THE BOARD

Peter Mousaferiadis

Founder & CEO

Since 1988, Peter Mousaferiadis has had an extensive career in the arts as a creative director, producer, artistic director, music director, and composer. After completing his studies in Australia, Peter trained as a symphonic conductor in the Czech Republic, Italy and the USA from 1990 to 1995 before turning his attention to the direction and production of large scale intercultural productions and ceremonies for international events.

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Dr Colin Benjamin

Chairperson

Dr. Colin Benjamin has had a long and varied career in the public sector and appointments in the not‐for‐profit community sector, including Director of the Victorian Council of Social Service. He has been involved with the ‘Life. Be in it.’ campaign since its inception in 1975 and been the Director General ofLife. Be in it. International since 1993 and is a Director of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


Alex Simopoulos

Along with his work as a senior consultant, project manager and work group manager, Alex has served as a committee member of Agapi Care for 10 years — four of which were served as secretary. AGAPI Care provides disability support respite services to a multicultural client base.

Pera Wells

Pera Wells was an Australian career diplomat, having served overseas in Africa, with the United Nations, New York, with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and as Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi, India, from 1991-94.

Peter “Quincy” Hall

From the age of 18, Quincy Hall has immersed himself into the world of live performance in Melbourne and Victoria, and has played a formidable and important role as a consultant, designer and manager of countless events. He remains a highly sought-after event designer, stage manager, show director and content writer.

Elizabeth Gertsakis

Elizabeth Gertsakis was born in Florina Greece. She has a degree in Fine Art and English from Melbourne University and studied for a Masters Degree in Comparative Critical Theory from Monash University.

Nivy Balachandran

Nivy Balachandran is a co-founder and current Director of InterAction, Australia’s first youth lead interfaith organization, where she runs interfaith training and education about the world’s religion for young people across Victoria.

 
 

Service Patrons

Joy Murphy

Wurundjeri Community Elder, Chairperson Australian Indigenous Consultative Assembly, Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria, honorary Professor of Swinburne University.

Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is Managing Director of ID Roberts Pty Ltd, a consulting and event management company with clients including Harold Mitchell Foundation, Mitchell and Partners, Museum Victoria, Strange Fruit, the Australia Council, and many more.

Please note that the Board of the Cultural Infusion Foundation Ltd is responsible for delivering not for profit support to disadvantage communities in Australia and internationally. It is not responsible for the operations of the for profit companies.