We are delighted to welcome Sonia Di Mezza as Multicultural Services’ Chief Executive Officer.
Mrs Di Mezza is a human rights lawyer who has held roles including resettlement consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She is passionate about working with multicultural communities and will draw on her own experiences in her line of work.
“I’m a woman from an intergenerational CALD background,” she said. “I was born in Australia to migrant parents who came from the south of Italy after the war.
“I lived my whole life navigating cross-cultural issues – so really being able to understand how to live within two cultures, being able to celebrate what having another culture to contribute is all about, and being able to support my parents with English challenge issues.
“That lived experience of multiculturalism in my own life is something that I bring to my work. It’s important to me that everyone – no matter what their background – is able to belong, participate. and enjoy their rights.”