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 Shane Fitzsimmons – leading authentically

Shane Fitzsimmons – leading authentically

With his compassionate and level-headed leadership, Macquarie alumnus and RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons (MMgmt 2019) embodies what we need from those at the forefront of our most challenging situations. We uncover how he captivated the nation during one of Australia’s worst bushfire seasons on record. Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons isn’t one to ask of others what he isn’t prepared...

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 The Wiggles – then and now

The Wiggles – then and now

Greg, Anthony, Murray and Jeff – the original Wiggles – are arguably Macquarie University’s best-known and best-loved alumni. Dr Anthony Field, Dr Greg Page, Dr Jeff Fatt and Dr Murray Cook all received Honorary Degrees from Macquarie.  Anthony, Greg and Murray studied early childhood together at Macquarie in the late 80s and were recipients of the Alumni Award for Education in 20...

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 2020 off to a big start for our Global Networks

2020 off to a big start for our Global Networks

January is traditionally a quiet month at home in Australia, but it was a busy time for our global networks, with 6 events held across the world. From Singapore and Seoul, to Athens and London and across the globe to New York and Toronto, alumni networks came together to kickstart a new year and a new decade. Events included: Speed Networking in Singapore - Thursday 16 January Annual ...

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 One entrepreneur’s quest to make the paper industry future-friendly

One entrepreneur’s quest to make the paper industry future-friendly

From a young age, alumnus Jon Tse (BComm/LLB 2011) always had an interest in business. “Even as a kid I would imagine myself wearing a suit, walking around the city with a coffee and carrying a briefcase,” says Jon. Studying hard in high school paid off, with Jon receiving high enough marks to enrol in a double degree of Business and Law at Macquarie University. When we catch up wit...

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 Liane Moriarty – the best kind of rivalry

Liane Moriarty – the best kind of rivalry

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Arts & Culture Master of Arts, Creative Writing, 2003 Best-selling author All the best stories include a little bit of drama, and if you’re Liane Moriarty, a little bit of sibling rivalry doesn’t go amiss either. Especially if you want to publish your first book … They say inspiration can strike at any time, but for Liane Moriarty, her desire to be a...

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 Brad Jakeman: with great privilege comes great responsibility

Brad Jakeman: with great privilege comes great responsibility

2019 Alumni Award Winner – International Achievement Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Mass Communications), 1989 Founder and managing partner of Rethink Food Now. More than ever. We need free thinkers. And we need people who are prepared to make a difference in the lives of those who don’t enjoy the privileges many of us take for granted. Brad Jakeman is one such man.   Brad Jakem...