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 Steve Cox – A sense of place

Steve Cox – A sense of place

If, as Marcel Proust says, ‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes,’ residents of New South Wales are in for a treat. With the greatest diversity in landscapes and culture in any of the Australian states, MQ alumnus (PDMgmt 2009, MBA 2010) and CEO of Destination NSW Steve Cox encourages us all to discover what is right here on our do...

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 Amanda Rose – empowering the next generation of female leaders

Amanda Rose – empowering the next generation of female leaders

As the founder of six highly successful businesses, including Business Woman Media, Western Sydney Women and Small Business Women Australia, alumna Amanda Rose (BBusAdmin 2002, GradCertEducationStudies 2018) knows what it takes to succeed in the business world and help others reach their professional goals too. Aside from being a fearless entrepreneur, Amanda regularly conducts workplace works...

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 Adam Hills: Cancelled; not cancelled

Adam Hills: Cancelled; not cancelled

Talking to Adam Hills, you just get a big smile on your face. He is the most genuine, good-natured guy, who makes you feel like the world is ok. Even during a pandemic. Sure, things have changed – we’ve all had to go with the flow, keep our heads above water and even (here comes that dreaded word) pivot – but talking to Adam, you just feel like some things don’t change. The good things. Th...

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 Alumni duo on a mission to save the planet, one compostable package at a time

Alumni duo on a mission to save the planet, one compostable package at a time

  Over five million tonnes of packaging were used in Australia in the year to June 2018, according to Clean Up Australia. Worryingly, only half of it was recycled, while the rest ended up in landfill, in our waterways, and scattered across the land. Concerned by the amount of plastic waste her first e-commerce retail business (OLIVIA&CO.) was producing, Macquarie University alumna A...

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 Paul Peters: Taking the road less travelled pays dividends

Paul Peters: Taking the road less travelled pays dividends

Insights gained from collaborating with students from all over the world gave alumnus Paul Peters (MComm 2009) a unique perspective that he has translated into a global career. Paul Peters, Director Group Aftersales for Volkswagen Group Australia, has always had a clear vision of the career path he hoped to follow and took a strategic approach to achieving his goals. I’m originally fr...

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 Stephanie McConnell: Opening up possibilities in education

Stephanie McConnell: Opening up possibilities in education

Ever since her own experience of school, alumna Stephanie McConnell (BA/DipEd 1991) knew that education had the potential to deliver more for students. Now, she has been charged with leading Lindfield Learning Village, a comprehensive government school on Sydney’s North Shore that is mandated with sitting between best practice and next practice. A position it would seem she was made for. Righ...