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Former Socceroo joins Crescent Foundation

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Former Socceroo player and refugee advocate Craig Foster has taken a seat on the Crescent Foundation board.

Craig Foster

Crescent Foundation is a non-profit organisation backed by Crescent Wealth, an Islamic superannuation firm. 

Its latest addition to its board, Mr Foster, is a broadcaster who has worked with SBS for 18 years. He also is an adjunct professor of sport and social responsibility at Torrens University and sits on the Multicultural Council of Australia. 

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Mr Foster is a human rights and refugee ambassador for Amnesty Australia, Australia committee member with Human Rights Watch and advisory council member of the Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW. 

Bob Carr, chair of the Crescent Foundation board commented Mr Foster brings a wealth of experience with refugee and asylum communities. 

“His dedication and commitment to striving for a fair go for the most vulnerable in our society is backed significant action mobilising all sectors of our community to help,” Mr Carr said. 

“It’s this action which differentiates his leadership – he gets things done.”

Mr Foster noted that with Crescent Foundation’s program for refugee students at University of Western Sydney and initiatives for homeless and young people, there was an “alignment and shared vision”.

 

Former Socceroo joins Crescent Foundation
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Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins is a journalist at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth. 

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked in trade media and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio. 

You can contact her on [email protected].

 

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