Mrs Lan Le

Mrs Lan Le

Mrs Lan Le was born in Danang, Central Vietnam in 1957.  She met His Excellency during their senior high school years and they married in June 1977.

At the time His Excellency and Mrs Le left Vietnam, Mrs Le was studying science at university in Saigon.  They arrived in Australia in November 1977 and have lived in Adelaide since.

Mrs Le attended the South Australian Institute of Technology and in 1985 graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work.  She then worked as a Social Worker/Rehabilitation Consultant in various Commonwealth Government departments.

During this time, Mrs Le has worked as a Senior Rehabilitation Consultant with CRS Australia for 28 years.  Within this position, she worked in both direct service and supervisory roles, providing counselling support and social/vocational rehabilitation service to various client groups. 

Mrs Le received several CRS Australia National awards.  In 1997, she was the recipient of the Australia Day Achievement Award for her outstanding and consistent contribution to CRS Australia client services.  In 2000, Mrs Le was presented with a CRS Australia National Award for Excellence in her contribution to quality service delivery and team leadership.

Mrs Le has a strong interest in Mental Health and Disability Management issues within the work place. She has developed and implemented innovative practices in client service delivery and staff training/supervision through effective mentoring and coaching processes.  

Mrs Le also has a keen interest in issues relating to the resettlement of newly arrived migrants and refugees.  Through her work, she has assisted in developing support programs to assist this client group with their settlement, and run Cross Cultural Awareness Training workshops for staff working in complex cultural settings. 

Mrs Le has also been passionate about the professional development of students and junior social workers.

His Excellency and Mrs Le have two adult sons, Don and Kim, who are both pharmacists.  Mrs Le’s personal interests include cooking Asian cuisine, reading and walking.