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Board Members

Representing the diversity of our community
Dattaraj Mahambrey

Dattaraj Mahambrey

Chairperson

Dattaraj Mahambrey is the Chair of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, the founder of the Coronation Music and Arts Festival group, and a founding member of the multicultural cricket club. Datta has worked in Tasmania’s energy industry for more than a decade, and is currently a senior commercial analyst at Tas Hydro.

Chris Ferdinands

Chris Ferdinands

Board

Chris Ferdinands is an entrepreneur/businessmen as Managing Director of White Glove Pty Limited, He is also the Secretary of the Sri Lankan Community of Southern Tasmania, President of The Mercantile Rugby Football Association of Sri Lanka and Sponsorship Chairman of the Ceylonese Rugby Football Association Sri Lanka.

Joanna Cubillos

Joanna Cubillos

Secretary

Originally from Chile, Joanna Cubillos has lived inTasmania for 20 years. She has a PhD in biological science and runs a small food business. Joana is a Board Member of the Latin American Culture Association of Tasmania (LACAT) and an active member of the Latina American Community in Hobart, organising, supporting and facilitating cultural, food and dance events.

Muthukumar Nachiappan

Muthukumar Nachiappan

Treasurer

Muthukumar Nachiappan, originally from Tamil Nadu, Southern part of India is the founder of Weily Park Rockers Cricket Club and Treasurer of Southern Cricket Association that comprises 28 clubs with 60 teams. He is also the Treasurer of Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay from 2014 till 2016 and been the Treasurer of the Australian Rotaract Conference and has been working in the IT sector for Local Government for close to a decade.

Aimen Jafri

Aimen Jafri

Senior Vice-Chairperson

Aimen Jafri is the Senior Vice chair Of Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) and the Vice Chair of Pakistani Cultural Society of Tasmania (PCST). She is a State Service Employee and holds a master’s degree in Human Resources and Marketing. She has been volunteering internationally for past 14 years and has an eye for photography, gardening, and passion for Volleyball.

Gibbs Hatendi

Gibbs Hatendi

Board

Gibbs Hatendi is a Disability Services Manager for Care Force Disability Services and Coordinator of Supports for NDIS at Richmond Futures assisting participants with plan implementation and management. He has over 10 years of management experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and communities and enjoys working with people from different backgrounds with an emphasis  on capacity building and achieving goals.

Pui Yin Hui

Pui Yin Hui

Board

Pui Yin comes from Hong Kong and studied in Tasmania when she was a teenager. As a Buddhist, she devotes her time and energy to disseminating Buddhist teachings and is actively committed to creating a world of love, peace and harmony for all humankind.

Chinniah Kumaraparathy

Chinniah Kumaraparathy

Board

Mr Chinniah Kumaraparathy (BSc(Eng) Hons; CEng (Lond) Chartered Member of Engineering NZ) is a consultant for Power Utilities and System Management having worked in Senior Technical and Managerial positions in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He is an experienced Project Manager of major projects, responsible for designing and running of mentoring programs and has led Organisational Change Management strategies in the Power Industry. He has delivered a number of youth development, wellness and other social projects from conceptualizing, grants and implementation for HCC, CSR TCF and Federal funded programs with many community organisations.

Arman Rahman

Arman Rahman

Vice Chairperson

Arman is a graduate from the University of Tasmania. Originally from Bangladesh, Arman came to Tasmania in June 2015 and has received the Vice- Chancellor Leadership Award in 2018 from the University of Tasmania. Arman is currently working as a Program Officer at the Department of State Growth.

Joel Ortiz

Joel Ortiz

Board

Joel Honesto Imbing Ortiz is the President of the Philippines-Australia Community of Tasmania, Inc. He serves as a Multicultural Pastor of Hobart Baptist Church and has served as a Multicultural Representative to the Multicultural Task Force of Australia Baptist Ministry, and Pastor of Mabuhay Christ Homes network.  He has served as a volunteer at TasTafe, FOCUS, and Glenorchy Community Care.

Nazli Sheikh

Nazli Sheikh

Board

Nazli Sheikh is the President of the Iranian Association and has a long history of volunteering for communities. Nazli is a woman activist, and she strongly believes in human rights and has faith in living in a borderless world. She is against racism and discrimination, and her priority is to promote equality in society.

Florence Lowe

Florence Lowe

Board

Florence Lowe is a Registered Nurse with DHHS & Vice Chairperson of the Kenyan Community in Tasmania. She emigrated to Australia in July 2004 and in this time has worked, lived and studied in the wider community of Tasmania during which time more people of Kenyan descent have moved to Tasmania from the mainland to form a community and join the multicultural society of Tasmania.