Executive Manager

Vanessa Fabre is an Executive Manager at Multicultural Australia Ltd (formerly MDA Ltd) leading on corporate communication, major events, social business, including Welcome Sports, training and strategic partnerships.


Vanessa has over 20 years experience in community and government sectors, joining Multicultural Australia in 2015.


Vanessa holds a Master of Health Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion.


Through her career Vanessa has lead the development of social policy and service deliver in areas of human services, sport and active recreation, community safety, community development, partnership development, disaster management and community capacity building.

Christina oversees corporate governance and manages compliance, quality and risk management for Welcome Sports.


She has completed a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.


Christina is a passionate advocate for gender equality in sport, particularly for refugee and migrant women and girls.

Company Secretary
Julio Menendez

Julio has been an integral part of the Salvadorian Community for over 15 years through various executive positions at El Salvador Soccer Club, most recently, as President.


Julio is excited to be joining the Board of Directors of Welcome Sports and representing the Salvadorian Community.


He is currently a Principal Project Manager for Metro South Health (Qld Health).



Peter Forday

As the inaugural chair of Welcome Sports, Peter Forday is privileged to contribute to an organisation that brings together three of his great passions - community, sport and leadership. 

Peter has been involved with the El Salvador Soccer Club for almost two decades as a player, coach and committee member. He has been a Director of Multicultural Australia for almost ten years and is in his third term as Chairperson. 

Peter is excited to work with the the two founding organizations, the Welcome Sports board and the wider Welcome Sports community.

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Christine Castley 
CEO of Multicultural Australia 

Zane is passionate about inclusiveness, equity and is  driven by the pursuit of providing a cohesive and better society for future generations to come.


As the former Treasurer of El Salvador Soccer Club, the former CFO of Multicultural Australia and strong connection to the Salvadorian Community, Zane is humbled to be joining the Board of Directors of Welcome Sports.


Zane is currently the Executive General Manager of Corporate Services for MS Queensland, is a qualified CPA and has a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership.

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