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Justin is really passionate about his work and serving the poorest people in Southeast Asia. His faith and vision is driving the overarching mission of One Thousand Villages to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of girls in the Mekong countries.

Originally from Tweed Heads on the Gold Coast, Justin studied Theology and Psychology and worked in full-time ministry for many years before he felt called to serve in Southeast Asia. Justin and his wife, Rattana, have three daughters, Ashley, Wiphada and Lily.

Justin’s work on sexual violence, trafficking and sexualisation of girls in Thailand began in 1996. He has cultivated countless relationships and alliances across the region with many local and international groups and developed strategic projects, community networks and philanthropic partnerships in support of projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.

Justin is very hard working, strategic and intuitive. He has this incredible drive and complete devotion to working amongst those in great need.

On a larger scale, Justin spends countless hours examining the complexities and challenges facing smaller nonprofits, churches and groups working to reduce poverty and injustice. Justin supports many organisations and networks, helping to expand their resources and impact.

Justin is a very effective communicator and speaks across the region on a range of issues. Justin holds degrees in theology and psychology.