YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2019
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.
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
Chief Operations Officer
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business Development Manager
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 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.
Not One More Niki
Tarang is the founder of the Not One More Niki campaign to end violence against women, following the murder of his 23-year-old sister, Nikita, in 2015. Tarang advises the government, corporate and community sectors on human-centred responses to men’s violence against women. His work has increased Australia’s understanding of the judicial shortcomings, policy failings and cultural attitudes that have led to male violence being a leading cause of death and disability for Australian women under 45.. Tarang is a 2017 Young Australian of the Year Finalist, recipient of the University of Melbourne Rising Star Award for young alumni and named in the Top 25 Most Influential People working for social change by Pro Bono Australia. Tarang is a regular commentator on gender equality, racism, discrimination, Australia-India relations and political affairs.