Our Advisory Board

Affinity’s 10th year celebration in 2011 also marks the formation of the Affinity Intercultural Foundation’s Advisory Board. The advisory board will serve to assist Affinity in its outreach program. The advisory board offers a wealth of experience as it comprises highly respected personalities within society. Mehmet Saral said “Affinity has become a strong brand in the civil society and will look to make the leap into playing a more focal role in the discourse of society’s issues and problems. The advisory board will not only counsel Affinity on new initiatives but will also serve to promote the message of social harmony within society. We believe we have a strong line up and we look forward to working with them and our friends for a brighter future”.

The advisory board members consist of the following people (alphabetical order) :

Rev Glenda BlakefieldAssociate General Secretary of the Uniting Church in Australia
Mr Jim MeinDirector, Schools Ministry at Uniting Church Board of Education
Mr John OldmeadowFormer Executive Director Uniting Church NSW Synod Board of Education, & current Director of Dromkeen
Bishop Kevin Manning(Former) Bishop Emeritus of Parramatta Catholic Diocese
Mehmet SaralCo-Founder, Affinity Intercultural Foundation
DC Nick KaldasNSW Deputy Commissioner
Mr Peter ManningAcademic, Producer, Author, Writer
Prof Rosemary JohnstonHead of Education at UTS
Emeritus Prof Ross ChambersRetired Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for CSU
Dr Trish MadiganAuthor, researcher and Chair of Interfaith and Ecumenical Commission, Diocese of Broken Bay
Ms Virginia GrevilleDirector of the NSW State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade