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Hugh Evans, Co-Chair 2020 Youth Summit, Young Australian of the Year (2004), and Founder of The Oaktree Foundation, Young Business Forum Reception, 13 May, 2008

Hugh Evans spoke about his advocacy work in international aid and development, the 2020 Summit and the role young business professionals should play at the Chamber’s Young Business forum reception, kindly hosted by Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.

Hugh Evans is an amazing 25 year old! He is the founder and Director of The Oaktree Foundation, Australia’s first entirely youth-run international aid and development organisation. Hugh was also Young Australian of the Year (2004) and was recently appointed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to co-Chair the 2020 Youth Summit which was held at Parliament House in the lead up to the Australia 2020 Summit.

The 2020 Youth Summit included 100 young Australians who considered issues such as economic, environmental, health, communities, Indigenous Australia and the Arts.

In addition, Hugh Evans sits on the steering committee of the Make Poverty History campaign and helped coordinate the Make Poverty History Concert in November 2006. He was formally recognised for his efforts when he received MTV’s Free Your Mind Humanitarian Award, an award previous received by U2’s Bono and Bob Geldoff.

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