Find contact details for the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre (SZCC) staff:

Name & role Contact details
Katie Miller
Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
[email protected]
Nyadol Nyuon OAM
[email protected]
Professor Kathy Laster AM [email protected]
Tienyi Long
Senior Manager
[email protected]
Annie Wohlgehagen
Legal Projects Officer
[email protected]
Ahmad Shakib Shiwa
Legal Projects Officer
[email protected]
Rubina Habib
Legal Projects Officer - CPD Program Development
[email protected]
Robin Astley
Program Coordinator
+61 3 9919 7844
[email protected]
Selcan Kurnali
Assistant Projects Officer
[email protected]
Eva Gjeka
Legal Projects Officer
[email protected]

Patron of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

The Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC has been the Patron of SZCC since November 2018.

The patronage recognises the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’s contribution to the Victorian community through its work in law and cultural diversity.

It also acknowledges the success of the Centre's thought leadership regarding access to justice via technological innovation.

The Governor and her husband, Mr Anthony Howard QC, have long supported the work of the Centre, including:

  • hosting the graduation of our Muslim Leaders Education Program at Government House
  • presenting graduation certificates to the participants in our Chinese Legal Executive Education Program
  • formally launching the Centre’s exhibition on Sir Zelman Cowen ‘A Life of Opportunity and Success’, which included an interview with the Governor where she reflects on Sir Zelman Cowen’s life and legacy.
 Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, presents at Cowen Centre event.

Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Hon. Linda Dessau AC

Advisory board

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre members

  • Nyadol Nyuon OAM
    Director, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
  • Annie Wohlgehagen
    Secretary, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

External members

  • Katie Miller
    Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
  • Judge John Cain
    State Coroner, County Court and Coroners Court of Victoria
  • Findlay McRae
    Director, Legal Services, Victoria Police
  • The Hon. Marcia Neave AO
    Former Chair, The Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria)
  • Robert Stary
    Partner, Stary Norton Halphen Lawyers
  • Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC
    Barrister, Victorian Bar

Katie Miller, Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre Advisory Board

Adjunct Professors

Adjunct Fellows