Moustafa Fahour OAM
Moustafa Fahour OAM is the founder of Islamic Museum of Australia and CEO and Managing Director of one of the leading diversified international contractors in the Middle East, based in Dubai.
He has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, construction, management and has been with the CIMIC Group since 2012. Prior to this Moustafa held senior roles with Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank, UBS and Citigroup.
Moustafa is the author of Boundless Plains: The Australian Muslim Connection and The Journey: Establishing Australia’s First Islamic Museum. He is the Executive Producer of the Boundless Plains: The Australian Muslim Connection documentary.
He was recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Australian Government in 2015, was selected as one of The World’s Most Influential Young Arabs under the age of 40, by Arabian Business and the distinguished Alumni Award by La Trobe University in 2016.
Azmeena is also the Deputy Chair of InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence. She is a Trustee and Director of the Victoria Women’ Trust and an AFL Multicultural Ambassador. She is the Chair of Maurice Blackburn’s National Community Engagement Strategy. She was previously an advisor to Victoria Police, Chief Commissioner’s Human Rights Strategic Advisory Committee, a judging panel member on the Australia Day Awards, Vice President of the Office for Women at the Islamic Council of Victoria and Director of the Southern Migrant Resource Centre.
In 2015, she was awarded a Victorian Women’s Governance scholarship by the Victorian Government. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prof. Abdullah Saeed AM
Among his publications are: Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century (2014); Islam and Human Rights (edited, 2012), Islamic Political Thought and Governance (edited, 2011); The Qur’an: An Introduction (2008); and Interpreting the Qur’an: Towards a Contemporary Approach (2006).
He is currently a member of the UNESCO Commission of Australia. He contributes to print and electronic media on Islamic issue, has a wide range of professional and research relationships around the world, and is on the editorial board of several international refereed journals. He was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 for significant service to tertiary education in the field of Islamic studies, and to the community, particularly through the promotion of interfaith dialogue.
He is currently a Director in the international advisory firm, Deloitte in their Financial Services and Investment group and also served as a Special Counsel in the firm’s legal practice, Deloitte Lawyers. He has held senior appointments with the Islamic bank, Kuwait Finance House and Australian top tier law firm, King and Wood Mallesons.
He co-founded Amanah Islamic Finance, a home finance provider with committed finance of more than $100 million which provides Islamic financial solutions across Australia.
Huss Mustafa OAM
He holds a Diploma of Business Studies Majoring in Accounting; Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services Management and a Master of Management. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Public Accountants and the Honorary Chair and Patron of The Australian Turkish Business Council, an organisation he established and served as President for 11 years. Huss also serves on a number of Government and Non Government boards both In Victorian and NSW. Huss has also served a four year term as a Commissioner at the Victorian Multicultural Commission and in 2015 was appointed by the Victorian Government as an Australia Day Ambassador.
Miriam is also a member of the South Australian Women’s Honour Roll 2011; one of the inaugural 100 Women of Influence; winner of the Governor’s Multicultural Award for the Private Sector 2012; Patron and a Life Member of the International Women’s Day Association (SA); the Multicultural Patron for the SA Police Academy and; a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Padmini Sebastian OAM
She previously led the award winning Immigration Museum and established it as an internationally recognised dynamic cultural centre. Padmini is also is Co-Chair (Culture and Community) of the ADC Rwanda Advisory Committee. She is a Churchill Fellow and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to multiculturalism and the community.
Jevan has been with Viva Energy since 2015 having led the organisation through IPO in 2018. Prior to becoming CFO, Jevan was responsible for corporate finance and played a lead role in the IPO of Viva Energy REIT. Before joining Viva Energy, Jevan worked at Ernst & Young in assurance and business services across a range of industries including property, retail, energy and not-for-profit.
Jevan is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University and is a director of several not-for-profit organisations and two companies part owned by Viva Energy.
Farah is also the board chair of The Social Studio, a Collingwood-based social enterprise and fashion label working with young people from refugee backgrounds. She has degrees in law and arts from the University of Adelaide.