International Student & Youth Project Officer, City of Melbourne
Gary is the International Student & Youth Project Officer at the City of Melbourne. Dynamic, creative and forward thinking, he has over 15 years international education experience in the areas of high level strategic planning and design; policy development and advice; and the design and delivery of complex projects including festivals and arts programming, student wellbeing programs, community grants and youth consultation.
Gary has an extensive network across industries and disciplines. Through partnerships and collaborations, he has championed numerous award-winning projects and programs including the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome, EDGE International Student Leaders’ Program and the Essendon Football Club GLoBALL Program. In January 2016, Gary was announced as the Australia Day Council ‘New Australian of the Year 2016’ for his tireless work and success in empowering communities.