Golden Graduate profiles

The success of ANU starts with our alumni. Our Golden Graduates – our historians and torch bearers – are a direct reflection of our University’s standing as one of the best education and research institution 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. 


Dr and Mrs Paul Chan

Dr Paul Chan »

“It was around July 1971 when I received a telegram from Professor Heinz Arndt informing me of the offer of a PhD Scholarship at ANU,” said Dr Paul Chan, founder of and now Vice- Chancellor and President of HELP (Higher Education Learning Philosophy...
Tim Overall

Tim Overall »

In 1966, Tim Overall started an economics degree. In 1966, Tim Overall’s number was called. It was the call for military service for the Vietnam War. He received a letter at his family home in Canberra. “My first reaction was to ring all my friends...
Susan Bambrick

Susan Bambrick OBE »

It didn’t seem like it at the time, but Susan Bambrick was a feminist.  “I was then at McMaster University, Canada doing a course in Monetary and Mathematical Economics. It was the tail end of the Woodstock-era and during the midst of the Cultural...