Advisory Board


Our Future Work Ambassadors are passionate individuals with a desire to future-proof your career. They bring significant experience from a wide range of professional backgrounds across business, technology, education, and government.



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David PLatt


    David is a strategist and expert facilitator with significant experience in education, social enterprise, organisational change, community development and community resilience. He works with organisations and communities to build and develop strategic leadership capability - at all levels – and is particularly interested in preparing current and future leaders to understand and leverage disruption.




    Luke is the Program Director at Real Time Learning. Real Time Learning addresses the shortage of industry expertise and opportunities to partner students with real world learning applications to STEM and entrepreneurship. RTL provides students with opportunities to work alongside industry professionals such as engineers to partner their learning through making, creating and building real world solutions, bridging the gap between 'theory and practice'. Last year RTL participated in PwC’s 21st Century Minds Accelerator Program that worked closely with 19 other national STEM initiatives.

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Carina Parisella

  • ANZ

    Carina is a Senior Engagement Partner and Communications pro with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Her focus at ANZ is to help shape and deliver ANZ’s digital partner ecosystem, comprised of strategic alliances, startup incubators, universities and for-purpose organisations, to deliver value for customers and the community through collaboration projects and events. She is passionate about social impact, innovation, future of work and inclusion, supporting a number of strategic programs including her role as a SheStarts Advisor, Robogals Partner and Social Ambassador for the Thankyou Group. A relentless optimist and true business creative, Carina works at the intersection of Arts, Science and Innovation with a strong focus on bringing people, ideas and solutions to life.


Michelle Bourke


    Michelle is a Strategic Initiatives Executive at The Australian Computer Society. The ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector existing to create the environment and provide the opportunities for their 22,000 members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters.


Michael Fairbairn

  • RMIT

    Mike’s role as a Strategic Accountant and Business Development Manager involves managing key relationships with target companies to create opportunities and deliver tailored solutions with the relevant teams at RMIT. Experienced at providing strategic policy advice across public and privates sectors.


Jason Brown


    Jason Brown is a career development practitioner with 18 years experience specialising in developing and managing employment and career development programs, including supporting career development through eLearning and ePortfolios solutions. He has worked in a number of industry sectors including higher education; employment services; and community/ not-for-profit; plus dabbled in running an e-commerce business for a few years. Jason is also undertaking doctoral research on understanding the personal attributes and environmental factors that influence university students development of employability.

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    Sarah is co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy, with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025. Girl Geek Academy is behind Australia's first all-women hackathon, #SheHacks, Australia's first all-women makerfest, #SheMakes, and the world’s first hackathon for girls aged five to eight, #MissMakesCode.


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