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.
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
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.
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.
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.