Greek Australian, Maria Dimopoulos, has announced her resignation as Deputy Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC).
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Ms Dimopoulos wrote that her decision was made “with a heavy heart.”
“It has been an absolute honour to work with Victoria’s multicultural communities in this role, and I am immensely proud of our collective achievements,” Ms Dimopoulos added.
“The vision of genuine equality will always guide me. I remain unreservedly committed in continuing to champion human rights, inclusion and greater multicultural engagement in Victoria with the centrality of First Nations history.”
Ms Dimopoulos held the position since September 2019, where she worked tirelessly to address issues within multicultural communities including family violence, racism and equality.
Chairperson of the VMC, Vivienne Nguyen, thanked Ms Dimopoulos for her hard work and dedication.
“Since Maria commenced her appointment… she has contributed immensely to the work of the Commission,” Ms Nguyen said in a statement.
“Her wealth of experience, strategic advice and genuine compassion for communities will be missed by Commissioners and staff. I wish her the very best for the future.”