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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.

Aimen Jafri

Aimen Jafri

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.

K.S. Vijayalayan (Vijay)

K.S. Vijayalayan (Vijay)

Board Member

Dr K.S. Vijayalayan (Vijay) is a professional in Engineering, Project Management and Strategic Management with a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He is a founder of Tamil Association of Tasmania Inc and Tamil Language and Culture School of Hobart, and a founding member of Birdlife Australia. Vijay is passionate about photography and interested in travel, nature, bird watching and gardening.

Jade Li

Jade Li

Board Member

Trained as a geographer and a journalist, Jade is passionate about social inclusion and multicultural community development. She enjoys joining dots from different community resources to build grassroot projects to benefit the community. She sees herself as a connector. Jade is the Chair of the International Wall of Friendship, an organization that fosters the bonds of friendship and goodwill between the diverse communities. She is also Vice President and co-founder of Migrant Talent Connector Inc. which supports migrants accessing meaningful employment and business opportunities. Jade loves urban design and architecture.

Andrea Romero

Andrea Romero

Board Member

Andrea Romero, originally from Colombia, received a master’s degree in Human Resource Management & International Business from the Queensland University of Technology. Currently, working at the Parliament House of Tasmania, she is an active member of the Latin-American community holding a business of traditional ingredients and leading Latin Spring, a Latin-American collective of women sharing their culture through dance and music in Hobart.

Meghna Chhetri Raut

Meghna Chhetri Raut

Board Member

Meghna Chhetri Raut is a Finance Specialist and an advocate of women empowerment. She came to Australia as an international student and graduated with Masters in Business Administration from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2015.

During her time in Australia, she has worked in several leadership roles within the Australian Telecommunications Industry with companies like Telstra and Vodafone Hutchison Australia.  In 2019, Meghna became the first franchisor for MoneyQuest

Australia, in Tasmania. She has ever since, been passionately assisting home buyers particularly within the migrant community. She is also the vice president at Nepali Society of Tasmania.

She is an avid traveller, knowledge seeker, a book lover, and a shrewd businesswoman.

Joana Cubillos

Joana Cubillos

Board Member

Originally from Chile, Joana 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.

Pui Yin Hui

Pui Yin Hui

Board Member

Pui Yin Hui (Vajra Fa Xing) is an active member of the Buddhist group Jin-Gang-Dhyana Incorporated and is also the Director of Hong Kong Jin-Gang-Dhyana Wang Xin De Foundation.

Originally from Hong Kong, Pui Yin holds a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration, and in 2015 established and ran a family-owned printing business in Victoria. In 2019, she decided to relocate permanently back to Tasmania to be closer to family and the Chinese Buddhist community. Since her return to the state, she is now fully committed to promoting Chinese culture and the development of Holy Tantra Buddhism.  She loves reading and is also a passionate gardener.

Huzaifa Fakhruddin

Huzaifa Fakhruddin

Board Member

Huzaifa is an active member of the Pakistan Cultural Society of Tasmania (PCST) and also an active member of Shabab Al Eid Al Zahabi Melbourne for the last 12 years. He is currently employed with Department of Primary Industries Parks Water and Environment (DPIPWE) as a Biosecurity Inspector and hold a Bachelors degree in Business Accounting and Finance.