The Board of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania met last night to farewell and thank Alphonse Mulumba. Alphonse has been the Chairperson of the Council since late 2014 and has put in an enormous amount of time and energy in leading the organisation through a time of renewal and growth.
Alphonse has been a great communicator with the broader Tasmanian community through his public appearances and media work. Alphonse has been a passionate spokesperson for a diverse and harmonious Tasmanian community. His warm and happy smile will be missed around the Council and at many cultural events. We wish Alphonse all the best in Perth and hope that he returns to Tasmania in the future.
The Board has elected for Jafar Taheri to fill the casual vacancy left by Alphonse – Jafar (pictured) is a representative of the Iranian Australian Community Association of Southern Tasmania and worked in the scientific field in geology for state and federal governments for over 30 years. Jafar has been active in community activities for many years – he worked as a Lifeline counsellor / crisis support worker for 13 years and is a qualified family relationships counsellor.