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Sash commenced as CEO in January 2017. Born and raised in war torn Sri Lanka, Sash has an unwavering passion and desire to lead young people in creating a world where equality, justice and peace are common place. You can often find Sash trying out new things, from bungee jumping in South Africa to Skiing in Japan and even cooking (yes, that’s new to Sash!). Having completed a double degree in Law and International Studies, Sash has worked in development, peace building, youth advocacy and most recently worked for World Vision as the National Director of their Youth Movement.
Chief of Staff
Gaby is not only our most hilarious exec member but is also passionate about supporting our state volunteers around the country. Starting in the Victorian state branch in 2012, Gaby has experienced first hand the importance of grassroots actions in building a movement to end extreme poverty. In her spare time she likes to learn rap songs, brunch and day dream about being Leo McGarry.
Head of International Engagement
Geordie, the second son of two ballet dancers, has limited interest in ballet and maximum interest in working with impact-driven and innovative organisations in the Asia-Pacific. He has worked at Monash University, collecting egg cartons for a project on food policy and regulation, with the International Development Law Organisation on human rights in Timor-Leste and at Bounce working on trampolines.
Esther has followed her father's footsteps to pursue a career in Accounting. She can't seem to run away from volunteering her time to causes she believes in, co-founding The Village School Project when she was still in her teens. She loves creating beautiful things in Microsoft Excel, namely lists. What are her plans for the future? You may find that in an Excel sheet.
Head of Campaigns
Stacey started at Oaktree in 2014, working on the End Poverty Roadtrip. Since then, she’s overseen our political engagement work, and stepped into the role of Deputy Head of Campaigns for 2016. As Head of Campaigns, she’s now leading our advocacy work in Australia- running campaigns and engaging decision-makers on the issue of poverty.
Head of Marketing and Fundraising
Amy joined Oaktree in 2016 and comes from a background in digital and print marketing. When she's not pitching for innovative strategies around fundraising, marketing or communications, you can find Amy sitting in the sunshine or talking about the sunshine on a cloudy day. Amy may be one of our newest members on the team, but her motivation and passion towards young people and the power they have to create change is at the forefront of her work.
Meet our Board of Directors