Chief Executive Officer of Fronditha Care and Chairman of Multicultural Arts Victoria
George Lekakis AO was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Fronditha Care in August 2011.
He currently manages the delivery of care to elderly people in aged care residential care facilities and through a range of community care services.
Prior to that appointment, he was the longest serving Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission from September 2001 to January 2011. In this role, he had key responsibilities in coordinating a whole of government approach to support the cultural diversity of the Victorian population.
For thirteen years, George was also the Director of the New Hope Foundation. In this role he managed the delivery of welfare services and settlement programs for new migrants and refugees and a range of community care programs for the elderly.
George has served on many government and community-based boards and committees of management, including as Chairperson of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, the Victorian Interpreting and Translating service, and Multicultural Arts Victoria. He also served as a member of the Victorian Industrial Relations Taskforce, Community Support Fund Advisory Council and also served as a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.
In 2010 George was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community through leadership roles in multicultural organisations and to the development and implementation of services to support those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Mr Lekakis has formal qualifications in social work and nursing.