International Operations 

The International Operations Leadership Team provides strategy and support for our network of National Offices around the world that work to fundraise and raise awareness for ICC.

Jannene Wall 

Chief Executive Officer (COO) 
As COO, Jannene is responsible for the ICC's operations. She works closely with Peter Maize, David Gotts and the International Board (IB) to provide overall leadership to the organisation. 

Jannene first connected with ICC in 1999 through a trip to China. Bringing with her a background in human resources, she began processing field applicants and mobilising volunteers. That has led to an increased role with ICC. Based in Ipswich, Australia, Jannene is married to her husband, John, and has two daughters.

Trent Frecklington

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Trent leads our Finance Department. Before joining ICC he had over 10 years’ experience working in and around charities in Australia in key leadership roles, as well as in various commercial enterprises. In addition to his strengths in finance and leadership, he bring considerable experience in strategic planning, budget management, governance and team development to the leadership of ICC. 

At ICC he oversees international finances and managing the flow of funds from ICC’s National Offices to China, reporting to the CEO and the International Board. Trent lives in Cedar Grove, just south of Brisbane, with his wife and two dogs.

Sam Kirk 

Director of Communications 
Sam joined ICC in 2010, leading the Communications Department, as well overseeing IT and systems support. Before joining ICC, he spent over 15 years in marketing and communications in banking, newspapers, high-tech startups and politics. At ICC, he leads the development of marketing and fundraising materials, coordinates all internal and external communications and resources the marketing and promotional efforts of ICC's National Offices. Sam lives in Canada in the Vancouver area with his wife, Lana, and their sons, Matthew and Wyatt.  

Sylvia Soon

Liaison, National Offices
After spending 15 years in business management, Sylvia transitioned to the non-profit sector in 2004. Prior to ICC, she was based in New York City, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the WEA.  In recent years, through a series of work related trips, she developed a heart for China, which eventually drew her to the work of ICC. Sylvia works with ICC's network of National Offices in the areas of communication, goal alignment and collaborative opportunities. Sylvia lives in Canada in the Vancouver area.