Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) Chairperson, Eddie Micallef, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mo Elrafihi as Chief Executive Officer.

Over the past decade, Mo has provided strategic public policy advice to the Victorian Government. He has worked across key portfolios, including Industry, Innovation, Multicultural Affairs and Crime Prevention.

He is a passionate advocate for advancing the rights and wellbeing of multicultural communities, refugees, asylum seekers, and LGBTIQ+ communities in Victoria.

Mo has been an active contributor to Victoria’s multicultural communities, including as a member of the CALD Health Advisory Panel and as a board member of the Islamic Council of Victoria.

The son of Lebanese and Syrian migrants, he grew up in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, where he lives with his nine-year-old daughter.

Mr Micallef said Mo brings a wealth of experience and a strategic understanding of the government and policy environment, complemented by strong values, leadership qualities, and effective advocacy skills.

“He is a passionate advocate with dedication to promoting equitable access to services and addressing the issues that are important to our multicultural communities. We look forward to working with him.”

ECCV CEO, Mo Elrafihi, said he was humbled and honoured to be joining ECCV at this exciting time, as the organisation prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary and the nation moves towards reconciliation with First Nations people.

“I look forward to working with the ECCV community to help shape and influence policies that will lead to better outcomes for our communities. I am also committed to building stronger relationships with Aboriginal communities in Victoria to achieve recognition of First Nations people in our constitution.”

The appointment followed a robust and independent recruitment process, which attracted a strong and diverse field of candidates.