Team Update

7 February 2017 / Supporters

It’s been a busy time over December and January for Youth Opportunities. The following are the changes and appointments that have been made that will bring you up to date.

Head of Marketing and Fundraising
Libby McMichael has moved from the role of Events and Marketing Manager to Head of Marketing and Fundraising. In her short time with organisation she has demonstrated the skills to enable her to successfully take on this bigger role.

Training Manager
We welcome Gavin Turner as the Training Manager who will lead trainer development and all aspects of Licence programs. Gavin’s work history includes working globally in adventure therapy and crisis intervention and he brings with him skills in developing young people to challenge and grow them.

We also welcome to the team Rosa Anttila as our newest trainer. Rosa is a native of Finland who made Australia her home 18 months ago. Rosa has a background in education and the performing arts and recently completed her Master’s in Education.

New roles:

Online Learning Development Manger
Joanna Thomas starts this year in this newly created role. Her depth of knowledge of the concepts, tools and content embedded in the online programs will add value to the ongoing development of these programs.

Training Services Coordinator
Hannah will be able to draw on her skills and experience managing and coordinating graduate engagement activities to coordinate the delivery of programs and the newly developed graduate engagement activities that include workshops, forums and coaching.


We have also sadly farewelled some of our staff in recent weeks.

Suresh Meyer
Suresh has been a trainer with Youth Opportunities for just over four years, bringing his vibrant personality and positive can-do attitude to help empower young people in high schools across the state. He has been successful in applying for the Metropolitan Fire Service and we wish him will with this new chapter of his career.

Jodie McDonald
Jodie supported the fundraising team for the last half of 2016. She was intramental in delivering Stars in the Graden event and the submission of the Impact 100.

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