Meet The Team
Hayley is a recent graduate from the University of Western Australia where she was a UWA Fogarty Scholar and wrote her Honours on low-wage migration in Southeast Asia under the Bachelor of Philosophy. Hayley was the inaugural New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow in 2018. Hayley has advocated for enhanced regional trade and investment with AustCham ASEAN and published articles on Southeast Asian culture with the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. She has interned with the Australian Mission to ASEAN and the ASEAN Foundation in Jakarta.
Lourence is currently finishing his Master of Arts degree in Political Economy at the University of Asia and the Pacific (Philippines) where he specialises in International Relations and Development. Currently, Lourence is doing policy research at the Philippine Senate and he serves as a Mentor in the Young Leaders Program of MCW Global — a New York-based nonprofit addressing social issues through youth empowerment. Over the past five years, he has worked with hundreds of Southeast Asian youth leaders whilst immersed in countries like Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia). Beyond numbers, Andrea enjoys building cross-cultural relationships and is passionate about driving social change from the ground-up. She is also an alumni of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) run by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN.
Citra currently works at the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies, where she coordinates high-quality programs for Australian and other international students to study in Indonesia. Outside of work, Citra volunteers at the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association as the Jakarta Chapter President, and Alumni Officer of the Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth. Citra’s passion in Australia-Indonesia relationship and her experience in promoting youth to youth relations have motivated her to further her engagement with the ASEAN-Australia community to improve the relationship and build people-to-people links.
Nash is currently finishing his Accounting and Computer Science degree at the University of Southern Queensland. In 2018, he was the New Colombo Plan PwC Scholar for Singapore. His 6-month internship with PwC’s Growth Markets Centre exposed him to multi-territory cross-border strategic analysis with an emphasis on creating impact in emerging markets. During his time in Singapore Nash studied at the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.
Dao Nguyen is currently a researcher with a think tank of Vietnamese government, and a national advocate of UN SDGs Action Campaign. He has completed his study across various Asian countries such as Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Thailand, bringing a strong understanding of the region to his outlook. Dao has experience working with leading international relations institutions such as UNICEF, UNDP, European Union Delegations and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Patrick is a management consultant who helps organisations build and protect their social license to operate. He relocated to Indonesia under the New Colombo Plan where he helped establish the international affairs practice at a global communications firm. For two years he performed political risk assessments for Fortune 500 companies operating in Indonesia. He also worked extensively with government, business and community leaders to develop regulatory regimes on data privacy and artificial intelligence. His career highlight was with the Responsible Business Alliance where he helped secure a memorandum of understanding with religious leaders in Indonesia to abolish modern slavery.
Dan is a law graduate from the Australian National University. He currently works at a global law firm where he sits on the firm’s Indonesia Steering Committee and specialises in disputes and international arbitration. Dan’s Australian and Indonesian heritage motivates him to create a stronger future for Australia by integrating the next generation of Australians and Indonesians. In 2015, he presented at the International Youth Organisation Forum in Beijing, China. In recent years, Dan has been a director of the Australian Law Students’ Association, Australia-Indonesia Youth Association, and a Principal of own organisation, Tetangga.