Rise Board member, James Jegasothy, is the Executive Director at the Office of Multicultural Interests and recently hosted the graduation ceremony for the OMI Leadership and Governance program
for people from multicultural backgrounds wishing to work in board roles and benefit the WA community through their diverse experiences.
Rise CEO, Justine Colyer, has been a mentor for people on the program for a number of years and attended the graduation with James, her mentee (Deepak Sharma) and the Hon Dr Tony Buti, Minister for Finance; Lands; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.
Tony Buti and Justine Colyer
Justine built a strong relationship with Deepak, who also attended a Rise board meeting as part of the mentoring, and felt she also learned much from him over the year.
It was great to be able to bring all the different inter-connecting relationships together in an evening of celebration.