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AAGE Committee

Mith Ambikaipalan - Connect on LinkedIn
Emerging Careers Manager, Linfox

Mith is the Emerging Careers Manager at Linfox. He is responsible for the attraction strategy, recruitment, program management and learning & development for all early career programs at Linfox. Mith has held early talent roles at several organisations across a range of industries including, professional services, legal, industrials, mining, logistics & transportation and the public sector. He is passionate about supporting students and graduates to develop their careers.


Toni Bailey - Connect on LinkedIn
Senior Learning and Development Advisor, Fulton Hogan

Toni is Fulton Hogan’s Senior Learning and Development Advisor in Australia, based in Sydney. Toni has been active in recruitment across ANZ for the last 10 years, recruiting both technical and non-technical professionals globally within the engineering industry. For the last 5 years Toni has led and been involved in graduate recruitment at Fulton Hogan, focussing on identifying and developing early career entrants. This has resulted in her now leading Fulton Hogan’s Graduate Leadership program across Australia. Toni sees her recruitment and teaching experience going hand in hand to develop young leaders within STEM environments to help build their engineering capability and careers from the ground up.

Marnelli Cosinas - Connect on LinkedIn
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, ResMed

Marnelli is an experienced professional in the field of HR and is currently a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at ResMed. She is a passionate people recruiter who is on the lookout for the best talent suitable to the culture of the company she is working for. She takes pride in the quality of work she provides and values each and every opportunity she gets in meeting candidates and finding the right role for them. Her interest in early careers, particularly Graduates and Interns, started in the early years of her career in HR and Talent Acquisition.

Rachael Hennin - Connect on LinkedIn
Assistant Capability Manager, Unilever ANZ

Rachael is passionate about helping young leaders reach their potential and find a meaningful career path. Working in Human Resources at Unilever, Rachael is working in Learning & Development, Employer Brand and the Early Talent programs. Previously she worked at Caltex Australia where she ran the Graduate Program, was a recruiter for the Fuels and infrastructure Business, and was involved in Early Talent and Diversity & Inclusion initiates across Australia. She understands how interpersonal relations can be improved to enhance engagement and productivity. She is a Human Resources Professional, Graduate Program manager, D&I specialist, and Corporate Trainer.

Alex Knight - Connect on LinkedIn
Early Careers Leader, Arup

For the past two and a half years, Alex has lead the early careers talent strategy in Australasia for Arup, a global Engineering Consultancy. Prior to moving to Arup, Alex spent three and a half years in the Graduate Talent Acquisition team at Deloitte, where he was awarded Most Popular Graduate Recruiter at the 2017 AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIAs). On top of looking after the graduate and internship programs at Arup, Alex has a passion for talent branding and employer value proposition, and ensuring a candidate-centric, yet authentic recruitment process.

Elizabeth Lam - Connect on LinkedIn
Graduate Program Lead, Suncorp

Elizabeth has worked in the graduate industry for over fifteen years, spending ten years consulting to Federal Government and corporate clients on recruitment and assessment strategy both in graduate and lateral hiring. In recent roles, Elizabeth has been responsible for initiating the design and build of structured graduate development and internship programs, establishing processes and ensuring rigour in attraction, assessment, recruitment and program management. Elizabeth is experienced in assessment methodologies in particular the design and facilitation of assessment centres and has managed many high volume graduate recruitment campaigns. Elizabeth has post graduate qualifications in Human Resource Management, holds Hogan Assessments accreditation and is certified to deliver DDI leadership courses. She is passionate about Graduate and Early Career development.

Kate Le Pontois - Connect on LinkedIn
HR Consultant, Graduate Programs, Ashurst

Kate is currently an HR Consultant for early careers at Ashurst's Brisbane office. Kate began her passion for the graduate industry when she had the opportunity to support the grad HR Business Partner team as a grad herself! Kate began her graduate career at Suncorp and 5.5 years later she made a jump over to the legal industry where she has now been for over a year. She is passionate about supporting grads as they begin their career, or start a new career, and watching them develop along the way. She also loves how her role as a graduate consultant allows her to work in diverse industries and learning from new challenges along the way.

Tracy Nicholl - Connect on LinkedIn
Graduate Attraction and Recruitment Manager, Coles

Tracy has worked for the last two and a half years as the Graduate Attraction and Recruitment Manager for Coles. In working within the wider Coles business for nearly 7 years she has gained a better understanding of what is required for each of the various functions from their graduates. She has experience in a range of areas, including attracting, assessing, recruiting and inducting up to 200 graduates a year. She has also assisted with the program management side with cross functional moves, performance management and the training & development of the graduates. She is very passionate and committed in finding graduates that will help Coles succeed in its second century, and help deliver their new strategy and fulfil their purpose by embracing innovation, efficiency and pace of change while maintaining the customer focus that is central to Coles.

Isabel Wilkinson - Connect on LinkedIn
Marketing and Outreach Manager, Department of Defence

Isabel is the Marketing and Outreach Manager for the Department of Defence’s Graduate and Entry Level Programs office. In her first six months Isabel delivered Defence’s most successful Graduate attraction campaign to date. Isabel has been in the Graduate attraction and marketing industry since she graduated, beginning her career at GradConnection where she consulted across private & public industry’s attraction campaigns. Isabel brings a passion for understanding Gen X, genuinely attracting diversity and improving communication through the entire Graduate journey.

Jen Williams - Connect on LinkedIn
Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Teach For Australia

Jen has spent the last 15 years in the early talent industry across both the corporate and non-profit sectors in Europe and Australia. At Teach For Australia (TFA), Jen co-leads the Leadership Development Program, TFA’s flagship program, with specific responsibility for the attraction, selection and placement strategy and execution to find top talent to work as teachers and leaders within low socio-economic communities. Over the past four years, Jen has helped to scale Teach For Australia’s program by 40% and is passionate about finding top talent from a range of diverse backgrounds and delivering an exceptional candidate experience.

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