Karrie Bishop - Connect on LinkedIn
Graduate Talent Acquisition Advisor, Origin Energy
As the Graduate Talent Acquisition Advisor at Origin, Karrie is responsible for providing both hiring managers and emerging talent with an unsurpassed recruitment experience ensuring Origin employs the top graduates across the Energy industry. In addition to her current role, Karrie has over 8 years’ experience in managing graduate and summer vacation student programs within Oil & Gas and Energy industry, working collaboratively with hiring managers delivering the full life cycle of attraction, recruitment, development and retention activities. She is passionate about sourcing the right emerging talent and ensuring they maximise their potential as future leaders for Origin.
Robert Blaze - Connect on LinkedIn
Training and Development Lead, Monadelphous Group
Based in Perth WA, Robert is the Training and Development Lead for the Maintenance and Industrial Services Division for Monadelphous Group and the Development Advisor to the Graduate Recruitment and Development Team. Robert is currently responsible for a large portfolio of professional development strategies and activities for all areas of the Maintenance and Industrial Services team from Safety led training to leadership development. As part of the Graduate support team, Robert is responsible for ensuring all Monadelphous graduates are provided with real development and career guidance to set them up for success.
Originally from a hospitality background as a restaurateur, Robert's passion for development has taken his career into various learning and development roles including hospitality, telecommunications, business management and now Engineering, Maintenance and Construction. Robert has over 15 years’ experience in the learning and development space, with 7 of those years directly engaged in Graduate Development.
Kevin Duong - Connect on LinkedIn
Campus Talent Acquisition Partner, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
As a Campus Talent Acquisition Partner at Commonwealth Bank, Kevin partners with his business units to attract and recruit the best talent to join CBA’s graduate and internship programs. His role involves strategic engagement with senior leaders across his diverse business units to ensure that students with the right skills are being recruited where they’re needed most. Before joining CommBank, Kevin spent four years in the public sector, managing the recruitment and development of graduates at the Department of the Treasury in Canberra. Kevin is a registered psychologist and prior to finding his passion in the early talent industry, worked in psychological consulting assisting top-tier organisations with their culture change initiatives.
Lauren Evans - Connect on LinkedIn
Recruitment Manager, Asia-Pacific, White & Case
Lauren has recently started a new role as Recruitment Manager, Asia-Pacific for global law firm – White & Case. As a firm new to the Australian legal market, Lauren’s focus is building the clerkship and graduate program across the Melbourne and Sydney offices, whilst overseeing existing graduate programs and all associate level hiring across Asia. Lauren enjoys the complexity working in graduate talent management brings and is passionate about delivering programs that positively impact individual and organisational success. A true early talent specialist, Lauren has worked in the industry for over 10 years predominately within investment and corporate banks in both London and Hong Kong. Upon her return to Australia in 2015, Lauren moved into commercial law where she looked after the Melbourne based graduate programs at Ashurst for a few years prior to starting at White & Case.
Simon Gibson - Connect on LinkedIn
Recruitment Partner – Graduates APAC, Rio Tinto
In his new role with Rio Tinto, Simon is responsible for helping attract and recruit the best Graduates and Vacationers into Rio Tinto’s Programs. With a focus on the Australian East Coast, Simon is part of a small global team that concentrates on university engagement, early identification programs and proactive sourcing strategies. Simon comes from a strong background in Graduate Recruitment within the professional services industry and has a bachelor’s degree in HRM. In 2014 Simon was honoured to win the AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Award (AGRIA) for 'Australia's Most Popular Graduate Recruiter' and has been part of the AAGE Committee since early 2015.
Cathy James - Connect on LinkedIn
Learning & Development Specialist, Gallagher Bassett Services
In her current role as Learning & Development Specialist at Gallagher Bassett Services, Cathy is an instructional designer, e-learning designer, facilitator and Internship Program Coordinator, all rolled into one. While she enjoys wearing multiple hats, her key passion lies with intern and graduate development. She coordinated the launch of Gallagher Bassett’s Internship Program in Australia in 2016, and is responsible for the overall strategy and coordination of the Program, including attraction, recruitment, onboarding and development. She is equally focused on building the brand of Gallagher Bassett and the insurance industry among the student market. In 2016, Cathy picked up GOLD in two categories at the LearnX Impact Awards for her instructional design work, and she was proud to accept ‘Best Internship Program’ at the 2018 AGRIAs on behalf of the company.
Cheryl Koe - Connect on LinkedIn
Entry Level Programs Manager, Australian Taxation Office
Cheryl has worked in entry level programs since 2012, managing participants in the ATO’s Canberra office. She has experience in a range of areas, including recruitment, rotation management, performance management and training development. Cheryl enjoys the challenges and rewards that come from helping new staff develop skills and confidence while on the programs. Prior to working for the federal government, Cheryl worked in the broadcasting industry producing trailers for movies, documentaries and children’s shows.
As Graduate Programs Manager at Westpac Group, Dara is responsible for the strategy, attraction, recruitment and development of the graduate and internship intake nationally, across all business divisions. Through strategic marketing, student attraction and engagement, Dara strives to recruit and develop the best graduate talent that supports the Westpac Group values. With a background in HR, supported by an honours degree in HRM, Dara supported graduate program management within law firm Allen & Overy prior to joining Westpac Group in 2014. She is passionate about launching graduates' careers and nurturing thought leaders and contributors to experience challenging and rewarding careers at Westpac Group.
Juhi is responsible for taking the lead in all things related to People and Culture nationally at ShineWing Australia. Juhi is a dynamic, business-driven and ethics oriented professional with a broad portfolio. The aim of ShineWing Australia’s graduate program is to help students kick-start their career by providing a welcoming introduction to our workforce and to assist them as they make important decisions about their career path. Originally from a sports management background, Juhi’s passion for seeing positive change and growth has seen her work across a multitude of industries including Sport & Recreation, NFP, Healthcare and most recently, Professional Services.
Garry Stock - Connect on LinkedIn
Team Leader, Programs & Projects, People and Culture Division, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Garry is the Team Leader of Programs & Projects in the HR Services area of the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning in Victoria. In this role he leads the Graduate Programs and is responsible for the marketing, recruitment, on-boarding and graduate development. He has worked in the graduate space for over 10 years and within HR since the 1990s. Garry has a keen interest in learning & development and in the past led the departments L&D for a number of years. He also has shown his commitment to his local community through his involvement in Local Government, having had a term as Mayor and 11 years as an elected Councillor in the City of Melton. It is now that the graduate space provides enthusiasm for his working commitment.