Michael Combs

Michael Combs

Founder & CEO

michael.combs@careerseekers.org.au

  • Participant of the INROADS internship program in the USA which is the basis of the CareerSeekers program
  • Recipient of the 2003 United States Congressional Medal Award in recognition of community service
  • Founder & CEO of CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program
  • Recognised in the inaugural Westpac Community Leaders Award for Social Entrepreneurship and named in the 2015 Financial Review True Leaders list

Ash Nugent

Ash Nugent

Deputy CEO

ash.nugent@careerseekers.org.au

  • Graduated from Deakin University and entered the Officeworks Future Leaders Program
  • Spent 3 years working at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, leading the establishment of the organisation’s Social Enterprise Program
  • Commenced as the first employee of CareerSeekers in 2015
  • AFL Community Ambassador (Multicultural Program). Founder of the Masala Football Club (VAFA) and GWS Giants Refugee Supporter Group

Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson

Program Director

lynn.anderson@careerseekers.org.au

  • Over 20 years professional experience with an expertise in marketing and communications
  • Transitioned into non-profit sector in 2009 taking up roles with Social Ventures Australia and later leading the NSW operations of SecondBite
  • Participant in the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, working in the UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office to build capacity in their communications and partnership development function

Gilda Carter

Gilda Carter

Program Manager (Student Stream)

gilda.carter@careerseekers.org.au

  • Over 20 years experience in the legal services industry
  • Background in People and Development, focusing on graduate employment
  • Extensive experience in designing and leading L&D initiatives
  • Former board member and vice president of a not for profit community organisation supporting families and children across Sydney

Holly Asquith

Holly Asquith

Intern Advisor

holly.asquith@careerseekers.org.au

  • International Relations graduate from Australian National University
  • Currently studying a Masters in Law and International Development at University of Sydney
  • Non-profit experience as a Fellowship Coordinator (WhyDev) and Research Intern (RESULTS International)

Gulnaz Beg

Gulnaz Beg

Intern Advisor

gulnaz.beg@careerseekers.org.au

  • Science graduate from the University of Sydney
  • Served as the New South Wales Coordinator for Afghan Professionals Australia (APA)
  • Has been a Student Ambassador for the University of Sydney and a Youth Ambassador for ChilOut
  • Awarded a New Colombo Plan Mobility Program scholarship in 2015

Milca Villarrubia

Milca Villarrubia

Executive Assistant

milca@careerseekers.org.au

  • Graduated from University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts. Over 10 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Services industry
  • Originally from Spain, where she undertook and acquired qualifications and volunteered as a Spanish language teacher for African refugees
  • Mentor in numerous programs for disadvantaged youth
  • Over 10 years experience in the financial services industry
  • Serves as a Justice of the Peace since 2008