Karl (Khodr) Saleh arrived in Australia in 1985 from Lebanon. He has lived and worked in the Canterbury Bankstown area since his arrival.
He is married to Nadia Saleh with four children, Mohsen, Kamal, Hady And Daughter Rana.
In 2004 he became the first Australian Lebanese Arabic to be elected to the City of Canterbury West Ward as Labor Councillor, an achievement that was recognised by the Lebanese and Arabic community in Australia and abroad .
He was elected for three consecutive terms in 2004, 2008 , and 2012. He also served as Deputy Mayor for three terms in 2008, 2012 and 2015.
In March 2006 he founded the local Canterbury Bankstown Harmony group consists of over 25 local multicultural communities group.
In 2014 has been appointed as Ambassador of “White Ribbon” Day for his work against Domestic Violence.
He was serve as Vice-chair of the board of Riverwood Community Centre Since November 2015 .
In July 2016 he was appointed as member of the new City of Canterbury Bankstown Council Advisory Group “policy review for Community and Services committee”.
“There have been two main values in my community work , Australian Multicultural and Mutual respect. You will not find me ever walking away from either “.