Pino is the founder and Managing Director of the Cultural Perspectives Group: Cultural Perspectives, DiverseWerks and CIRCA Research, sector leaders in consulting to, researching and communicating with CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.
Pino is a leading commentator and expert around cultural diversity, multicultural marketing & engagement in Australia. He was most recently Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia and Member of the Federal Governments Access & Equity Review Panel.
Prior to working in the private sector, Pino held important positions in the third sector and in government including Executive Officer of the ECC of NSW, NSW Regional Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Senior Conciliator at the HREOC and Principal Policy Officer of the Ethnic Affairs Commission of NSW.
Over the last 10 years Pino has worked extensively in area of settlement service provision for refugees and new migrants. Principally through his consulting work with community sector organisations, Pino has supported and nurtured community sector structures that have changed the face of refugee service provision in NSW. Pino was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2017.
Pino is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (FPRIA) and a Qualified Practicing Market Research (QPMR).
Appointed Director, Independent March 2016.