Vibewire Board


Vibewire Board

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Strategist, podcast producer and agency coach. AdNews Emerging Leader of the Year Finalist 2019. Join the hundreds of people on the newsletter:

Jye is an experienced agency leader who specialises in creative strategy, brand, and communications. Over the past 15 years, Jye has held senior positions in creative, public relations and digital agencies, and earned an expansive skill set in ideation, marketing and production.

Previously based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing, Jye has lead global client accounts, developed and launched new service offerings, and held regional leadership roles managing multi-market teams across 11 countries.

Today, Jye is Director of DOUBLESTAR CO, a visual communications studio, Principal of You’re Good, Get Better a culture consultancy, and sits on the board of Vibewire, a youth accelerator hub.

Jye Smith


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Sophia is a senior communications strategist and creative with close to a decade of experience creating impact for innovative brands like Microsoft and Adobe.

With a passion for mentoring and supporting the career and social progression of young women in particular, Sophia seeks to create programs and support through Vibewire that galvanises diverse young women and their allies to effect positive change for intersectional gender equality.

Sophia Brockman

Vice President

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For 20 years Mike has helped organisations and individuals understand and solve problems. He has led transformation, built capability, and helped organisations with course correction through self-realisation.

Mike graduated the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2016 providing a unique combination of insight to Governance in the Australian landscape to accompany deep human and technical experience critical for (digital) Transformation work.

Mike Biggs

Board Member

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Gavin advises boards and leadership on innovation strategy, marketing, data-driven product development and corporate venturing.

He leads labs and accelerator programs, coaches startups and is a sought after public speaker.

Gavin Heaton

Board Member

About Vibewire

Vibewire is a launchpad for young change makers. We are a youth-led and youth-run not-for-profit whose mission is to help young people create their futures.

Established in 2000, we have launched the freelance, social enterprise and startup careers of hundreds of young people.

From within our Common Room co-working space, we saw and supported the very beginnings of:

There have been poetry slams, pitch nights, film festivals, hundreds of workshops and presentations.

And while Vibewire has a great history, it’s also about the future. We are constantly re-imagining and creating new ways to support the next generation of young leaders. But young leaders don’t just arrive on our doorstep. They need a place to belong, experiment, create change and yes, sometimes fail. That space is Vibewire.

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We love our partners and so does our wider 8000+ futuremakers community! If you’re interested in being a program sponsor or submitting a corporate brief to get some diverse ideas from our community –  we’d love both. Reach out to and find out how we can be a thing together.

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Contact us 

We live at 525 Harris St,
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