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Advisory Board Members

Dr G.K. (Hari) Harinath OAM, MBBS, DTM&H, Chairperson

  • Chairman, Parramasala
  • General Practitioner, Eastgardens Medical Centre
  • Member NSW Centenary of ANZAC Advisory Council
  • Former achievements include Chairman and Board Member of Cricket NSW; Board Member of Cricket Australia and President Sydney Cricket Club.
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Mr Simon Chan

B.Arch (Hons.I) B.Sc.(Arch)

Director of Art Atrium, Contemporary Australian, Asian & Aboriginal art gallery

Director of SCA Architects

President of Haymarket Chamber of Commerce

Chair of Aboriginal Benefits Foundation

Director on the Board of VisAsia of Art Gallery of NSW

Member of NSW Government Chinese Garden of Friendship Advisory Committee

Member of City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Advisory Committee

Member of Woollahra Council Cultural Committee

Member of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance Committee

Member of Sydney Boys High Ethel Killip Memorial Trust Art Advisory Committee

Community Ambassador at Art Gallery of NSW

Recipient of the inaugural NSW Premier's Multicultural Award for Arts & Culture in 2013

Simon Chan

Ms Sonia Sadiq Gandhi

M.Com

Founder and Director, Gandhi Creations Pty Ltd

2018 Australia Day Ambassador

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International

Chair, Women in Business, AIBC

International Students Officer, CAPA (1999-200

Sonia Sadiq Gandhi

Prof Sandra Hale, B.A., Dip.Ed., M.App.Ling., PhD, NAATI

  • Professor of Interpreting and Translation at UNSW
  • Pioneer in Community Interpreting education and research
  • Author of numerous academic books, book chapters and journal articles in Interpreting
  • Researcher specialising in Legal Interpreting
  • AUSIT Immediate Past President
  • NAATI professional translator and Conference Interpreter (Spanish)
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Antwerp, Belgium
Prof Sandra Hale, B.A., Dip.Ed., M.App.Ling., PhD, NAATI

Mr Kyung I1 (Kenneth) Hong

  • Principal, H & H Lawyers
  • Council Member, Medical Council of NSW
  • Principal Solicitor, Korean Community Legal Services
  • Past President, Korean Australian Lawyers Association (KALA)
  • Past President, Korean Australian Young Leaders (KAY Leaders)
  • Notary Public
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Mr Joseph La Posta

Chairperson, Sport NSW

General Manager, talkforce

NSW Advisory Board Member, The Reach Foundation

Former State Manager of Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs at AFL NSW/ACT

B App Sci (Town Planning) RMIT

Joseph La Posta

Ms Dai Le

  • Councillor, Fairfield City Council
  • Founder & Director, Diverse Australasian Women's Network (DAWN)
  • Former Deputy Chair, Ethnic Communities Council of NSW
  • Director, STARTTS
  • Ambassador, NSW Cricket Mosaic Program
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Vincent Fairfax Ethics and Leadership Fellow
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Cav. Felice Montrone OAM

  • CEO of public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange
  • Board Member, Geographical Names Board of NSW
  • Executive Council Member in Australia, Knights of the Order of St. Sylvester Association
  • Chairman, Father Atanasio Gonelli Charitable Fund
  • Secretary General for Australia, Confederation of Italians in the World
  • Chairman, Centre for Australian Studies in the Mediterranean Foundation
  • Trustee in Australia for the John Paul II Foundation for Youth Photographic Exhibition
  • Chairman, Apulian Business Association of Australia
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Ms Margaret Piper AM

  • Director, Margaret Piper and Associates
  • Member, Australian Red Cross Board
  • Member of the Australian Red Cross Migration Programs Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Australian Red Cross Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the NSW Human Services' Cultural Diversity Expert Advisory Group
  • Member of the STARTTS CiCT Consultants Panel
  • Author of three VET training packages targeting people working with refugees and many articles and research reports
  • Executive Director, Refugee Council of Australia, 1991 to 2005
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Mr Devpaal Singh, Youth Member

  • Founder and President, Sydney University Sikh Society (SUSS)
  • National Communications and Marketing Director, Sikh Youth Australia (SYA)
  • Research and Sales Assistant, Amaton Australia
  • HSC Tutor and Mentor
  • Teaches traditional North Indian dance “Bhangra”
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Ms Cristina Talacko

Owner and founder: SalDoce Fine Foods

Vice-President: Australia Brazil Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Chairperson: Conservatives for Conservation

Director: Naked Foods Management 

Secretary and Board Member: One Meal - It Makes a Difference 

Benefactor: Art Gallery of NSW - CCB and Foundation

Former NSW Vice-Chair of Australia Latin America Business Council, former Board Member of Council on Australia Latin America Relations (DFAT)

Cristina Talacko

Mr Albert Vella OAM

Electrician

Founding member for the Polish School of Sydney

Member of the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools

Current President of NSW Federation of Community Language Schools

Member of the NSW Community Languages Schools Board

Management Committee  of Australian Federation of Ethnic School Association

Albert Vella

Mr Steve Widders

  • Past-President Armidale AM Rotary Club
  • External Fellow, Austin College UNE
  • Past President and member Duval Lions Club Armidale
  • Member National NAIDOC Committee
  • Member Disability Council of NSW
  • Member NSW Police and Justice Advisory Committee on Disability
  • Member DADHC Aboriginal Advisory Committee
  • NSW Seniors Week Ambassador
  • NSW Australia Day Ambassador
  • Member First Peoples Disability Network
  • Member Rotary Group Study Exchange to India
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar University of Alaska
  • Awardee Churchill Fellowship
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