Charter Ambassador Program Champions

David Chikwuba

As a migrant himself, David intimately understands the impact of cultural stigma surrounding mental health and he focusses on providing quality mental health support to all, with expertise in helping young people navigate culturally specific challenges, including emotional issues, parental concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression.

David has over 8 years of experience in the youth support sector across various South Australian Government departments and collaborating with non-government organizations.

He specialises in aiding individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse communities as a counsellor or mentor, and is a compassionate advocate for the well-being of migrant Australian youth. At Mentoring Coaching and Counselling (MCC), David and his team are deeply committed to supporting individuals on their well-being journey and helping them overcome challenges to achieve their full potential.

Matt Cowdrey OAM MP

Matt has been the Member for Colton since 2018 and is the Shadow Treasurer of South Australia. Before entering State Parliament, Matt was a paralympian and business professional. This experience gave him the skills, knowledge and hard-working attitude he uses every day representing the people of Colton.

Bruce Djite

Bruce is the Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia, SA Division. He was previously CEO of the Committee for Adelaide and Director of Football for Adelaide United Football Club. Bruce is also the West Beach Trust Deputy Chair, sits on the South Australian Multicultural Commission Board and the Children’s University Advocacy Board, and is a Winston Churchill Trust South Australian Regional Committee Member.

Bruce played professional football for the Socceroos’ Adelaide United FC as well as representing clubs in several countries including Turkey, China, South Korea and Indonesia. He stays connected to the game through his role as a Football Analyst on Paramount+ and Network 10. Bruce was also a Beyond Greatness Champion for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Felicity Graham

At 17, Felicity published an autobiography, Not Held Down. She hopes her book will raise awareness about the challenges in the child protection system and give a voice to children in care who feel forgotten. Felicity advocates for better support for children, as well as training and support for foster carers, through her organisation Fostering Change Australia, which she launched at the age of 19.

Felicity was the overall winner of the 2023 South Australian Young Achiever Awards, as well as winner of the Create Change Award.

Felicity is currently studying Certificate III in Community Services and is collaborating with the Constellation Project to drive action and share a vision to end homelessness. Felicity’s dream is to make a difference in the child protection system and help other young people in care find their voice and strength to do all that they dream of doing.