Zahra Al Hilaly

Zahra is a global advocate for intersectional representation across decision making structures. She is the co-chair of the Western Australia Ministerial Council, a MYAN and YWCA National Ambassador and acts as a Non-Executive Board Director for Missing Perspectives. She co-founded the Christmas Island Youth Summit, the first ever leadership series for young people on Christmas Island. She has been published by Gucci America, Vogue Australia, SBS Australia and Al Jazeera. In 2021 she was the inaugural winner of the Under 25’s Asian-Australian of the Year, and in 2022 she was named the Multicultural Young Person of the Year.

Gursimrat Bawa

Gursimrat is the head of strategy at Engineers Australia, the engineering professions peak body in Australia with over hundred thousand members. Here he is helping shape the future of the engineering profession in Australia by bringing a young engineers’ voice to the tables which matter.

He also leads the external affairs at Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN) – a growing non-profit with five permanent chapters across Australia and New Zealand, aimed to amplify the next generation of Sikh professionals to deliver meaningful outcomes for the community. 

He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering (from India) and a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering (from Australia) and shares a passion for aerospace technologies with a keen interest in unmanned aircrafts and has hands-on experience in designing and building them for a wide array of missions.