The Hon Helen Sham-Ho OAM JP, George Institute Ambassador

The Honourable Helen Sham-Ho shares many values with The George Institute. With a passion for education, healthcare and social justice, Helen has been extensively awarded and recognised for her continuous contribution to the community.

Helen was a member of the NSW Legislative Council for 15 years and is celebrated as the first Chinese born Parliamentarian in Australia. A qualified Social Worker and a practising solicitor, prior to Helen’s election to Parliament, she served as Commissioner of the then NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission.

Helen is actively involved in community work and is committed to helping The George spread our message to improve the health of people around the world. She joined The George Institute as an Ambassador in October 2011, providing support for research projects particularly in China.