through my entrusted position and work with the ANHF”.
Dr Bernard Tse is a registered general practitioner in NSW. He has been a visiting doctor at eight nursing homes in the inner west of Sydney. He is a member of the Medication Advisory Committee of Bernard Chan Nursing Home, Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home and Lucy Chieng Aged Care Centre.
He takes great joy in being able to serve the elderly members of our society, looking after their health and helping them live life to the fullest. ANHF has been providing high quality care for older people in the Australian Chinese Community for over 30 years. The dedication and care of the staff has earned its excellent reputation and strong support in the community.
Dr. Tse is honoured to serve with an organisation of such distinctions.
Sean Wong graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney with a Bachelor of Technology (Majoring in Technology and Sub-Major in Building Services). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, specialising in the protection of Digital Intellectual Property. He is also a NSW Justice of the Peace.
Sean joined the Board of Directors as non-executive Director, in July 2017. His goal is to ensure that the future of the foundation is well served by its assets, both physical and cultural. In particular, he sees a responsibility to nurture the strong threads of its community.
Prior to joining the Board of Directors, Sean worked in the Construction Management, and Information Technologies industries. In Australia, he has worked with Australian software houses through to major international corporate IT providers. However, he has never forgotten his early experiences as a sheet metal worker on building sites, and brings his professional expertise with a respect for the working hands that make it happen.
In his own words, “I am the son of a Cantonese man who came to Australia from Hong Kong in 1956. I was born in London and grew up in Eastwood, and have extensive contacts with my family in Hong Kong. My background means I bring a unique Australian and Cantonese perspective to my role, and am proud to be able to contribute to ANHF. I look forward to listening and caring for the young at heart, and learning from the wisdom of the ages.”