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 Claire Mackay: investment high-flyer and stakeholder guru

Claire Mackay: investment high-flyer and stakeholder guru

As an owner and principal at Quantum Financial, a family-owned private wealth management firm, Macquarie Law School alumna Claire Mackay (BComm ’00 LLB ’01) is one of the most highly regarded young advisers in the Australian investment industry. Listed in Australia’s Top Ten Financial Planners, Claire has been recognised by the IFA as 2014 Investment Adviser and 2015 Financial Adviser...

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 Alumni Profile – John Moxon

Alumni Profile – John Moxon

Following an accident that left him with quadriplegia and ended his engineering career, John Moxon (BA (Hons)1983) came to Macquarie to study psychology and launch a new career. “I chose Macquarie mainly because it was the most wheelchair friendly campus in Sydney and was the closest to my home,” he says, adding that once he started studying the friendship and support he received from ...

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 Vale Jill Roe

Vale Jill Roe

The university community, alumni and friends came together on Monday 20 February to celebrate the life of Emeritus Professor Jill Roe, one of the university’s founding tutors (and later professor), who died earlier this year. Jillian Roe AO was born in 1940 in Tumby Bay, SA, a small farming town where her father was a farmer and her mother a nurse. After finishing school at Adelaide Girls...

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 Macquarie alumna’s book made into TV series for HBO

Macquarie alumna’s book made into TV series for HBO

In a tranquil seaside town, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting mums, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumours and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the confli...

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 Alumni Profile – Peter Logan

Alumni Profile – Peter Logan

From science lab to award-winning vineyard Winemaker Peter Logan (BSc 1992) once dreamt of being a musician, but gave it all up to study science at Macquarie. Majoring in biology and chemistry, after graduation Peter went into the pharmaceutical world, working as a process chemist until he found his true calling in the vineyard. “Studying at Macquarie taught me that the education gaine...

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 Alumni profile – Dr Jeff McMullen

Alumni profile – Dr Jeff McMullen

An ABC foreign correspondent for almost two decades, prize-winning Four Corners documentary maker, long-serving Sixty Minutes reporter, and best-selling author, Macquarie alumnus Jeff McMullen has been a well-known and respected journalist for 50 years. He covered the highest war on earth in the Himalayas, camped with a lost tribe of Stone Age Indians in the Amazon, drank mare’s milk with...