Sarah-Jane SaltmarshAustralia (Org: BRAC)
Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh has sixteen years of experience in communications, specializing in global thought leadership, branding and storytelling, particularly in the areas of development and humanitarian aid. She began her career in Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Communications (Business) from Bond University, and worked with the Northern Territory Government and the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services. She spent ten years living in Bangladesh, visited more than 30 countries and worked with the International Labor Organization (UN) in Bangladesh and Thailand. Sarah-Jane now lives in Australia, managing program and corporate communications at BRAC – the world’s largest non-governmental development organization – and is studying for a doctorate in law at the University of Sydney. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper Alumni and an internationally published writer/ She is passionate about politics, indigenous affairs, the environment, and the arts.
Andrew TangasAustralia (Host: Atlas Corps)
Andrew Tangas has three years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Sociology from La Trobe University in Australia. While working at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), a leading Australian youth program delivery and policy advocacy organization, Andrew engaged with federal and state governments to leverage program funds and influence policy change around youth-related education, employment, entrepreneurship, and social change. In this role, Andrew oversaw the development and implementation of the organization’s government relations strategy, worked closely with the CEO in developing relationships with key government decision-makers, and supported the organization’s program teams in generating government funding streams. Through his experience in the nonprofit sector, Andrew has developed strong government relations, strategic thinking, and communication skills. Andrew is particularly passionate about creating strategic partnerships between governments, nonprofit organizations, and social entrepreneurs to maximise the social impact of innovative change projects.
Host Organization: Atlas Corps
Role at Host Organization: Andrew will be managing special projects within Atlas Corps, including the long-term plan to franchise the Atlas Corps model around the world. In addition, he will assist the CEO with organizational development, fundraising, and streamlining internal processes. He will help manage strategic partnerships and donor relationships.
Calum Lindsay-FieldAustralia (Host: Atlas Corps)
Calum has seven years of experience in the nonprofit and education sectors, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. While working at the Foundation for Young Australians, Calum coordinated a number of education campaigns utilizing his expertise in policy, media, government relations and digital campaigning. Calum also designed, facilitated and evaluated programs to support young people’s transition from education to employment. Previous to this, Calum worked as a teacher assistant at an elementary school for three years where he supported and led classes across a range of disciplines. Through these experiences, Calum has developed strong skills in policy analysis, campaign strategy, and a detailed understanding of the education sector. Calum is passionate about supporting all young people in their transition from education to employment and strives to create a world where everyone can participate in lifelong learning.
Host Organization: Atlas Corps
Role at Host Organization: Calum will help enhance the capacity of the CEO and advance strategic goals and initiatives, especially expanding the Atlas Corps model. He will help with managing internal and external communications managing internal and external communications; coordinating the CEO’s schedule and travel; researching and collaborating on strategic projects and initiatives and supporting critical relationships with partners, supporters and the Board of Directors.