Karl (Khodr) Saleh arrived in Canterbury Area in 1985 from Lebanon. He has lived and worked in the Canterbury Bankstown area since his arrival.He is married to Nadia Saleh and they have four children, Mohsen, Kamal, Hady and their daughterRana. They are all born in Canterbury Hospital. They also all attended and graduated from the local schools.
Work and qualifications
Karl is the founder and managing director of AWMC Pty.ltd. It is an Australian Communication and Media consulting agency, established in 1997. He has qualifications in languages, interpreting,business management, journalism, international media and social and community development.
His community involvement in the Canterbury Area started in 1989 since moving with his family into the public housing department block in Kentucky Rd, River wood. At the time, the street was hit by a bad name and was sometimes referred to as the worst street in NSW. He decide to not sit and do nothing. Instead, he worked hard to improve the situation for the street and the area. He started to engage community volunteers in River wood Community Centre and also advocated of the interests of the River wood Housing Estate community at a Local, State and Federal level.
As a man who is known for his passionate local community advocacy , Karl joined the Labor party in 1991 and soon became the Labor candidate for his local Council in 2004. He has now been elected as Canterbury City Councillor for three consecutive terms in 2004, 2008 , and 2012. He also served as Deputy Mayor for three terms in 2008, 2012 and 2015. He was also recently appointed as member of the new City of Canterbury Bankstown “policy review committee for Community and Services”.