Following our announcement in November last year that RQI was seeking to hire a Community Engagement Coordinator, we are pleased to advise that former management committee member Stephen Mam has been appointed to the position.
The primary role of the Community Engagement Coordinator is to support the expansion of regional Reconciliation Groups and networks by providing assistance in the planning and subsequent delivery of reconciliation related activities.
Steve resigned from the committee to take up the part-time position and will also continue to operate his business SIBW multicultural publishing & events.
Steve is of Torres Strait Islander descent and said he was very excited about building on the great work of RQI and the committee.
“I have enjoyed every moment of participating with RQI,” Steve said.
“I hope to support RQI more administratively and with more of my networks, skills, knowledge and experience,” he added.
Stephen Mam signed his RQI contract on Jan 1st, 2018, and is pictured (centre, front) with (L-R front) Maurice Serico, Linda Harnett, (L-R back) Simon Brooks, Mick Bruhwiller and Peter Jackson.
Steve was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland and is heavily influenced by his multicultural knowledge and experiences. Throughout the years, Stephen has extended his knowledge of culture and multiculturalism through travel, having travelled extensively through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Europe and Egypt.
He explored these interests, studying Social Science, majoring in Development and minoring in Environment and Society at the University of Queensland.
He has been employed in a range of industries, including culture, community, health, information communications technology (ICT), economics, and publishing & events, among others.
From 2000 to 2003, he worked as the Coordinator of Wagga Torres Strait Islanders Dance Company Pty. Ltd. and Brisbane Metro South CDEP. He also spent three years as an economic analyst for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Canberra, and more recently worked as part of the Indigenous engagement for the Australian Census.