OUT FOR AUSTRALIA

Team

Our mission is to provide visible role models, mentors, and other support to aspiring LGBTIQ professionals and to strengthen the sense of community among professionals and students. 

Our vision is to be Australia’s leading organisation for LGBTIQ professionals and aspiring professionals. 

BOARD

Frank Costigan
Frank is currently CEO at Youi Insurance.  He has previously held senior positions at Berkshire Hathaway Australia and IAG Frank has been a board member since 2016.
Prudence Jacobson
Prudence is the Director of Strategic Alliance Services (Group Technology) at Westpac. Prudence has also previously held senior positions at Westpac and at Qantas. She began as a board member in 2016.
Charles Sunstrum
Charles is an Head of Operations at Neuclone and also serves as a member of the board at Out for Australia. 
Luke Furness
Luke is a former CEO of Out for Australia and a Senior Associate in the litigation team at Clayton Utz.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Laws from the University of Sydney.  He is a former finalist for the Queen's Ball Young Achievement Award and the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.  He is a regular speaker and contributor to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Patron
Prof. the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO
Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO served as Governor of New South Wales from 1 March 2001 to 1 October 2014 and was the first woman to be appointed to the role. We are very proud to have Prof. the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir as our patron.
 

SENIOR

LEADERSHIP

CEO
Emily Scott
 
Emily is a management consultant in the Business and Digital Strategy Group at Nous Group and is the CEO of Out for Australia.  Before becoming the CEO, she was OFA's National Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator.
COO
Blake Connell
 
Blake is a lawyer in the technology, media and telecommunications practice at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Previously he has held the roles of National Mentoring Coordinator, Victorian Mentoring Coordinator and Victorian Outreach Manager.
CMO
Jack Baldwin
Jack is currently a director of the Sydney branch of media agency DWA, having previously held many senior positions across the media and communications industry. Jack joined Out for Australia in late 2018.
CBO
Bryn Berry
Bryn works in the brand consultancy sphere. With over 9 years of global experience, he has worked with some of the worlds biggest brands from Procter and Gamble tp Nestlé, and some of Australia's biggest brands including Optus, Commonwealth Bank, Sydney Opera House and World Vision. Bryn has volunteered with Out for Australia since June 2019, and leads the brand refresh as Chief Branding Officer. 
State Director (WA)
Joshua Sanchez-Lawson
Josh is a Judge’s Associate at the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Western Australia. He was heavily involved in student support initiatives whilst studying, including as 90th President of the Blackstone Law Students’ Society. He has been the WA State Director since March 2019.
State Director (ACT)
Leigh Moran
Leigh is the government relations manager at the industry association for credit unions, mutual banks and building societies. He is an experienced public affairs practitioner and advocate. He is a passionate supporter of the LGBITQ+ community in Canberra.
State Director (VIC)
Frances Gamble
Frances is a future graduate public servant with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, after two and a half years in the fine wine industry. Prior to joining Out for Australia, she volunteered with youth-run NGO Oaktree for 8 years. Frances has been Victorian State Director since March 2019.
State Director (QLD)
Jocelyn Bosse
State Director (SA)
Brad Martin
Brad is a soon-to-be graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) at Flinders University where he has held numerous roles in student engagement and support. He has been the SA State Director since June 2018.
State Director (NSW)
Aina Musaeva
Aina is a data scientist at KPMG in Sydney with a background in black hole hunting from The University of Sydney. She has done a lot of volunteering encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. She wants to be a visible role model she didn’t have growing up. Aina is also on a steering committee for Prode@KPMG, the queer employee network at KPMG.

Principal Partner

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