Barbara Zantiotis becomes first female President of the Kytherian Association of Australia


The Kytherian Association of Australia (KAA) has this month elected its first-ever female President, Barbara Zantiotis, and a new 50/50 gender balanced Board.

This historic moment comes as the Association marks its 100th anniversary this year.

READ MORE: Young debutantes dazzle at the Kytherian Association of Australia’s Centenary Ball.

In an interview with The Greek Herald, Ms Zantiotis says she is “honoured and excited to be the first female President of our wonderful association and especially in our centenary year.”

“It is certainly a milestone and paves the way for other women to follow in my footsteps,” Ms Zantiotis adds.

READ MORE: Kytherian Association of Australia visits Ancient Greeks exhibition as part of centenary celebrations.

“I am elated that the new board demonstrates equal representation between men and women and I look forward to encouraging young Kytherian families to join our Association.”

Ms Zantiotis has been on the Board of the Association for the last four years and was Secretary for the last two.

Barbara with her parents.

She is taking over from outgoing President, Emmanuel Alfieris, who decided to step down this year after four years at the helm of the KAA.

He tells The Greek Herald he’s “proud” of what he achieved and is “excited about the new Board’s potential.”

READ MORE: Kytherian Association of Australia President Emmanuel Alfieris: ‘We do all this for our youth’

The new Board includes:

  • President: Barbara Zantiotis.
  • Vice President: Spiro Coolentianos.
  • Secretary: Dennis Cordato.
  • Treasurer: Maria Sophios.
  • Board Members: John Comino, Ross Cassimatis, George Roins, Kathy Samios, George Preneas, Maria Karedis, Irene Faros, Esther Calligeros.
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