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Meet Our Career Ambassadors

Meet our amazing ACT Community Sector Ambassadors, learn about their career journey and share their passion for supporting the Canberra community.

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Name Brad
Pronouns: He/Him
Role CEO
Sub-Sector Mental Health
History Career change community

Brad is the CEO of MIEACT, an organisation that is dedicated to delivering education programs that increase community mental health literacy. Previously, for over a decade, Brad was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, where his area of substantive expertise was social and health Program Evaluation. In this role, Brad evaluated a wide range of small and large scale programs including mental health and mental health education programs. He then worked over the next nine years for the International Baccalaureate Organisation, with postings to the IB’s Singapore and the Hague global offices, where he was Head of the organisation’s Research Division. Returning to Australia with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brad commenced working with MIEACT in September 2021 as Deputy CEO. Brad joined the community sector to make a positive impact on community mental health.


I find that, having entered the community sector, very enriching and rewarding is the people I get to work with. The people you work with are there with a passion. I would say nobody in my workplace is simply rolling up in order to clock out at five o’clock. You have their people who are passionate about what they do and being around that is a wonderful positive energy.

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Name Brendan
Pronouns: He/Him
Role Gulanga Support Program Officer
Sub-Sector Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People|Advocacy|Children and Young People|Disability Services|Early Childhood|Education and Training|LGBTIQA+
History Career change community

Brendan joined the ACTCOSS team in March 2022 as the Gulanga Program Support Officer. He is responsible for assisting and supporting the Senior Gulanga Program Officer, along with providing advice and cultural awareness training to organisations and individuals in the community sector to assist them in appropriately responding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Brendan has extensive experience working in the community sector. Previously working with young people, leadership programs, and disability support within the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

He is originally from Rockhampton, Central Queensland and has resided in the ACT for 19 years. He enjoys spending time with nephew who lives in the ACT and extended family when going back home to QLD for holidays, and enjoys watching movies and listening to 80’s and 90’s R&B and good old country music.


Enrol into a course, a community service course. It would be a good idea to do if they haven’t got much experience and then go from there. Learn from others who have worked in that community sector.

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