Australasia & Oceania ● Australia

Gold Coast Hub

The Global Shapers Community is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. We believe in a world where young people are central to solution building, policy-making, and lasting change.

Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional, and global challenges.

With more than 10,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 425 city-based hubs in 154 countries. In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their community.

Projects are wide-ranging including responding to disasters, combating poverty, and fighting climate change. Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income, and race, but are united by their desire to catalyze change.

The Global Shapers Gold Coast hub meets on the traditional lands of the Yugambeh peoples (Logan City, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, and Tweed City regions of Australia). 

Situated in the south-east corner of the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to over half a million people.  It is known for being a leading tourism, business, and events city boasting the best beaches and arguably one of the best lifestyles in the world. 

The Gold Coast and Logan city catchment areas symbolise a place where Global Shapers Gold Coast members live, work or play, and as an action-oriented team, we are drawn together by a common desire to create an impact in the areas of climate change, health and aspects that shape the future of our city. 

20 members


Winnie Nguyen

Joined 9 Aug 2019

Impact Officer

Beatrice Valek (She / Her / Hers)

Joined 23 Feb 2020

Vice Curator

Michelle Howie

Joined 10 Aug 2019

Jacob Breslin

Joined 1 Feb 2020

Laura Harvey

Joined 30 May 2020

Zac Holt

Joined 25 Nov 2019

Ronald Huynh

Joined 4 Jul 2020

Simona Kaddatz

Joined 16 Aug 2019

Jungwoo Lee

Joined 31 May 2020

Rosalyn Lye

Joined 29 Aug 2019

Nicholas Mclean

Joined 13 Aug 2019

Jackson Merrigan

Joined 24 Apr 2020

Hayley Payne

Joined 5 Jun 2020

Mary-Ellen Redmayne

Joined 17 Sep 2019

Cara Sanders-Wall

Joined 25 Feb 2020

Rashan Senanayake

Joined 12 Nov 2019

Fareez Shelton

Joined 23 Apr 2020

Kimberly Wong

Joined 23 Apr 2020

Caitlin Dickinson

Joined 1 Jun 2020

Founding Curator

Rachell Hansen

Joined 11 Jun 2019

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.