Alumni Profile - Corey Payne (BCom '07 MCom student)

Corey Payne

Name: Corey Payne

Current Position, Organisation: Chairman - Future Direction Network. Former Professional Rugby League Player - Canterbury Bulldogs

Describe yourself in 3 words: Dedicated, determined, honest

Nationality/cultural identity: Australian

Languages spoken: English

Countries lived/worked in: Australia

Best book you have read in the last 12 months: Giuliani - Leadership

Daily website 'favourites': Facebook, Sydney Morning Herald

Motto to live/work by: Plugging away wins the day

Why did you choose to study at the University of Sydney Business School?

History of developing captains of industry and high achievers.

What is your most favourite memory from your time at the University?

Meeting the many interesting people whom I have studied with and been taught by.

What does being a University of Sydney Business School alumnus/na mean to you?

The opportunity to meet many highly successful people and the opportunity to inspire others to become part of the University.

How did your time at the Business School change you both professionally and personally?

It has opened my eyes to what can be achieved in life as a result of having a sound business knowledge.

What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?

Continue playing professional sport and becoming a Director of a non-profit organisation.

What has been the greatest accomplishment of your career to date?

Being named the 2011 University of Sydney Young Alumni Award recipient.

What business person inspired you most?

Greg Minton - Managing Partner at Archer Capital

What are some of your favourite things about Sydney?

The climate, the beaches and the people.

What would you say to a prospective student who is considering study at the Business School?

Do not look a gift horse in the mouth - enrol now!