Professionals take part in Emerging Leaders in Governance Program to give back


Ian Edwards, Crystal Bartsch, program facilitator Alicia Curtis and Hilton’s Riley Upston.
Ian Edwards, Crystal Bartsch, program facilitator Alicia Curtis and Hilton’s Riley Upston.

A HILTON business owner from the mining sector says he is keen to add a lending hand to a large not-for-profit group.

Riley Upston is close to graduating from the Southcare Inc-run Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP).

The program prepares professionals under 40 years of age for board positions within not-for-profit groups.

Mr Upston, a metallurgist specialising in precious metals, said he believed he could bring the “agility” of a small business to a large not-for-profit organisation.

“After witnessing various family members’ experiences in aged care facilities, I am incredibly determined to further improve upon the industry’s good work,” he said.

Also in the program is Beeliar accountant Ian Edwards.

“The program has been a fantastic experience providing an opportunity to learn about the not-for-profit sector and meet some of the key players,” he said.