According to the Federal Liberal Party's Constitution and Regulations, there are two Officers elected at each Federal Council – the Federal President and Vice President. The voting members of the Federal Executive are the Federal President and Vice President along with Divisional Presidents. Appointed Federal Officers support the President and Vice President.
Aiden Depiazzi (R) and Josh Manuatu (L)
Aiden Depiazzi – Federal President
Aiden Depiazzi was elected as Federal President on January 29, 2017 and also sits as a member of the Liberal Party of Australia's Federal Executive.
Aiden has been a member of the Liberal Party in Western Australia since 2010. He was elected President of the Western Australian Young Liberals in March 2015 and served in this role for two full years. He previously served as WA Vice President and Treasurer, and Federal Young Liberal Events Director and Federal Secretary.
Aiden completed his degree in economics and mathematics at the University of Western Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Philosophy with First Class Honours in 2015. While at university, Aiden played a key role in student politics, including managing the campaign for the Liberty ticket in 2013, leading it to a record high primary vote. Aiden served as a member of the UWA Guild Council and delegate to the National Union of Students for two years, and has been a strong voice for voluntary student unionism and against Labor's student services and amenities fee. He was the endorsed ALSF candidate for NUS National Executive in 2013.
Aiden is currently employed as an Economist at a major international consulting firm. He has previously worked as a Researcher at the University of Western Australia and in a commercial role in the oil and gas industry.
Josh Manuatu – Federal Vice President & Policy Chairman
Josh Manuatu was elected as Federal Vice President and Policy Chairman on January 29, 2017 and also sits as a member of the Liberal Party of Australia's Federal Executive.
Josh has served has held various roles in the Liberal Party including serving on the ACT Liberal Party's Management Committee for two terms, as the chair of Canberra's largest branch and as ACT Young Liberal President. He has also previously served as Federal Young Liberal Development Director.
Josh has worked as an Adviser to Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz since 2011 providing political, policy and strategic advice across a range of portfolio areas. While working for the Minister for Employment, Josh led the development of legislation to reestablish the Australian Building and Construction Commission, to establish a Registered Organisations Commission as well as amendments to the Fair Work Act and the Commonwealth Workers Compensation scheme. He has previously worked for a number of Federal Members and Senators both as a Media Adviser and a Policy Adviser in the employment, social policy, defence and legal portfolios. Josh also owned a small consulting firm.
Josh has been published in various Fairfax and News Limited publications as well as the Spectator.
Raylene Pearce, Rhys Williams, Josh Manuatu, Aiden Depiazzi, Sam Jackson and Claire Chandler
Sam Jackson (Qld) – Federal Secretary
Rhys Williams (SA) – Federal Treasurer and Sponsorship Director
Raylene Pearce (Vic) – Federal Development Director
Claire Chandler (Tas) – Immediate Past President
Alex Dore – NSW President
Mitchell Collier – Queensland President
Raylene Pearce – Victorian President
Nicholas Pedley – Tasmanian President
Liam Staltari – WA President
Jocelyn Sutcliffe – South Australian President
Rowan Carter – ACT President
The Federal Policy Committee is chaired by Josh Manuatu with a membership that includes representatives from all State and Territory Divisions.
The Women Engagement Committee is cochaired by Aiden Depiazzi and Claire Chandler with a membership that includes representatives from all State and Territory Divisions.