According to the Federal Liberal Party's Constitution and Regulations, there are two Officers elected at each Federal Council – the Federal President and Vice President. The voting members of the Federal Executive are the Federal President and Vice President along with Divisional Presidents. Appointed Federal Officers support the President and Vice President.

Elected Officers

Federal President - Josh Manuatu

Josh Manuatu was elected as the Young Liberal Federal President 28 January 2018 following a successful term as the Young Liberal Federal Vice President (2017-18) and as the ACT Young Liberal President (2015-16).

Josh has served in various Liberal Party roles including serving on the ACT Liberal Party's Management Committee as a branch chair, as the ACT Young Liberal President and currently as the Divisional Finance Director. He has also previously served as the Federal Young Liberal Vice President (2017-18) and as Federal Young Liberal Development Director (2016-17).

Josh has worked as a well-respected federal political staffer since 2008, including for Shadow Ministers and Ministers in the employment, social policy, defence and legal portfolios. Josh has also been a small business owner.

Josh is an effective advocate for Liberal values and has been published in various Fairfax and News Limited publications as well as in the Spectator on topics including the economy, free speech, reward for effort, national security and our national symbols and institutions.

Federal Vice President - Mitchell Collier

Mitchell was elected Vice-President of the Federal Young Liberals at the 2018 Convention held in his hometown of Brisbane.

Throughout his time as a member of the Queensland LNP, Mitchell has held a variety of roles within the Young LNP and the senior arm of the Party. In 2014 he was elected as the Campaigns Officer for the Young LNP, the following year he rose to the position of Vice-President, before being elected President of the Young LNP in May 2016. Following his re-election in May 2017, he became only the second President to serve two terms since the merger of the Queensland Liberal and National Parties.

Mitchell attributes several journalists, politicians and philosophers as key influences on his political outlook, namely: Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Sowell, Niall Ferguson, Brendan O’Neill, John Howard and Ronald Reagan.

Outside of politics, Mitchell has a keen interest in military history and is Brisbane Broncos and Manchester United tragic.

Appointed Officers 

Jocelyn Sutcliffe (SA) - Federal Secretary and Director of Engagement

Liam Staltari (WA) - Federal Treasurer and Director of Campaigns

Benjamin Singline (Tas) - Strategy Officer

Jessica Smith (Qld) - Development Officer

Aiden Depiazzi (WA) - Immediate Past President & 2019 Federal Convention Convenor

Divisional Presidents

Liam Staltari – President, Western Australian Young Liberals

Harry Stutchbury – President, NSW Young Liberals

Emma Taylor – President, Young LNP (Queensland) 

Alexander Lisov – President, Victorian Young Liberals

Nikolas Baric – President, South Australian Young Liberals

Robert Bower – President, ACT Young Liberals

Benjamin Singline – President, Tasmanian Young Liberals


The Federal Policy Committee is chaired by Federal Vice President Mitchell Collier with a membership that includes representatives from all State and Territory Divisions.