Speaker: Stefan Romaniw OAM

Stefan Romaniw OAM
Stefan Romaniw OAM

Mr Stefan Romaniw OAM holds the position of Executive Director of Community Languages Australia. He served terms as Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) under both governments and is currently Chairman of the Australia Day Committee (Victoria). He has a teaching qualification and, prior to moving into senior government positions and senior management, worked in a range of school settings.

Under his leadership the VMC introduced a whole of government approach to Multicultural Affairs, initiated youth conferences, leadership training and succession planning in communities. In 2001 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to education and the CALD communities.

Mr Romaniw serves as Chairman of a number of non-profit, education, arts and community committees and organisations within the broader Australian and Ukrainian communities including

  • Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations
  • RMIT Languages Advisory Board
  • Multicultural Arts Victoria
  • General Secretary of UWC
  • Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria
  • Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations

He is also General Secretary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) which represents over 20,000,000 Ukrainians outside of Ukraine.