Our Panelists


Dr Josh Healy
Melbourne University

“I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Workplace Leadership, with research interests in employment relations, applied economics, and the future of work. My recent publications deal with the gig economy, the ageing workforce, and the consequences of skill shortages.”


Alex mclean
National Youth Commission

"In previous Alex’s role as the Chief of Staff at Oaktree, she managed the People and Operations portfolios and played a key role in creating meaningful and positive experiences for diverse young people across the country. She developed their national grassroots advocacy program for students, created their first diversity plan, and was selected as a representative for an exchange trip to India. Alex has also consulted on youth and diversity for major NFP organisations and held events and communications roles at Oaktree.”


Luke Rycken
Policy Manager
Youth Affairs Council Victoria

Luke has extensive community experience with not for profit organisations and has worked with medical experts on assisting disabled people with physical and functional limitations at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Luke is an alumni of La Trobe University in Health Science and Clinical Orthotics. Recently, Luke has completed a JD of Law at Monash University and is currently the policy manager at Victoria’s Youth Affairs Council, the leading advocate for children and young people aged 12-25.