JOSH HUDSON, Chief Executive Officer at GAME Traffic & Contracting & Recruitment Select
Josh was born and bred in the Goulburn & Murray Valleys in regional Victoria and is passionate about the promoting the endless benefits of the social enterprise sector in the regions. Over the past 10 years, Josh has been a leader on the executive team that drove the transition of GAME from a government-funded NGO, to a successful mid-size social enterprise, with an annual turnover of $29 million and employing 350 people. In 2020, Josh was appointed to the CEO position for both GAME and Recruitment Select.
GAME and Recruitment Select are innovative social enterprises distributing its operating surplus into Geared4Careers, our youth focused employment program. Geared4Careers is embedded within secondary schools throughout Central, Northern and North East Victoria, assisting local youth remain engaged and to successfully transition into employment or further study. The program currently supports 1375 youth.
Josh is a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce and is currently studying a MBA from La Trobe University. Josh’s passion for regional Victoria and further advancement of the social enterprise sector was his major motivation for starting his own political party ahead of the state election in 2018 in order to be elected and represent Northern Victoria in the Victorian Legislative Council.