Akshay is a passionate, progressive and proud young man of Indian heritage from the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Akshay has a background and qualifications in the fields of Law, Economics and Public Policy (UTS) and currently works in Consulting providing strategic advice to StartUps and the NFP sector. After a brief stint in the Financial services sector, he decided to use his skills to serve the people rather than profits.Akshay previously worked Politics advising Federal & State Parliamentarians for number of years.
Rather than ‘Community Leader’ he’s an ardent Community Activist. A trait he owes to his upbringing and influences during his youth, being in Student Politics as a Union Board Director, SRC Councillor and Executive Officer within Youth Politics. During this period he also held positions on a number of Youth Advisory Committees and is still passionate about young people.
On a lighter note despite being a big Bollywood Fan and having the same first and last name as Rajiv Bhatia (stage name Akshay Kumar) he regrettably has little acting talent. Coming from family of mixed heritage his growing up was an anecdote of the novel & movie: 2 States.
Away from the 9-5 schedule Akshay is involved in Co-Chairing a NSW Cancer Council Committee, is a White Ribbon Australia Ambassador, Founder of Project: White Rakhi and facilities projects for the ‘ Holy Family: Orphanage and Womens refuge’ in Fatimanagar, India. He also enjoys his football, amateur boxing and long walks on the beach( Not really).