Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia
Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko joined the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), India in 1982 and has since served in various capacities. He started as a settlement officer in the Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement in Dehradun, followed by working in the Kashag (Cabinet) Secretariat in Dharamsala. In 1984 he was posted to the Liaison office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tokyo for Japan and East-Asia where he served for 18 years. In 2002 he was transferred to the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi as the Secretary and also served as acting Representative between the outgoing and incoming Representatives. In 2007 he was appointed as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tokyo for Japan and East Asia. He has been serving as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia since June 2014.
Tashi Thakchoe went to the Tibetan Homes School in Mussoorie and graduated from St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling. He joined the Central Tibetan Administration in the year 2002 and worked with the Tibetan Dickey Larsoe Cooperative Society Ltd. and the Kashag Secretariat until July 2015 when he joined the Tibet Information Office as Secretary.
Public Relations Manager
Anica Niepraschk is a political scientist with a background in international development in Africa, where she worked as Governance Advisor in the area of strengthening civil society participation in public decision making. Since coming to Australia she has been working in the environment sector, campaigning for a nuclear-free future and action on climate change. She is also an author with a strong interest in the environment, sustainability and democratisation.