Australia Young Leaders

Australia Young Leaders

The Young Leaders program cultivates young friends of Ireland to network and support the philanthropic work of the Ireland Fund Australia.

The Young Leaders’ Network is a key Ireland Funds Programme attracting the next generation of leaders. The mission of The Ireland Funds Young Leaders Network is to attract professionals aged 25-40. Paving the way for the future, the Network cultivates an emerging generation of philanthropists, connects the global Irish community, and inspires positive change.

We have three regions in Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane

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Join as a Young Leader and enjoy these exclusive membership benefits:

Level 1 – Young Leader $200 annually ($150 of which is tax deductible)

  • Enhancing your personal and professional networks whilst supporting people less fortunate than ourselves.
  • Discount on tickets to major events such as the Sydney Garden Party which is $450 for a corporate ticket and only $250 for Young Leaders (of which $50 is tax deductible);
  • The Brisbane Luncheon which is $195 for a ticket and only $100 for Young Leaders; and the Melbourne Luncheon costing $100 saving $90.
  • Invitation to an exclusive member’s only event to “Meet the Board” of the Australian Ireland Funds (including Chairman John O’Neill AO, Chairman of Echo Entertainment, former Chair Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, Paul O’Brien, Paul O’Sullivan, Chairman of Optus and H.E. Noel White Ambassador of Ireland to Australia).
  • Access to our global network of The Worldwide Ireland Funds in 12 countries around the world (USA, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Singapore and of course Australia) as well as 12 Young Leader Chapters in Australia, Ireland, UK, Canada and USA.
  • Exclusive members only invitation to the Young Leaders Summit V in New York, January 2016 with discounted accommodation.

Level 2 – Benefactor $1,000 annually (which is tax deductible)
 All the benefits of a Young Leader PLUS these additional benefits

  • Invitation to the Worldwide Ireland Funds Conference 2016 at a discounted rate.
  • Recognition as a Benefactor in Australian Ireland Fund publications.
  • Exclusive invitation to supporter receptions.
  • Receive a copy of Connect Magazine.

Payment Options


Upcoming Events

Past Events

The Australian Ireland Fund Young Leader Committees

National Chair

Brendan Sheehan

Sydney Committee

Donna Campbell
David Creaven
David Eccles
Melissa Fishe
John Gallagher
Louise Kelly
Ronan MacSweeney
Andrea McElhinney

Melbourne Committee

Adrian Hanley (Co-Chair)
Sandra Booth
Rory Carty
Enda Cunningham
Martin Lynch
Noirin McKeon
Catherine Murphy
Laura O’Sullivan
Emmet Sheehan
Aisling Smith
Eoin Toolan

Contact Us

Contact Info

Melissa Fisher

Events Coordinator

413 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia

T - +61-2-9357-2350


Melbourne Young Leaders

Adrian Hanley

Melbourne Chair

T - M +61 422 008 248