Founder and CEO
Huy Nguyen is a humanitarian engineer, educator, aviator, artist and social entrepreneur. Contracting polio as an infant in Vietnam, his experience with disability has given him a unique mindset in addressing real-world social challenges.
Huy knows we must move beyond charity models and drive change through profit-for-purpose businesses.
Huy’s passion is fuelled by lived experience dealing with disadvantages and negative attitudes towards disability. His vision is for an inclusive community accessible to everyone and for people with disability and the elderly to have the quality support, services and care they need to participate in society and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Huy has dedicated his professional career to social change and has led several projects and enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Huy's work was recognised with multiple awards and programs, including:
Australia Vietnam Youth Leadership Dialogue (2019)
Myer Innovation Fellow (2018)
AMP Tomorrow Fund recipient (2017)
ACT Young Australian of the Year (2014)
Australian National University Young Alumnus of the Year (2014)
National Disability Awards – Emerging Leaders (2013)
Pride of Australia Medal for Fair Go (2013)
ACT Chief Minister's Award for Emerging Leaders (2013)
Winner of the Unleashed Program Social Enterprise Pitch (2014)
Young Social Pioneer, Foundation for Young Australians (2013)