Our Committee

The AAS-AU committee is made up of 3 office bearers, being the president, secretary, and treasurer, and core committee members. Their powers and responsibilities are explained in the constitution. The committee has members residing in Sydney and in Melbourne.

The day-to-day operation of the committee is similar to a modern organisation where members are required to perform competently according to the position they have undertaken with full reporting procedures with every activity they undertake. The committee works as a team and are all dedicated to the long-term success of this worthy cause.

Shoushan Tower

Shoushan Tower

President

I was born in Kirkuk, Iraq and arrived in Australia in 1969. Here I completed secondary schooling and followed with a diploma in Advanced Accounting. In 2005 I completed bachelor of Business – Accounting and employed in a manufacturing industry as a company accountant. I am pleased to have the opportunity to be part of a group that supports the Assyrian community in our homeland where the Assyrian language and culture can survive.

Phone: +61 406 105 904

Richard Yalda

Richard Yalda

Secretary

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce at the University of New South Wales. I am an undergraduate civil structural engineer at Arup. I have been involved with Assyrian Aid Society Australia since early 2019. I am involved with other Assyrian organisations including Assyrian Students Association, and Fairfield Bulls Football Club.

Nenos Shemoon

Nenos Shemoon

Treasurer

I was born in Mosul, Nineveh and arrived in Australia in 1992. I did my HSC here and completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree at University of Sydney in 2000. In 2008, I got my Masters in Accounting degree from Macquarie University. In 2010, I completed my Chartered Accountant program and am now a full member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountant. I am married and have two children. I am currently working as a Taxation Manager for an international company. I am very passionate about Assyrian Aid Society. With my academic qualification and professional skills, I feel I can contribute to AAS and to my people in Iraq.

Phone: +61 408 965 763

June Jako

June Jako

Committee Member

I was born in Baghdad, Bet-Nahrain. Completed a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Technology, Baghdad. In 1984, Arrived Australia where I completed further studies and worked for the Australian Defence Force. In 2018, awarded a Master of research from Macquarie University- Sydney. Currently, self-employed operating as a director for a manufacturing enterprise. Being part of the Assyrian Aid Society – Australia, gives me the fulfilment of my ambition to help my people in Bet-Nahrain.

Dawood Youel

Dawood Youel

Committee Member

I was born in Baghdad, Iraq and arrived in Australia in 2009. Completed High School in Baghdad, followed by successfully completing diploma of Information Technology (Software Development) at TAFE Sydney Institute and later completed bachelor of Computer Science and Technology at University of Sydney. My goal is to help people in need.

Shony Alwin Toma

Shony Alwin Toma

Committee Member

I was born in Iraq grown up in Nineveh and graduated from high school, then my family moved to Baghdad and I have finished University and possess a Bachelor Degree in Science. My family fleets Iraq in 1994 and we arrived Australia Sydney in 1995. I have graduate from University of Technology Sydney-UTS in 1999 and possess a Masters of Environmental Engineering Management; and working with a private consulting Engineers company in Sydney. I have joined AAS recently in 2018 desiring helping our people in Iraq and to keep in touch with our home land to follow up their conditions and their suffering and trying our best for helping as much as we can by fundraising donations etc.

Janet Shamoon

Janet Shamoon

Committee Member

I was born in Bet-Khtmeh in Bet-Nahren (Iraq). I arrived in Australia in 2019, where I learned the English language and enrolled into various courses, including a course that will allow me to work with people with a disability. I have an extensive history with Assyrian charities as I am a member of the Nineveh Welfare Association. Through my studies, extra-curricular activities and future profession, I hope to provide further assistance to the Assyrian people in Iraq through my work with Assyrian Aid Society Australia.

Nicolas Esho

Nicolas Esho

Committee Member

I am an Australian born Assyrian. I completed secondary schooling and am currently studying Certificate 3 in Carpentry and Certificate 4 in Building and Construction while working for a construction company. I am very passionate about my Assyrian background, hence why I joined Assyrian Aid Society; to help maintain our presence in our homeland which is vital to the Assyrian survival.