The daily operations of the association are managed by an Executive Director and a Manager. The current Executive Director for MBAN is Ms. Tricia Ann Francis whose role is to provide overall management and execution of initiatives decided by the Council in a manner consistent with the objectives of the association. Ms. Syazzana Arina M. Azmi assists the Executive Director by acting as the primary liaison for all membership related matters, coordination with partners and the Secretariat and Cradle’s Angel Tax Incentive Office (ATIO).
Tricia has over 18 years of work experience and from the very start of her career, she has responded to the calling to serve others. Her career path has been non-traditional, having delved in both the For-Profit Sector and the Social Sector. She is passionate about helping organisations and individuals realise their ideas to deliver social and economic value to society.
Over the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work in Senior Management roles that allowed her to design and execute organisational strategy. Her innate ability to read nuances and anticipate reaction has been an asset in enabling teams and building relationships.
Tricia has always been a people manager and has strong commercial instincts, optimism and is solution focused. She is highly skilled at managing multiple projects and operations. She has a natural flair to designing processes that deliver value and operational efficiencies.
Tricia has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland majoring in Strategic Management. This accreditation combined with her work and life experiences provides a unique and realistic lense for which projects under her care are delivered.
Syazzana Arina successfully obtained a Bachelors of Science in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. Having worked as an Assisting Architect, Syazzana had executed and completed a multitude of Research, Design and Construction projects under the guidance of Aslaner Mimarlik (FAM). Prior to her studies abroad, Syazzana had her first experience in Project Management with Scope Group where she had engaged and executed Social Innovation Projects.
Syazzana believes in creating shared value and her passion for All-Things-Design(ed) has lead her to the curiosity of transferable skills in industries that call for Innovation.