Hugh Evans is an Australian humanitarian and internationally renowned development advocate. He co-founded The Oaktree Foundation; Australia's first youth run aid organisation, with a mission to bring young people together to see an end to extreme poverty. His achievements as Director of Oaktree secured Hugh the Young Australian of the Year award in 2004, and the Junior Chamber International Person of the World in 2005.
Hugh then began working to grow the Make Poverty History campaign in Australia, helping run the 2006 Make Poverty History Concert (fronted to U2 singer Bono) and the 2007 Make Poverty History Roadtrip. The impact of these campaigns were later credited with playing a key role in the Australian Government's decision to increase its committed foreign aid budget from 0.3% of Gross National Income to 0.5% of Gross National Income by 2015, resulting in an additional $4.3 billion per annum invested in the world's poorest. Hugh holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Monash University, and has completed a Masters in International Relations at the University of Cambridge.
Meet Hugh Evans, the 2015 Advance Global Australian Social Impact Award Winner.