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Kerrin Benson has been the CEO of Multicultural Australia since 2004. Under her leadership, Multicultural Australia has grown to become one of Australia’s most respected providers of settlement and support services for refugees, migrants and international students.


Since graduating with a bachelor of social work in 1984, Kerrin has worked extensively in the government and non-government sectors, in community development, child protection and multiculturalism. She has extensive advisory experience at all levels of government, including the Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board, Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council and the Minister’s Council on Asylum Seekers in Detention.


Kerrin’s management philosophy is to focus on making an impact, while inspiring a culture grounded in ethics and values. She believes that anything can be delivered with a good idea, hard work and goodwill.


Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.