Co-Founder & CEO
Director Finance and Nepal Operations
Manager, Complaince & Legal
Manager Comms and Company Secretary
Manager, HR and Planning
Manager Policy & Records Management
Nepal Trek Lead
Mohan Thapa Chhetri
With over 25 years in executive leadership and business development roles, Lou Nulley is well placed to grow the impact of REACH for Nepal as Board Chair. He is the Co-Founder and one of the original Directors of the Foundation and is passionate about helping those in need in Nepal.
He is very grateful to be in a position to invite others to contribute to the work of the foundation, as it is through helping others, we experience a greater sense of purpose and happiness in our lives.
Lou has led many groups of volunteers to assist with the delivery of development and humanitarian projects since the Foundation began in 2015. Together with a love of the mountains and the Nepalese people, it gives him great joy in growing the Foundation here in Australia so that its grass roots network of delivering aid in Nepal is sustainable, particularly at times and at locations when and where it is most needed.
Craig Allen is a television journalist and newsreader with the ABC in Canberra. He’s worked as a communications specialist since 1992 and has broad experience in researching, writing and presenting reports for media, government, and NGO’s. He is also a Director of the Canberra-based charity Menslink.
Since 1994, Craig has returned to Nepal every few years, and has trekked extensively around the Khumbu Valley and Mt Everest and also in the Langtang Valley. He has organised numerous trekking and family trips has developed a deep love for the country and its people. Craig has a keen interest in Nepali art, culture and history, and has written about the looting of Nepali religious artefacts over the decades.
Craig is thrilled to be a part of the REACH for Nepal Foundation, to help support those in need in this wonderful country, and to share an authentic trekking and community experience with more Australians.
Clea became aware of the work of the foundation when, in 2018, she volunteered with her son to assist in rebuilding school classrooms which had been damaged by an earthquake. It had been a lifelong ambition to visit Nepal and experience first-hand the rich culture, traditions, and breathtaking scenery, but most memorable of all was the generosity and warm welcome received from the people themselves. The trip left a lasting impact on Clea as she saw first-hand the direct and immediate impact that the work of the foundation has on communities and individuals.
Clea is privileged to be asked to be a member of the board and brings extensive experience in audit, assurance and financial management. She is looking forward to using her 25 plus years’ experience to assist the foundation to continue to grow and deliver sustainable, meaningful, and targeted aid to the vulnerable in Nepal.
Born and raised in Pokhara, Western Nepal, Lachhu has been an Australian resident since 2002. In addition to his work in the finance sector for the Australian government, Lachhu also runs hospitality and tourism businesses in both Australia and Nepal. Lachhu brings with him his deep local knowledge, extensive business experience, and strong professional networks in both countries.
Lachhu is driven by his passion for the Nepalese people, culture, heritage, and environment, which motivates his humanitarian efforts in the region. He is also an experienced trekker, having explored the Khumbu and Annapurna Himalayan ranges in Nepal. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Lachhu has been instrumental in operating a professional organization in Nepal to deliver aid where it is needed most.
With his deep understanding of both Australian and Nepalese cultures, Lachhu is a highly driven professional with a passion for making a positive impact in Nepal.
Tubi is honoured to be a Director of the Reach for Nepal Foundation Board. Living in Papua New Guinea as a child, she has always been aware of her good fortune by birth and seeks to make positive contributions to the lives of others.
Having worked in healthcare across public, private and not for profit organisations, Tubi is committed to diminishing suffering where ever possible and whole heartedly subscribes to the philosophy of the Reach for Nepal Foundation, “every life is precious”. Now working in training, facilitation and leadership coaching, she’s a passionate advocate of using tools from the fields of behavioural insights, critical and design thinking to help people think differently about a problem, gain perspective, and chart a course forward.
Tubi is excited to be bringing these skills and her commitment to be of service to the Reach for Nepal community and contributors.
Annie Creer first engaged with REACH for Nepal Foundation in 2019 when she worked as an Outdoor Education Assistant with Canberra Grammar School. It was during that time, immediately seeing the positive impacts the organisation’s work had on the lives of individuals within communities that she wished to continue involvement with the Foundation.
Over recent years, Annie has also been actively involved in the Foundation’s Strategic Advisory Board, influencing the decisions and directions of the organisation.
Resonating strongly with the values of the Foundation, Annie is incredibly honoured to be a REACH for Nepal Director.
Annie currently studies a dual degree of Law and Science at UNSW Sydney and believes passionately that each of us have much to learn from one another, and that service learning is a cornerstone to building empathy in the broader community.
Shiva is the REACH for Nepal Foundation’s on-site director in Nepal.
His project management and community engagement skills ensure that all projects are executed in a timely manner. He is a talented negotiator with a thorough understanding of Nepalese law and is a valuable asset to the Foundation.
Kim Brennan (Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kim is incredibly proud to be an ambassador for the REACH for Nepal Foundation because it is a great local organisation contributing to a really worthy cause.
“My particular love for the REACH for Nepal comes from the fact this organisation was borne out of the friendship of two Canberra locals – people like you or me – who wanted to make the world a better place. This is about each of us making a small difference, in our own way”, Kim Brennan, April 2017.