Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Round Table

Brisbane is a diverse city with a wide variety of cultures, languages and religions. The Lord Mayor recognises that Brisbane’s future prosperity is dependent on a strong, vibrant, growing and profitable business sector, which promotes inclusive-business to the wider community.

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Round Table acts as an independent advisory body that provides business leaders, decision-makers, opinion leaders and key stakeholders from Brisbane’s multicultural community with an opportunity to discuss issues that they believe need addressing to ensure the economic advancement of Brisbane.

This is achieved through promotion of an economic environment that helps multicultural and international businesses to operate efficiently and grow through:

  • provision of coordinated business related assistance, mentoring, referral and advice
  • addressing both opportunities and issues relating to business amongst Brisbane’s multicultural community
  • providing a platform to tap into and promote the business and entrepreneurial acumen of Brisbane’s multicultural community
  • encouraging Brisbane’s multicultural community to participate in relevant Lord Mayor business missions and business matching opportunities
  • tapping into Brisbane’s local expatriate community to promote foreign inwards investment and business development.

The current members are: 

Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table members including name and who they are representing.
Mr Michael Chan (CHAIR)Chinese Club of Queensland
Mr Andrew FooSingapore Business Group (Australia) Inc.
Mr Bob BishopAustralian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce
Mr Boris ZoulekFestival Services Pty Ltd
Mr Brian LoriganFrench-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ms Connie da CunhaChamber of Commerce and Industry Australia Philippines Inc
Dr Cuong BuiVietnamese Community in Australia - Qld Chapter
Mr David WidjajaAustralia-Indonesia Business Council QLD
Mr Gwang-Hoon HyunThe Federation of Korean Societies of Oceania
Mr Kanaji WijesekeraSri Lankan Community in Brisbane Representative
Ms Kerry XyniasXynias Family Representative
Mr Labib AbrahamThe United Australia Lebanese Movement in QLD
Ms Leila AbukarAustralian Multicultural Council
Mr Michael AnastasGreek Orthodox Community of St George Brisbane
Mr Michael MaQueensland Chinese United Council Inc
Mr Michael YauHong Kong Association of Queensland Inc.
Mr Mohamed Farouk AdamMuslim Business Council
Hon Santo SantoroRepresentative of the Italian Community in Brisbane
Mr Sebastian ToroHola Networking Founder and Latin American Community Leader
Mr Serge VoloschenkoEthnic Communities Council of Queensland
Mr Takeshi TakadaJapanese Community in Brisbane Representative
Mr Turgut ManliConsulate of the Republic of Türkiye in Brisbane
Mr Umesh ChandraThe Global Organization of People of Indian Origin
Mr Wai-Kiong ChanAustralia Malaysia Business Council (QLD)

More information

If you are interested in learning more about Brisbane City Council’s Multicultural Affairs program, contact Council by:

  • email 
  • phone 07 3403 8888
  • mail:
    GPO Box 2287
    Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia.
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