Who we are

Michelle Bonnici is the Institute Director. Michelle has extensive senior and executive management experience in government in Australia. 


Sianong Phomkong is a Fulbright Fellow. In 2000, she graduated from the University of South Carolina, USA, home of the Fighting Gamecocks, with a Master Degree in International Relations. Nearly a decade earlier she had been an honors student at the Varonezh State Pedagogical Institute in former Soviet Union, where she received her first Master Degree in Russian Language and Literature. 

Phonevilay Vongxay (Mow) works as the Finance and Administration Assistant. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Laos-Japan Institute. 

Thavivone Soukaloun is the Finance and Administration Manager. She holds a bachelor degree in accounting from Chiang Mai University and finished a masters degree in Finance at Lattana College. 

Hormdorkhuk Xaisomphaeng is the LANS Support Officer for the National University of Laos in Vientiane. 

Phonemany Phommachak is the HRD Associate, was born in Vientiane Capital. Having worked for several international organizations and the Government of Lao PDR, she has a rich and unique mix of work experience. 

Ta Vongpiasa is the LANS Support Officer for Souphanouvong University in Luang Prabang Province. 

Anouvone Thammavong (Teva) is an Australia Awards alumnus who recently received her Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) from Canberra Institute of Technology.