Prominent alumni

Many Monash alumni have achieved excellence in their chosen field. Tracey Fellows (BEc 1987) is the Chief Executive Officer of REA Group. Read her story.

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We profile some of our most prominent graduates – each has made their mark in Australia and around the world in different areas including:





The Honourable Richard Alston
Company director, former diplomat and politician

Mrs Fiona Balfour
Business consultant

The Honourable Peter Costello, AC
Chairman, ECG Financial Pty Ltd

Mr Tony D'Aloisio. AM
Former Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Ms Tracey Fellows
Chief Executive Officer, REA Group

Ms Margaret Jackson, AC
Company director

Mr Michael Luscombe
Businessman, former CEO, Woolworths Limited

Mr Ian Macfarlane, AC
Economist and company director

Ms Naomi Milgrom, AO
CEO and executive chair, Sussan Group

Mr Andrew Mohl
Company director and executive coach

Mr Trevor O'Hoy
Company director

Ms Rameshwari Ramachandra
Author and entrepreneur

Mr Alan Ramadan
Strategic consultant and mentor

Mr Graeme Samuel, AC
Former Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Dr Anusorn Sangnimnuan
President, Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited

Ms Carol Schwartz, AM

Dato' Dr Jannie Chan Siew Lee
Executive vice-chairman, The Hour Glass

Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh
CEO, Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute

Education and research

Dr Anthony Collins
President, Clarkson University, US

Professor Mick Dodson, AM
Director, National Centre for Indigenous Studies

Professor Ho-Leung Fung
Professor, University at Buffalo, US

Professor Ben Kiernan
Researcher in genocide studies

Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit
Economist, author, anti-corruption campaigner

Professor Valentino Stella
Professor, The University of Kansas, US

Politics and government

The Honourable Daniel Andrews, MP
Leader of the Victorian Labor Party, Premier of Victoria

The Honourable Bill Shorten, MP
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Parliament of Australia.

Ms Anna Burke, MP
Federal Member for Chisholm, Parliament of Australia

Ms Helen Silver
Former Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet, State of Victoria

Mr Teo Ming Kian
Government administrator and company director

The Law

The Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant, AO
Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia

Mr Julian Burnside, AO, QC
Barrister and author

Mr Ian Gray
Chief Magistrate, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Mr Simon Molesworth, AO, QC
Environmental lawyer

His Honour Chief Judge Michael Rozenes, AO QC
Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria

The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, AC 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Media and the Arts

Mr Jon Faine
Melbourne radio presenter

Mr Richard Henderson
CEO and creative director, R-Co

Mr Paul Jennings, AM
Children's author

Dr Don Watson

Mr David Williamson, AO


Professor the Hon. David de Kretser, AO
Medical researcher

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Yahya Awang
Cardiothoracic surgeon

Professor Gabor Kovacs, AM
Reproductive expert

Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop
Surgeon and World War II leader, 1907-1993

Professor Patrick McGorry, AO
Mental health expert

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman
President, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur


Dr Greg Ayers
Former Director, Bureau of Meteorology

Professor Tim Flannery
Writer, scientist and explorer

Social services

Mr Tim Costello, AO
CEO, World Vision Australia

His Eminence Cardinal George Pell, AC
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney

Dr Beth Wilson
Former Victorian Health Services Commissioner


Mr John Bertrand, AM
World champion yachtsman, Australia II skipper, businessman

Mr Paul McNamee, AM
Sports administrator