A familiar face at Youth Projects is our CEO, Ben Vasiliou, who is a passionate advocate for some of Australia's most vulnerable communities. Ben was named as one of the top 25 most influential and inspiring people in the social economy in 2020 and was awarded Innovator of the Year by Pro Bono Australia.

But the path to where Ben is today, has not been without challenges or vulnerability. 

Andrew Leigh from The Good Life caught up with Ben to share some of his very personal experiences on getting to where he is today and the need for respect and support for our community’s most vulnerable people. 


The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation is a series of weekly episodes that are less about policy and politics and more about living a fulfilled life. Andrew talks with people who lead 'good' lives - lives that have been challenging, that people can learn from, and that are helping change small parts of the world. Other guests have included Julia Gillard, Tim Minchin and Michael Kirby.

The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, PodBean & Stitcher.