Chairperson | Victorian Multicultural Affairs Commission
An accomplished journalist, presenter, executive producer and filmmaker, Helen Kapalos is a proud Greek Australian who is passionate about supporting Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Since taking up her role at the VMC, Helen has led a series of new initiatives – specifically around re-defining all forms of community engagement, establishing new platforms for youth leadership, the implementation of culturally specific family violence initiatives, championing better settlement outcomes for Victoria’s newly arrived citizens, and elevating the discourse around issues of identity politics and inclusion in our ever-evolving multicultural society.
She is a passionate advocate for equality in the multicultural sector and leads a team of 12 Commissioners to champion various community causes. Helen has also worked in a number of philanthropic roles including Director at the Heart Foundation, Director of Federation Square, Ambassador for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, and Ambassador with Community Languages Australia. Her successful media career has included working for all three Australian commercial television networks and the two public broadcasters.