Mr Hieu Van Le is the Chairman of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC). He has been appointed as Chairman to 31 December 2009.
Mr Le became the Lieutenant Governor of South Australia (external site) on 31 August 2007.
Mr Le has been a member of the SAMEAC since 1995, including three years as Deputy Chairman and, since 1 January 2007, as Chairman.
A Vietnamese born, Mr Le is the first person of Asian ethnic background who holds the position of Chairman of the SAMEAC.
Mr Le is a Member of the Community Engagement Board (external site).
He is also Patron or an Honorary Member of a number of organisations, including:
Mr Le has a Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Mr Le is a former senior Manager with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
He is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) and a Fellow Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSA).
Mr Le is a recipient of the 1996 Australia Day Medal for outstanding service to the ASIC and has been awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the advancement of multiculturalism.
On 16th December 2008, Hieu was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Adelaide for his contribution and services to the community.