Alumni Focus

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Elizabeth Gaines – the sky’s the limit

Elizabeth Gaines – the sky’s the limit

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Innovation & Enterprise Master of Applied Finance, 1997 Chief Executive Officer at Fortescue Metals Group Success compounds. The more you put in, over a greater amount of time, the larger your accumulated reward. As Chief Executive of Fortescue Metals Group and an alumni of the Macquarie University Business School, Elizabeth Gaines believes everyone should hav...

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 Marcia Langton – speaking out for change

Marcia Langton – speaking out for change

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Human Geography and Anthropology 2005 Associate Provost, University of Melbourne   Distinguished Professor Marcia Langton AM, a prominent public intellectual and academic, grew up listening to great Aboriginal orators and experienced firsthand the power of a well-honed argument. She is now one of Australia’s most res...

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 Larry Marshall – the power of science

Larry Marshall – the power of science

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Science & Technology Bachelor of Science (Hons), 1985; PhD, 1990 CEO, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Collaboration, says Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst – is where the magic happens ... Ironically, it was during his time at Macquarie Univers...

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 Tina McKenzie – tenacity personified

Tina McKenzie – tenacity personified

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Sport Bachelor of Arts with Diploma of Education, 2011 Three-time Paralympian athlete (wheelchair basketball) Elite athletes ahead of the game prepare for life after sport, but speaking to Tina McKenzie, you get the feeling that there is more to her, way more, than her sporting achievements ... Sure, Tina’s personal drive and ability to set and achieve goals ...

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 Joshua Ross – rebel with a cause

Joshua Ross – rebel with a cause

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Rising Star Bachelor of Applied Finance with Bachelor of Commerce, 2011 Co-founder and director of Humanitix You could say Joshua Ross likes to do things a little differently. But there is a method to his madness. And it has certainly worked for him so far – and Humanitix, the company he co-founded with best friend Adam McCurdie, which aims to end poverty, suffe...

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 Greg Mullins – fighting from the front line

Greg Mullins – fighting from the front line

2019 Alumni Award Winner - Public & Community Service Master of Management, 2000 Former Commissioner, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) For those who are called to serve, retirement is rarely the end of the job. And for Greg Mullins AO AFSM, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), who at the time of writing had just returned from fighting fires in Grafton and was heading to a burn...