College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame 2019

9 December 2019

On Wednesday 27 November 2019, seven eminent alumni were officially inducted into the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) Alumni Hall of Fame at an event held at Pialligo Estate, Canberra.

The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the College's alumni who have made significant societal impacts.

For the first time, the category 'Young Alumni Award' was introduced for outstanding alumni 35 years of age or younger. It was awarded alongside the 'Distinguished Alumni Award', the College's most prestigious alumni community award.

Professor Steven Roberts, CBE Dean, provided an opening address, highlighting the importance of increasing effective alumni engagement to the College as well as recent research and education accomplishments in CBE. Following the Dean's address, Dr Arun Abey AM, 2013 CBE Alumni Hall of Fame inductee and Chair of the College's External Advisory Board, reflected on his time at ANU, and how it has impacted his career.  

The awards were announced by Associate Professor Emma Schultz (CBE Associate Dean, Research), Professor Julianna Ng (Director of the Research School of Accounting), and Professor Rabee Tourky (Director of the Research School of Economics).

Congratulations to the recipients of the CBE Young Alumni Award:

  • Ms Winnie Chua
    Co-Founder of PolicyStreet
    Bachelor of Actuarial Studies, The Australian National University, 2009
     
  • Ms Gemma Preston
    Principal Advisor at the Treasury, Australian Federal Government
    Bachelor of Commerce, The Australian National University, 2006

Congratulations to the recipients of the CBE Distinguished Alumni Award:

  • Dr Steven Kennedy PSM
    Secretary to The Treasury, Australian Federal Government
    PhD in Economics, The Australian National University, 2002
    Master of Economics, The Australian National University, 1997
     
  • Mr John McNiven
    Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, Australian Corporate Bond Company
    Bachelor of Laws, The Australian National University, 1982
    Bachelor of Economics (Honours), The Australian National University, 1980
     
  • Ms Rhonda L. Ryan
    Partner, Head of European Private Equity, Mercer
    Bachelor of Economics, The Australian National University, 1990
    Bachelor of Asian Studies, The Australian National University, 1990
     
  • Dr John C. John Mitchell OAM
    Managing Director of Towong Hill Station Pty Ltd
    Honorary Doctor of the University, The Australian National University, 2017
    Bachelor of Arts, The Australian National University, 1982
     
  • Dr Heather Smith PSM
    Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Federal Government
    PhD in Economics, The Australian National University, 1994
    Master of Economics, The Australian National University, 1990
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