Emanuel Valageorgiou joined the Board in 2007 and is currently the Chair, having also served for several years as Secretary. He is an experienced not-for-profit (NFP) board director and was formerly a senior executive with TransGrid. Until recently he provided human resources and change management consulting services to not-for-profits and small businesses. He has extensive experience in voluntary organisations dealing with multicultural issues, aged and disability care, youth, and sport. Emanuel has been a Director of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW since 2005, serving as Secretary and Chair and is currently its Treasurer. He was appointed Treasurer of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia in 2022. Emanuel is President of the Samian Brotherhood of Sydney & NSW and a Founding Director of Hurstville Glory Football Club.