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ADVISORY BOARD

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme Advisory Board was established in 1987 to provide advice and support to the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme. 

 

Advisory Board members are appointed by the portfolio minister for a term of three years. The Advisory Board, through the Chair, is responsible to the minister in accordance with the terms of reference.

 

Annual reports of proceedings are available under resources.

Mr Marshall E. Baillieu

Marshall Baillieu is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Rothschild & Co Australia. He has over 24 years investment banking experience and specialises in corporate finance advisory including mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory and financing solutions, across a range of clients. He previously worked for CRA (now Rio Tinto) as a mechanical engineer. Marshall holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), and attended Harvard Business School. Marshall is also a Non-Executive Director of Mutual Trust Pty Ltd. His interests include wooden boats and he has extensive yacht racing experience.ce.

Mr Stephen Moss CSC

Stephen Moss was appointed Executive Director of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme in 2004. Previously he enjoyed a distinguished Royal Australian Navy Career, and in 2002 was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for his contribution to the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious and afloat support capabilities. Stephen is actively involved with sail training and is President and International Representative for Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Sail Training International Tall Ships Forum. He is a graduate of the Royal Australian Navy Staff College, and holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Diploma of Environmental Law.

Rear Admiral

 Jonathan Earley CSC RAN

Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley assumed the position of Commander Australian Fleet in June 2022, and is responsible for all raise, train and sustain activities for the Australian fleet. His naval career spans three decades, including postings in Australia and overseas. In 2017 he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in recognition of his devotion to duty. Rear Admiral Earley’s previous appointment was Deputy Fleet Commander. He holds three Masters Degrees in Maritime Studies, Strategic Policy and Politics and Policy-Making, and is a distinguished graduate of the Australian War College.

 Ms Michele Miller AM

Michele Miller was appointed head of the Defence Security and Vetting Service and the Defence Chief Security Officer in 2021, following a distinguished three-decade long career in the Australian Defence Force. Michele saw operational service in the Middle East and in the Asia-Pacific, and had the privilege of commanding two Royal Australian Navy ships. Her senior executive roles included Director General of Navy People Branch and Chief of Staff in the Australian Defence Force Headquarters. Michele holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies, 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

Angus Hutchinson is CEO of Thomas Global Systems. Angus joined Thomas Global in 2011 as Vice President, Commercial, focusing on the group’s commercial aerospace and business development activities. Previously, he worked as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Rothschild Group in Sydney and Washington, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and project finance transactions in the natural resources sector. Angus holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. He is a member of the Australian Industry Group’s NSW Advisory Council and is a national director of the Australian Industry and Defence Network.

Ms Caitlin Stephenson

Caitlin is a Senior Project Manager at Boeing Defence Australia.  A former member of the Young Endeavour youth crew, she provides a first-hand insight into the youth development program. Caitlin joined Young Endeavour for the 2015 World Voyage – representing 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.

Mr Steven Power

Steven Power is a Partner at law firm Clayton Utz.  He specialises in the acquisition and sustainment of Defence materiel, advising Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.  Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University. He is a former member of the Young Endeavour youth crew and alumni of the Young Endeavour Program. He also joined Australian ship Sir Thomas Sopwith during the world voyage commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Columbus’ Voyage of Discovery to the New World.

Ms Josie Ashton

Josie Ashton is Head of Investor Relations at ASX Limited. Josie specialises in stakeholder engagement and has held investor relations and corporate communication roles across a number of industries including financial services, infrastructure and manufacturing. Josie has been involved in fundraising and community engagement activities with The Australian Ballet, the Centennial Parklands Foundation and the Sydney Renewable Power Company, where she was a member of the volunteer Board of Directors. Josie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Mr Stuart Bryson

Stuart represents the Young Endeavour alumni and provides a current perspective on the program to the Advisory Board. Stuart joined Young Endeavour during the 2015 World Voyage, participating in the Tall Ship Races on the North Sea. In 2018, Stuart joined Young Endeavour during the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. He regularly represents the Scheme at schools, universities, and public events. A graduate of the Australian National University, Stuart practises as a commercial lawyer in Canberra. For many years, he has volunteered with local and national not-for-profit organisations, particularly those focusing on youth development and leadership.

Mr Stephen Moss CSC

 

  

Rear Admiral

Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN

Ms Michele Miller AM

 

Stephen Moss was appointed Executive Director of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme in 2004. Previously he enjoyed a distinguished Royal Australian Navy Career, and in 2002 was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for his contribution to the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious and afloat support capabilities. Stephen is actively involved with sail training and is President and International Representative for Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Sail Training International Tall Ships Forum Executive Council. He is a graduate of the Royal Australian Navy Staff College, and holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Diploma of Environmental Law.

Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley assumed the position of Commander Australian Fleet in June 2022, and is responsible for all raise, train and sustain activities for the Australian fleet. His naval career spans three decades, including postings in Australia and overseas. In 2017 he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in recognition of his devotion to duty. Rear Admiral Earley’s previous appointment was Deputy Fleet Commander. He holds three Masters Degrees in Maritime Studies, Strategic Policy and Politics and Policy-Making, and is a distinguished graduate of the Australian War College.

Michele Miller was appointed head of the Defence Security and Vetting Service and the Defence Chief Security Officer in 2021, following a distinguished three-decade long career in the Australian Defence Force. Michele saw operational service in the Middle East and in the Asia-Pacific, and had the privilege of commanding two Royal Australian Navy ships. Her senior executive roles included Director General of Navy People Branch and Chief of Staff in the Australian Defence Force Headquarters. Michele holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies, 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

Ms Caitlin Stephenson

Mr Steven Power

Angus Hutchinson is CEO of Thomas Global Systems. Angus joined Thomas Global in 2011 as Vice President, Commercial, focusing on the group’s commercial aerospace and business development activities. Previously, he worked as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Rothschild Group in Sydney and Washington, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and project finance transactions in the natural resources sector. Angus holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. He is a member of the Australian Industry Group’s NSW Advisory Council and is a national director of the Australian Industry and Defence Network.

Caitlin is a Senior Project Manager at Boeing Defence Australia.  A former member of the Young Endeavour youth crew, she provides a first-hand insight into the youth development program. Caitlin joined Young Endeavour for the 2015 World Voyage – representing 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.

Steven Power is a Partner at law firm Clayton Utz.  He specialises in the acquisition and sustainment of Defence materiel, advising Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University. He is a former member of the Young Endeavour youth crew and alumni of the Young Endeavour Program. He also joined Australian ship Sir Thomas Sopwith during the world voyage commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Columbus’ Voyage of Discovery to the New World.

Ms Josie Ashton

Mr Stuart Bryson

Josie Ashton is Head of Investor Relations at ASX Limited. Josie specialises in stakeholder engagement and has held investor relations and corporate communication roles across a number of industries including financial services, infrastructure and manufacturing. Josie has been involved in fundraising and community engagement activities with The Australian Ballet, the Centennial Parklands Foundation and the Sydney Renewable Power Company, where she was a member of the volunteer Board of Directors. Josie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Stuart represents the Young Endeavour alumni and provides a current perspective on the program to the Advisory Board. Stuart joined Young Endeavour during the 2015 World Voyage, participating in the Tall Ship Races on the North Sea. In 2018, Stuart joined Young Endeavour during the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. He regularly represents the Scheme at schools, universities, and public events. A graduate of the Australian National University, Stuart practises as a commercial lawyer in Canberra. For many years, he has volunteered with local and national not-for-profit organisations, particularly those focusing on youth development and leadership.

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