Club Information

Board Members

Nikolas Theofilos Hatzistergos

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President

Nikolas is the Managing Director of William Buck, Chartered Accountants in NSW and is the Chairman of William Buck International Limited.

He is also Chairman of Mazars Australia; a Director and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee for Bank of Sydney; A Director of St Basils Homes, and a Member of the Governing Council of Paxity (AISBL), the 8th largest international accounting association.

He is also a Director and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee for South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited (the Rabbitohs).

Nikolas also frequently presents papers on accounting and business management issues for a number of professional bodies, and has authored a number of papers that have been published both in Australia and overseas. He is also regularly interviewed by the press for his insights on accounting and business related issues.

Nikolas was elected to the Board on 16th November, 2014.

Bill Kritharas

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Vice President

Bill is a Partner with Sparke Helmore Lawyers, a national law firm.  Bill is a litigator and has been practising law for over 15 years with a focus in workplace, health & safety and construction law. Bill's clients include both private sector, particularly in the construction, agriculture and transport industries and public sector clients across Commonwealth, State and Local Governments.

Bill is also a former Deputy Mayor of Canterbury City Council, having served on the Council for almost 9 years.  He was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and was instrumental in setting up the Canterbury Legal Centre to provide legal aid services. Bill also set up the Arts Committee, the Sports Committee and Mental Health Awareness Week and was instrumental in setting up the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel to improve the development application process.

Bill is also the Chair of the Sydney Multicultural Arts Centre based at Belmore Sports Ground and continues to work closely with the local community.

Bill has also served a number of organisations in the Hellenic Community, including as the Australian youth coordinator of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad from 2001 to 2003.

Bill was elected to the Board in December 2013

John Comino

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Vice President

John is the longest serving board member of the current board having served as both President, Vice President and Treasurer. John was Mayor of Woollahra Council (the first Greek in this position) and a very experienced lawyer who specializes in property law through his own practice (Comino Prassas Solicitors).

John’s expertise in property law and contacts in local government have assisted with the several development applications submitted with Council and all legal issues.

George Katsaros

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Treasurer

George has served as President of the Club from 1999 - 2002.  George currently holds the position of Treasurer on the current Board.  He is presently employed as an Accountant with Kamper & Associates and brings to the Club not only his dedication and experience as a previous President and Director but can provide sound accounting and financial advice as well.

Greg Gav

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Greg is a businessman and owner of a number of buildings in the CBD. The Greg has built many residential and commercial projects for development in City and also the surrounding suburbs. Greg's experience in property development and contacts have helped with the rental, financing and all property issues. Greg has also generously donated his time and the services of his staff for project management of the Castlereagh Street building.

John Kikilas

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John Kikilas has a background in insurance and the financial sector. He is a Senior Account Manager with Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers, the world’s fourth largest risk and insurance broker advisors.

John has been a Past President of the Kalavryton Society (NSW) Aghia Lavra Inc and also a Past President of Campsie Rotary Club.

John has committed to assisting in all areas of his experience in the membership drive, Business Networking and develop use of Club facilities for business, professional, cultural and social purposes as well as the establishment of a cultural and youth sub-committee to develop programmes for Greek language and dance.

Maria Sallos

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Maria is a former president of the Hellenic Lyceum. Maria has represented the Hellenic Lyceum  Sydney both here and in Greece and brings a significant degree of knowledge, skills and contacts with members and community at large. Maria is also one the Vice Presidents of the Red Cross - Red Ribbon Committee and an executive member of the Ladies Auxiliary Committee of the St George Greek Orthodox Church of Rose Bau. Maria is a very valuable member of the board.

Nicholas George Pappas AM

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Nicholas joined the Board in 2014. He is a practising solicitor of 30 years standing with an emphasis on commercial litigation.  He serves on a number of public and private boards in a variety of contexts.  Among these, he is Chairman of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Bank of Sydney Limited, and Secretary and Trustee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Consolidated Trust. He served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Powerhouse Museum between 2003-2010.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Nicholas holds a PhD in Economic History from the University of Sydney.

He was appointed a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013.

Christine Kanellakis

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Christine is currently the Executive General Manager Strategy and Business Development, Government at Broadspectrum.   Christine has over 15 years’ leadership experience across strategy, business development, corporate, stakeholder engagement, commercial and legal functions in the engineering, infrastructure, services and construction industries.  A former commercial litigator, she has led significant projects and change programs, restructures and acquisitions, within business and across industry.

Christine has made a serious contribution to the community, arts and non-profit sectors both in and outside the Greek community in Australia.  She co-produced the first Greek- Australian opera “The Master Builder” by Manolis Kalomiris at NIDA and undertook a significant research project on the property rights of Greek Cypriots under International Law.

She is passionate about the arts, culture and social justice issues.

Christine was elected to the Board in November 2017.

Life Members

6 DECEMBER 1962
P. CRITHARY, G. GEORGIADIS, J. KOUVELIS, N.MARINAKIS, P. PANGAS, J. PSALTIS, H. KALLINIKOS, J. SAMIOS, P. SOULOS

11 DECEMBER 1969
M.G. BARBOUTTIS MBE, SIR A.T. GEORGE AO

23 NOVEMBER 1976
SG. VARVARESSO

S19 DECEMBER 1982

J.H. STAMWELL, H. PATTERSON, P. SVOLOS, H.G.PSALTIS, A. YENEBIS

17 DECEMBER 1995
P.E. ARONEY OAM

20 OCTOBER 2002
A. KARAVELAS, S. VLAHOS OAM

02 NOVEMBER 2009
S. PATRINOS

2015
T. PAPOULIAS

Constitution

ConstitutionThe Full Hellenic Club Sydney Memorandum of Association and Rules (Constitution) can be viewed here.

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Community Support

The Red Cross, the Benevolent Society of NSW, the Blind & Deaf Societies, the Spastic Centres to name a few, have been recipients of the Club's generosity. The University of NSW, Sydney, Macquarie and Athenian Universities have also benefited from Hellenic Club donations.

The Club provided free meeting and function room facilities for numerous organisations on a regular basis. Anecdotal evidence indicates that demands by groups for free meeting space becomes ever increasing. Meeting and function room facilities are also offered to commercial organisations for a modest fee.

The Club has supported over the years various Greek organisations such as the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Council of NSW, and the Hellenic Lyceum by providing free accommodation within the Club's premises. Organisations that the Club has donated funds and supported include the following:During the past 77 years the Hellenic Club has assisted many charities both in Australia and in Greece especially during World War II and beyond.

  • Aboriginal Children Advancement Society
  • Australian Council For International Services
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Quadriplegic Association
  • Ambulance Services
  • Crown Street Thelassaemia Fund
  • Consulate General Of Greece
  • Education Dept, Language Day
  • Cretan Association
  • Central School Of Speech & Drama London
  • Estia Foundation Of Australia
  • Ethnic Communities Council
  • Federation Sterea Hellas Of Australia & NZ
  • Genetic Eye Foundation Limited
  • Greek Earthquake Relief
  • Greek Orthodox Community Of NSW
  • Greek Community Home For The Aged
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of Australia
  • Greek Orthodox Church Of St Constantine & St Helene
  • Greek Orthodox St George Monastery
  • Greek Orthodox St Dimitrius, St Marys
  • Greek Orthodox St Peter, Paul & St Gregory Palamas
  • Greek Orthodox Community of N & W Suburbs
  • Greek Welfare
  • Hellenic Council Of NSW
  • Hellenic Tribute Sydney Olympics
  • Hellenic Lyceu
  • Kytherian Brotherhood
  • Liberal Party Of Aust NSW Division
  • Lord Mayor-Flood Victims
  • Macquarie University-Sydney 2000 Olympic Book Project
  • Macquarie University - Modern Greek Studies
  • Marrickville Girls High School
  • Matthew Talbot Hostel
  • Mt Keira Rural Fire Brigade
  • NSW Sports Council For The Disabled Inc
  • Pan Arcadian Association Of Nsw
  • Panhellenic Sporting Club
  • Panachaian Philanthropic Association
  • Paralympic Games
  • Pontian Genocide Studies Fund Macquarie University
  • Rotary Club
  • Royal NSW Institute For Deaf And Blind
  • Salvation Army-Xmas Appeal
  • St Basil's Homes
  • Sydney City Council-Bushfire Appeal
  • Sydney City Mission Winter Appeal
  • Sydney Cancer Centre
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • St Andrews Theological College
  • St John Ambulance Brigade
  • St Vincents Hospital
  • Sydney Hospital - The Eye Health Appeal
  • Sydney University Greek Orthodox Fellowship
  • University Of Athens, Greece
  • University Of NSW Dept Modern Greek
  • University Of Sydney
  • Variety Club (Special Children's Christmas Party)