Macquarie University celebrates alumni success at Macquarie Group


Macquarie University celebrates alumni success at Macquarie Group

, / January 30, 2024

Almost 200 current and former Macquarie Group staff, who are also Macquarie University alumni, recently came together to celebrate the group’s remarkable achievements.

Held at Macquarie Group’s Martin Place office, the event began with opening remarks from Leigh Harrison, Head of Real Assets at Macquarie Asset Management, and Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton. The highlight of the event was a panel discussion moderated by Professor Eric Knight, Executive Dean of Macquarie Business School. The panel featured Ben Way, Group Head of Macquarie Asset Management and Karen Khadi, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Commodities and Global Markets. Their success stories highlighted the exceptional education and mentorship provided by Macquarie University.


Pictured L to R: Ben Way, Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton, Karen Khadi, Professor Eric Knight, Leigh Harrison

“It is clear that our commonality goes well beyond our names – Macquarie University and Macquarie Group are well-connected communities,” said the Vice-Chancellor.

“Whether interested in green energy, sustaining global food supplies, social housing projects, or infrastructure development, our students come to us with a desire to make a difference in the world around them, and Macquarie Group is where they end up, doing work that impacts people all over the world.”

Following the event, Mr Way shared his perspective on the importance of strong networks: “I have found that throughout my career, staying connected with former colleagues and classmates has been a great way of sharing insights and learnings, presenting new opportunities and ideas.

“I found this event a great way of continuing to do that. I look forward to building on the new connections I made that evening.”

Susan Mills, Head of Alumni Relations, described the event as a platform to showcase the profound impact of Macquarie University on the lives and careers of its graduates. She said University alumni could expect many more celebrations that honour their success and resilience.


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