Good neighbours

Professor David Wilkinson welcomes our corporate neighbours and partners. Inset: The Vice-Chancellor with Property Director Mark Broomfield and Dr. Chris Roberts, CEO and President of Cochlear.

More than 20 senior executives from our campus and research park precinct met the Vice-Chancellor and other members of the University leadership at a networking event on campus last week.

“We were delighted to have the opportunity to host and meet so many members of our corporate community, who are located on our campus,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement & Advancement) Professor David Wilkinson. “This is the first time we have been able to bring together these organisations and their senior executives, and it was evident that this one event has already led to the creation of some exciting opportunities for collaboration.”

In his welcoming address, the Vice-Chancellor emphasised the importance of building relationships with corporate partners that are based primarily on creating mutual value for both organisations – and Macquarie has already established deep and mutually beneficial relationships with many of the organisations that operate on the campus.

Professor Wilkinson also highlighted some of the key relationships and achievements of the companies in the room, such as Luxottica’s growth in China, which has created a demand for Macquarie graduates and could create casual work opportunities for Chinese students here in Australia.

As part of the Office of Corporate Engagement’s outreach initiatives, the event contributed to the University’s strategic priority 4: Creating an innovation nexus where Macquarie and our partners contribute solutions to the world and develop lasting relationships, by providing an opportunity for our neighbours in the local technology and business corridor to find out more about each other, and the broad range of expertise that can be tapped into on campus.

To find out more about our corporate engagement strategy, contact Jaclyn Cruz (