Multicultural Arts Victoria is pleased to introduce MAV’s new Board Member Huss Mustafa.
Huss Mustafa OAM has a Turkish Cypriot heritage with very humble beginnings. He migrated to Australia with his family at the age of 10. Huss is currently a Senior Executive at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with over 43 years of service.
George Lekakis AO, Chair of Multicultural Arts Victoria says “Huss will bring a wealth of community and business expertise to the MAV Board”
Huss Mustafa OAM has a Turkish Cypriot heritage with very humble beginnings who migrated to Australia with his family at the age of 10 and is currently a Senior Executive at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with over 43 years of service.
Within 6 years of arriving in Australia in 1968, with no knowledge of the English language he passed all his grades, and in 1974 obtained a position at the then State Bank Of Victoria, which merged with The Commonwealth Bank in 1991.
Huss after 10 years at the bank, and at the ripe old age of 27 seeking to fulfil his career aspirations, applied and was granted a bursary from his employer to undertake further studies on a part time basis to complete his undergraduate studies majoring in Accounting, which he completed in 1989.
Huss since then has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma of Financial Services Management and a Masters of Management degree from Macquarie University of NSW
Huss is a highly motivated and passionate leader with an outstanding track record as an effective General Manager at the Commonwealth Bank, a Fellow of The National Institute of Public Accountants and Member of the Institute of Company Directors
Having experienced great difficulties as a migrant from a non-English background, he has over the last 25 years been very active and passionate in supporting community-based initiatives in Australia. He has established a high profile amongst a cross-section of the ethnic population of Australia, and has a passion for supporting and celebrating Multiculturalism in Australia that recognizes the contribution and benefits of cultural diversity.
Huss in 2011 was appointed as a Commissioner at The Victorian Multicultural Commission for a 4 year term and is currently a member of the Small Business Minister’s Multicultural Business Ministerial Council
He is a founding member of the Australian Turkish Business Council and is currently the President in his 10th term. Huss has also served three terms on the Australian of the Year judging panel.
Huss has been a role model citizen within our Community and he continues to mentor a large number of professionals and Business owners and in 2014 he was included on the Queen’s Birthday Honors list and received the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to Multiculturalism and Business.