Elected 2011: Treasurer with Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia Mr Panwala is a former Human Rights Activist, Development Consultant and Legal Trainer originally from India. He is associated with ethnic community organisations in Sydney such as Indian Australian Arts and Film Association, founding member of Australian Multicultural and Settlement Services, Member of Gujarati Samaj, Sydwest Multicultural services Blacktown and providing Pro bono legal and immigration advice. He has represented ECCNSW on various Government and non-Government committees and organisations. Mr Panwala provides interpreters and translators under the business name of Universal Interpreters and Translators in Australia and is currently working as Principal Solicitor with Unisaj Legal in Sydney.