Australasia & Oceania ● Australia

Sydney Hub

The Sydney Global Shapers is part of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers community which spans over 350 hubs representing nearly every country of the world.

In Sydney, the Shapers are a diverse community of extraordinary young professionals, with a shared passion to collaborate for local impact. We believe that by acting with integrity in the service of our local community, we will improve the state of the world.

We meet on a monthly basis to provide personal and professional development for members, plan two retreats a year and provide ongoing support to each other's projects.

Examples of recent Sydney projects include:

Feast of Strangers. Cultivating empathy and understanding between locals. Link.Startup WorkshopsSupporting the journey of early-stage entrepreneurs. Link.Social Good Summit. A one-day festival celebrating pioneers of social good. Link.

Sydney Hub is also passionate about supporting the Australia and New Zealand community and currently has two representatives on the ANZ Shapers board of directors.

If you'd like to join the Shapers, we strongly encourage you to apply.

45 members


Robert Bedbrook

Thought Leader

Imogen Baxter

Head, Communications

@ Sendle LLC

Jay Boolkin

Strategic Advisor

Maximillian Burke

Co-Founder & Strategy Consultant

HY William Chan

Cities + Urbanism + Design Strategy

Yohan Peter Dantan

Founder & Managing Director

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Senior Associate, Office of the Chief Executive Officer

@ The Westpac Group

Luke Kevin Freeman


Taylor Hawkins

Self Employed/Founder

Chelsea Hayward

Process Engineer

Richard Johanson


@ Social Ventures Australia

Angela Kintominas

Human Rights Lawyer & Gender Justice Policy Specialist

Rowan Kunz


Adam Long

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

@ Smarter Drafter

Daniele Maggiolini

Director - Group Head of Parts - Sales, Marketing, Operations

Alex McIntosh


Sarah Nolet

CEO and Founder

Susan Overall


Joshua Ross


Jessica Rowe


@ SBS World News

Darcy Small


Arwin Soetanto

Investment Manager

Sarah Tesar

Project Leader

@ Advancy

Rebecca Alice Watts

Venture Analyst

Hashendra Wijesinha


Hassan Ahmad

Emergency Medicine Provisional Trainee

Antony Anisse

Executive & Co-Founder

Sibel Elif Buyukbaykal

Head of Strategy and Partnerships

Tiernan Christensen

Executive member

Julia Fetherston

Principal | Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Insights Specialist

Kristofer Gravning

Program Manager

Nikki Gravning

Founding member

Caleb Heard

Emerging Technology

Sally Hill

Founder and Impact Strategist

Usman Iftikhar


Jananie Janarthana

Field Organiser

Gregory Kahn

Structured Sales and Capital Market Manager

Paulette Lo


Brad Lorge

Managing Director/Founder

Cass Mao

Executive Director

Arielle McKenzie

Head of Digital, Australasia

Vik Nithy


Monique Ross


Arani Satgunaseelan

Merchant Operations Manager

Founding Curator

Geraldine Chin Moody

Director & Co-Founder

@ 5HVC Capital

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.