"Hugh Evans gave the concluding lecture at the Cambridge Univerisity International Development Course...He successfully captivated the participants, who were weary from a whole day of lectures and workshops, and he ensured the continued involvement of many in the issues around international development, as evidenced by the number of people who crowded around him at the end of his presentation. A truly inspiring lecture!"

- Helen W. Pallett, Cambridge University 

“If there is such a thing as a prodigy in the world of philanthropy, Hugh Evans fits the bill.”

-- New York Times, August 22, 2012


  • 2015 Recipient of Billboard Magazine's Humanitarian Award

  • 2014 Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business

  • 2014 GQ Man of the Year Award for chivalry

  • 2013 Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur

  • 2008 Recipient of the Sir John Monash Award

  • 2004 Awarded Young Australian of the Year presented by Prime Minister, John Howard

  • 2005 Most Outstanding Young Person of the World, Junior Chamber International, Japan 


  • 2014 Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from St John's University, New York, NY

  • 2014 Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Utah State University,  Logan, UT

  • 2010 Masters Degree in International Relations from University of Camridge, United Kingdom

  • 2008 Bachelors Degree in Law from Monash University, Australia