Access CEO Gail Ker OAM’s community leadership and significant national impact was recognised on March 22, when she was presented with the Empowering Women Award at the Migration Council of Australia’s (MCA) Australian Migration and Settlement Awards. Held in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra, the awards celebrate the work and support of individuals and organisations that welcome new migrants and build a sense of belonging in the Australian community. Ms Ker said she was humbled to receive the award among such an inspirational contingent of finalists. “At Access, a deep conviction in the role that empowered women play in healthy communities and societies runs through the fabric of everything we do. The health of any community can be gauged by the health of its women.”

Access case worker Sophal Su and subsidiary AES Building and Maintenance were among the finalists for an MCA Award. Mr Su, who arrived in Australia as a Cambodian refugee, has been a case worker with Access for 19 years. He was a finalist for the Case Worker of the Year Award, while AES Building and Maintenance Solutions was a finalist in the Business Inclusion category.
Congratulations to Gail and all other finalists for this wonderful recognition!