Spotlight

Our success starts with our alumni whose achievements are a direct reflection on our standing as one of the best education and research institutions in the world. Many have gone on to prominence. They have made – and continue to make – their marks and achieve excellence in a variety of fields such as business, medicine, arts, and the government.

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Dr Anne Gallagher AO

Dr Anne Gallagher AO »

Anne has built a formidable career as a lawyer, practitioner, teacher and scholar with a significant international reputation in human rights and the administration of criminal justice. After graduating from ANU with a Master of International Law in...
Bettina Söderbaum

Bettina Söderbaum »

Bettina has had a lengthy career as a policy adviser and senior manager in the Australian Public Service and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, in fields as diverse as tourism, environment, development...
Adam Ford

Adam Ford »

From his base in New York City, Adam has been a driving force behind the establishment and growth of the ANU North America Alumni Association and the newly created ANU US Foundation. While Adam started his Bachelor of Economics at ANU in 1991 with a...
Areti Metuamate

Areti Metuamate »

Sharing his passion for his Māori and Pasifika heritage has always been at the forefront of Areti’s studies. Always quick to identify himself as a Kiwi, he is just as quick to promote ANU as a great place to study and tell people how the University...
Michael Brand

Dr Michael Brand »

Michael’s commitment to the arts is evident through his contributions to both Australian and international art. Specialising originally in the art of India and the Islamic world, Michael’s illustrious career has taken him across the globe. Moving to...
Thérèse Rein

Thérèse Rein »

Head of a successful international business that now spans ten countries and has helped hundreds of thousands of people battling disability or social disadvantage to find work, Thérèse has raised three successful children, been patron of ten...
Tess Kelly

Tess Kelly »

Tess has changed the way that ANU residence John XXIII College contributes to Indigenous reconciliation. A resident of the College from 2011 to 2013, Tess gave to the College community through her roles as Sports Representative in the College...
Rizalyn Sarda Albarracin

Rizalyn Sarda Albarracin »

Rizalyn has not let her humble beginnings stand in the way of her education. Growing up in a remote and impoverished village in a tropical jungle in the Philippines, she is a true example of how sheer determination, courage and diligence can turn a...
Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi »

In the three years since graduating from ANU, Jamila has taken the Australian political and media world by storm. She is fast becoming the leading voice for young Australian women, breaking down barriers in the media to promote her own very modern...

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