Our Board

    We have a volunteer board of directors headed by a chairperson supported by professional staff.

    The ECCV Board governs the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV).

    The Board meets monthly and hosts an Annual General Meeting each year for its members.

    The ECCV Board are elected in accordance with the ECCV Constitution which is located on the Strategic Documents page.

    The Board are appointed to their elected terms and positions including Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson(s), Secretary, Treasurer and ordinary director(s). Eligible members have the opportunity to vote for their preferred nominated candidates at an annual general meeting which is hosting elections in that year. Those elected to the board members are appointed a position that is determined by varying factors such as skill set and experience.


    Officer Bearers:

    Eddie has a professional background in Occupational Health, and extensive experience in Community Health, where he supported policy and programs enabling culturally diverse communities to respond to drug and alcohol challenges. He is a former Director of Inner South Community (STAR) Health Service and William Angliss Institute.

    Eddie has, previously, served as Chairperson of the ECCV Board and is active on ECCV’s Health Policy Committee. He has also been actively representing the ECCV on external organisations such as with Hepatitis Victoria. He served as a Member of the Victorian Parliament from March 1983 –September 1999 during which he held numerous portfolios covering Health, Industrial Relations, Work Cover & Multicultural Affairs.

    Board of Directors:

    Board Standing Committees

    Past chairs 
    Cr Kris PAVLIDIS2017 – 2019
    Eddie MICALLEF2013 – 2017
    Joe CAPUTO OAM JP2011 – 2013
    Sam AFRA JP2007 – 2011
    Phong NGUYEN2003 – 2007
    Marion LAU OAM JP (Acting Chair, then elected Chair)2001 – 2003
    George LEKAKIS AO1997 – 2001
    Victor BORG AM 1991 – 1997
    Maurice CAUCHI1989 – 1991
    Anne ECKSTEIN (Acting Co-chair)1988 – 1989
    Wellington LEE OAM, OBE (Acting Co-chair)1988 – 1989
    Anthony BONNICI1983 – 1988
    Walter LIPPMANN1975 – 1983

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    We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.

    ECCV Statement: Recognising the Rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders 

    Connect with ECCV

    Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
    Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
    Coburg VIC 3058
    Phone: (03) 9354 9555
    Email: eccv@eccv.org.au