Three Australians of Greek heritage among SA’s most influential people for 2022


Kayla Itsines, Tom Koutsantonis MP and Theo Maras have been named among South Australia’s top 50 most influential people by The Advertiser.

Holding significant positions in business, politics and entrepreneurship these Australians of Greek heritage influence the South Australian community and broader Australian society.

Taking the highest rank among the three is Kayla Itsines, the Sweat app co-founder. The Sweat app is a fitness guide and generated $100 million in revenue in 2020. Itsines sold the app last year for $400m and continues to work closely with the brand.  

Coming in 29th place is SA Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Minister for Energy and Mining, Tom Koutsantonis. Mr Koutsantonis is new to the top 50 most influential people list.

Tom Koutsantonis is on the list.

The politician has been labelled on the list as “the great survivor of South Australian politics” as he has more history in state politics than any other serving member.

Theo Maras came in 32nd place on the list. He is known as the patriarch of The Maras Group, a commercial and retail property investment and development company.

Currently, Mr Maras is developing his legacy residential project on the corner of Hutt Street, and continues to be significantly engaged in the east end and other urban areas such as Prospect Road alongside his son Steve.

Source: The Advertiser.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Greek parliamentarians promise action, but Australia’s diaspora needs more than words

By Mary Sinanidis. Four representatives of the Special Permanent Committee on Greeks Abroad (consisting of 31 MPs) said they came “to listen” to the Australian...

Finalists announced for the 1st Greek Youth Creative Arts Competition 2024

The Greek Festival of Sydney has exclusively announced to The Greek Herald the finalists of its ‘1st Greek Youth Creative Arts Competition.’ The theme of the inaugural competition...

Castellorizian Association of NSW hosts Cazzie Kids Easter event

On Monday, April 15, the Castellorizian Association of NSW welcomed kids and families for their Cazzie Kids Easter event. Held at The Castellorizian, a community centre...

National Second Tier club representatives hold meetings to plan for next year’s launch

Soccer clubs across the nation are gearing up for a significant milestone in Australian football history, the launch of the National Second Tier (NST)...

Jon Adgemis’ Public Hospitality Group lists first pub for sale amid mounting debt

The owner of Public Hospitality Group (PHG) Jon Adgemis has listed his first pub on the market, following the collapse of his debt deal...

You May Also Like

Film documenting 100 years since establishment of Panathinaikos BC to be available online

A film which shares the story of 100 years since the establishment of Panathinaikos BC will be available to all Greeks worldwide on June...

Spain invests in plane that travels from Sydney to Athens in four hours

Destinus, a Swiss startup company is creating a hypersonic, hydrogen-powered passenger jet that will make the journey from Australia to Greece in just four...

Greek Australian George Moulos wants to ‘pay it forward’ to help future entrepreneurs

By Anjelica Smilovitis. Greek Australian George Moulos is making waves speaking about entrepreneurship at universities around Greece and Europe. The Greek Herald has previously spoken with...