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Alumni mentoring program

Share your experience with future leaders
The Business Alumni Mentoring Program connects Business School alumni with students through a series of monthly one-on-one meetings.

There is a wealth of knowledge and experience within our Business School alumni community. The Business Alumni Mentoring Program provides a chance for our alumni to share this expertise and contribute to the development of aspiring business leaders. We match professional business mentors with current students to inspire, teach and provide career guidance.

Our students and alumni share their experience in the Business School’s Alumni Mentoring Program.

What's involved?

Successful mentor applicants will be matched with a current University of Business School student, taking into account areas of study, interests, experience and goals.

The program runs for 6 months, from April to October. Applicants must be able to commit to a monthly meeting with their mentee at a venue to be decided between them.

To get the most out of the experience, we ask mentors to:

  • attend a mentor training session prior to the launch of the program
  • attend the launch of the program in April
  • attend the graduation event in October

Mentors and students are matched based on a range of factors:

  • student career goals
  • student needs in terms of "soft skills" development
  • mentor areas of expertise

Past mentors

  • Alastair Furnival, Principal, Evaluate
  • Alfred Lin, Senior Advisor, Jobs for NSW
  • Amit Majumder, Relationship Manager, Solium
  • Andrew D'Addona, Director, PwC
  • Andrew Kuruc, Manager, Practice Development, NAB Consumer Banking & Wealth
  • Andy Mitchell, Chief Growth Officer, Zip Money
  • Anthony Cocco, Associate Director , Deloitte
  • Cameron Champion, Chief Financial Officer, Crown Holdings Group Pty Ltd
  • Caterina Pellegrini, Senior Account Mgr , B2B Agency (advertising)
  • Charlie Marriott, Program Manager, Atlassian
  • Cheryl Cheong, Senior Manager, PwC
  • Christine Ma, Business Operations Manager, IBM
  • Conrad Chang, Head of Experience Design Optus Business, Optus
  • Elif Ketencioglu, Strategy Manager, Vodafone Australia
  • Emma Alcock, Sales Operations Manager, PayPal
  • Greg Harradine, General Manager, Rick Tech Pty Ltd
  • Ian Richards, Senior Account Exectuive, Expert360
  • Jake Campey, Analyst, Stockland
  • Jennifer Tiet, Finance Manager, Scentre Group
  • Justin Gill, National Recruitment Manager, Mirvac
  • Karen Calayag, Clinical Practice Manager, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Karina Kwan, Non Executive Director, Various
  • Kate McCawe, Investment Analyst, Colonial First State
  • Kevin Jochelson, Head of Operations, Workyard
  • Kristina Kogias, Relationship Director , Westpac
  • Kurt McFarland, Finance & Commerical Manager, Expert360
  • Leo Zhang, Sales Operations Manager - ANZ, Central Innovation
  • Lesley Jolly, Executive General Manager, Human Resources & HSQE, Civeo
  • Lola Oyetunji, Manager, KPMG
  • Mahir Momand , CEO, Thrive Refugee Project
  • Marina Trusa, General Manager Finance, OFX
  • Melanie Hawcroft, Transition & Development Coach, Melanie Hawcroft Coaching & Consulting
  • Melinda Rees, People Advisory Services Manager, EY
  • Melissa Mendez, Business Advisor, Macquarie Bank
  • Milan Baka, Business Development Manager , Siemens
  • Nayef Biram, Head of Yield & Inventory Management, oOh! Media
  • Pascal Eberle, Senior Consultant, The Hackett Group
  • Patrick Lynch, CFO, Arinex
  • Philip Kapeleris, Coach, No Moss Co
  • Phon Hansana, Manager, Solutions Architecture APAC, Amazon Web Services
  • Pranav Bhatt, HR Manager, Tafe NSW
  • Rod Henderson, Founder and Chief Tax Counsel, AcuTax
  • Sarah Marriott, Senior Digital Project Manager, Ticketek
  • Shannon Braun, Project Manager, BT Financial Group
  • Shenal Basnayake , Director Major Programs, Local Land Services
  • Shirley Bowles, Senior Manager, Product Strategy and Development, HSBC
  • Simon Popley, Director, Coaching Leadership PTY LTD
  • Simon Thorp, Tax Partner, KPMG
  • Sophia Kent, Management Consultant, KPMG
  • Stephe Wilks, Chair, Interactive
  • Steven Sroba, Director, IPM Property
  • Wendy Zhu , Senior Economist, ATO
  • Amy Zhu, Senior Analyst, Deloitte

Shirley Bowles (EMBA '05)

Shirley Bowles
Senior Manager, Product Solutions at HSBC Securities Services
"The mentoring program reflects an innovative business school that has the best interests of its students front of mind. It is a great way for students to learn more about their chosen industry and to get general guidance on the options ahead. It is also an opportunity for alumni to give something back."

Chris Murphy (MBA '15)

Chris Murphy
Management Consultant (Finance) at PwC Australia
Mentors provide honest, relevant and insightful feedback. The Business School mentoring program allowed me to connect with recent graduates and current students to help them develop their talents and ambitions. It is a deeply rewarding experience for students and mentors alike.

Contact us

Christine Brooks

Manager Stakeholder Engagement (Business)

Fiona O'Sullivan

Director, External Engagement and International