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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.

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.

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