Africause’s CEO Dr Berhan Ahmed, Board of Members and all Staff are pleased to invite you to attend our Online 2020 Annual General Meeting which will be held at 5:30pm on Wednesday 2nd of December 2020 (AGM). To protect the health and safety of our members and people, which is of paramount importance to our team, this year the AGM will be held via Zoom. Your participation in the Meeting is important to us
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Former Socceroo, Broadcaster, Adjunct Professor Sport & Social Responsibility and Human Rights Activist
Following a celebrated football career as Australia’s 419th Socceroo & 40th Captain, Craig has become one of Australia’s most respected sports broadcasters with an 18-year, triple Logie winning career with Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
A member of the Australian Multicultural Council, Craig is an Adjunct Professor of Sport & Social Responsibility with Torrens University and works across a vast range of social programs from indigenous rights and self-determination, homelessness and domestic violence along with refugee advocacy as a Human Rights and Refugee Ambassador for The Big Issue Street Soccer Program, Amnesty Australia, Australia Committee member with Human Rights Watch and Advisory Council member of the Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW.
He developed a primary school initiative to facilitate an understanding of diversity with the Australian Government for Harmony Day, is a former Chairman, Life Member and CEO of Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), Australia’s representative body of the Socceroos, Matildas and professional players around the world, former Director of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and has led a number of sport and business missions abroad with the NSW Government and Australian Government.
His humanitarian activism extends to several high profile, global campaigns including #SaveHakeem to free Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi from a Thai prison for which he was a Finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission Medal, #GameOver to call for the resettlement and freedom of over 400 refugees and asylum seekers indefinitely detained by Australia in PNG and Nauru for over seven years and #PlayForLives which is a humanitarian response by sport to the COVID-19 pandemic which began in Australia and expanded to India and NZ.
He is a former sports columnist for the Sun Herald, Australia, author and co-author of several books including ‘Fighting for Hakeem’ by Hachette Australia and has written for the Guardian, The Age and other publications.
In 2019, the Australian Financial Review recognised Craig as a ‘True Australian Leader’, the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the ‘People that Defined 2019, he was the recipient of the 2020 NSW Government Humanitarian Award for his work with sport and human rights and a Finalist for the NSW 2020 Australian of the Year.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Laws, Master’s Degree in International Sports Management and a Postgraduate Degree in Football Management.