Daphne Lowe Kelley

Daphne’s career has involved managing family businesses, teaching in high schools and TAFE, and holding managerial, sales and marketing positions in the private and government sectors of the travel and tourism industry.

Daphne is a Chinese Australian community advocate with more than 35 years of service on committees and boards involved in social welfare, arts and culture, history and heritage, multiculturalism and equality. She is the current president of the Chinese Australian Historical Society and a past president of the Chinese Heritage Association of Australia, the vice-president of Australasian Art and Stageworks, as well as being a member of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Advisory Group (2009-2015) and the NSW Police Multicultural Advisory Council (2013-2018).

Daphne has been convenor of six national conferences in Sydney and Melbourne for the Chinese Community Council of Australia. In 2011, Daphne was awarded the NSW Premier’s Jack Wong Su Award for Voluntary Service Beyond the Chinese Community for her outstanding voluntary community service.

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