Bill 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.
Emmaline Pintur Development and Economics Program Manager
Emmaline is currently undertaking her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in International Relations, Politics and Islamic studies. Her passion for foreign affairs and development has sprung from her experience working with ‘Youth with A Mission’ in South East Asia. During this extended time she had the opportunity to work alongside minority ethnic leaders; assisting them in research and development projects with a focus on the Karin people. She worked alongside a former military leader and was able to observe the process of peace negotiations first hand. Emmaline has also represented Justice Water in South East Asia and was involved in the A21 Anti-slavery campaign. She is an avid campaigner for engaging young people in political spheres, encouraging them to be our leaders of the future.
Anna Daly Development and Economics Program Coordinator
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.
Alice Pidgeon Health and Environment Program Manager
Alice is currently studying a Bachelor of Environment and Society at RMIT. Her passion to drive sustainable consumption patterns comes from her volunteer work with the not for profit organisation Clean Coast Collective conducting beach cleanups along the coast. Alice also comes from a work background in the youth travel industry which sparked her desire to create awareness of the social elements of environmental issues on a global scale. Her interest in snowboarding and involvement in the Australian winter sports community drives her to work towards ensuring future generations get to enjoy the beautiful places and climates she has been fortunate enough to enjoy.
Ali Thwaites Health and Environment Program Coordinator
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.