APACI Management

APACI Management


APACI Overview

The Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (and other respiratory diseases) was established as a charitable institution in April 2011.
It has an independent Board of Directors, and a membership consisting of individuals with a recognised expertise in influenza. APACI is a company limited by guarantee, with its registered office in Hong Kong, and its operational office in Melbourne, Australia.

APACI was previously known as the Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee on Influenza, having been established in early 2002. It has been active in the region since that time, but has moved beyond a committee, to an alliance of Asian-Pacific countries.

Management APACI Overview
Kim Sampson

Kim Sampson (Chief Executive Officer) (Australia)

Kim has more than 35 years of experience in management and finance in the fields of medical and scientific research, public and private health, and community services. Kim joined APACI in the inaugural role in April 2011.

He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Immunisation Coalition, as well as their Company Secretary.

Kim is also the President of the Australia Vietnam Friendship Society.

Marianne O’Reilly (Admin Manager) (Hong Kong)

Marianne is a distinguished professional with a strong background in biotechnology, research, and science communication. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biotechnology, specializing in genetic engineering, which provides a robust scientific foundation for her role as Communications Officer at the Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI)

In her position, she oversees all APACI communications and event management efforts, emphasizing the importance of influenza control and strengthening APACI’s role in the global fight against influenza. Her entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated by her successful venture into a vegan fried chicken business in Hong Kong, and her notable research on dolphin cognition and perception reveal a creative, interdisciplinary approach to her work.

Marianne’s expertise in science communication and event coordination ensures the effective dissemination of accurate information and seamless execution of APACI events. Her skills are pivotal in enhancing APACI’s outreach and fostering collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region.

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