Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA)

Elected Council Member for Australia for the term 2017-2021: 

 


Roland Isler

ROLAND ISLER  VIC

 

I am a graphic designer and manage the print & design department at Caulfield Grammar School, one of the largest private schools in Australia. Since arriving in Melbourne in 1982, I have been involved in the Swiss Community in many different ways, including:

  • Hon. Life Member and Past-President of the Swiss Club of Victoria
  • Swiss Society of Victoria, member of the Assistance Committee 
  • Member of the Council of the Swiss Abroad since 2009
  • ‘Swiss Review’ Regional Editor for Oceania

I am passionate about Switzerland, its culture and its people, wherever they live. My own experience as an expatriate for over three decades and my active engagement in the Swiss Community make me familiar with and sensitive to the needs of Swiss Abroad. I fulfil the duties as a CSA with passion and conviction and strive to be an effective representative and champion for Swiss people in our region.

 

I enjoy getting immersed in history, especially the one of the Swiss in Australia. I published the book ‘To Australia! Letters of an Emigrant by J. J. Locher from Speicher’. The book is an annotated German transcript and English translation of a letter written in 1855 by a Swiss digger on the Victorian goldfields. The book is dedicated to the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad on the centenary of its foundation in 2016 and was launched at the Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Bern that year. See publication.

 

To better communicate with Swiss citizens in our region my fellow delegate Carmen Trochsler and I created an online presence via this website and social media.  I am also responsible for the ‘Regional News Oceania’ section of the ‘Swiss Review’, which goes out to all registered Swiss households in Oceania.

 

Please contact me If you have an issue to raise or an experience to share. T: +61 4 1293 5565 / Email