|Corey Payne - NSW Young Australian of the Year|
ASF Scholar Corey Payne named 2013 NSW Young Australian of the Year
Corey Payne is mainly known for his talent as an NRL footballer with the
Canterbury Bulldogs. However it is his passion for getting high school
kids in southwest Sydney to university that has brought him a different
kind of recognition when he was recently named NSW Young Australian of
the Year. Corey is the founder and Chairman of Future Direction Network,
a not-for-profit organisation that provides scholarships, mentoring and
career advice to young people who might not otherwise make it to
NSW Premier, Hon Barry O'Farrell, presents Corey Payne with award.
Corey recently won an ASF scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Company Directors Not-for-Profit Chairman course.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity that the ASF provided me to attend the AICD Not-for-Profit Chairman Course. It was a fantastic learning experience and to be surrounded by a room full of experienced business people, all of whom have a desire to develop their skills in the NFP sector further, was very inspiring to say the least.
The ASF play a vital role in building capacity in the NFP sector. It is important that the ASF as an organisation continue to be supported and are able to help managers and directors in the NFP space develop their skills and capacity in order to deliver greater impact to the communities that they touch.”