NRL Senior Legal Counsel Peter Giurissevich — 2017 BOSS Emerging Leader
14 Nov 2016
Peter Giurissevich, Senior Legal Counsel with the NRL, has been awarded the 2017 BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship.
Selected through a competitive application process and from a pool of more than 80 applicants, Peter will commence his MBA at the Business School next year on a full scholarship, valued at more than $60,000.
No stranger to the pressure of performance, Peter left Australia's first sports high school, Westfields Sports High School, at the age of 16 to chase a professional football career in Italy. He lasted two years, but after missing a place in the senior league, reassessed his career and returned to Australia to study business and law. He began his legal career at Gilbert & Tobin before joining the NRL in 2013.
“I am deeply thankful to be the recipient of the 2017 BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship,” said Peter at the finalist luncheon in Sydney last Friday. “This is a really proud moment for me in my professional career and life.”
“I am under no illusion that undertaking the MBA will be a walk in the park. However, I’m determined, ambitious and confident that I can successfully navigate and meet the challenges head on. I fully intend on deploying the skills I learn through the MBA to make a meaningful contribution to the community and Australian society.”
Read the full story in the Australian Financial Review.
The BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship is a part of the BOSS Emerging Leaders program, developed by the Financial Review BOSS Magazine in partnership with the Business School to support and mentor Australia's future leaders. The program has since attracted some of Australia's brightest young business talent.