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Board Diversity Makes Good Business Sense

​Alphonse Mulumba (Graduate) and Kim Ellwood (OMI)

​​Nineteen new graduates have joined an impressive alumni of industry professionals who have completed the Leadership and Governance Program offered by the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI). 

The OMI Leadership and Governance Program was developed to enable greater representation of Western Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds on public, private or not-for-profit sector boards and committees.

The program assists participants to enhance their knowledge, understanding and skills required for board and committee positions, as well as providing information about different types of boards and how they work in a Western Australian context. 

Since its launch, more than 80 professionals have completed the program and gone on to secure board positions. The program supports OnBoard WA, a McGowan Government initiative to connect people with board opportunities and encourage diversity at a board level. 

This year's graduates come from a wide range of professions including business, human services and engineering. They are all experts in their field and ready to contribute their experience to helping others in the community. 

More information about OMI's Leadership and Governance program is available at

For more information about OnBoard WA, visit