Mr Hugh Evans

Hugh Evans
Mr Hugh Evans (BSc 2008, LLB(Hons) 2008)

Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2009

Mr Hugh Evans (BSc 2008, LLB(Hons) 2008) is a humanitarian and an internationally renowned development advocate.

Mr Evans is currently the CEO of The Global Poverty Project working to help achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals to end extreme poverty by 2025.

In 2002 Mr Evans co-founded the Oaktree Foundation, Australia's first youth-run aid organisation with a mission to empower young people in the developing world through education.

He was co-chair of the inaugural Youth 2020 Summit in Canberra, and one of the key leaders behind the successful Australian Make Poverty History campaign.

In 2004 he was named Young Australian of the Year. In 2005 he was recognised on a global scale, named by the Junior Chamber International as one of twelve Outstanding Young People of the World.

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Concert and campaign photos with thanks to Make Poverty History.