Alumni Focus

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 Andrew Formica, Master of Economics, 1993

Andrew Formica, Master of Economics, 1993

Andrew Formica turned a passion for numbers into a brilliant international career. Originally from Sydney, Andrew earned a Master of Economics from Macquarie in 1993. He is currently the CEO of Henderson Group, a London-based asset management firm with a £3 billion market capitalisation, and is the driving force behind a groundbreaking business initiative. When made responsible for grad...

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 Soula-Marie Perdis, Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies), 1991

Soula-Marie Perdis, Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies), 1991

Soula-Marie Perdis didn’t just graduate with a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Actuarial Studies, she met her husband Napoleon, who was also a student, and laid the foundations for their cosmetics empire. Soula-Marie says that her family has been based in Los Angeles since 2006, but she hasn’t lost touch with Macquarie. “Even though we’ve been based in L.A., I have been followi...

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 Chris Wise, Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education, 2010

Chris Wise, Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education, 2010

After a short stint of casual teaching in Sydney following graduation, Chris Wise now teaches in London. “Teaching here is really creative and draws on a lot of the different skills learned during my degree, as well as a lot of imagination. It’s really inspiring to work with the teachers here. Chris attended a recent alumni event in London, which he says could have the power to make ...

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 Joanna Olivera, Bachelor of International Studies, 2011

Joanna Olivera, Bachelor of International Studies, 2011

An interest in international affairs led Joanna Olivera to study a Bachelor of International Studies at Macquarie – an interest she has turned into an exciting career. Joanna is currently working as a trade development manager for UK Trade and Investment at the British Consulate-General, Sydney, where she helps British companies export to Australia. Since starting work, Joanna says she...

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 Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Over the past couple of years we have caught up with a huge number of alumni at events and activities we have held around Australia and internationally, and have included some of their stories are below. We would love to hear from you too – if you would like to be featured in an upcoming issue of Macquarie Matters or other university publications contact us on our alumni experience page, ...

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 Meet Andre Nguyen

Meet Andre Nguyen

How do you use the skills you learned in your day to day work? In both my Bachelor of Commerce and Law degrees, we were encouraged to think creatively and outside the box. While it might sound clichéd, this way of thinking helps with innovation and it develops the skills to really think on your feet, to solve problems you will face in the real world. Unfortunately in the real world, the...