Cypriot Australian community leader Georgia Alexandrou passes away

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The Cypriot Australian community is in mourning today following the death of Georgia Alexandrou on Sunday, April 21 after a long battle with cancer.

Ms Alexandrou was the first female leader to have taken the presidency of the Cyprus Community of ACT (CCACT) from 2000-2023. Her strong and enduring leadership provided a long period of stability for the Cypriots in the Canberra district and all of Australia.

In April 2021, Ms Alexandrou was also elected president of Pan-Australian Justice for Cyprus Coordinating Committee (PASEKA).

She stepped down from her presidency at both CCACT and PASEKA this year due to her illness.

the greek herald woman of the year award
Georgia Alexandrou.

Ms Alexandrou was instrumental in advancing relations with Cyprus and Greece working closely with the Cyprus High Commission and the numerous visiting missions of high-ranking Cypriot dignitaries and officials.

Her volunteer and community work was also recently recognised by The Greek Herald as Ms Alexandrou was named finalist for ‘The Greek Herald Woman of the Year’ 2024. Ms Alexandrou was surprised and excited by the recognition when she was told by family and friends prior to her death.

In a post on Facebook, the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in Australia sent their condolences to Ms Alexandrou and her family.

“Her remarkable legacy will be a guiding light for all us, showing us the path forward until our goals are achieved,” the post read.

PASEKA also paid tribute to Ms Alexandrou and said she will be sorely missed. Many Cypriot Australians shared their messages of condolences under the post.

“Fly high my dear passionate for Cyprus friend. I will miss our talks every so often and your passionate concerns about our Cyprus and the 50 year occupation,” co-President of Justice for Cyprus (SEKA) NSW, Chris Koulinos, wrote.

Ms Alexandrou is survived by her husband Christos, son Andreas, mother and sister.

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