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 Alumnus Ambassador Brendan Berne strengthens Franco-Australian relations

Alumnus Ambassador Brendan Berne strengthens Franco-Australian relations

Macquarie alumnus Brendan Berne (B Econ Hons 1993) is the Australian Ambassador to France, Algeria, Mauritania, and Monaco. Prior to his appointment in July 2017, he held a range of positions in Canberra including Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and First Assistant Secretary, Investment and Economics Branch Division. He has served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission at t...

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 Staying connected in Singapore

Staying connected in Singapore

The Singapore Alumni Chapter is one of the University’s longest-standing chapters, and is now in its 22nd year.  There are currently over 2,000 alumni living in Singapore, the majority of whom are from the Macquarie Business School. Many of them are graduates of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and Macquarie Applied Finance Centre which delivered the MBA, MA and MAF programmes in...

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 Hugh Mackay – Reimagining Australia

Hugh Mackay – Reimagining Australia

Macquarie alumnus, psychologist, social researcher and bestselling author Dr Hugh Mackay AO (MA Philosophy 1991, DLitt 1999) has often been described as ‘the man who explains us to ourselves’.  His 60-year career studying and interpreting Australian social trends has provided the nation with an understanding of its psyche and provided hope and vision for the future. As a social psychol...

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 Jess Ruhfus – BA alumna turns her dreams into reality

Jess Ruhfus – BA alumna turns her dreams into reality

Alumna Jess Ruhfus (BA 2013) is the founder and CEO of Collabosaurus, a successful marketing platform that match-makes brands for clever collaborations and partnerships, and has now attracted over 6000 brands including Porsche, ASOS, Olay and Topshop, to name a few. Jess was recently a guest speaker at the Alumni Learning & Networking Opportunity at Venture Café on 5 September, where s...

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 Technology, teamwork, and lot more dancing than you might expect…

Technology, teamwork, and lot more dancing than you might expect…

Macquarie alumna Mel Blake (GradCertHis 2017, BEd 2019) first became involved in Robotics when she was in high school and was recruited for the first ever team in Australia (Team 3132) in 2009.  She went on to mentor the team, co-ordinate the LEAP Robotics program at Macquarie and work on a casual basis for FIRST Australia. She says mentoring Team 3132 was a way of paying back the opportu...

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 Award-winning playwright Kendall Feaver makes it big overseas

Award-winning playwright Kendall Feaver makes it big overseas

Macquarie alumna Kendall Feaver (BCreativeArts 2012) is an award-winning UK-based playwright. She grew up in Bowral, New South Wales, and attended Macquarie University, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts.  She was a resident at Dunmore Lang College, one of the two residential colleges on campus at Macquarie in North Ryde. Kendall has achieved many accolades for her debut ...