Since Jack Manning Bancroft founded the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), the program has engaged some 8,000 university mentors to create better educational outcomes for more than 25,000 students. AIME now operates in Australia, South Africa and Uganda, and has further plans to export its success across the world. One of Australia’s youngest CEOs and editor of Mentoring: The key to a fairer world, Jack delivers a rousing lecture on why he believes that mentoring is key to overcoming division and inequality.

Jack Manning Bancroft (Australian)

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Jack Manning Bancroft is the founder of AIME, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. In recognition of AIME’s impact, in 2015 AIME was voted ninth in the BRW Best Places to Work list. Jack is a graduate of the University of Sydney and Stanford University, a board member of the Advertising Standards Bureau and the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled board. He is also a published children’s author.

Josh Stenberg (Australian)

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Josh Stenberg is Lecturer in Chinese Studies, School of Languages and Cultures at The University of Sydney. He has translated fiction by authors such as Su Tong, Ye Zhaoyan, and Chen Xue, and is the editor of Irina's Hat: New Short Stories from China. He has also an author of poetry and short fiction.