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 Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand and is on the Executive Committee of Sail Training International's Ship's Council. 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.

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

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.

Ms Josie Ashton : Board Member

Josie Ashton is Head of Investor Relations at ASX Limited. Josie specialises in stakeholder engagement having held investor relations and corporate communication roles across a number of industries including financial services, infrastructure and manufacturing. Prior to joining ASX, Josie worked at Nuplex Industries, a global chemical company, where she was a member of the Executive management team. 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 : Youth Representative

Stuart represents the former and current youth crew of STS Young Endeavour 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, and helped return the ship back to her birthplace in the community of Lowestoft, United Kingdom. In 2018, Stuart joined Young Endeavour in her support role during the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, and regularly represents the scheme in schools, universities, and public events. A graduate of the Australian National University, Stuart practises as a commercial lawyer in Canberra, and recently completed a judicial associateship with the ACT Law Courts. For many years, Stuart has volunteered with local and national not-for-profit organisations, particularly those focusing on youth development and leadership.