Tom White - President
Tom was elected President of the Western Australian Young Liberals in September 2010, having also served as 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 & SA President
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 & ACT President
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 University 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.
Hermann Vorster - QLD YLNP President
Hermann was motivated to join the Young Liberals just days after the 2007 election after he recognized democracy was about more than just election day – it was about carrying flag and fighting the Left every day between.
Following a term on the Bond University Student Council and the presidency of the IT Students Association, Hermann was elected the president of the then Bond University Liberal Society.
In 2010, at his first meeting, Hermann was appointed the Treasurer of the Gold Coast Young LNP and went on to become Chair in the following year. In 2012 he was elected Vice President of the Young LNP.
Hermann worked as a programmer and manager at a family business for 5 years before joining the staff of a local federal MP. He now works in local government and represents industry as a board member of a regional business association.
Hermann was elected President of the Young LNP in May 2013.
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.
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.