Jack Passaris OAM


Jack Passaris OAM was appointed Chair of Multicultural Care in 2003 and held this position until December 2020. He is extremely proud of what Multicultural Care achieved during this time and continues to achieve. He currently serves as a Director on the Board. Jack has extensive experience on not-for-profit boards and community organisations. He has always had a strong passion for multiculturalism and for the development of a culturally diverse society. Jack is also a board member of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW and a Foundation and Life Member. Jack is a former Deputy Mayor of Marrickville Council, where he served for 19 years as a Councillor. He was President of the Greek Orthodox Parish of Newtown for 46 years and is currently the Treasurer and Trustee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust. Jack is a Trustee of the Foundation for Hellenic Studies (UNSW). In 2009, Jack received the Order of Australia Medal for his services to the community and he has demonstrated his ongoing dedication to multiculturalism in Australia and community life. In 2014 he was awarded the Premier’s Lifetime Multicultural Community Service Medal.