26 August 2021
Moray & Agnew congratulates Bill Papastergiadis, Managing Partner of the firm’s Melbourne office, on his appointment as a Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). VMC is an independent body that acts as conduit between Victoria’s multicultural communities and State Government.
In addition to his legal career, which spans more than 30 years, and being the Chairman of South Melbourne Football Club, Bill has long been a central figure in Victoria’s multicultural affairs and community. In January 2008 he was elected President of the Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria, arguably the largest Greek community outside Greece itself, and has been active in a wide variety of multicultural programs.
Bill is also a founding Director of The Hellenic Initiative, which facilitates the generosity of the Greek diaspora in Australia to support initiatives that enhance the lives of the people of Greece, and was an Ambassador for the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria 2021 “All One Together” anti-racism campaign. In 2019, Bill’s significant contributions were recognised when he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the Greek Community.
Commenting on this most recent appointment, Bill says “I strongly believe the richness of Victoria’s diverse multicultural communities is one of our greatest strengths as a State. I am honoured to play a part in advocating on behalf of all multicultural communities, and committed to continuing the good work of the Victorian Multicultural Commission in its valuable mission to help to strengthen the relationships of these communities with government and with each other.”
Moray & Agnew’s National Managing Partner, Geoff Connellan, says “Bill’s legal, commercial and multicultural insights have been recognised with this appointment. I have no doubt he will bring a wealth of invaluable expertise as a Commissioner to this important organisation”.