Symbiosis Executive Leadership
CEO | Symbiosis International
CEO | Symbiotic
DR. ABDUR RAHMAN
Country Director | Symbiosis Bangladesh
Lisa stepped into the CEO role, following the retirement of our Founder, Dr Morris Lee in July 2020.
With 10 years experience in community development in South East Asia and a background in communications and public policy, Lisa joined the Symbiosis Board as a Director in 2017 with a particular focus on supporting our communications and fundraising efforts.
Lisa spent time in Bangladesh in 2017 and again in early 2020 meeting with staff and group members to hear first hand the stories of transformational change occurring in participants lives.
An industrial chemist with water treatment skills, Roger visited Bangladesh for the first time in 2007, immediately feeling a strong connection with the people.
In 2007-2008 he joined the Board of Symbiosis International where he served for seven years. During that time he continued to support the water treatment program with Symbiosis and make occasional visits to Bangladesh.
Roger now leads our endeavours to develop a sustainable social enterprise program in country.
Dr. Abdur Rahman is a Medical Doctor with 34 years of experience with the Government Health Ministry in Bangladesh. With expertise in training, leadership, research and community development, Dr. Rahman has worked in senior level management for many years.
He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences at James Cook University in Australia.
Dr. Rahman has been a friend and supporter of Symbiosis since it began in 1995, and in 2014 became Country Director of Symbiosis Bangladesh.
Symbiosis Australia International Board
DR NEIL PARKER Chair
A Doctor specialising in public health medicine. He spent several years living and working in Bangladesh.
NOEL HARVEY OAM Deputy Chair
A results driven, motivated, resourceful director with proven ability to develop & strengthen management teams to maximise organizational performance & efficiency.
Marine Research Scientist with extensive experience travelling and working in Bangladesh.
Management consultant with experience in the public and private sectors.
Lecturer and researcher with expertise in agriculture and environment.
Qualified Chartered Accountant and CPA specialising in business development.
Andy is a Director of an NGO with extensive experience working cross-culturally following a career in Urban and Environmental Planning.
Director in the Public Sector in Queensland, with experience in NGOs and community development.
Director of an NGO with extensive experience working cross-culturally.
Symbiosis Australia Staff
Chief Financial Officer