The Advisory Board

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme Advisory Board provides advice and support to the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme. Advisory Board members are appointed by the portfolio minister for a term of three years.

Mr Marshall E. Baillieu : Chairman

Marshall Baillieu is Co-Head of Rothschild and Co in Australia. He specialises in corporate finance advisory and mergers and acquisitions, particularly within the mining and oil and gas sectors, with over 19 years of investment banking experience with the Rothschild group. Marshall holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). Marshall also attended the World Bank sponsored Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School. His interests include wooden boats and he has extensive yacht racing experience.

Mr Stephen Moss CSC : Executive Director

Stephen Moss was appointed Executive Director of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme in 2004, following a career in the Royal Australian Navy. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 2002 for his contribution to amphibious and afloat support capabilities. Stephen is actively involved in sail training and is President and International Representative of the Australian Sail Training Association. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Graduate Diploma of Environmental Law.

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN : Board Member Representing Navy

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead is the Commander of the Australian Fleet, responsible for all Navy ships, submarines, aircraft squadrons, diving teams and establishments, and for the personnel serving in those units. His naval career spans three decades, including postings in Australia and overseas. Rear Admiral Mead holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, a Master’s Degree in Management and a PhD in International Relations. He has published a book on Indian national security.

Ms Suzanne Daniel : Board Member

Suzanne Daniel is the inaugural Director of Jesuit Social Services in NSW. Suzanne previously worked as a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC TV and the BBC, London and The United Nations Office, Sydney. She also worked in Crisis and Issues Management with Hill Knowlton and consulted to organisations thought Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She was awarded a Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in 2000 through the St James Ethics Centre, is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and sits on the board of Hunter Hall International Ltd. She counts sailing the roaring forties off the west coast of Tasmania in 'Defiance' as good preparation for parenting.

Mr John Dixon : Board Member

John Dixon is the Chairman of Redstar Transport. He was formerly Managing Director Silk Logistics Group, Chief Operating Officer / Executive Director of SKILLED Group, Executive Director of Patrick Corporation, Executive Director of Fox Group Holdings, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics. John has over a decade of involvement with community-based awareness programs ranging from hospitals to youth assistance. He is a keen competitive yachtsman and restorer of wooden boats.

Her Honour Judge Kate Traill : Board Member

Judge Kate Traill was appointed as a District Court judge for New South Wales Courts in August 2015.  She has more than 30 years’ experience, both as a barrister and a Crown Prosecutor. She served as an independent councillor on Mosman Council from 2004 to 2008 and is a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Australian Naval Reserves, though she is unable to give legal advice while on the bench.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts LLB with Honours in Politics and Fine Arts..

Commodore Michele Miller AM, RAN : Advisory Board Member Representing Defence

Commodore Michele Miller is the Chief of Staff of the Australian Defence Force Headquarters working to the Chief of Defence Force and Vice Chief of Defence Force.  During her seagoing career she has commanded two RAN ships, and was also responsible for the operational training of major fleet units, including STS Young Endeavour.  Ashore, she has most recently been responsible for the workforce planning of the RAN.   Commodore Miller holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies, she is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an inaugural member of the Board of Directors of the Australian veteran support charity ‘Soldier On'.

Mr Angus Hutchinson : Board Member

Angus Hutchinson is CEO of Thomas Global Systems. He joined Thomas Global in 2011 as Vice President, Commercial focusing on the group’s commercial and business development activities. Prior to joining Thomas Global, Angus worked as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of the Rothschild Group in Sydney and Washington, D.C. Angus holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is Secretary of the Australian Industry and Defence Network (NSW) and a member of the Australian Industry Group’s Defence Council Contracting Working Group.

Ms Caitlin Stephenson : Board Member

Caitlin is a Project Manager at Phantom Works International, a rapid prototyping and development division of The Boeing Company.  A former member of STS Young Endeavour youth crew, she provides a first-hand insight into the youth development program. Caitlin joined Young Endeavour for the 2015 World Voyage, where she represented Boeing Defence Australia, sailing to Gallipoli to take part in the centennial commemoration services on ANZAC day 2015.  Caitlin holds a Masters Degree in Aviation Management from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Engineering, Aerospace Avionics degree with First Class Honours from Queensland University of Technology.