We’re a team of over 40 from across the country connected by our belief in the inherent power of young people.

Our staff

We’re strategists and advocates, facilitators and trainers, researchers, capacity-builders and consultants, who strive to make real change in partnership with young people across Australia.


Full-time, part-time, and casual staff


States and territories

Our board

We’re guided by a Board of voluntary, elected Board members who oversee our policy, direction and governance. All current Directors, as well as some past Directors of FYA and its predecessor organisations, are Members and have the right to vote on matters at the Annual General Meeting.

Our committees

The governance of FYA is further supported by the Appointment & Nominations, Investment, Finance and Audit & Risk Sub- Committees. For more information, please see the Constitution, Board Terms of Reference and Governance Policy.

FYA Board of Directors

Jason Glanville, Chair
Zoe Myers, Treasurer
Maya Marcus, Deputy Chair
Grace Vegesana
Kergen Angel

Investment committee

Gary Gabriel, Committee Chair & Treasurer
Che Bishop, Executive Director, Engagement and Operations (ex officio)
Jon Buckeridge
Russell Clarke
Jack Dawson
Molly Whelan, CEO

Finance & AUdit committee

Zoe Myers, Chair & Treasurer

Kergen Angel
Grace Vegesana
Molly Whelan, CEO

Governance & Risk Committee

Jason Glanville, Committee Chair & Board Chair
Corey Hale
Zoe Myers
Banok Rind
Molly Whelan, CEO 


Maya Marcus, Committee Chair & Deputy Chair
Kergen Angel
Molly Whelan, CEO

Our First Nations Governance Group

Our First Nations Governance Group feeds into decision-making about the strategy, priorities, grants and work our FYA First Nations Team and YLAB’s First Nations Team delivers. This group ensures that our work is underpinned by an accountable and ethical way of doing business with young First Nations people and their communities.