Wayne Young

Director of Finance and Operations

Wayne is an operations and management professional who brings more than 25 years’ corporate and non-profit experience. His focus areas include finance and operations; project and change management; social outcomes measurement; and the leadership of philanthropic programs.

Born in England, Wayne and his family emigrated to New Zealand when he was 10. He graduated from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, majoring in politics and English in addition to completing a degree in finance and accounting. Initially working as a Chartered Accountant, Wayne transitioned into contract finance and project-based roles in a variety of organizations in New Zealand, England, and Spain. He moved to the United States in 2003. Initially based in Colorado, in 2007 he and his wife Victoria moved to Boston and in 2019 they relocated to Austin.

Wayne serves on the board of Engaging Schools, a Cambridge, MA, non-profit organization that creates communities of learning to integrate academic, social, and emotional development in public school programs. While in Boston, he volunteered as a mentor to college students.

Outside of a professional setting, when not hiking on a trail he’ll be found exploring Austin’s food and music scene or traversing the Texas hill country and western deserts by motorcycle.

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