Global Shapers Community Perth

Our Projects

Shapers Series

Open, honest presentations by change-makers

PerthSOUP

A micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Perth

Project Connect

Student volunteering in the not-for-profit sector with professional mentoring

Who are we?

An Initiative of the World Economic Forum
Global Shapers Community

The Global Shapers Community is a network of over 400 city-based Hubs developed and led by young people, aged 20-31, united by a common desire to help build a more peaceful and inclusive world. Through their Hubs, Shapers undertake local projects to improve their communities and act as a voice for the World Economic Forum.

  • Number of Hubs Globally

    459

  • NUMBER OF SHAPERS GLOBALLY

    6405

  • PERTH HUB EVENT ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR

    475 people

  • PERTH HUB ANNUAL VOLUNTEER HOURS

    600

History of the Global Shapers Community Perth

The Global Shapers Community Perth was founded in September 2013 after an extensive search for Perth’s brightest individuals with a passion for social impact. The Perth Hub brings together a diverse group of young people passionate about creating positive change who are selected based on their achievements, commitment and leadership potential. The Perth Hub meets monthly and has undertaken a range of projects achieving a social impact for the WA community.

Our Shapers have maintained an active regional presence playing pivotal roles in Asia-Pacific SHAPE events, the World Economic Forum on ASEAN and other local summits. The Hub has run more than fifteen events with a total attendance of around 700 young people. Our Shapers have directly assisted with the personal and professional development of 50 young West Australians.

Our Team

Meet our Shapers
Abdullahi Alim
Abdullahi Alim
2016 Curator + Coordinator @ MYHACK
Alim works as the coordinator of MYHACK, a tutor at the University of Western Australia and as coach at the LEAP Foundation. He has a degree in Actuarial science from Curtin University and Honours in finance from UWA.
Ben Gollow
Ben Gollow
2015 Curator + Associate Consultant @ Social Ventures Australia
Ben is a management consultant who is passionate about social impact. He co-founded The Fresh Air Project, a sustainable surf travel company that takes clients on rugged, authentic and profound surf expeditions. He has also served as a Fellow at Pollinate Energy in India.
John van Bockxmeer
John van Bockxmeer
Communications manager + founding hub shaper
John is a remote emergency doctor who is passionate about creating healthier communities. John has achieved excellence in the fields of medicine and community development with research into sepsis, paediatric toxicology and disaster management.
Jeffrey Effendi
Jeffrey Effendi
Global Shaper + Founder & Creative Director @ DrawHistory
Jeffrey is the founder of DrawHistory, a branding and design agency that helps businesses build sustainable brands by connecting them with innovative nonprofits. He is also an outspoken advocate for the rights of diverse young people, having been appointed as one of UNICEF Australia’s Youth Ambassadors 2014-15 and the Humanitarian Group’s law graduate in 2014.
Grace Megroz
Grace Megroz
Global Shaper + Acting President @ Ignite Mentoring
Grace is a law graduate from the University of Western Australia who has volunteered with Ignite Mentoring for several years. She is currently the Acting President.
Alexandra Thornton
Alexandra Thornton
Process Engineer + Shaper
Alex works for BP as a Process Engineer at the Kwinana Refinery and is a Coach at the LEAP Foundation guiding students through an annual program at UCLA.
Shannon Ziegalaar
Shannon Ziegalaar
Shaper + COO
Shannon is the COO of Bloom, a not-for-profit that inspires, teaches and guides young West Australian entrepreneurs.
Rick Newnham
Rick Newnham
Economist + Shaper
An Economist and Commercial Advisor for Shell. He has worked on oil and gas projects around the world including postings in Australia, the UK and the Middle East.
Aaron Young
Aaron Young
Shaper + architect
Aaron left a career as an Architect to fulfil a desire to work with other young people and alleviate the effects of poverty in our community through education.
Lena Mackey
Lena Mackey
Shaper + anthropologist
Anthropologist and volunteer at the Western Australian Council of Social Services, where Lena is involved in the DropIN project and the up-and-coming Emerging Issues Forum.
Fiona Lander
Fiona Lander
Shaper
A medical doctor and lawyer, presently working as a human rights consultant for the United Nations
Serena Zainal Abidin
Serena Zainal Abidin
Shaper & Strategy Analyst
Serena is a Strategy Analyst with Navitas. She is passionate about education and international development, and was most recently a 2016 Youth Delegate to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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