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Samina Yip
Director of Operations - Australia , PNG Tribal Foundation
Melbourne, Port Moresby, Australia
Experienced multifaceted proven leader with over 13 years C-Suite experience in the financial services, vocational training and education and international and domestic NFPs industries. Dynamic and engaging lateral thinker with strong strategic management skills and proven ability to lead teams for high performance.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Experienced multi-faceted proven leader with over 18 years experience in the financial services industry, in financial planning and accounting, business development, sales and marketing. An additional 13 years in small business and operations management and vocational education and training. Comprehensive understanding of all industry and government funding compliance, as well as grant applications.

13 years of C-Suite and Executive Management experience with 2 years in domestic and international NGO operations and project management including M & E, board & financial reporting, logistics, budgets, grants, fundraising & stakeholder management.

• Qualified and engaging vocational trainer and educator with experience in designing and developing training materials and resources for various levels of learning, literacy and numeracy in both the corporate world as well as communities for developing nations.

HR generalist and accomplished team leader and people manager, having led teams for high performance and achieving set goals. Self-motivated and proactive. A lateral and strategic thinker with high emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of cultural diversity.

Extensive expertise in regulatory and licensing requirements for the financial services and education sectors including meeting government funding agreement requirements as well as regulatory requirements for Responsible Managers and registrations for AFSL, VRQA, AQTF, TESQA, ANMAC and CRICOS. Sound experience and direct involvement in Profit and Nonprofit start-up business practices and procedures.

Community focused and passionate volunteer with the PNG Tribal Foundation as the Australian Director of Operations. A global based NGO with a strong focus in health, education, anti-violence, developmental partnerships and programs for women and children. Regular blood/plasma donor, active Rotarian and Member of the Interplast Australia & NZ District 9780 Committee.
I hold a Bachelor of Science (Biology/Psychology) with post-graduate Executive Education and training in Strategic Management and Leadership from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. I am a qualified and experiences Financial Adviser, Certified Professional by the Australian Human Resources Institute. I am an experienced and qualified Vocational Trainer and Assessor and hold a TAE40110 and am currently upgrading to a TAE40116. I am also a Business coach and currently completing a Diploma in Life Coaching (Life Cycle, Business and Health & Wellness Coaching).
Affiliations and Achievements:
Significantly changed organizational culture (180% improvement for employee satisfaction) within 3 months which resulted in better team cohesion, more motivated and happier staff;

Implemented full company risk review and reassessment of all policies and procedures for all departments and business units, improved efficiencies, decreased bad debts by 80%;

Provide ongoing management advice and support for 3 countries, 9 staff and 50 corporate partnerships;

Developed M&E procedures as well as production of reports;

Developed and designed training resources and materials for Corporate training and community programs including the Senisim Pasin (Change Your Ways) anti-violence campaign;

Responsible for collation and completion of all sponsorship, annual and financial reports, as well as the design and creation of global brochures, flyers and reports;

Ensures the highest level of compliance is achieved and maintained at annual audits across all companies;

Successfully developed and was awarded several education grants and funding contracts at both Federal and State levels;

Developed numerous training programs and resources for a variety of industries

Developed and implemented Best Practice procedures for client work including, turnaround times, job-flow management and product champions resulting in 30% increases in office efficiencies and productivity and decreased errors and omissions;

Developed and implemented Best Practice procedures for problem debtors resulting in a 50% increases in office efficiencies and productivity and a 50% decrease in errors and omissions;

Business Planning, stakeholder, Board and government report writing and tenders;

Successfully implemented numerous legislative and professional standards;

Developed and implemented continuous professional development registers and quarterly training schedules for all staff across all companies to ensure maintenance and compliance of professional standards and industry training requirements;

Developed and implemented a range of Quality Control Policies and Procedures including HR and Business Policies such as Code of Practice, Privacy, Bullying & Anti-discrimination, Quality Control & Compliance Manual, Risk Management, New Staff Induction and Interviewing techniques, Student and Employee Manuals;

Developed and implemented performance review and goal settings for staff by way of 360 degree feedback questionnaires, Performance Development Reviews and Balanced Scorecards;

Developed and implemented new and improved recognition and rewards (incentives) system for staff;

Management of all day to day operations, including but not limited to IT, sales and marketing, compliance, training, accounts, administration and including performance reviews and staff training/development;

Built a reputation amongst staff and clients as reliable, trustworthy, and with integrity.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Australia , Papua New Guinea
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