Young Futures

‘And in today already walks tomorrow.’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Gretchen Young
Gretchen brings extensive knowledge and experience in children’s health and development, as well as expertise in futures thinking. Her career has focussed on developing, delivering and enhancing services that support the wellbeing of children and their families. She is passionate about building communities that welcome children and young people as valued contributors.

For over 15 years Gretchen worked as a children’s speech pathologist in community and hospital services, including 6 years leading the speech and hearing services at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and 3 years playing a key role developing newborn hearing screening across Queensland.

Gretchen established Young Futures in 2006, while completing a Master of Science (Strategic Foresight) at Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Through Young Futures, Gretchen contributes her skills to government agencies, statutory bodies, not-for-profit organisations, peak bodies, professional associations and universities.

Gretchen also works closely with a network of other skilled professionals from diverse backgrounds who both complement and supplement her expertise.