Our very own CEO, Ben Vasiliou, was announced as a recipient of Innovator of the Year and Judge's Choice Awards for Pro Bono Australia's annual Impact 25 Awards.

Ben is a fearless young leader who uses his lived experience to drive real change for vulnerable Australians. Ben has dedicated his life to community service and became CEO of Youth Projects in 2017. During this time he has led an industry-leading outcomes framework that has seen engagement grow to over to 50,000 contacts and support delivered annually, to the most vulnerable people experiencing homeless and young people in need.

Ben’s innovative thinking and contemporary approach to leadership has enabled the launch of new outreach programs, employment support and extended health services, all of which are changing and saving lives every day.

"Innovating in the social economy is more than problem solving. It takes courage and an insatiable desire to change the world."