Four more young Australians have been recognised for their community leadership by winning prestigious First National Real Estate Leadership and Innovation Awards through the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards.


The winners announced across four states at separate awards functions included:


Victoria – Yasmin Poole, 20 of Williamstown (First National Real Estate Leadership Award)

South Australia – Sean Grealy, 23 of Morphettville (First National Real Estate Leadership Award)

Western Australia – Briege Whitehead, 27 of Karrinyup (First National Real Estate Innovation Award)

Tasmania – Samuel Watson, 18 of Ulverstone (First National Real Estate Leadership Award)


Yasmin_Poole_-_Leadership_Award_WinnerYasmin Poole, 20 of Williamstown has sought to empower young women to enter politics. She is the Director of Global Business Development for 180 Degrees Consulting, a youth consultancy organisation. As 2018 Chair of the Victorian Government’s Youth Congress, she led the Congress in advising the government about improving youth policy and focus on mental health. Yasmin represented Australia at the 2018 APEC conference and ASEAN – Australia Special Summit. She was also named Plan International and the World Bank Ambassador. A survivor of severe scoliosis, Yasmin won the Zonta International Women in Business Award and was recognised as Victorian Government Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Woman Leader.


Sean_GrealySean Grealy, 23 of Morphettville is committed to improving aged care services. He founded Care Konnect, a suite of software enabling better communication and service quality in aged care, to solve his family’s own problem when his grandfather entered aged care services for the first time. Care Konnect brings together ageing and vulnerable people, their families, and care providers reducing social isolation, promoting healthy ageing and overall service transparency. Care Konnect is working with aged care providers nationally and expects to connect over 3,000 families in 2019. Sean contributes to his community by working with early stage start-ups with the University of Adelaide ThincLab and Hacker Exchange program across Israel, America, France and Australia.


60977988_2376142552437439_2406371739593342976_o-1024x680Briege Whitehead, 27 of Karrinyup is a talented storyteller. She is a producer, director and writer who has worked on multiple international factual series such as “72 Places to Live” and “72 Cutest Animals” produced for National Geographic and Netflix and “The Antarctica Experience,” a ground-breaking VR documentary. She owns White Spark Pictures, a production company specialising in international factual television and Virtual Reality. Briege was nominated for ‘Best Interactive’ at the Australian Atom Awards and WA Screen Awards. Her short drama “Crumbs,” has earned official selection in Cannes Antipodes, St. Kilda Film Festival, St Tropez International Film Festival and Perth International Revelation Film Festival.


r0_0_2048_1364_w1200_h678_fmaxSamuel Watson, 18 of Ulverstone is an advocate for LGBTIQ rights. He was Head Boy and Student Representative at The Friends’ School providing a strong focus on diversity. A senior Navy Cadet, Samuel mentored ten refugees through a ten-day Rotary Windeward Bound Youth Leadership Challenge. He is an Advisory Group member for the Commission for Children and Young People and served on the Hobart Youth Advisory Squad. As 2018 Youth Deputy Premier, his group passed a Gender Equality Bill that was handed to Government. He has also patrolled Tasmanian beaches for over 250 hours and has been his club’s Surf Life Saver of the Year.


Winners in Victoria each received a magnificent trophy, $1,000 into an account in their name from Bank of Melbourne and a $1,000 Bartercard account from Wheelton Philanthropy and Budget Rent A Car.


In South Australia, winners Winners each received $1,000 Award prize courtesy of Axsys, along with a $1,000 Bartercard account and a magnificent trophy. Sean received a State trophy, a further $2,000 from Axsys and an additional $1,000 Bartercard account plus a Hilton Hotels holiday package provided by Hilton Adelaide.


Winners in Western Australia Winners each received a magnificent trophy, $1,000 Bartercard account, $500 cash, and a $500 Woolworths Gift Card. Jilen received an additional $1,000 Bartercard account, $500 cash, $500 Woolworths Gift Card and an amazing state trophy.


Issued by: First National Real Estate

For further information contact:

Stewart Bunn, National Communications Manager, First National Real Estate on

0413 624 317