GOPIO Qld Chapter is pleased to announce our new committee members elected to serve our organisation. We welcome on board our new team:
Dr Maha Sinnathamby AM
Maha Sinnathamby is an Australian businessman and property developer. He is the entrepreneur behind the Greater Springfield Development in Queensland, the largest master-planned community in Australia . He has been associated with GOPIO International for a long time , and helped launch GOPIO Queensland
Immediate Past President
Rakesh Sharma - has been a founder member of GOPIO Queensland , he was instrumental in the first Asia Pacific Conference during which GOPIO Qld was inaugurated , Rakesh Sharma has been the president of Laxmi Narayan Mandir - during his term he undertook major infrastructure development for Hindu Mandir Association. He has been part of GOPIO Queensland management and has handled many important aspects of India Day Fair . He serves on the management committee of Radio 4EB's Indian Programming group where he is a presenter . He brings his business and investment expertise to the table .
Indu Kant Sharma has passion for leadership and community service which stems from his family’s deep-rooted involvement in the business and political community in India. His great grandfather, Pandit Din Dayal Sharma, was co-founder of the Sanatan Dharma movement with Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya and a founding member of Banaras Hindu University and Hindu College.
He has delved into a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors; together with his father, their established family printing press business handed contracts for a variety of commercial, government and NGO clientele – including page-making services for the RSS newspapers ‘Motherland’, ‘Panchjanya’ and ‘Organiser’. Eventually, they became involved in the construction business, developing mixed-use complexes in Karol Bagh and Darya Ganj in Delhi.
Indu Kant Sharma was instrumental in the installation of Gandhi Statute in the Roma Street Parklands.
Past Vice President
Irene Balydon Former General Secretary Duties of a Community Radio Station, which also included presiding over and assisting 8 of the 52 groups, and attending their AGM's.
Representing EBAQ as the Queensland representative on Board of NEMBC also Qld Women's Rep on the Women's Council. Has been associated with GOPIO Qld for a number of years
Rani Sharma , served in Government services , now serving as assistant secretary of GOPIO Queensland , she is a silent achiever and dedicated worker who has always been there discharging her duties diligently.
Acting Treasurer GOPIO Qld
Sahil Sinha, an acting Treasurer of GOPIO Queensland .
Chairperson Business council chair
Umesh Chandra OAM - - Member, Board of Trustees GOPIO Qld
Founder President , launched GOPIO Qld , President of Queensland Multicultural Council ,Has held various position on GOPIO International , mentor to many GOPIO Chapters Worldwide , serves on Lord Mayors round table and is a multicultural adviser to Commissioner of police , Patron of various community Organisations ,
Chairperson Youth Council and PR team
Mayuresh Lande has been associated with GOPIO Queensland for a while , he is a valuable member as a IT professional , helps with AV for most of GOPIO functions looks after youth Volunteers at India Day Fair
Women Council's Chair, Sponsorship and events
Usha Chandra - Usha Chandra has been a power house assisting GOPIO Qld in many roles - and as one of the past Presidents , she handles the sponsorship and has good working relation with many function venues and suppliers