The Youth Coalition welcomes interim CEO Mr Joel Artup

The Board of the Youth Coalition of the ACT would like to announce that Mr Joel Artup has been appointed to the role of interim CEO. Joel replaces Justin Barker, who announced his departure from the Youth Coalition in February 2024.

As a well respected leader in the Youth Sector, Joel has proven himself as strong advocate for young people in the ACT. He currently provides leadership and strategic direction across multiple youth programs. Prior to this, Joel spent seven years as the Head of Student Support at a local independent high school for vulnerable young people, and three years supporting young people in the Out of Home Care system. His extensive experience delivering services across the sector provides Joel with a genuine understanding of the needs of our young people and service system. The Board are confident in Joel’s ability to fulfil the Youth Coalition of the ACT’s mission to involve, represent and strengthen the interests of young people and those who support them in the ACT region. 

Joel has been a member of the Board of the Youth Coalition of the ACT since 2021. He has served as the Board’s staff liaison and was recently named as Co-Chair of the Board. His role as staff liaison and participation in various Board committees has given Joel an intimate understanding of the operations, priorities, and stakeholders of the Youth Coalition of the ACT. This in-depth knowledge will ensure the organisation is in safe hands while the search for a permanent CEO is underway. 

Joel will commence in the role on a part-time basis beginning Tuesday 12th March 2024. During this time, the Youth Coalition of the ACT will undertake a rigorous recruitment process to fill the position permanently. As part of accepting the role, Joel has stepped down from his position on the Board. While the Board will miss his leadership and expertise, we are please he will still be available to apply his knowledge and skills to the organisation in the Interim CEO capacity.

On behalf of the Board of the Youth Coalition of the ACT, we congratulate Mr Joel Artup on his appointment. We look forward to the organisation’s continued success under his stewardship over the coming months.

Cindylee Young
Board Chair
Youth Coalition of the ACT

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