|Financial year 2010 - 2011|
|Elena Gosse, President, Public Relation, Grants Applications|
|It reads like something straight out of a novel, a successful Russian performer moves to another country not able to speak a word of English and with no tangible career on the horizon. Within eight years she is heading up a manufacturing company and being nominated for a string of prestigious business awards.|
Born 20th of June 1963 in Volgograd, Russia, Elena spent her early days embracing communist principles. This has given her a slightly different perspective than most of her Australian colleagues. She has a communal spirit, which forms the basis of her leadership style. According to Elena "Success does not mean achievement for oneself; it's about people, the people we help and the people who help to make it happen."
Since joining Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd in 1995, her 'do as I do' attitude, vibrant personality, and business savvy have been instrumental in developing quality internal systems and processes and creating a culture that embraces esprit de corp. She is committed to helping women achieve in the workplace and to providing support and advice to assist the transition of migrants immigrating to Australia.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Theatre); Bachelor in Business (Accounting); Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors; JP (Qualified).
Professional Memberships: Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow Member of Australian Institute of Management; Member of Rotary Club of Brisbane High-Rise.
Awards: 2012 Veuve Clicquot Business Women Award – Finalist; 2011 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Entrepreneur Awards – Winner, 2011 Telstra Business Women’s Awards - Finalist; 2011 Management Excellence Awards – Finalist; 2011 International Stevie Awards for Women in Business – Finalist in six categories; 2010 Australian Technology Showcase – Business Pitch, Winner; 2009 QBR Women in Business Awards – Women of the Year; 2009 QBR Women in Business Awards - Manufacturing Category Winner; 2005 National winner of Australian Businesswomen Network Member Award; 2009 International Stevie Awards – Finalist in categories for Lifetime Achievements & Most Innovative Company; Regional Finalist in the AIM 2007 & 2009 Management Excellence Awards; Finalist in the 2007 & QBR 2008 Women in Business Awards; Regional Finalist in the 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (EOY); 2005 & 2006 Queensland Finalist of Telstra Business Women's Awards
|Natalia Morozoff, Vice President, Public Relation, Sponsorship Development|
|Olga Sudnitsin, Secretary, Subcommittees: Cultural Heritage; Events|
|Olga Sudnitsin (nee Tukavkina) was born in Northern Kazakhstan in October 1968. Completed high school in 1985 and same year relocated to Moscow to study engineering. She was accepted in Moscow state Technical University name after N.E. Bauman in the Solid Fuel Rocket Engines, ENERGOMACH faculty. Throughout her successful university years, she actively participated in arts and culture, sang at the academic choir GAUDEAMUS while achieving well academically. After her successful graduation in 1992, she immigrated to Australia with her husband. Upon arrival to Brisbane, QLD, she studied at the University of Queensland, Engineering Department Graduate Program while studying English for Overseas Professionals. Olga completed her second Master of Engineering and commenced full time employment as an Project engineer. She has transitioned to management position with QRNational. Interests: sewing, embroidery, Russian national costume, embellishment, signing and Russian culture popularisation. |
|Marina Pollard, Treasurer, Subcommittees: Grants Applications, New Building Project Team|
|Marina Pollard was born 14.01.1953 in Moscow, Russia.|
Bachelor of Geography, 1975.
Work in Russia: Geography Faculty of Moscow State University (MSU), 1976–1989.
Post graduate study: PhD program in geomorphology, MSU, 1983-1986.
Year of arrival to Australia: 15.08.1990.
Work in Australia:
1) The Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN), Dep. of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Nathan campus, (1994 – 1998).
2) Barkworth Olive Groves Ltd (1998 – present).
Appointed as a Treasurer of QRCC Management Committee for 2010-2011; Sub-committee: New Building Development
Hobby & Special Interests: Fluent French speaker, history of the Russian settlement in Australia & history of Russian-Australian consular relations.
|Zhanna Gorbacheva, Vice Treasurer, Subcommittees: Events, Cultural Heritage|
|Kerry Konstantin Gosse, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: Business Advisor; New Building Project Team|
|Kerry Konstantin Gosse was born 28 October 1944 in Krems, Austria. At the age of five with his parents he immigrated to Australia. Prior to purchasing Australian Innovative Systems, Kerry served as a Senior Air Traffic Controller with the Department of Civil Aviation (later Dept. of Transport). In his spare time Kerry learned how to build swimming pools, establishing a small business specialising in the distribution of salt-water chlorinators. He retired from ATC in 1988, and continued to distribute salt chlorinators in Queensland for a Victorian manufacturer, where he honed his skills in repairs, technical backup and marketing.|
His entrepreneurial spirit earned him a Regional Finalist position In 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards.
In 2009 he joined the Management Committee of the Queensland Russian Community Centre and three months later was elected as President.
Kerry is committed in helping Russian immigrants to make the transition into a new country and is using his business acumen in helping the wider community.
|Svetlana Remington, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: House Manager; Ladies Committee|
|Svetlana was born in Tashkent, in Uzbekistan 20 May, 1969.|
Has graduated on a speciality the designer-technologist of outer clothing. (Novosibirsk institute of light industry)
Work in Russia: Novosibirsk Fashion house 1988 – 1989.
Cooperative “Ritmi modi”.
The further study: Textile design in the house (a private course) 1996. St.-Petersburg.
Before moving to Australia worked as the free designer in Tashkent, Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Alma-Ata, Tadjikistan.
Has arrived to Australia in December of 2006 year.
Work in Australia:
EasyTrack, Cardel Manufacturing, M&K Curtains (2007-2008)
Shatalie Design Remington Enterprises PTY LTD (2008 ã – till now).
Consists in Operating Committee QRCC since August 2010 as a part of House management subcommittee.
Hobby and interests: education of children, selection of a material for the future book about design of windows.
|Alla Ekzarkho, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: Events Coordinator|
|Mrs Alla Ekzarkho was born in Mariupol City, Ukraine. Educated as a piano teacher (she completed a musical school and musical college in Mariupol). For many years she worked as a piano teacher and in 1976 joined the Department of Culture of Mariupol City Council. She started with the Department of Culture as an inspector and quickly got promoted to the position of Deputy Head of the Department. From 1995 until immigration to Australia in 1996 she worked as an Acting Head of the Department of Culture. Her duties included coordinating in a large town with population of more than 600,000 all theatres, cinemas, libraries, musical schools, palaces of culture, organising celebrations of public holidays and large-scale folk festivals. In turbulent 90s when former USSR disintegrated she facilitated the establishment of ethnic societies in Mariupol City where more than 100 nationalities and ethnic groups lived together. When the Greek society was established in Mariupol Alla was elected to the management committee. When the Federation of Greek societies of Ukraine was founded in 1994, Alla was elected to the Board of Management of the Federation being responsible for coordination of cultural activities of all Greek societies across Ukraine. All this time Alla continued working part-time as a piano teacher. She also studied arts through distance education at Kharkov Academy of Art and in 1996 graduated as the Bachelor of Art in Theory and History of World Culture. As a hobby Alla participated in different singing groups including in a quartet with her three sisters. After immigration to Australia in 1996 Alla lived with her family in Melbourne and from 1999 in Brisbane. For a livelihood she works in aged and home care. In Melbourne Alla participated in a chamber choir led by G.Macsimiva. In Brisbane Alla established in 2000 the Russian Folkloric Ensemble Samotsvety, which she leads as an artistic director until now. In the management committee of the Queensland Russian Community Centre A. Ekzarkho coordinates the events sub-committee.|
|Galina Fenton, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: Membership Development Coordinator|
|Galina was born in Stavropol in south Russia on 14th Feb 1983. |
At the age of 12 her family moved to live in UK where she finished her 12 years of education at Reigate Grammar School.
Galina pursued a career in sales in London. During 10 years in sales she has gained vast experience at working with all types of people within many different communities.
In 2008 she made a decision to move to Brisbane where she now runs a thriving business bringing Russian and European foods to Woolloongabba.
She was approached to join QRCC as a valued member of Russian community in August 2010. As well as helping in all areas her main role is membership development.
|Boris Raiski, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: Events, House Management|
|Viktor Tyukavkin, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: House Management, New Building Project Team|
|Alex Morozoff, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: House Management|
|Gabe Masko, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: House Management|
|Gabe Masko, 58 year of age, born in Harbin, China, Came to Australia early 1953. Formal education - High School. Jobs held in the past – various Government and private building projects in Qld and NSW. Active team member of House Management Team. Interest in life - enjoying life to the full.|
|Inna Ackroyd, Ordinary Member, Subcommittees: Ladies Committee Leader|