Our Governance

Amaresh Devanesen

Executive Director - Y Careers

Amaresh comes to the Y with rich experience, and has a passion for working with young people, deep expertise in training and business development, and an authentic, inclusive and highly collaborative leadership style, combined with a proactive, entrepreneurial mindset.

He was previously Executive Manager – Business, Strategy & Partnerships at AFL SportsReady, and as part of the SportsReady team, he led the generation of hundreds of traineeships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, whilst identifying and creating new business development opportunities, including sponsorship agreements and new funding sources. Amaresh has a strong operational and commercial background across the for-purpose, vocational education, employment and hospitality sectors.

Demonstrating his passion for entrepreneurship and enabling young people, Amaresh also serves on the Board for Black Duck Group, a First Nations startup and incubator for young Indigenous entrepreneurs.

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