Thomas is an experienced design & communications professional with over 12 years of experience working with organisations to have a positive impact on social issues. Thomas possesses an extensive background in communications, marketing, graphic design, website development and advocacy for community organisations. This includes developing and implementing design and communications processes and tools within advocacy strategies.
As the Director of Design & Communications, Thomas has spent the past 5 years contributing to developing and implementing a systemic and strategic approach to advocacy. A values-driven professional and strategic problem-solver, he designs, develops and implements integrated social marketing and communications, informed by evidence and research. This includes translating complex issues into easily understandable language and frame communications to shift thinking on social issues.
Prior to working at the Youth Coalition, Thomas worked on a diverse range of projects on topics such as education, gambling, social media use, eating disorders, physical health, mental health and parenting. He has also worked as a consultant with local and national organisations such as ACT Shelter, Families ACT, ACTCOSS, CDnet, MHCC and the Australian Parents Council.
Thomas believes that young people are often disproportionately affected by policy decisions and societal issues, yet their voices are often underrepresented. Through strategic and effective communications, we can advocate for young people to ensure their rights, needs and interests are taken into account and represented.
Thomas holds a Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing and a Diploma in Media and Communications.
Director. Sector Development, Workforce Capability & Communications
Awareness and social marketing campaigns aimed at addressing young people and the effects of gambling harm have been uncommon in the ACT. The social marketing
The Annual Youth Sector Awards, which recognise, celebrate and promote outstanding practice of youth workers and community organisations in the ACT and surrounding area. The
The Capital Health Network commissioned the Youth Coalition to undertake a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a second headspace centre on the southside of