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Business School Alumni Magazine
March 2013 (Issue 20)

Welcome to Issue 20 of Sydney Business Connect.

Topics covered in this issue are:

Co-Dean's Message - Professor Tyrone Carlin and Professor David Grant provide an update to alumni at the start of the 2013 academic year on exciting developments taking place at the Business School.

MBA and CBD Campus Update - the first cohort of students to the school's innovative MBA program have settled into the new CBD campus located in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

The Reluctant Motorist - profile of alumni Greg Duncan (BEc '71), Executive Chairman - The Trivett Group.

Philanthropy paves the way to excellence in project leadership - how a 20 million gift from a University of Sydney alumnus is helping to secure Australia's economic future.

Innovating to globalise, globalising to innovate - alumnus David Anstice (BEc '70 HonFellow '09) writes about the innovation and entrepreneurship research study within the Business School that he is involved with.

Global Connections - with over 25% of our alumni located overseas, here we meet two of our alumni - Elias Bizannes (BCom '05) and Vivian Chen (MCom '04) - who are forging successful careers on different sides of the globe.

Business Intelligence - updates from across the school include: young graduand, Dustin Leonard, who has founded a new “socially responsible” condom company HERO; a summary of those alumni who were recognised in the 2012 University's alumni awards and those who were acknowledged in the Australia Day honours list for 2013; congratulations to our two young alumni Julie McKay (EMBA '11) and Corey Payne (BCom '07 MCom student) who were state winners in the 2013 Young Australian of the Year Awards and recognition of Professor Sid Gray's honorary doctorate from the prestigious Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, Japan

Alumni Events - details about: June Insights lecture from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with the Head of the School of Economics, Professor Colm Harmon; how alumni can support current students and the Fun, Fare and Future alumni program and details on upcoming Sydney Ideas lectures.

This issue of Sydney Business Connect will be distributed with the Sydney Alumni Magazine in mid-late March 2013. If you do not receive your copy, please click here to update your details and ensure that we have your correct mailing address.

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Many thanks,

Kim Pryor and Alex Middleton
Alumni Relations - University of Sydney Business School