Mary Karras

Chief Executive Officer
Mary is a passionate believer in the principles of multiculturalism. Throughout her career has been instrumental in ensuring that multicultural policies, programs and services respected and valued culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse communities across Sydney. 
Mary brings to her current role as Chief Executive Officer of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW a wealth of learning and experiences as a result of her work with diverse communities.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Psychology and Sociology and a Post Graduate Degree in Psychology from Macquarie University, a Post Graduate Diploma in TESOL from University of Technology and a Master of Education from the Australian Catholic University. She recently attained an accreditation in Leadership and Management from Leadership and Management Australia. 
Mary sits on numerous Boards, Advisory Panels and Committees and contributes to the broader agenda of enhancing social cohesion and community harmony.