Admin, Finance & Management

Dr. Kenneth Wilson

Technical Advisor

Dr. Ken Wilson relishes the interface between cultural and biological diversities at landscape/seascape level and the strategies and engagement necessary to enable creativity and bottom up change processes.  Born in Malawi with a life spread across the continents he was an academic at the University of Oxford before spending 22 years in philanthropy, with the Ford Foundation and then The Christensen Fund.  In addition to advising LEAP and Forever Sabah he retains his connections, since 1980, with a set of villages in southern Zimbabwe through the Muonde Trust and writing their social and environmental histories. He also serves as advisor and/or board member of several major international philanthropic efforts that connect environment and indigenous issues.

Winnie Long

Chief Operations Officer

Winnie is currently the Director and Chief Operation Officer of Forever Sabah, Malaysia and has over 25 years’ experience in multi-functional roles across financial, marketing and organizational management.  Prior to joining the FS family, Winnie served as the Senior Manager for Marketing & Sales with a Sabah State Government Agency in the food manufacturing and trading industry for 17 years where she was responsible for managing a team of 56 staff that generated an annual turnover of RM30 million.  Winnie developed a strong sense of devotion for the non-profit movement during her young adult years when she got involved in the Junior Chamber International, an international non-profit movement of young leaders between 18 and 40 years old.  She served as the President of a local chapter in 1992 and in 2000 she was elected as the Malaysian National Executive Vice President and presided as the Chairman of the Sabah Area Conference.  Winnie is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, United Kingdom and holds a BA in Commerce from the Western Institute of Technology, Australia.  She is a qualified Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Neville Yapp

Chief Operations Officer

Raised in Ranau and Kota Kinabalu, Neville is the technical coordinator of the Lower Kinabatangan & Segama Programme. He has been engaging the communities in the Lower Kinabatangan Segama Wetlands since 2010 in facilitating community based natural resource management and development of community-based tourism, alternative livelihoods, and provides institutional support, partnership building and fundraising with local partners as well as the Sabah Forestry Department.  His particular skills include mapping and fisheries ecology.

Jacquie Yong

Chief Financial Officer

Jacquie graduated from Monash University, Melbourne with Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She has 15 years of experience in the audit line with a big five professional accounting firm and 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  She loves gardening.

Cheryl Joanne Chan

Office Manager

Cheryl has a degree in Business Management from UNITAR majoring in Quality Management and she took entrepreneurship as an elective. Prior to that, she worked in a law firm as a legal clerk and also has years of experience in the hotel sector. She is also involved in non-governmental organizations like SPCA KK (Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Kota Kinabalu). She loves cross functional training and outside work, she is also a fitness instructor in her own community gym. Cheryl oversees day-to-day administration work at Forever Sabah