Immanuel Selvaraj is a husband, father, businessman and community leader who has lived in the Hills District for almost two decades. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Baulkham Hills. His family attend the Reach Church in North Parramatta.
A successful professional and business leader within the IT and digital industries for more than 25 years, he currently heads the Australia and New Zealand division of a $3.4 billion US-based software company as Senior Director of Solutions and Strategy.
Immanuel is also devoted to serving the community through his leadership of several local and Western Sydney-based community organisations.
Immanuel currently holds the positions of:
Immanuel is especially passionate about the needs of local businesses. For decades, he has been a strong advocate for better policies for small business owners.
His specific priorities include supporting young entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs. Immanuel also knows that many local businesses are eager for specialist training and resources to access grants and transform their business by adopting new digital technologies.
Immanuel believes strongly that providing subsidised education opportunities through universities, TAFE and other learning institutes is vital to help young people, migrants and senior citizens upskill and achieve their aspirations in life.
Through his leadership of the Wildfire Community Hub, Immanuel is driving projects to provide local residents with counselling and mental health services.
Our community has been through a challenging two years. The pandemic has taught us the importance of staying connected. The Hub is a much-loved community centre where senior residents of all backgrounds, including migrant communities, are welcome to visit, socialise, make new friends and access support.