Our Team






Mo Elrafihi

Chief Executive Officer

Over the past decade, Mo has provided strategic public policy advice to the Victorian Government 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.


Victoria Kyriakopoulos

Director of Media & Engagement

Victoria is a journalist and communications specialist who brings broad local, national and international experience to ECCV across media, communications, events and multicultural engagement.

Victoria has worked for leading Australian media, including the Herald-SunThe Age and The Bulletin and her diverse experience includes roles as a Victorian Government Media Adviser, author of Lonely Planet’s Greece series and television and video production.

Policy & Advocacy

James Houghton

Senior Policy Advisor

Surmeli Yesilyurt

Partnerships & Engagement Lead

Jennifer Borrell

Policy Advisor

Suzan Saka

Project Officer

Hayat Doughan

Ageing Well Lead

Media, Communications & Membership

Xiaoran Shi

Media & Communications Officer


Communications Officer


Communications Officer

Business & Executive Support

Ozana Bozic

Office Manager


Business Support Officer