Emanuel J Comino AM, Founding Chairman
Emanuel Comino has spent the last thirty years travelling Australia and the world, presenting lectures and arguing the case for the return of the marbles. “I will fight on as long as I live, he says “until England promises to send the marbles back to Greece. I will continue to work for their restitution until the day I die. They were and remain an integral part of the Parthenon as a monument to the glory of Classical Greece and the civilisation it gave to the world.” Learn More...
Russel Darnley OAM, Vice Chairman
He is a writer, researcher and consultant in education, educational media, learning materials development and inter-cultural communications, who has been engaged by the Australia Indonesia Institute, The Le@rning Federation, Fork Films, CTC Productions and Garuda Indonesia. He was a foundation Director of Asian Field Study Centres Pty Ltd.
At present he is extensively involved in the development of digital teaching and learning materials as part of the Digital Education Revolution in NSW and is a regular presenter at teacher professional development conferences.
A consultant for the former NSW Department of Education, he is currently employed as a teacher.
Tasha Vanos OAM, Vice Chairman
Dennis Tritaris, Secretary & Public Affairs Officer
Dennis Tritaris has over 15 years experience in public relations within corporate and consulting roles across a wide range of industries.
Dennis started his corporate career with his involvement in the Olympic Games of Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004). He holds a Master of Management in Sport Management Degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Today Dennis is an Associate at the Corporate Affairs department of Transfield Holdings andis responsible for managing internal and external digital communications, graphic design and events management. He also plays an active role in the maintaining the company’s archiving system and oversees facilities management for Transfield Holdings’ Walsh Bay office.
In 2004 Dennis started his own business as a Freelance Web designer. Orama Communications offers a wide range of services from Web Design to Social Media consultation and Multimedia production.
As Secretary and Public Affairs officer Dennis is responsible for the Committee's Website and all Communication and PR functions.
Gina Choutis, Assistant Secretary
Gina specialises in Business Analytics. She graduated in 2006 from UNSW with a Bachelor of Science Major in Applied Mathematics with Honours.
Today Gina is a Senior Analyst at Suncorp.
Gina's involvement in the committe is a result from her passion and interest in History and Philosophy.
Her commitment to the cause for restitution is based on her affninity with the core values of the Parthenon itself - achievement, integrity and progress.
James Tzavaras, Treasurer
James was born in Greece and came to Australia in 1960. He has been involved in the business sector for over 28 years. Retired in 1988 but then went back to sales for one of the best food wholesale companies in Australia "Frutex".
James has been an active member of AHEPA for over 33 years, served in many positions as well as in management.
He was one of the founding members of the committee, for what he believe is an injustice to the Hellenic Heritage and the PARTHENON MARBLES.
- Antonopoulos Jordan
- Gianniotis Theodora
- Kouvas Kathy
- Lynch Christine - Founding Member
- Minas George
- Nicolaou Paul
- Paloumis Katherine
- Theodoridis John
- Vaughan Stella