Ambassador & Board Director

Creating strong pathways and connections for a more inclusive Australia

If you haven’t got a seat at one, build your own table.

Tasneem Chopra OAM

Top 10 Thinkers

Australian Magazine’s Emerging 100 Leaders, 2009

Order of Australia Medal (OAM)

Received for Services to Community, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

AMAA Woman of the Year 2013

Australian Muslim Achievement Awards Winner, 2013

TEDx Melbourne Presenter

Presenter by Invitation, 2013

Faith Fashion Fusion

Curator, Immigration Museum Melbourne, 2014

Tasneem’s mantra has led to her joining and serving as Ambassador and Board Director for a diverse range of companies, not-for-profits and community organisations.


She’s passionate about women of colour representation, inclusive environments and policies, and diversifying gender and cultural representation at executive leadership level.

In 2021, she was named as the Inaugural Ambassador for Women of Colour Australia. Tasneem is currently the Board Director for Fire Rescue Victoria, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Crescent Institute.

She’s an Ambassador for One Billion Rising (Global Campaign to End Violence Against Women & Children), 1800RESPECT (Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities – Advocating for elimination of family violence and VAW) and a Juror for International Human Rights and Arts Film Festival.

Areas of Expertise


Gender Based Violence

Risk Assessment

Gender Equity and Impact


Community Engagement


Media Representation

Inclusive leadership, diversity and implicit bias

Faith and Religion

Wellbeing & Resilience

Social Cohesion

Current Board Affiliations

Director, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Advisor, Strategic Advisor Committee, Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV)

Advisor, Expert Advisory Anti-Racism Panel, Collingwood Football Club (CFC)

Inugural Ambassador, Women of Colour, Australia

Ambassador, Anti-Racism Campaign, Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

Director, South Asian Australian’s Researching Ideas (SAARI)

Advisor, La Trobe University, School of Humanities

Former Board Affiliations

Director, The Crescent Institute

Trustee, Missen Foundation

Advisor, Family Violence Sub Committee, In-Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Director, Ambulance Victoria

Director, NOW Australia

Director, Luke Batty Foundation

Chair, Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights

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