Governance is the strategic guidance provided by a group of elected representatives who are tasked with the responsibility of leadership.
The board of directors are the governance group who lead the policy advocacy, act as public figures and demonstrate the values the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria and the not-for-profit and multicultural sectors.
Statement of Purposes, Extract from the Constitution
3.1 To act as the representative body in Victoria for multicultural and ethnic communities and advocate for the formulation of government policies that will contribute in the alleviation
of social disadvantage and injustice.
3.2 To encourage the full participation of Victoria’s multicultural and ethnic communities within the social, economic, political and cultural life of Australia.
3.3 To assist with the advancement of community language education and support of related educational facilities for ethnic and refugee groups.
3.4 To plan for and assist with the relief of the needs of refugees and the ethnic aged.
3.5 To encourage the maintenance and preservation of the languages, traditions and cultures of Australia’s diverse community.
3.6 To promote the positive aspects of multiculturalism and cultural diversity to the Victorian community.
Board of Directors 2018-2020
Officers of the Council
Cr Kris Pavlidis – Chairperson
Dr Sundram Sivamalai JP – Deputy Chairperson
Jenny Semple – Deputy Chairperson
Marion Lau OAM JP – Secretary
Nalliah Suriyakumaran – Treasurer
Jude Ogbeide Ediae
Dean Wickham – Regional Representative
|Eddie MICALLEF||2013 – 2017|
|Joe CAPUTO OAM JP||2011 – 2013|
|Sam AFRA JP||2007 – 2011|
|Phong NGUYEN||2003 – 2007|
|Marion LAU OAM JP (Acting Chair, then elected Chair)||2001 – 2003|
|George LEKAKIS AO||1997 – 2001|
|Victor BORG||1991 – 1997|
|Maurice CAUCHI||1989 – 1991|
|Anne ECKSTEIN (Acting Co-chair)||1988 – 1989|
|Wellington LEE OAM, OBE (Acting Co-chair)||1988 – 1989|
|Anthony BONNICI||1983 – 1988|
|Walter LIPPMANN||1975 – 1983|