Medal of the Order of Australia for service to multiculturalism, and to the business community.
Huss Mustafa OAM is a proud Australian with Turkish-Cypriot heritage who immigrated with his family at the age of 10. Under very difficult circumstances, Huss was able to learn English in just over 5 years, pass his grades and at the age of 16 obtained his first job at the State Bank of Victoria.
Huss is the longest-serving senior executive with more than 48 years' service at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and in 2021 announced his impending retirement from his position of general manager of multicultural community banking Australia, a division he established in 2016.
For more than a quarter of a century, Huss has been active in promoting cultural diversity both in the community and within his workplace. He has led important initiatives at CBA to promote a workforce that is reflective of our multicultural and multifaith community.
Huss serves on a number of boards including as secretary of Mental Health Foundation Australia, director of Islamic Museum of Australia, patron and honorary chair of Australian Turkish Business Council, and patron and board member of Refugee Communities Association of Australia. He has served a 4-year term as commissioner at the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
Reviewed 10 December 2021