Xavier Boffa is the Executive Director of The Samuel Griffith Society.
Prior to his appointment as the Society’s first full-time Executive Director, Xavier was its Director of Strategy while he completed his Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School.
Xavier also holds a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in both Politics and International Studies, and Philosophy) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) (specialising in Public Policy and Management) from the University of Melbourne.
Between May 2015 and July 2018, Xavier had the immense pleasure of working as parliamentary portfolio advisor to the then Victorian Shadow Attorney-General, John Pesutto.
In 2016, Xavier was also fortunate to participate in the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program as part of his BA. He was paired with the Member for Ripon Louise Staley to conduct a report on community-driven responses to family violence, which is now available through the Victorian Parliamentary Library.
Xavier left the Victorian Parliament to intern with United States Congressman Ted Yoho in Washington D.C. as part of the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program between January and March 2019.
Between July 2017 and July 2018, Xavier also served as national president of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation. In this capacity he worked with students across the country and met with federal ministers and crossbench senators to advance the Federation’s legislative agenda.
Xavier has been published and quoted in The Australian, appeared on Sky News and written for The Spectator and MLS’ De Minimis.
Xavier enjoys philosophy and has strong interests in law, jurisprudence, politics and international relations.