Picture of a man in a blue suit - Huy Truong

Huy Truong

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Investment, Migration and Refugees, Economic development

Huy arrived in Australia in 1978 as a boat refugee and has since developed a diverse entrepreneurial and social impact career.

Huy has a portfolio of not-for-profit, government and commercial activities including:

  • Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Thrive Refugee Enterprise
  • Member of the Immigration Minister’s Settlement Advisory Council
  • Chair of the Economic Participation committee for refugees and migrants (reporting to the Advisory Council)
  • Board Director of the Migrant Justice Institute
  • Board Director of the Centre for Policy Development
  • Chair of Save the Children’s Impact Fund Investment Committee
  • Chair of DS3 Global – Emergency Shelters for Displaced People
  • Managing Director of York Avenue Investment

Huy’s previous activities have included ALI Group (Owner and CEO), Yarra Capital Partners (Co-Founder and MD), Jurlique International (CEO); Carter Holt Harvey Tissue (CEO), Wishlist.com.au (Co-Founder and CEO), Boston Consulting Group, Asialink (Board Member)

Huy has graduated with an Economic Honours Degree from Monash University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Huy has a particular interest in entrepreneurship, refugees/migrants and contributing back to Australia.


In the media

Today’s Employment White Paper presents a bold reform plan to reignite productivity growth through building a skilled future-ready workforce, helping people overcome barriers to work and broadening opportunities for all Australians