Alton Budd, President of the Gateway Community Group at Cannon Hill, founded the Australian South Sea Islander Research Association.
Michael is an engineer and community leader. He has been president of several Chinese associations including the Queensland Chinese Forum, the Hong Kong Association (founding member), Australia Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Lions Club and the National Liaison Council of Chinese Australians.
Serge has served ECCQ in a range of capacities over the last 40 years, including 14 years as Chairperson. He has championed the benefits of multiculturalism since the 1970s, first with the Russian Community Centre and then later serving on the Board of Directors of the Russian Benevolent Association, which set up Pine Lodge Home, a residential aged care facility for the Russian speaking community.
Alex is a chiropractor and long-time community volunteer. He is on the board of the Russian Benevolent Association for Homes for the Aged, which manages the aged care facility, Pine Lodge. He is a member of the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia, associate member of the Chiropractic College of Australasia and member of the Dante Alighieri Society of Brisbane.
Surendra Prasad has served as the Chairman of the Multicultural Summit, Deputy Chair of the finance, audit & risk committee, and Deputy Chair of Diversicare’s Management Committee. Surendra has worked with many diverse communities in Australia and Fiji since 1959 and continues to remain very active.
Elijah is a Criminologist holding a Master of Justice in Intelligence from the Queensland University of Technology. He has been an active community leader for over a decade, dedicating his time for establishing and managing community associations. He is currently a Managing Director of Smart Answers Consulting and Youth Practitioner with QPASTT.
Ahmed is the founder and CEO of Vocational Education, Training and Employment Australia (VETEA) Limited. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the first Australian Arabic Daily Newspaper and the Chairman of Ethnic Media Council of Australia for four years.
Amar has been working as a Public Health Practitioner with Qld Health for nearly 18 years and has served various community organisations in senior roles. Amar has previously served on the ECCQ Board for 2 years, on the Board of the Islamic College of Brisbane for ten years, and held the positions of President and Vice President of Pakistan Australian Cultural Association of Qld Inc for several years, Vice President of the Islamic Council of Queensland for 8 years and was the founding Vice President of the Islamic Society of Central Qld and Islamic Society of Ipswich Inc. Amar has been awarded the ICQ Inaugural Community Service Award for 25 years of community services and has help many refugees and migrants to settle in Brisbane, Ipswich and Rockhampton.
Anthony is a respected commercial and litigation lawyer who has been practicing in First Tier and Boutique commercial law firms in Brisbane for over 19 years. As Principal of Goodman Lawyers, Anthony practices in commercial law and litigation law, spending his time between the firm’s two offices in Brisbane CBD and Sunnybank. As an active and engaged member of the Brisbane multicultural community, Anthony has also occupied many significant leadership roles over the past 13 years, including currently as Brisbane City Council’s Sister City Representative for Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Director and Secretary of Queensland Taiwan Charity Fund, Director of Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre (SunPAC), and Adviser of Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission (Taiwan). Anthony is a Past President of Queensland Multicultural Council (2014 – 2015), Former Secretary General for Federation of Taiwanese Associations in Queensland (2011 – 2013) and Past President of Taiwan Friendship Association of Queensland Inc (2009 – 2013). Anthony is now returning to the role of Director for ECCQ after previously serving on the Board from 2013 – 2015.