Alumni Profile - Phil Waugh (MIntBus/MCom)


Phil Waugh

Name: Phil Waugh

Current Position, Organisation: Executive Manager at Commonwealth Bank

Describe yourself in 3 words: Disciplined, Driven and Persistent

Nationality/cultural identity: Australian

Languages spoken: English

Countries lived/worked in: Australia

Daily website 'favourites': SMH and The Australian

Motto to live/work by: "Nothing in this world can take the place of Persistence"

Linkedin Profile: Phil Waugh

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

I chose the Business School because it has a great reputation and it???s a well-balanced school.

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

Graduation Day was definitely a highlight!.

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

I am very proud to be a graduate of such a reputable school.

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

It gave me credibility in the market and provided me with greater perspective on life.

What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?

I joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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

Representing Australia, playing rugby union with the Wallabies for 10 years.

What business person inspired you most?

John Singleton

What are some of your favourite things about Sydney?

I love Sydney because it's such a diverse city.

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

You will enjoy the experience and gain huge credibility from graduating.

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