Vivienne Vy Nguyen AM

Vivienne Nguyen has given countless hours of service to the Vietnamese community.

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Her major concern is young people and in particular, the impact of drug abuse and misuse. She is a role model and an advocate for Vietnamese women in community leadership roles.

Born in Vietnam in 1971, Vivienne arrived in Australia in 1983 after a year living as a refugee in Malaysia. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne in 1992, married in 1998 and completed a Masters degree in Applied Finance in 2001. Vivienne is currently a National Sales and Marketing Manager for a financial services organisation.

As well as her studies and later a demanding career, Vivienne Nguyen has consistently worked for the community. She was President of the Vietnamese Students Association of Melbourne University (1992-93), President of the Vietnamese Students Association of Victoria (1995-96), President, Organising Committee member for Austcare Refugee Week (96-97) and Secretary, Face-It drug Education/Prevention initiative for young Vietnamese people (1998-99). She is currently a Board Member of the Foundation for Young Australians, Vice President for Finance and Planning, Vietnamese Community in Australia - Victorian Chapterm and a founding member and Executive Member Australian Vietnamese Youth Today Council.

Vivienne says of her work, "I believe I have been fortunate to receive and achieve what I have in life and I want to put something back". She is deeply passionate about helping to create a strong and positive Vietnamese community able to make a unique contribution to the larger society.