Michael is a Mechanical Engineer, and has worked in governmental, non-governmental and international organisations, mainly in automotive engineering and transportation sector. He has been working as an Engineering Technical Officer in Development Assessment with the City Planning and Sustainability Division of Brisbane City Council. At the community level, he is, and has been, the President of the Australian Myanmar Friendship Association of Queensland Incorporated since 2012.
Tracey brings more than 25 years in the health and aged care management sector. A registered nurse since 1989, Ms Silvester also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at Griffith University’s Health Services Management Department in health workforce, health economics and healthcare systems. Tracey is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers.
Amar is a Public Health Practitioner and has worked for Queensland Health for nearly 18 years. Amar previously served 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, served as 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 was 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.
Eliza is a career lawyer and community advocate who has a keen interest in organisational governance and social justice issues. Eliza has practised in the legal field for 20 years, most recently in the area of immigration and visa law where she has experience in case work, policy development and advocacy. She has direct knowledge of the migrant and refugee experience, having arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1981. Outside of Australia, Eliza has lived in Poland, Japan, and the United States, and these experiences inform her understanding of multiculturalism.
Eliza currently serves on the management committee of “Polonia” Polish Association of Queensland Inc, which operates The Polish Club Milton, and has previously held committee roles in legal professional associations, a body corporate, and the Federation of Polish Organisations in Queensland. In 2023, she was awarded the Polish Community Council of Australia Medal for distinguished services to the Polish community in Australia.
Eliza holds various tertiary qualification including a Master of Laws (Columbia University) and Graduate Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (QUT). Her voluntary experience and interests span legal professional associations, community organisations, creative industries, mental health, and animal welfare.
John is a retired police inspector who served with the Queensland Police Service for over 42 years working is a variety of locations and different capacities. For over 10 years, John was the Officer in Charge of the Cultural Advisory Unit working out of the Office of the Commissioner and engaged across a wide range of activities, policies and undertakings with the Multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities of Queensland. John was presented with the Australian Police Medal and the QPS Meritorious Service Medal for his achievements in these sectors