Committee Members


Emanuel J Comino AM, Founder and Chairman

Emanuel Comino has spent the last thirty years travelling Australia and the world, presenting lectures and arguing the case for the return of the marbles. “I will fight on as long as I live, he says “until England promises to send the marbles back to Greece. I will continue to work for their restitution until the day I die. They were and remain an integral part of the Parthenon as a monument to the glory of Classical Greece and the civilisation it gave to the world.”  Learn more 


Tasha Vanos OAM, Vice Chairman

  • Retired Production Project Superintendent. Dept. of Defence Garden Island
  • Assistant Project Officer Naval Attache Office Washington DC USA.
  • Weapons Technical Services.HMA Naval Dockyard.(Senior Technical Officer)
  • Member with various Management Committee positions for over thirty years. Past National President of AHEPA Australasia, Secretary of AHEPA NSW, Chairman of the AHEPA Foundation and past President of the Castellorizian Club.

Russell Darnley OAM,
Vice Chairman & International Liaison Officer

Author, a former teacher, educational consultant, digital education developer and small business operator. Active on Social Media.


Gina Papapetrou, Secretary

Gina specialises in Business Analytics. She graduated in 2006 from UNSW with a Bachelor of Science Major in Applied Mathematics with Honours.

Today Gina is a Senior Analyst at Suncorp.

Gina’s involvement in the committee is a result from her passion and interest in History and Philosophy.

Her commitment to the cause for restitution is based on her affinity with the core values of the Parthenon itself – achievement, integrity and progress.


 James Tzavaras, Treasurer

James was born in Greece and came to Australia in 1960. He has been involved in the business sector for over 28 years.  Retired in 1988 but then went back to sales for one of the best food wholesale companies in Australia “Frutex”.

James has been an active member of AHEPA for over 33 years, served in many positions as well as in management.

He was one of the founding members of the committee, for what he believe is an injustice to the Hellenic Heritage and the PARTHENON MARBLES.


  • Emanuel G Comino
  • Theodora Gianniotis
  • Eva Green
  • Kathy Kouvas
  • Christine Lynch  – Founding Member
  • Nicolas Lynch
  • Yani Maroulis
  • George Minas
  • Paul Nicolaou
  • Katherine Paloumis
  • Dimitri Papapetrou
  • John Theodoridis
  • Stella Vaughan