Speaker: Maureen O’Keeffe

Maureen O'Keeffe
Maureen O'Keeffe
Maureen O’Keeffe is an experienced broadcaster, trainer and manager with more than 15 years' experience working with multilingual and multicultural communities.

Maureen worked for ten years as a broadcaster with the ABC, both in Melbourne and across regional Victoria, before moving to Alice Springs where she managed the multilingual Aboriginal Radio Station, 8KIN FM.

Returning to Melbourne, Maureen went on to manage Melbourne’s 3ZZZ, Australia’s largest ethnic community ration station, with over 300 volunteers broadcasting in 57 different languages. Later she worked as the Training Manager for SBS radio in Melbourne before joining AMES to manage the establishment and ongoing operation of the Multicultural Hub, located opposite the Victoria Market.

Earlier this year she returned to her home town of Geelong, where she is now manager of Settlement and Community programs at Diversitat, with a team of 40 providing a diverse range of services to migrant and refugee communities.