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AAGE Committee

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.



Stephanie Kish - Connect on LinkedIn
Early Careers Advisor, Pitcher Partners

Stephanie is currently the Early Careers Advisor at Pitcher Partners Melbourne. In this role Stephanie manages recruitment and program design for students and graduates. Drawing on her own experiences, Stephanie has developed a passion for guiding and supporting students within the early stages of their professional career. To date, Stephanie has worked in early careers roles at both Siemens and Deloitte and during her nearly two year tenure at Pitcher Partners has elevated their early careers programs to become one of the most sought-after and recognised within Australia. Her love of connecting with young professionals and helping them find their perfect graduate role has resulted in Stephanie being a finalist in the AAGE Top Graduate Recruiter awards in 2019 and 2020.


Alex Knight - Connect on LinkedIn
Attraction & Engagement Lead, PwC

Alex has recently joined the team at PwC as Attraction & Engagement Lead. Prior to this, Alex lead the early careers talent strategy in Australasia for Arup - a global Engineering Consultancy - and 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). 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.



Rialet le Roux - Connect on LinkedIn
Graduate Program Coordinator, Thiess

Rialet has worked in recruitment and selection as well as general HR roles across various industries in South Africa and Australia over the past 20 years. Since 2011 she has been actively involved in graduate recruitment within the mining industry and joined Thiess in 2017 as Graduate Program Coordinator.

Rialet is responsible for the management of their talent pipeline programs which include the Scholarship Program, Vacation & Graduate Programs. She loves working with graduates, supporting them on their learning and development journeys to ensure they get the most out of their program.



Michelle Moss - Connect on LinkedIn
Senior Talent Partner, Department of Treasury (WA)

Michelle Moss is the Senior Talent Partner at the Department of Treasury, Western Australia and manages the attraction, recruitment and development of Treasury’s student and graduate programs. She has held roles in both private and public sector in Australia, Hong Kong and London and previously lead the Careers and Leadership Centre at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Michelle has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Public Relations) and a Masters of Human Resource Management and is passionate about seeing graduates reach their potential. She also has a strong interest in strengthening partnerships between industry and universities.



Cholena Orr - Connect on LinkedIn
Product Owner - Talent and Culture, ANZ

As a Product Owner in ANZ’s Talent and Culture function, Cholena is responsible for ANZ’s Early Talent Strategy, Career Transition Support and Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment across the enterprise. She is passionate about creating opportunities for people so that they can lead happy and productive lives. She has HR experience across the employee lifecycle, from recruitment through to offboarding. Cholena currently lives in Melbourne on Wurundjeri country. She joined the committee in 2021.



Asmaa Zahid - Connect on LinkedIn
Campus Recruiting, Salesforce

Asmaa has been leading Futureforce university recruiting for Australia and New Zealand at Salesforce since July 2019. Prior to this, Asmaa spent 10 years in campus recruitment at Deloitte Canada and EY Sydney where she developed a strong brand presence that led her to be awarded Most Popular Graduate Recruiter at the 2016 AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIAs). She is passionate about early careers and has taken on mentees under her wing to nurture and support in the search of employment. Asmaa is an advocate of equality and is heavily involved in the LGBTI community.

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