Young Professionals Gold Coast Announces New Leadership to Drive Committee Forward

Young Professionals (YP) Gold Coast, the City’s leading networking and advocacy organisation for young professionals, has announced a changing of the guard bringing new leadership and a refreshed committee for 2024.

Former YP Gold Coast President Matthew Dodds has handed over the lead role to Joshua Lumley (Managing Director of Prmpt R&D Consulting), who previously served the committee in the role of Treasurer.

Joshua brings a wealth of experience and a fresh vision to lead YP Gold Coast into a new era, joined by the executive leadership team.

Continuing in their existing executive leadership roles are Vice President, Jacqueline Bojanowski (Director at Iggy Agency), and Secretary, Nicholas Rossi (Senior Associate at Marino Law) – their diverse skills and insights will continue add significant value to the committee’s operations.

In a notable transition, Adin Kenavan (Senior Accountant at PKF Gold Coast) takes over the role of Treasurer from general committee member, bringing a fresh perspective to the financial management of the organisation.

The committee is further strengthened by the continued dedication of general committee members James Fulton-Kennedy (Financial Adviser at Morgans Gold Coast), Lawrence Coulson (Senior Quantity Surveyor at RLB), Maddison Hunter (Associate at Lawnch), Madison Cooper (Account Director at Media Hunt Communications), Shannon Allen (Business Development Manager at BITS Technology Group), and Liam Morris (Principal Planner at Colliers).

YP Gold Coast also welcomes their newest addition, Megan Owen-Jones (Brand Coordinator at Social & Staple) as general committee member to drive the brand’s marketing activity.

This announcement is also a moment to honour the remarkable contributions of the outgoing President, Matthew Dodds. His impressive 5-year tenure on the YP Management Committee has been marked by significant achievements and enduring impact. Under his leadership, the organisation has flourished, setting a strong foundation for its future endeavours.

Joshua Lumley, in his inaugural address as President, expressed immense gratitude to Matthew Dodds for his tireless service and pioneering vision.

“Matt’s leadership has been instrumental in shaping YP Gold Coast into a dynamic and influential organisation,” said Lumley.

“We are committed to building on his work and continuing to drive world-class events and advocacy for young professionals here on the Gold Coast with some exiting things to come in 2024”.

As YP Gold Coast embarks on this new chapter, the refreshed committee is poised to elevate the organisation’s impact, fostering a vibrant community of young professionals and contributing to the broader Gold Coast region’s development as one of Australia’s fastest growing cities.

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