OUR BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Chairperson

Thevan Krishna

Born and educated in Durban, South Africa, Thevan gained tremendous international management experience representing a major international airline. In his 34 year career, he served in a number of senior and general management positions covering Africa, UK, Europe, Australia NZ and India. In September 1994 he obtained a scholarship from Pratt and Whitney to study at MIT in Boston. Thevan left the airline industry in 2012. In 2013 Thevan joined a new startup as a partner and in 2017 he was elected to join the Board of CMRC. In 2019 he was voted into the position of Chairperson.

representing a major international airline. In his 34 year career, he served in a number of senior and general management positions covering Africa, UK, Europe, Australia NZ and India. In September 1994 he obtained a scholarship from Pratt and Whitney to study at MIT in Boston. Thevan left the airline industry in 2012. In 2013 Thevan joined a new startup as a partner and in 2017 he was elected to join the Board of CMRC. In 2019 he was voted into the position of Chairperson.

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Deputy Chairperson

Reena Jethi

Treasurer

Umaru Binneh Conteh

Binneh has been the Executive Director of the El-Bethel Crusades Weyata Peter Ministries since 2007. He is also the organising Secretary for the Friends of Sierra Leone.
Binneh holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Degree from the University of Western Sydney and has published research papers on Australia’s Bond / Equity Home Bias. He is currently an employee of Fuji Xerox Australia – Global Services Commercial. Binneh has been a Board member of CMRC since 2010 and currently the Treasurer of the CMRC Board – a position he has held for two years

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Assistant Treasurer

Cornelia Ramsay 

I’ve been working in the educational field as a manager for a number of organisations across Sydney for the last 10 years and hope to add value to the VET Industry.  

Outside of work, I volunteer some of my time to those less fortunate than myself. I hold board positions for two not for profit organisations assisting the elderly and the migrants. I spend what’s left of my time with my wonderful family, walking the bay, and visiting nice places, when possible. I especially enjoy cooking new dishes for my family.

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Secretary

Nola M-Randall

Nola Randall worked for TAFE NSW as an Outreach Coordinator and Teacher for 31 years. In that role she worked with a number of community organisations and ethnic management committees during the past 38 years.  Involved with the Migrant Resource Centre since 1997 and has held various positions on the Management and Executive including Secretary, Treasurer. Staff Relations, Deputy Chairperson and Chairperson.  Currently Secretary and also serves as public officer for MRC.  Committed to access and equity in a multicultural society with equity of access and justice for all.  Detests racism in any form.  Currently also involved in three other Ethnic specific organisations.  

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Board member

Keith Hamilton 

Reverend Keith Hamilton has been the Senior Minister / CEO of Parramatta Mission since February 2008. Keith is responsible for the pastoral oversight of the three congregations and ministers, the leadership of staff and volunteers, who form the foundations of this church based mission, that focusses on hospitality, community housing, community and mental health programs across Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Mid-North Coast. Keith holds a Master and Bachelor of Theology, Sydney College of Divinity, a Master of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies), UWS and a Master of Management (in Community Services and Not-For-Profits), UTS and is a PhD Candidate through CSU.

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Board Member

Kim Roots

Kim Roots has a background in law and social advocacy and has demonstrated her passion for a just, equal and inclusive society.Kim’s work includes executing strategies to better engage with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to ensure all citizens have their rights, needs and interest met. She brings a wealth of experience in not for profit, commercial and government contexts.

representing a major international airline. In his 34 year career, he served in a number of senior and general management positions covering Africa, UK, Europe, Australia NZ and India. In September 1994 he obtained a scholarship from Pratt and Whitney to study at MIT in Boston. Thevan left the airline industry in 2012. In 2013 Thevan joined a new startup as a partner and in 2017 he was elected to join the Board of CMRC. In 2019 he was voted into the position of Chairperson.

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Board Member

Olayide Ogunsiji 

Board Member

Warren Schweitzer

Warren has been involved with the CMRC since 2009. In 2010 he joined the Board and has served in an Executive capacity for most of that time including Chairperson for 5 years. Warren has immersed himself in community/social justice work since retirement. Warren has significant experience in Boards and Management Committees in the private and public sectors. His professional experience spans 50 years, initially in Banking and Finance and later through his own Business Consulting business. He specialises in achieving results and assists organisations to build capability. His Personal Mission is helping people and organisations develop and grow so that they can reach their full potential.

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