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CONTACT IABCA

 

Email:   awards@gandhicreations.com.au

Phone: 02 8005 6280

Mail:     Gandhi Creations
              PO BOX 235,
              Neutral Bay, NSW 2089

YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2019

Aanchal Shankar

Miss India Australia 2018

Aanchal is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Macquarie University Medical Society (MUMS) and Club Chair of the General Practice Students Network (GPSN). In 2018, she won the title of Miss India Australia Professional, and is deeply passionate about youth and women empowerment. On the weekends, Aanchal is a popular primary and high school tutor in her community, and both learns and teaches Bollywood and Kathak dance. 

Jonathan Lees

Sydney Thunder

  • Fan & Community Engagement Specialist with Sydney Thunder

  • Role involves using the Sydney Thunder brand, and the programs, to inspire and engage with fans across the Thunder Nation

  • Firm believer that sport has the ability and duty to bring communities together

  • Master of Business (Sports Management), graduated from Deakin University

  • Currently studying Sports Philanthropy Executive Certificate (online) with George Washington University

  • Also involved in local sports media, through webcasts and commentary

Rishi  Kher

Chief Operations Officer

MetaliCoin

Rishi is an experienced Chartered Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry with an interest in emerging technologies. He is an entrepreneur & crypto enthusiast, looking to develop real-life applications using blockchain technology. Rishi also is an adrenaline junkie who seeks to skydive, cliff jump & bungee around the world. He also made it to the top 20 in an SBS reality TV show, ‘Search for a Bollywood Star’.

Akashika Mohla

Founder 

Abhaya 

In 2017 Akashika was Finalist – Community Excellence Award 2017 – India Australia Business Community Awards. Akashika’s multi-talented work, experience and focus on IndoAus Political Diplomacy in myriad sectors and her distinguished experiences, deep insight into the key elements - has driven the potential.  Akashika represented Australia at the 19th China Chongqing “The belt and road international Cooperation Summit” Chongqing, hosted by Ministry of Commerce of People’s republic of China, in May 2016.

Khusaal Vyas

UNSW

Khushaal was awarded the NSW Premier's Multicultural Youth Medal for his work in youth advocacy and co-founding a regional volunteer program in the Dubbo-Trangie region focusing on the presentation of legal education seminars and mentoring disadvantaged youth. Khushaal was also the President of the UNSW Law Society; the largest individual university law student representative group in Australia. For his university and community leadership, he was awarded the Institute of Managers and Leaders 'Australian Student Leader of the Year' and nominated as Australian Law Student of the Year in 2017 & 2018. Since then, Khushaal has been appointed as an Australia Day Ambassador to Broken Hill and Woodenbong, promoting diversity and Indigenous rights.

Shivali Nayak

Senior Content Producer

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Shivali leads one of the ABC's most successful products, ABC Education Learn English. The digital education platform has 4.4 million followers, making it the largest social media community of the ABC. Shivali's unique background as a journalist, educator and migrant have allowed her to bring her experience and expertise to the world through this platform. Born in India and raised in Singapore, Shivali is a champion of diversity and multiculturalism. She remains one of the few personalities of the ABC who comes from a South Asian background.

Jason Sangha

Australian cricketer

Cricket NSW

At 18 years of age Jason was awarded a Cricket NSW contract, the youngest ever to do so. Making his First Class debut for the Cricket Australia X1 against England in November 2017, Jason scored his maiden First Class century, thus becoming the second youngest player in history to score a First Class century against England, the youngest being the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. In November 2018 Jason scored a First Class Sheffield Shield century for NSW against Tasmania. Jason Sangha is considered one of the most talented young cricketers in Australia.  He is also an outstanding member of the community who volunteers a significant amount of his personal time to charities and various other worthwhile causes.

Malika Singh

Business Development Manager

Accor Hotels 

Malika, Corporate Business Development Manager for Pier One Sydney Harbour is a relationship focused hospitality enthusiast. Beginning her journey in hotels as the first Sales and Marketing Voyager in Australia for Marriott, she was then nominated for ‘Hotel Rising Star’ for TAA Awards  in 2018. Malika is one of the youngest Voyager’s and BDMs in her industry.

Xavier Moloney

Diversity Manager

AFL

Xavier Moloney has been working in the Education and AFL industry for 15 years across multiple roles combining education and football development for Indigenous and Multicultural communities. He started his journey working for the AFL in the Northern Territory before moving to Melbourne to work for the Essendon Football Club. Since moving back to the AFL, he has worked with Essendon closely on their Indian engagement strategy and has recently taken the position of National Diversity Manager overseeing the Multicultural programs across the country and has a passion for making the game of AFL accessible for everyone.