Sovereign’s Award Recipient
Damian began his volunteer journey with St John Ambulance Australian (NSW) in 2009 as a Cadet. Since then he has progressed through a number of leadership portfolios, including his most recent role as an Area Manager. He currently serves as an Innovations and Project Officer with the St John (NSW) State Youth Team, reporting directly to Deputy Commissioner (Youth) – Andrew Stevens.
In 2016 Damian was recognised as the Peter Falkland – State Youth Leader of the Year, and in 2017 was awarded the Norma Bell Award. Most recently Damian completed a major project, as part of the Sovereigns Award, focused on tackling Youth Retention and Engagement.The project looked at improving the transition process between Cadet and Adult membership and how local management teams can better help facilitate this. Damian is only the second Australian awardee of the Sovereign’s Award since the award’s inception over 25 years ago.
Outside of St John, Damian has recently completed the Combined Commerce (Accounting) and Law program through Macquarie University and will begin working as a Graduate Accountant with Pitcher Partners (Sydney) in 2019.