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Classnotes

1990s

Stefan Orlowski (LLB 1990, BA 1990) has been promoted to group commerce director at Heineken, where he has global responsibility for the company's commercial activities and its brand.

Leigh Johns (BEc 1991, LLB 1993) has been appointed chief counsel of the Australian Office of Workplace Services. This follows roles at PwC Legal, Australian Business Lawyers, Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Holding Redlich.

Erik Zimmerman

Erik Zimmerman (BBus(Mktg) 1991) spent the last decade living in Jakarta, Singapore and London. He has now returned to Australia with his wife and three children and works as head of ANZ's learning division.

After recently graduating from the University of Arizona, Andrew Ong (BEc(Hons) 1991) is now assistant head of Curtin University's programs at Metropolitan College in Malaysia.

Cecilia Yu (BA 1993) was an exhibiting artist at the 2008 Edinburgh Art Festival in Scotland. This follows time in Hong Kong and China and with charities in the UK and Nepal.

Based in Hong Kong, Michael Chan (BComp(CompSc) 1994) is chief information officer, capital market (Asia Pacific and Hong Kong) at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.

Sean Diamond (BBus(Mktg) 1995) has recently launched his own creative design business, SD Kinetic Studios in Melbourne, Australia.

Melissa Palombaro

Following almost ten years at pharmaceutical company Mayne Pharma, Paul Yeatman (BSc 1995) is enjoying the challenges of his new position as microbiology lab supervisor at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

A former Italian, French and English as a Second Language teacher at St Michael's Grammar School in Melbourne, Melissa Palombaro (BA(Hons) 1995, GradDipEd 1996) is now cultural officer at the Italian Institute of Culture, part of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

David Williams

Alfred Hospital neurologist David Williams (MBBS 1995) won the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists' 2007 Leonard Cox Award.

Alan Inn Wei Loon (BCom 1995, BBus(Hons) 1996) is co-head of Commerce International Merchant Bankers (CIMB) Private Banking in Malaysia. This follows five years spent at CIMB as a financial adviser and head of investment and product development.

Hamid Ghasempour (PhD 1996) is associate professor in plant physiology and biotechnology at Razi University, Iran. He has previously been head of the University's biology department and agriculture faculty.

Michael Joseph (MBBS 1996) has been appointed resident consultant general and respiratory physician at Pantai Putri Hospital in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Alby Eidem (BTech(CompSc) 1996, GradDipBusMgt 2004) has recently returned from Nepal, where he volunteered at a children's orphanage. He now works as program manager at Telstra in Melbourne.

General practitioner Kirstin Charlesworth (nee Murray) (MBBS 1996) married fellow alumnus and anaesthetist Scott Charlesworth (MBBS 1996) in 2001. They now have three children.

Natasha Aylen

Former Monash University staff member Jane Curtin (BA(Hons) 1997) is a national speech recognition consultant for an IT company based in NSW, Australia.

Natasha Aylen (MBBS 1997) owns her own general practice clinic in Lang Lang in rural Victoria.

John Raciti (BA(Craft) 1997) has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Design at the University of Technology Sydney.

Former relief teacher Patricia Collins (BA(Human&Soc Sci) 1997, GradDipEd(Second) 1999) is developing a program for students who are stressed or at risk of leaving school or breaking the law.

Currently based in Washington DC in the US, Dorothea Hancock (BEd(Primary) 1997) is completing a PhD by correspondence with the Queensland University of Technology. She is also a visiting scholar at University of Maryland.

Fiona Broussard

Seconded from CSIRO to Bionic Technologies Australia, operations officer Fiona Broussard (BSc(Hons) 1997) focuses on research areas including epilepsy control, nerve repair and device infection control.

Edie Sidhu (BBus(BusAdmin) 1998) has been appointed regional sales manager for publishing software company Quark, based in India.

Serene Kwok

Diana Boyer (GDArts(VisArts) 1998) displayed art works at the 'Climate Changing Climate' exhibition at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery in June 2007.

Currently head of the marketing department at Brandt Asia, Serene Kwok (BBus 1998) is responsible for managing home appliance brands for the company's Asian market.

Andrew Harris (GradDipSocSc(CounsPsy) 1998) has recently joined the Tasmanian health department as a child psychologist, working with children under the age of six. He is also a part-time lecturer, teaching rural mental health at the University of Tasmania.

Itsuko Lewnes (MA 1998) manages an introductory Japanese studies course at the National University of Singapore where she is a tutor.

Associate professor of applied mathematics and computational science at Ateneo de Manila University Saldaņa Rafael (PhD 1998) is head of a research team aiming to develop an intelligent information access framework for medical images and reports.

Lan Anh Tran

Lan Anh Tran (MIMS 1999) has recently completed a PhD in community informatics and continues to work as an information systems lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Andrea Tappe

Founder of technicalwriter.com.au Pty Ltd Andrea Tappe (BBus 1999, BBehavSc 2006) has moved her business to larger premises as a result of the company's recent growth.




 

 

 

 

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