Billi McCarthy-Price Chief Executive Officer
Billi McCarthy-Price is a proud country kid from picturesque Esperance, Western Australia. Billi completed combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Western Australia and Sciences Po Grenoble, with Honours in Organisational Psychology. While studying, Billi volunteered at a number of youth-focused organisations, including the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), Teach Learn Grow, and Uni Camp for Kids. Upon graduation, Billi participated in the Department of Defence’s Graduate Development Program and worked in Military Strategy Branch in Canberra before relocating to Melbourne. An alumna herself, having attended the 2013 Global Voices delegation to the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues, Billi is passionate about providing Australia’s youth with life-changing personal and professional development opportunities.
Anna Daly Development and Economics Program Manager
Anna is currently a data analyst at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and returned to study in 2017, to complete her Masters of International Business at RMIT part-time. Anna’s passion for international relations began through exchanges in France and the Netherlands through both high school and university. She has also travelled and lived in South America, where she spent time studying Spanish at a local language school in Buenos Aires. In 2018, she was the Global Voices CSW scholar representing RMIT at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. These experiences fostered her keen interest in languages and how critical it is to spend time in country to better understand the way people interact in different cultures. She hopes to pave out a career in the international space, advocating for the power of data to inform evidence-based decisions in policy.
Ali Thwaites Health and Environment Program Manager
Ali Thwaites is from country Victoria and has previously completed a double degree in Arts and Asia-Pacific Studies at the Australian National University and a Masters in Primary Teaching at the University of Melbourne. Ali is passionate about empowering young people, working in international contexts, and working in environment and development spaces. Ali has taken her passion for young people and education into her teaching work, and has been teaching in primary classrooms in Melbourne for the past two years. Ali’s interest in international work began early on, as she was lucky enough to travel and live internationally from a young age. Ali has lived in India, Nepal and Japan, and has worked with young people in other countries throughout Asia and the world. Ali has worked with youth-focused environment and development organisations since she was in high school, and continues to facilitate youth leadership programs in Australia and internationally. Ali is working towards a world where young people are informed, active and innovative voices in global decision-making.
Nicholas Foster Operations Manager
Nicholas has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Arts (Global) at Monash University and a Graduate Certificate of Marketing at RMIT. He did a semester abroad in South Africa where he studied politics of the different states of Africa and has a major passion for travel. He enjoys volunteering at a few different organisations and has worked in a range of different sectors, one of which was with a start up business building a proto-type wavepool.
Sacha Breidahl Communications Manager
Sacha is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Applied). In 2016, Sacha participated in a semester exchange to Denmark, where her passion for sustainable and ethical business practices was realised. Sacha comes from a background in marketing global opportunities for University students, both domestically and abroad and hopes to continue a career in international experiences for young Australians, with a focus on inclusion and cultural intelligence, in the future.