First appointed to the Board in 2015, Olly Tripodi is a respected youth advocate, currently working as a Policy Advisor to the Victorian State Government.
Olly’s election to the role of Youth Premier in 2009 kick-started a career in public policy and advocacy. In just a few short years, Olly has established himself as a powerful voice for young people, focusing his efforts in the fields of public policy, community inclusion and external communications. Most recently, Olly has worked as a political staffer to Wade Noonan MP, working across a suite of infrastructure projects and policy areas. Olly has previously worked as a youth worker and national political journalist for MTV Australia and New Zealand.
He is passionate about genuinely engaging young people in public policy and the civic process. Having worked extensively with young people, government and the not for profit sector, Olly is well placed to provide strategic advice in relation to how best engage young people from all walks of life. Olly’s advice has assisted countless organisations to connect meaningfully with young people.
Often called on to make comment to media or deliver speeches representing the voice of young people, Olly is a clear thinking and thoughtful communicator on issues affecting young people. Olly is currently completing his Masters in Public Policy and looking forward to continuing to contribute to the governance of YMCA Victoria as a Non-Executive Director.
- The Young Men’s Christian Association of Victoria Inc (October 2015)
- Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc. (October 2015)
Sub Committee Member: Governance & Personnel.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Islamic Studies and Domestic Politics. Currently undertaking a Masters in Public Policy.
Area of Specialty and Expertise: Youth affairs, advocacy and public policy.