Esta Paschalidis-Chilas | Government Relations Manager at Settlement Services International
Esta Paschalidis-Chilas is the Government & Member Relations Manager at Settlement Services International. She is s a Social Worker with over 25 years experience working in social services, the private sector and in government.
She has a particular passion for and commitment to multicultural and settlement services having been the Executive Officer of a Migrant Resource Centre in South Western Sydney for 12 years. Esta is the former Chair of the Refugee Council of Australia and has served on a range of Boards and Committees over the years. More recently she was a serving Councillor on Canterbury City Council.
About the Facilitator:
Dr Sev Ozdowski | Chair of Australian Multicultural Council
Sev Ozdowski is an Australian human rights advocate and social researcher, former senior civil servant and Human Rights Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian government from 2000 to 2005. Sev is known for his defence of human rights of refugees, especially child asylum seekers detained in Australia and people with disabilities and mental illness as well as for his contribution to multicultural policies in Australia. Since 2006, he has been the Director of Equity & Diversity at Western Sydney University and Adjunct Professor at the Centre of Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney.