Alumni Scoop Overseas Awards

Three Sydney alumni were recently recognised for leading the way in their respective fields at the Advance Global Australian Awards, which celebrate Australians living overseas who exhibit exceptional talent that stamps them as future leaders and innovators in their chosen field.

The overall winner and recipient of the Advanced Manufacturing award was Dr Christopher Boshuizen (BSc Hons ’01 PhD ’07). Christopher was recognised for his work while at the NASA Ames Research Centre, and more recently the creation and success of the start-up Planet-Labs.

Other graduate winners include Sir Jonathan Mills (BMus ’98) who received the Creative Industries award. Sir Jonathan has been the Director and Chief Executive of the Edinburgh International Festival since 2006. Previously, he held a host of cultural leadership roles in Australia.

Andrew Tanner (BE Mech ’04 BCom ’04), who received the award for Clean Technology, is a professional engineer who helped start the Australian solar energy company Ausra from a garage in Sydney in 2002. As a project engineer, he worked in Singleton, in regional NSW, for four years to build Australia’s largest solar thermal installation.

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