About Xavier

Xavier Boffa is the Executive Director of The Samuel Griffith Society.


Xavier holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring both in Philosophy and in Politics and International Studies) from the University of Melbourne.

He is a graduate of the Public Leadership Credential program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and is currently completing a Master of Public Policy and Management at the University of Melbourne.


Between May 2015 and July 2018, Xavier had the immense pleasure of working as a parliamentary and portfolio advisor to the then Victorian Shadow Attorney-General, John Pesutto.

In 2016, Xavier also participated 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 Parliament of Victoria 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, Workplace Review (his recent case note on James Cook University v Ridd [2020] FCAFC 123 can be accessed here) and MLS’ De Minimis.