Greek-Australian Society welcomes new leadership

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The Greek-Australian Society Inc (GAS) has announced the election of Peter Dracakis as President, and the appointment of Bill Maloukis to the GAS Board, filling vacancies left by outgoing President, Ellie Stamatelatos.

A GAS Member since 2021 and Vice-President since 2023, Peter Dracakis possesses extensive experience
in accounting and corporate advisory, with a passion for strategic business planning and having worked with major brands across Australia, including PwC and The Coffee Club. Peter has served diligently as
acting President since February 2024.

With his election, Brisbane-based Dracakis becomes the third President of GAS – following Ms Stamatelatos and George Psihoyios – as well as the first GAS President from outside of Sydney.

“It has been a year of significant growth for GAS, as we’ve continued to build on the success of our
Mentoring Program and evolve how we connect with our audience across the country. This is in no small
part due to the efforts of our Committee,” Mr Dracakis said.

“I’m now looking forward to guiding the team through the remainder of this term. I’d like to personally
extend my thanks to Ellie Stamatelatos, who provided great leadership during her tenure, and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

With a strong background in business leadership and a passion for community service, Bill Maloukis is
eager to contribute to GAS’ strategic goals and initiatives. Currently the Managing Director of Construction Specialties Australia, Bill’s career spans over three decades, having collaborated with renowned brands and industry leaders to drive growth and success within the Australian building sector, delivering world-class projects, including Sydney Metro, Sydney Allianz Stadium and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Bill Maloukis
Bill Maloukis.

Bill’s specialist skills in business management, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement have
helped him to lead teams of dedicated professionals and support industry partners to overcome complex
challenges.

A GAS Member since 2022, Bill is also actively involved in community service, serving on the Engineers
Australia College of Leadership and Management Board – Sydney, as a Councillor of the Eastern Sydney
Regional Advisory Council (ESRAC), and as a GAS Mentor – becoming the fourth participant in the GAS
Mentoring Program
to subsequently join the Board.

“I am eager to bring my experience and commitment to the Board, supporting GAS’ mission to offer a
modern, philanthropic and inclusive platform representative of the Greek-Australian community,” Mr Maloukis said.

“I look forward to the prospect of providing my support and expertise in addressing GAS’ strategic
challenges and opportunities to create positive impacts.

“Thank you to the GAS Board for this opportunity, I look forward to working with my new colleagues and
connect with our Members even further.”

Peter’s election as President and Bill’s appointment to the Board are until the end of the current term,
ending 31 December 2024.

GAS Board

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