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45 Hume St
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065

+612 9437 0277

Friends of Sala Bai is a Not-For-Profit organisation founded by Hospitality professionals in Australia dedicated to raising funds to support Sala Bai: A vocational hotel school in Siam Reap, Cambodia.

Our Friends



Consuls act as the executive of the organisation, liaising directly with Sala Baï and managing day to day operations as well as our major events




Gavin FaullSwiss-Belhotel International
Fritz GublerArbon
Maxwell PlayerMawland Group
Suzanne StantonMawland
Maurice Cooper OAMBygone

Ambassadors & Best Friends

Ambassadors & Best Friends are the ‘special face’ of our group, showing great support and represent Sala Baï for many years. All Ambassadors have spent time at the Hotel School in supporting roles. 



Catherine AddingtonJane Adams
Rod AndrewarthaJerome Casteight
Mel DorrellMark Dorrell
Deborah BedfordPaul Bedford
EliseWendy Magee
Frank MageeVeronique Olivier Eskanazi
Jane GentleKerry Mckenzie
Philip HoltPatrick Magee
Helen Morgan-HarrisAndrew Neal
Vicki PlayerRoss Player
Val PlayerMax Player
Karen PlayerSteve Bancroft
Sokha PawsonSimon Pawson
Ruth RoseberyRichard Rosebery
Lisa RoseMurray Rose
Cameron StantonScott Thomson
Matt StephensAmanda Tobias
Robert TobiasJane Hunt
Patrick HuntWend Wade
John WadeRobert Weaver
Lainey WillardSam Willard
Paul WorthingtonElaine Wziontek
Ted Wziontek


Our sponsors are essential. Their donations of wine, goods and services play a critical role in every Friends of Sala Baï function. Without their generosity we would not be able to make our annual pledge to Sala Baï .


Bedford CA
Skal Sydney North
Lilianfels Hotel & Resort
Q Station
Bygone Beautys
Arbon Publishing
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia
THE-ICE - The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education
Swiss-belhotels International
Accor Hotels
The Carrington Hotel Blue Mountains
Gault Millau Australia

The backbone of our success, the Friends of Sala Bai support us not only financially, but add so much fun and energy to our events, ensuring their success. Many of them have been friends for almost a decade, and several have visited the Hotel School to bring greetings from their friends in Australia. 

Our Friends in 2017

Our Friends in 2017

Erika AffolterEdward Affolter
Erin OlgivieMark Baulderstone
Jason ButlerJasmyn Burford
Russell BrownPeter Brady
Courtenay BrungsBernhard Chapman
Alice ColesMiriam Cosic
Clive CravenMelanie Cole
Patrick ColeMax Davis
Peter O'DonnellSusan de Dobi
Christopher de DobiEdna Dorrell
Ken DorrellSabine Erika
Jennifer EmmertonJo-Anne Eilliott
Libby FarrellJohn Farrell
Debra FrancesCaroline Guiot
Jane GentlePerrine Haller
Margaret HaywardLiisa Hiltunen
Myra HuttonJane Hunt
Patrick HuntClare Hovey
Renate KelaherFrank Kelaher
Estelle KerboulJean Kerboul
Mary KnoblanceAlison Langley
Kathy LamondStan Lamond
Kelye LieshoutDale Lieshout
Patricia MazzaDimitri Makris
Marry-Lynne MackertichMartin Mackertich
Renae McLarenHeath McLaren
Jerome MurphyEdward Ohanessian
Maureen O'SheaRobert O'Shea
Janet ParkerRichard Parker
Claudette PalomaresWendy Pasquali
Claude PasqualiCheryl Perry
Genevieve ReaDavid Rea
Christine RuppFranz Rupp
Barbara RysenbryEdwin Rysenbry
Joanne RoseberyKen Rosebery
Bill ShawJackie Smith
Darryl SmithDanny Skyring
Andrew SkyringIrene Thill
Nick ThillRobyn Thomas
Chris ThomasMatt Toot
Gai TootGerry Twomey
Neil Jackson