The Board

2017-2018 OPCC Board of Directors

Acting President | David Hutt
David Hutt is a political journalist who has been based in Cambodia since 2014. He is the Southeast Asia Columnist for the Diplomat, a regular writer for Asia Times and a contributor to Forbes, covering European policy in Asia. Previously, he was a reporter for Southeast Asia Globe and an editor of Focus Asean.

Treasurer | Luke Hunt
Luke Hunt is currently treasurer, a life member and former President of the OPCC. He writes about the region from Phnom Penh for The Diplomat and other mastheads. He is also the Opinion Editor for UCAN and he lectures in war and media at Pannasastra University.

Secretary | Robert Starkweather
Robert Starkweather is a freelance media professional. Previously, he was a online consultant to The Cambodia Daily. He has worked for the Mekong Review, The Advisor, The Phnom Penh Post, The SF Weekly, and Public News in Houston, Texas, among others.

Regular Board Members

Thomas Cristofoletti
Thomas Cristofoletti is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Cambodia since 2012. Founder member of Ruom Collective, his work has been featured in international publications such as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and The South China Morning Post.


1993/94 Leo DobbsReuters
1994/95Mark DoddReuters
1996/97Matthew LeeAgence-France Presse
1997/98Matthew LeeAgence-France Presse
1998/99Matthew LeeAgence-France Presse
1999/00 Christopher FontaineAssociated Press
2000/01 Chris DecherdAssociated Press
2001/02 Chris DecherdAssociated Press
2002/03Luke HuntAgence-France Presse
2003/04Michelle VachonFreelance
2003/04 Michelle VachonFreelance
2005/06Bronwyn SloanEFE
2006/07Bronwyn SloanEFE
2007/08Bronwyn SloanEFE
2008/09 Brian CalvertVoice of America
2009/10Patrick FalbyAgence-France Presse
2010/11Robert CarmichaelDeutsche Presse-Agentur
2011/12Robert CarmichaelDeutsche Presse-Agentur
2012/13Rick ValenzuelaFreelance
2013/14 Rick ValenzuelaFreelance
2014/15 Rick ValenzeulaFreelance
2015/16 Lauren CrothersFreelance
2016/17Nathan ThompsonFreelance
2017/18Nathan ThompsonFreelance