People

The Future Party is a new movement of people who are dedicated to thinking of long term solutions to advance our society. The Future Party believes quality of life is improved primarily through technological developments, sourced through a scientific approach to knowledge in the context of democracy and peace. We see innovation, education and economic reforms as key to the success of Australia.

The Future Party are technophiles who believe that the economy should be directed to maximise technological development and adoption where it is advantageous and safe to do so. The Future Party aims to make Australia an advanced, technologically superior country with a high quality of life for all its citizens and residents.

Leader

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James Jansson is the Leader of the Future Party. James Jansson grew up in Sydney’s west as the eldest of 6 children in a poor family. He studied mathematics and later teaching at the University of Sydney. He did a short stint teaching in a disadvantaged school in western Sydney. Since then, James has completed his PhD in mathematical modelling of HIV disease progression and epidemiology. James is 30 years old.

Secretary

Saritha Manickam is the Secretary of the Future Party. Saritha was born in Australia and grew up in the southern Indian city of Chennai. After returning to settle in Sydney she completed a degree in computer science and has since worked as a programmer and engineering data analyst. She is currently an analyst at a consultancy working mainly with not-for-profit organisations.

Director

Andrea Finno is the Director of the Future Party. He has worked in software development for over 15 years and recently completed postgraduate studies at UNSW. He is currently working in a product development team in Sydney.

Treasurer

Tom Byrt is the Treasurer of the Future Party. He grew up in Adelaide and completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) at Adelaide University before moving to Melbourne for four years, where he worked in financial services. He moved to Sydney in 2010 and works for a life insurance company, doing sales and investment analysis.