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Aron is the Australian co-chair of Nexus, a movement of young philanthropists and impact investors that held its first event in Sydney in October, 2013, at Government House and the Ivy. The summit was covered in major media outlet, including The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

This was the first event in Australia of the Nexus Global Youth Summit, which is held annually in New York in conjunction with the United Nations. As stated by Forbes Magazine, the summit “brought together hundreds of participants, including young wealth-holders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists from around the world for a conference dedicated to transforming the narrative of wealth away from materialism to social responsibility.”

Last year, Nexus New York hosted more than 550 representatives with a total net worth exceeding US$100 billion. Nexus Australia is jointly conveyed by Search for Common Ground and the Foundation for Young Australians.

Additionally, Dr D’Souza supports higher education and has a desire to create opportunities for young Australians to access the highest quality education in the world. Since 2012, he has supported a prize for the best performance in the Second BA in Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford.

The inaugural winner of the D’Souza Prize was William Gohl, a Rhodes Scholar at Keble College. The 2013 prize was won by Bibek Mukherjee of Jesus College, who also won the Wronker Prize for Jurisprudence. The 2015 prize was awarded to Phoenix Kushner of University College and in 2016 to Joel Semakula of Mansfield College.

Aron is a member of the Henley Club, upon whose advisory board he currently sits.

Dr Aron Ping D'Souza