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Our Board

Peter Forday - Chair
Peter Forday
Peter Forday joined the board in 2011 and has held the position of chair since 2016. He owns and operates a management consultancy specialising in organisational change, stakeholder engagement and leadership. Peter holds a number of other community leadership roles including being Chair of Welcome Sports, the Police Ethnic Advisory Group, and the Cohesive Communities Coalition. He is also a Director of Mercy Community Services South East Queensland and Mercy Aged Care Central Queensland.  
Giri Sivaraman - Deputy Chair
Giri Sivaraman
Deputy Chair
Giri joined the board in 2018 and was appointed deputy chair in 2019. He is a principal and head of Maurice Blackburn’s Queensland employment law department. He regularly advises trade unions and non-government organisations on governance, has acted for refugees in pro bono matters, and ran the firm’s pro bono scheme for underpaid 7-Eleven workers. Giri is a member of the Queensland Multicultural Advisory Council.
Fahim Khondaker - Director
Fahim Khondaker
Fahim joined the board in 2015. He is a partner at BDO Australia, a global professional services firm, and is a chartered accountant. Fahim has extensive experience working with charities and community organisations that promote social cohesion and understanding.
Jade Demnar - Director
Jade Demnar
Jade joined the Board in 2018. She is a member of the senior executive service in the Federal Government and previously spent many years as a management consultant in global professional services firm, Accenture. Jade is a member of the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation Board and is Head of Curation at TEDx Brisbane.


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.