Tom White - President
Tom was elected President of the Western Australian Young Liberals in September 2010, having also served as the President of the President of the UWA Liberal Club, the President of the Western Australian Union of Liberal Students, and the Secretary of the Australian Liberal Students' Federation.
During his term as UWA Liberal Club President, Tom won a seat on the UWA Guild Council, having run as the inaugural presidential candidate for Liberty, a team which went on to achieve a convincing victory at the 2011 elections.
In late 2011, Tom spent two months in Washington, D.C. working with a leading conservative campaign organisation, and has worked for a Western Australian Senator. He is currently employed in a State Government Ministerial office in Perth.
Henry Pike - Vice-President
Henry is a NSW Young Liberal based in Queanbeyan. He has previously served as the Training and Events Director of the Young Liberal Movement in addition to a number of Senior Party and Young Liberal roles.
He has worked on a number of Local, Territory, State and Federal Election Campaigns and is passionate about building up grassroots Liberal support within the traditional Labor-voting communities. Henry currently works for a Member of the NSW Parliament.
Trent Hasson - Immediate Past-President
Trent is a Queensland-born and Hobart-based member of the Young Liberal Movement. He has previously served as YLM Treasurer, Tasmanian President and IT & Communication Officer.
Trent helped revive the Liberal movement on campus at the University of Tasmania and is currently studying a Master of Marketing. He has worked on a number of local, interstate and international campaigns, constantly looking for new and innovative ways to promote the Liberal message.
Chris Browne - Secretary
Chris Browne has been the State Vice President of the South Australian Young Liberal Division since 2010.
Chris is a former President of the Adelaide University Liberal Club and is an Honorary Life Member of the AULC.
Since completing his Bachelor of Commerce he has worked for a federal parliamentarian and been involved in numerous state and federal campaigns.
Gordon Toy - Treasurer
Gordon is an analyst and consultant in the telecommunications sector, focusing on regulation, strategy and market modelling. He provides strategic advice to national regulators and telecommunications operators, predominantly in the Asia region. Gordon has been involved in a number of key projects, including the development of Wireless Broadband Master Plans for selected Asian countries through the International Telecommunications Union (a United Nations agency).
Gordon has been heavily involved in Liberal Party campaigns since 2005 and has worked for Senator Scott Ryan and Kelly O’Dwyer MP. He is a former committee member of the Melbourne University Liberal Club.
Joshua Baker - Communications Director
Josh is an ACT Young Liberal and currently attends the Australian National University, studying Business. His background is in web application development and design.
He has become more active in politics since his first year at University, having served on the executive of the ANU Liberal Club since early 2011. In 2012 he was also elected to the ACT Young Liberal Executive in the role of Secretary.
Josh has worked as an Electorate Officer for a State MP as well as for the Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate, along with having worked on websites for Liberal Party candidates and branches.
Adrian Pryke - Events Director
Adrian Pryke joined the Liberal Party whilst in high school to help out in the 2007 Federal Election campaign. Since that time Adrian has increased his involvement with the Party by taking on several roles including President of the Sydney Univeristy Liberal Club, President of the Lane Cove Young Liberals and Secretary of the Lane Cove State Electoral Conference.
Adrian is currently finishing a degree in economics at Sydney University. He has previously worked in an industry association as a Policy and Communications Officer and presently works as a Policy Adviser to the NSW Minister for Fair Trading, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP.
Alex Butterworth - International Director
Alex is an Associate working in the intellectual property and technology field at global law firm Squire Sanders. He has previously worked with members of state and federal parliament and as an intern in Washington DC for the Chairman of the United States Congress House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Alex has substantial international experience in both the corporate and political fields, having worked, studied or otherwise travelled across East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United States.
Alex is currently the Chairman of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy in Western Australia, and President of the Pearce Division of the WA Liberal Party. He is a former WA Young Liberal State President, former WA Liberal Student President and former Australian Liberal Students’ Federation President.
Ben Riley - Campaigns Director & QLD YLNP President
Ben Riley has been a member of the Young LNP/Young Liberals since 2004. In that time he has served on numerous executives in a variety of positions, most notably as current President of the YLNP and former President of the University of Queensland Liberal Club from 2006-2009.
Ben has taken part in campaigns at Federal, State and Local levels, as well as several student elections where he played a central role in student politics at University of Queensland.
Throughout his time at University, Ben represented students as a member of the UQ Senate, the Academic Board, and Treasurer of the Student Union amongst other University and Union based roles, as well as attending numerous Australian Liberal Students Federation (ALSF), National Union of Students (NUS) and Liberty and Society conferences.
As a result of his experiences Ben has developed a keen interest in finding new and innovative ways to campaign against Fabians, lefties and union bosses alike and looks forward to implementing them within the YLNP and Young Liberals.
Dan Cregan - SA President
Dan Cregan is a solicitor and practices in commercial litigation. He is past Judges' Associate to the Chief Justice of South Australia, past President of the Adelaide University Law Students' Society and a former Director of the Adelaide Student Union. He served on the Executive of the Adelaide University Liberal Club in various roles in the early 2000s.
A longstanding member of the Adelaide University Boat Club, Dan rowed bow seat for the 2003 Intervarsity First VIII. In 2008 he served as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development in Jakarta, before going up to Peterhouse College, Cambridge, to read for a Master of Laws. While at Peterhouse he was supported by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. Dan also rowed six seat for the Peterhouse Boat Club First VIII.
After working for an international law firm, Dan returned to work in Adelaide. He was elected President of the Young Liberal Movement of South Australia in 2012.
Whittney Jago - WA President
Whittney has been heavily involved in the Liberal Party since 2005. In December 2012, Whittney was elected President of the Western Australian Young Liberals, having also served as Federal Young Liberal Secretary, International Officer and Marketing and Promotions Chairman of the Western Australian Liberal Party.
In late September 2012, Whittney represented the Young Liberal Movement at the European Young Conservatives Freedom Summit in Oxford, United Kingdom, gaining valuable lessons in campaigning, communicating and fundraising.
Whittney is currently employed in a State Government Ministerial office in Perth. Her role involves work across a number of portfolio areas however, she is particularly passionate about Education.
Aaron Lane - Vic President
Aaron Lane was elected President of the Victorian Young Liberals in November 2012, after serving as the Male Vice-President from 2010-2012. He attended Deakin University, and worked to re-establish the Deakin University Liberal Students Club. He has completed undergraduate studies in law and economics at Deakin University, and has recently completed a Master of Arts in theology at MCD University. His policy interests include economic policy, industrial relations and law reform. He is currently employed as a lawyer in a commercial law firm.
David Howard - ACT President
David Howard is the ACT Young Liberal President. He joined the Liberal Party in his first term at university in 2009 and has remained active in campus politics. David has been the President of the ANU Liberal Club since 2011.
David is studying a double degree of commerce and law and is currently employed as an Electorate Officer for a Senator.
William Coats - Tas President
William was elected as President of the Young Liberals in Tasmania in February 2012. Prior to this he has served in the roles of state treasurer of the Young Liberals in Tasmania, senate pre-selector, branch treasurer and vice president of the UTAS liberal students society.
Having grown up in Canberra, William moved to Tasmania to attend university, where he is currently finishing a combined Arts/Information systems degree part time. Currently working in the business information field, William's professional interests are based around data analytics, big data and segmentation.
Simon Fontana - NSW President
Prior to becoming NSW Young Liberal President, Simon has served as the Federal and State Campaigns and Communications Director and the NSW Tertiary Institution Liaison Officer.
Prior to his involvement in the Young Liberals, Simon was an activist on campus, serving on the University of Sydney Union Board and the Student Representative Council.
Simon has worked as an Advisor to both Federal and State MPs as well as Sydney Ferries.
Graduating from the University of Sydney Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce and works as a Media Advisor to the NSW Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward.
Rebecca Healy - CLP Youth President (Observer)
Rebecca Healy was elected the Country Liberals Party Youth President in 2011 and completed two years into her Bachelor of Laws - currently studying for Bachelor in Professional Communication. Rebecca and her partner own and operate several businesses including a large Motel in Central Australia.
Rebecca is a strong advocate for Economic Development and Child Protection in rural Northern Territory. Rebecca was the NT Young Australian of the Year 2012 and Barnardo’s Australian Mother of the Year 2011 for her work with young people and children.