International Advisory Board Member
Associate Director, South East Asia Region,
Tina was brought up in the UK and has lived and worked overseas for more than 15 years. She has had the opportunity to work with a very diverse group of people in various settings. This has given her a better insight into people and how different cultures can impact on working relationships, people’s attitudes towards work and how products and services have no choice but to adapt to the local environment.
The University of Sheffield has a regional office based in Malaysia, with the primary responsibility to represent and promote the university in the region. The South East Asia office is responsible for all international student recruitment and student support. The office also supports a number of partnership arrangements.
Tina's experience includes working with the Malaysia Industry Government High Technology (MIGHT), which the University of Sheffield has been a Member of since 2001. MIGHT brings together policy, funding and technology to advance high technology interests in Malaysia.
She has also been an elected member of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) Board since 2004 and was the second woman to sit on the board. MICCI’s history dates back to 1837 and is currently the largest business chamber in Malaysia. It’s vision is to be "the premier advocate for commerce and industry" in Malaysia and their mission is "to champion Malaysian and international business". They aim to target the key areas that are vital in moving the business environment in Malaysia forward, they have established Councils that focus on finance, international business, domestic affairs, energy & environment, human capital and infrastructure.
She has been Chair of the Education Committee since 2004, member of the Academia Industry Consultative Council – Deputy to the MICCI President, represented the Chamber on the Malaysian Services Development Council (MSDC) focus group on Education & Training. The MSDC is formed under the auspices of Ministry of International Trade and Industry which was tasked with implementation of the IMP3 programme. The focus group provided ideas, suggestions and input for the full Council to deliberate and if approved forward to Cabinet for consideration and action. She was also the was alternate Director for MICCI at the German Malaysia Institute,Trustee Governor at Alice Smith International School and is President of the Rotary Club of Kelana Jaya, District 3300 for the Rotary terms 2011 to 2013.