Ranko is currently undertaking doctoral studies. He was a member of the Yarra Multicultural Advisory Committee and was selected by the Yarra City Council to serve as their multicultural representative on a State Government project advisory committee.
Ranko is also a former Chairperson of the Atherton Gardens Residents Association. He was a finalist in the City of Yarra Citizen of the Year Award in 2018 in recognition of the leadership he demonstrated, and the assistance he provided to public housing residents on the Fitzroy estate following a near-fatal fire.
He welcomes the opportunity to share his skills, knowledge and experience in the areas of multiculturalism and technology for the benefit of the FRA and community.