I have worked in the multicultural sector as the CEO of the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre for 20 years. I have gained a comprehensive understanding of refugee and migrant issues.
Governance: I am currently a Board member of ECCV, and a non-Executive Director on the WorkWays Australia Ltd, Employment agency board. I have had many years experience in on the following boards, Refugee Council of Australia Board, Chisholm TAFE, Darebin Community Health Centre, a Founding member of the Settlement Council of Australia (Chair, Vice-Chair)
I was also nominated on a Ministerial Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council (RRAC) for over 5 years. I have many networks in the community sector and also the multicultural sector with agencies and community leaders. I have a demonstrated understanding of finance, budgets, HR and OHS.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and Postgraduate degree in Management, Community Folio program, Leadership Victoria, Quality accredited Auditor (QIC)
I received an award from the State government for meritorious services to the community, as part of Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2016. I am keen to work in the ECCV board and bring my skills and expertise to the table with the other board members, as a collaborative and professional team.