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Alumni on the move

What's new with you?

If you've recently changed jobs, been promoted, moved interstate or overseas, got married, we want to hear about it! Share your good news with your fellow alumni by emailing us 50 words or less, including your name, degree and graduation year. High quality photos are also welcome (300dpi).


Fan Yee Mun [Current Student, B.E (Electrical and Electronic)] won the Malaysia-Australia Business Council essay competition and was awarded a return air ticket, courtesy of Malaysia Airlines. She also won a four week internship with GHD Perunding Sdn Bhd, an engineering consultancy and project management services provider in Kuala Lumpur. Yee Mun's essay was entitled 'The Student's Role in Building Bilateral Relationships between Australia and Malaysia'.

Dr Kristofer Helgen [PhD, 2007] has been appointed Research Scientist and Curator of Mammals at Washington DC's National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest scientific collection of mammals. In 2009 he was named as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society, one of the Society's highest honours.

Amy McLennan [B Sc (Hons) 2005] has been awarded a General Sir John Monash Award for 2009. Amy will study for her PhD at the University of Oxford. Amy's research focuses on health, food and obesity. Amy hopes her research will lead to better policies to address obesity at individual and community levels.

Lusia Guthrie [BAppSc (UniSA), MScSTC 2001], CEO and Managing Director of LabTech Systems has joined the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council. The Council is working with industry to build a strong innovation culture where business, the research sector, the workforce and governments work together and invest in technology and practices that are more productive, cleaner and responsive.

Andrew Brader [MBA 2000] During and after his MBA study, Andrew worked as a management consultant first with Price Waterhouse, PricewaterhouseCoopers and finally IBM Business Consulting Services. In these roles, Andrew has provided consulting services to small and large companies across multiple industries both in Australia and overseas, culminating in his move to Switzerland in 2000 and key contribution to the Nestlé GLOBE [GLObal Business Excellence] Program. In 2005 Andrew joined Nestlé USA Inc. as Director - GLOBE Solution and Implementation and Division Vice President. In January, 2009, Andrew joined Lodestone Management Consultants Inc. as a Director in their US Office.

Nicole Anderson [B E (Civil & Structural)(Hons) 2006] Following graduation, Nicole joined the engineering consultancy firm, Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM). She is currently working with the SKM Overseas Development Assistance (SODA) group on a Vietnam Urban Upgrade Project in Ho Chi Minh City. The project, sponsored by the World Bank, focuses on upgrading urban drainage infrastructure in selected low-income areas. Nicole's role involves construction supervision and contract management of four civil works packages.


Dr. Ang Chin Sim [MBBS 1992, FRCS (Edin) 1997, M.Med Ophthalmology (NUS) 1997, Postgrad. Dip. Healthcare Informatics 2007 (Uni of Bath)] pursued a career in ophthalmology following her medical degree. She was subsequently appointed Associate Professor at University Putra, Malaysia where she also headed the Ophthalmology Department. Following that she set up her own practice ACS Eye Specialists in 2004 where she is currently serving the local community in Kajang, Malaysia.

Dr Ines Atmosukarto [B Sc 1995, B Sc (Hons) 1996, Ph D 2001, Ph D (Bio Sc) 2002] has been awarded the 2009 Australian Alumni Award for Research and Innovation. Ines' current work sees her developing vaccines with Canberra-based company Lipotek.

Julian Zytnik [B A (Jur) 1994, LL B 1997] has launched his debut poetry collection in a book titled Captain Fury. His poems have previously been published in several literary journals including Wet Ink, New England Review, The Adelaide Review, Hobo, the Friendly Street Reader and Going Down Swinging. Julian is married with two sons.


(Anton) Kingsley Turner [B Sc 1983] has been named the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters 2009 Citizen of the Year. Kingsley was recognised for his work in helping to restore and promote the St Peters Billabong since 1995. As a member and past chairman of the Friends of the Billabong, Kingsley monitors flora, fauna and water quality, and has voluntarily presented data to Council on a regular basis.

Annette Donselaar [BA 1983] has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for New York Life International. Now based in New York, she is responsible for the compliance and ethics program for all international operations for New York Life, which operates throughout Asia and South America. Prior to this role, Annette was Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for American International Assurance Co, Ltd, based in Hong Kong. Annette has spent over 20 years in the compliance profession in Australia and Asia as a regulator, in-house compliance manager and industry specialist. She is also the President of Australasian Compliance Institute.

Associate Professor Thomas Henick-Kling [M Sc, 1982 (Oregon State University), Ph D (Ag Sc) 1987] has been appointed as the new director of Washington State University's viticulture and oenology program. Associate Professor Henick-Kling was the first graduate student at the Australian Wine Research Institute at the University of Adelaide where he earned his PhD degree. He earned his Masters in Microbiology and Food Science at Oregon State University. Henick-Kling has been honoured nationally and internationally for his work.

Jacqueline Guerin [B Ec 1989] has been appointed General Manager-Finance with Papyrus Australia Ltd. Jacqueline is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has over 20 years experience in the finance sector working for companies such as KPMG, GH Michell and Detmold Packaging.

Peter Flavel [LL B 1983, B Ec 1988] was appointed Global Head of Private Banking in March 2006. He was responsible for developing the strategic blueprint for the establishment of a new private bank for Standard Chartered. Peter was also voted a runner-up in Wealth Bulletin's Business Leader 2008 awards.


Dr Robert Pemberton "Pem" Gerner [BA 1975, M.Env.Studies 1979, PhD 2003 (USyd)] lectured part-time in Professional Practice and Design at Adelaide before moving to Sydney to become a Director of DEM's Planning and Urban Design Group. He then relocated to Malaysia to consolidate the firm's practice there. On his return, he became an adjunct professor at Canberra University's Centre for Developing Cities, established predominantly for post-graduate Indonesian students. He currently teaches urban design online at COFA [UNSW] and has co-authored the recently published, and favourably reviewed, Architecture by Team, as well as co-editing an email-distributed journal, Cityscape.


Daniel Gunaratnam [B E (Civil) (Hons) 1962, M E 1966] studied Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide under the Colombo Plan, achieving a BE with First Class Honours and subsequently an ME (Hydrology). Daniel returned to Malaysia for several years and achieved a Doctor of Science in Engineering (ScD) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970. He held several positions during his career, including lecturing at the University of Singapore, working as an independent Water Resources/Environmental Consultant in Malaysia, and as Senior Irrigation Engineer in the Asian Development Bank. In 1981, the World Bank invited Daniel to work with them as the Principal Water Resources/Environmental Engineer where he worked for almost 20 years before his retirement in 2001. He now works as a consultant to ADB, World Bank and other large private sector firms.

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