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Stay connected with the Business School
The University of Sydney Business School's alumni are among its greatest assets. Around the world, our alumni enjoy the benefits of membership of the University of Sydney's international network.

We encourage all our alumni to stay in touch with the Business School and remain engaged in the teaching, research and industry-based initiatives the Business School offers. By being a part of our alumni community, you can meet fellow graduates, reconnect with former classmates and develop your Australian and international business networks.

Register your details with the University Alumni office to ensure you receive our alumni newsletters and event invitations. We look forward to working with you to provide a world-class school that continues the proud Sydney business tradition.

Get involved

We coordinate a wide range of activities and opportunities for people and companies to become actively involved in the Business School and the education and development of our students. To participate, contact Monica Vanderkley or email business.alumni@sydney.edu.au.

Benefits include:

  • ongoing development through mentoring, guest speaking and involvement in our community and social enterprise projects
  • brand recognition and engagement
  • network building through the University's numerous partnerships
  • community development opportunities and engagement
  • involvement and influence on the education and development of our future workforce participants and entrepreneurs.

Ways to get involved

We are passionate about sharing the success of our graduates as well as connecting our alumni with current and future students. We have various speaking and volunteering opportunities available, ranging from involvement in careers panels, recruitment fairs and podcasts to student project marking. To get involved please register your interest.

We encourage alumni to offer our students mentoring in key areas of business and career development. Learn more about the Alumni Mentoring Program.

Welcome to Sydney is a program connecting international and regional students with alumni. It is our way of introducing our new students to some of the people and places that make Sydney one of the best cities in the world.

Provide in-company, short-term placements for students. The Business School Industry Placement Program allows you and your organisation to identify and develop the business leaders of the future.

The Business School Careers and Employability Office coordinates various careers events throughout the year. If you are interested in recruiting graduates from the University of Sydney Business School, please contact sarah.fletcher@sydney.edu.au.

A select group of international alumni who volunteer their time to encourage offshore alumni and friends to maintain contact.

The Business School is fortunate to benefit from ongoing corporate and individual support, with finances developing research, scholarships, outreach activities and events that benefit both students and industry. Learn how you can support us.

Nominate outstanding alumni and our most recent graduates for our prestigious annual Alumni Awards program.

Graduation addresses

The University of Sydney Business School has been honoured to have the occasional address at our graduation ceremonies presented by:

Date Time Degrees being conferred Speaker

Wed 30 May

9.30am

UG

Martin Blake NSW Chairman & Australian Leader for Insurance Sector at KPMG Australia (Speech (pdf, 66kb))

Wed 30 May

11.30am

UG

Mark Monaghan Senior Managing Director, Institutional and Corporate Relationships - Australia, ANZ (Speech (pdf, 28kb))
BEc(1981)

Wed 30 May

2.00pm

UG

Karina Kwan Non-Executive Director 
BEc(1990)

Thurs 31st May

9.30am

PG

Andrew Kuruc Manager, Practice Development NSW/ACT, MLC (Speech (pdf, 48kb))
MBA(Exec)(2002)

Thurs 31st May

11.30am

PG

Patrick Medley Managing Partner, Kedleton & Co (Speech (pdf, 39kb))
MBA(1988)

Thurs 31st May

2.00pm

PG

Freya Smith Chief Legal Officer, OFX (Speech (pdf, 127kb))
LLM(2014)

Tuesday 5 June

9.30am

PG

Robert Thomson Acting Assistant Commissioner - Public Groups & International, ATO
MInternatTax(2013)

Tuesday 5 June

11.30am

PG

Clary Castrission OAM CEO of 40k Group (Speech (pdf, 105kb))
EMBA(2017)

Tuesday 5 June

2.00pm

PG

Cristina Cifuentes Commissioner at the ACCC (Speech (pdf, 30kb))
BEc(1983)

Wed 3 Oct 9.30am UG Nicholas Molnar Co-Founder, AfterPay (Speech (pdf, 66kb))
BCom(2012)
Wed 3 Oct 11.30am UG Martin Blake NSW Chairman & Australian Leader for Insurance Sector at KPMG Australia
Thurs 4 Oct 9.30am PG

Christine Yates Executive General Manager, NAB (Speech (pdf, 49kb))
BEc(1984)

Thurs 4 Oct 11.30am PG

Robert De Souza President APAC / CEO Australia & NZ, Aon Benfield (Speech (pdf, 220kb))
BEc(1982)

Thurs 4 Oct 2.00pm PG

Lesley Jolly Executive General Manager, Human Resources & HSQE, CIVEO (Speech (pdf, 512kb))
BEc(SocSc)(1995) MLLR(2004),

Fri 5 Oct 9.30am PG Jeffrey Choi Group Chief Information Security Officer (Group CISO) at Qantas (Speech (pdf, 49kb))
Fri 5 Oct 11.30am PG Daniel Petre AO Founder, AirTree Ventures (Speech (pdf, 132kb))
MBA(1986)
Date Time Degrees being conferred Speaker

Thursday, 11 May

9.30am

UG

Andrew Cannane - General Manager Managed Funds Services | Perpetual Corporate Trust - Managed Funds Services
BEc(1994), MBA(Exec)(2005)

Thursday, 11 May

11.30am

UG

Carla Hoorweg, Senior Policy Manager Investment, Technology & Innovation at Financial Services Council
MBA(Exec)(2006)

Thursday, 11 May

2.00pm

UG

Kate Watson, GM Information Strategy, CBA

Thursday, 11 May

4.00pm

UG

Nicholas Peter Flood, Client Executive at IBM
MBA(2017)

Friday, 12 May

9.30am

PG

Sam Hallinan, Managing Director, Nikko Asset Management

Friday, 12 May

11.30am

PG

Andrew Howard, Chief Operating Officer, REST Super

Friday, 12 May

2.00pm

PG

Adam Gee, CEO of SuperRatings
BA(1994)

Friday, 12 May

4.00pm

PG

Jim Dominguez

Thursday, 12 October

9.30am

PG

Skander Malcolm, Managing Director and CEO, OFX
BEc(1990)

Thursday, 12 October

11.30am

PG

Wendy Zhu, Senior Economist, ATO
BCom(2005)

Thursday, 12 October

2.00pm

PG

Rebecca Mason, Founder, The Time Masons
BEcSocSc(2008), MCom(2011)

Thursday, 12 October

4.00pm

PG

Andrew Baxter, CEO, Publicis Worldwide Australia

Friday, 13 October

9.30am

UG

Hiam Sakakini, Co-Founder of ThinkChangeGrow

Friday, 13 October

11.30am

UG

John O'Mahony, Partner | Deloitte Access Economics
BCom(LibStud)(Hons)(2003)

Friday, 13 October

2.00pm

UG

Elsa Payne, Non-Executive Director, Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd
BEc(1976)

Friday, 13 October

4.00pm

UG

Annie Corlett AM
BEc(1980)

Date Time Degrees being conferred Speaker

Friday, 22 April

9.30 am

UG

Mr Rod Henderson, Tax Partner – Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG
BEc(1984) LLB(1986) LLM(1999)

Friday, 22 April

11.30 am

UG

Hugh Harley, Financial Services Leader PwC Global Emerging Markets
BEc(1984) LLB(1986)

Friday, 22 April

2.00 pm

UG

Julia Newbould, The Stella Network Leader at BT Financial Group
BEc(1989),

Friday, 22 April

4.00 pm

UG

Ms Sheridan Lee, Founder and Executive Chair, Shed Enterprises
BEc(1985)

Thursday, 12 May

9.30 am

PG

Marina Trusa, Senior Manager of Wealth Management Finance at Commonwealth Bank
MCom(2010)

Thursday, 12 May

11.30 am

PG

Peter Gunning, Chief Executive Officer for Russell Investments (Asia Pacific Region)
GradDipEc(1989) MEc(1991) BEc(1988) (Speech (pdf, 110kb))

Thursday, 12 May

2.00 pm

PG

Dr Toby Heap, Founding Partner H2 Ventures
BAppSc (Syd) ’99, PhD (Syd) ’05, MCom (Syd) ‘11

Thursday, 12 May

4.00pm

PG

John Keith, Managing Director, Head of Financial Institution Coverage of BNP Paribas
E.M.B.A.(2011)

Wednesday, 5 October

4.00pm

 

Mr Niall Henderson, Chief Financial Officer, The College of Law

Thursday, 6 October

9.30 am

PG

Mike Abbott, Head of Operations Australia & NZ at UBER
BCom(2004)

Thursday, 6 October

11.30 am

PG

Corey Payne, Executive Director and Founder of the Future Direction Network
BCom(2007) MCom(2014)

Thursday, 6 October

2.00 pm

PG

Stephen Porges, Founder and Director of Katasi
BScAgr(1985) MBA(1994)

Friday, 7 October

9.30 am

UG

John Kelly, Founder and CEO Atomo Diagnostics
E.M.B.A.(2011)

Friday, 7 October

11.30 am

UG

Ms Pascale Helyar-Moray, Founder, StyleRocks
BA(1997) MCom(2002)

Friday, 7 October

2.00 pm

UG

Edyta Torpy, Advisory Director, Optimiss Consulting
BSc(1991)

Day, Date and Time Degrees being conferred Alumni Speaker

7 May 2015 at 9.30am

MCom, GradDipCom, GradCertCom

Ms Anna Booth (BEc’78), Deputy President, Fair Work Commission

7 May 2015 at 11.30am

MCom, GradDipCom, GradCertCom

Mr Bill Ferris AC (BEc’67), Executive Chairman, Champ Private Equity (Speech (pdf, 191kb))

7 May 2015 at 2.00pm

MHRM&IR, GradDip HRM&IR, GradCert HRM&IR, MPhil, MintBus, MMKTG, GradCertMktg, MTM, GradDipTM

Associate Professor Robin Stonecash, Director, Executive Education; Program Director of the Global Executive MBA, University of Sydney Business School

7 May 2015 at 4.00pm

PhD, MLogMan, GradDipLogMan, GradCertLogMan, MMGT, MMGT (CEMS), MPACC, GradDipPAcc

Mr Chris Anderson (BEc’67), Former CEO, Fairfax, Television New Zealand and Singtel Optus

8 May 2015 at 9.30am

BCom, BCom (LibStud)

Dr Kenneth George Coles AM (BE(EngTech)’48), previously Executive Chairman of Conveyor Company of Australia, non-executive director of Stockland Trust, NRMA, NRMA Insurance, Chatham Investment, Permanent Trustee and Coles Myer

8 May 2015 at 11.30am

BCom, BCom (LibStud)

Professor Marian Baird, Director of the Women at Work Research Group, University of Sydney Business School

8 May 2015 at 2.00pm

BCom, BCom (LibStud)

Mr Christopher Mapp (BA’94), Chairman, Omnilab Media Investments

8 May 2015 at 4.00pm

BCom, BCom (LibStud), Hons students, BEc

Noelene Palmer, Head of Operations ANZ, Swiss Reinsurance Company

Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Network

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honour society for students enrolled in business and management programs. Each semester the Beta Gamma Sigma nominating committee at the University of Sydney Business School elects eligible graduates and students for collegiate chapter membership.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma lasts a lifetime. With 30 international chapters, the Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Network invites members to participate in a wide range of events and engage with high-achieving business alumni around the world.

Contact us

Monica Vanderkley

Manager, Alumni Engagement (Business)