Hakan Harman has extensive experience as a leader in both the public and private sectors. His areas of expertise include organisational leadership, change management, corporate governance, stakeholder engagement and strategic management. He has qualifications that include Bachelor Commerce and Master of Public Administration and he is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
He has worked at the CBA, Burns Philp, Unilever as well as a number of private organisations prior to joining the Public Sector in 2002 as a senior executive. He was promoted to the State Library of NSW senior executive team as Director Operations Chief Financial Officer in 2010.
In January 2014 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the then Community Relations Commission and has since led a transformation of the organisation including a change of name to Multicultural NSW, legislation amendments, and a new visionary three year strategic plan, Harmony-In-Action 2014-2017.