Shona Mcpherson | Head of External Affairs , FYA
FYA is a national, for purpose organisation working with and for 4.6 million young people across Australia and the systems that support them. Our mission is to create an Australia where young people are valued, supported and engaged.
As Head of External Affairs at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) Shona works to help transform the way communities think about, engage and include young people in the systems making decisions that impact them. This involves working with government, industry, educators and the media to showcase the power of young people to contribute to and lead social change, as well as driving conversations about the barriers and opportunities to success young people face.
Having worked across a diverse array of industries including agriculture and technology as well as media, Shona has Bachelor of Arts (Media Communications) and a Masters in Journalism from Monash University. A news junkie with a passion for telling stories, Shona is passionate about telling stories of people doing remarkable things to create a more equitable, sustainable world.