PANEL OF EXPERTS 2014
CEO, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies
He is also the former Chair, Community Relations Commission has made a big contribution to the promotion of multiculturalism and human rights in NSW over the past 27 years, Dedicated to human rights and multiculturalism. Former editor of the Australian Jewish News and chief sub-editor of The Cape Times in Cape Town. Author of two books on South African history. Sent to Moscow three times as a journalist to cover the collapse of the Soviet Union. Reported from East Berlin on the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Reported from Israel during the First Gulf War and on the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin. Member of NSW Human Rights Award judging panel. and has completed 20 marathons and five ultra-marathons.
Partner, Deloitte Private, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
He has over 20 years’ experience in corporate and international tax gained in the taxation divisions of tier one accounting firms and in senior commercial tax roles with ASX–listed organisations. Marlon’s clients operate their businesses and investments across a range of industry sectors including: SME privately-owned businesses investing in Australia and abroad. High-net-worth individuals and family groups with complex group structures across borders; ASX-listed entities engaged in manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services. Australian-owned businesses of foreign-owned multinational organisations. Connected to the community as a person of Indian origin, Marlon is passionate about promoting and supporting cross-cultural business relationships and prosperity.
Dr G.K (Harry) Harinath, OAM
Chairman of Multicultural NSW
He is also the Chairman of Parramasala, Board member of the South East Sydney Area Health Services, Member NSW Centenary of Anzac Advisory Counciland is a General Practitioner at the Eastgardens Medical Centre. His former achievements included being the Chairman - Cricket NSW 2007-2012, Board Member – Cricket NSW 2000-2012, Board Member- Cricket Australia 2004-2012 and President- Sydney Cricket Club 1995-2000. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2008.
Federal Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Ed Husic Member for Chifley
A member of the Australian Labor Party for 25 years, Ed was first elected to the Australian Parliament in 2010. During his previous parliamentary term, Ed became deeply engaged in digital economy issues as a member of the House of Representatives Infrastructure and Communications Standing Committee and as member, then Deputy Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the National Broadband Network. He established the Federal Parliamentary Labor Digital Economy Group, which brought together policy makers and industry on matters affecting the sector.
Executive Chairman, kaden Boriss legal Group
Kaden Boriss is one of two lawyers within the firm who has been instrumental in the Group's steady international expansion. He is constantly seeking to expand his support of philanthropic activities in Australia and internationally. Sunil's knowledge and compassion for community issues have enabled him to make a difference in Australia and on an international level. In recognition of his expertise, he was invited to give evidence to the Federal Government Parliamentary Committee on bilateral trade between Australia and India under parliamentary privilege. He is a former Board member of the Australia-India Business Council and the Australia-India Chamber of Commerce.
Dr Geoffrey Lee MP
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly
Dr Geoff is representing Parramatta for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2011. Dr Lee is a member of Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and continues to champion small business as a key driver of innovation, economic growth and local jobs. Prior to entering politics, Geoff was the Associate Dean (Engagement) at the University of Western Sydney and a lecturer in business. Dr Lee currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and the Legislation Review Committee. He is also Co-Chair of the Indian Ministerial Consultative Committee, helping to improve the dialogue between NSW Government and the Indian community.
Professor Amitabh Mattoo
Director of the Australia India Institute
He is also Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He concurrently serves as Professor of Disarmament Studies at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is also a Commissioner in the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being. Professor Mattoo has been a Member of the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to thePrime Minister of India and the National Security Council’s Advisory Board. Professor Mattoo was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu from 2002 – 2008.
Regional Head, Zee Network International
A media professional with over 12 years of experience in Media & Broadcast. His experience includes print, radio, television and online media. Having worked with companies such as CNBC India, NDTV and BBC World, he now looks after Zee Network's operation in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Oceania region. He regularly contributes to local community publications and is a keen observer of local community affairs.
2014 Producer/Director, Head – Australia India Film Fund
Nominated as one of the 50 most influential professionals in Australian film industry and Director of the biggest Australian ad campaign films for India by Destination NSW, Anupam Sharma is a film maker, Reality TV Judge and leading Australian international expert on Indian Cinema. Specialising through a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in film, he is a frequent commentator on films/media and has written a thesis (with distinction) on Indian Cinema from University of NSW. Anupam is currently directing & producing three of the biggest India centric films and documentaries from Australia for the global market.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) UWS
Former Acting Director, Study NSW, NSW Trade & Investment | Industry, Innovation, Hospitality & the Arts | StudyNSW. A public policy expert with 20 years experience working across industry, government and the education sectors, Ms Taylor has a track record of building networks, facilitating industry and research partnerships and attracting investment to NSW. Over the past year Ms Taylor been responsible for delivering international education initiatives for NSW, including the implementation of key priorities identified in the Government’s International Education and Research Industry Action Plan.