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Posted in News on 30 May, 2024

Media Release - Arab Council Australia’s farewells outgoing Chief Executive Officer Randa Kattan

Sydney, NSW, Mon 27 May 2024

After 26 years of dedicated service, Randa Kattan, the Chief Executive Officer of Arab Council Australia, will be stepping down on May 31st, 2024. Randa's values and dedication to the Arabic-speaking community have been the cornerstone of Arab Council Australia's success since commencing in the role in February 1998.

Randa's steadfastness to the principles of the organisation and commitment to the communities it serves has been without question. Her legacy of hard work, determination, and commitment to social justice was long cemented. Randa never shied away from standing up for what she believed in or challenging the status quo to defend against inequality. With Randa at the helm, the challenges that have faced the organisation and the community have been met head-on, with passion and fearless determination.

Arab Council Australia held an event to farewell Randa Kattan on Thursday 23 May 2024, and in recognition of her enormous contribution to the organisation and the community. The event was well attended by current and former federal state and local members, media, community leaders and workers, friends, and family.

“The decision to resign from the position of CEO was not an easy one and took a very long time to make. But it’s the right time for Council given its strength and capacity to weather a transition of this nature. Council has evolved into a dynamic, forward thinking, purpose-driven and widely respected organisation, ready to take on government agendas that impact communities.” Randa Kattan said.

Randa’s contribution to social justice and work with and for the community was acknowledged at the event, where it was also announced that Mr. Hassan Moussa will be the next Chief Executive Officer of Arab Council Australia.