Australian Capital Territory

AIYA ACT was first set up as AIYA ANU in early 2012. At the beginning of 2014 the change to AIYA ACT was implemented to reflect the Chapter’s desire to engage and collaborate with the broader ACT community.

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AIYA ACT New Committee

Committee Members

Sophie Hewitt: Chapter President 

Sophie is a LawSophie Hewitt/Asia Pacific Studies student at The Australian National University. She spent the first half of 2015 studying in Indonesia at UNPAR, Bandung, and is passionate about promoting the Australia-Indonesia relationship. As well as AIYA, Sophie believes this relationship can be improved by the ‘food diplomacy’ seen on her Instagram account (@thelonelybule).


Arif Zamani: General Officer

BeforArif Zamanie pursuing his master degree at The Australian National University, Arif was an auditor at Ernst & Young Indonesia. He is happiest when he can spend time playing freely at the beach without a worry. Through AIYA he hopes to find many friends who share his vision for the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

Novie Leman: General Officer

Novie hoNovie Lemanlds a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Entrepreneurship Management. Novie came to Canberra, Australia for the very first time in July 2015 as a scholarship recipient from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, The Republic of Indonesia. She is currently completing a Master of Project Management at The Australian National University. During her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and playing music.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you do want to get involved!