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Culturally and linguistically diverse employee network

Rooppreet Goraya, known as Roop by her colleagues, moved from India to Australia in 2002 to pursue her Master’s degrees in Business and Accounting.

Two years later, Roop and her husband decided to settle down and call Australia home.

“We found Australia very friendly, open, fair and full of opportunities,” she said.

Roop has been working the NSW public sector for the last 14 years, recently joining the team at NSLHD Primary and Community Health as the finance and performance manager.

“I have been lucky enough to work with and continue to work with amazing people,” she said.

I believe we all have unique qualities and talent, all we need to do is believe in ourselves and support each other in our journeys – no matter what your background is.
Executive Sponsor of the CALD network Rooppreet Goraya


Roop has recently taken on the position as executive sponsor of the new culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) employee network. She has a real passion for creating a culturally safe and inclusive workplace for all staff.

“With more than a quarter of our staff identifying as having a CALD background, this network aims to bring them together and talk about their experiences,” she said.

“We want to create a network where CALD staff can come together and have a voice, feel valued and supported.”

From 15-21 March NSLHD will be celebrating Harmony Week. It is a time to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and think about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians.

Keep your eye out for activities taking place across the district – and wear something orange on Friday 19 March to recognise the celebration.

To find out more or to join the CALD network, please contact

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