Master of Ceremony – Hayley Bolding OAM

Hayley Bolding has an extensive background in international development, education and volunteering in Australia and Asia. At the age of 23, Hayley founded a non-profit organisation in India called Atma (

Under Hayley’s leadership, Atma has moved from a start-up to a well respected non-profit organisation engaging multiple partner organisations which impact over 60,000 beneficiaries.

Continuing her passion in promoting people-to-people exchange Hayley has led international youth programs for the Australia India Institute and Foundation for Youth Australians. She currently works at a education technology company connecting work and learning through technology.

Hayley was awarded Young Australian of the Year (Victoria) in 2013. She is a Board member of the Victorian Australia Day Committee, and was a participant in the Asialink Leaders Program in 2014. Hayley was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019.

Hayley was a delegate to the 2012 Australia India Youth Dialogue in Mumbai and New Delhi