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Ben Reeves - Chief Executive

Ben has worked in a variety of talent management and recruitment roles with Baker & McKenzie, BankWest, Minter Ellison, KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Philips Fox. Before this Ben worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in London for several years, initially as a chartered accountant and then in various HR-related roles. Ben has been involved with the running of the AAGE since 2003. He has held the roles of Committee Member, Treasurer, Director and Executive Director. In early 2007 Ben was appointed as the AAGE's Chief Executive. Ben has a degree in physics and is a Chartered Accountant. Contact Ben.

Leoni Davis - Memberships and Marketing Manager

Leoni joined the AAGE in May 2014 as Memberships and Marketing Manager. Leoni has a broad marketing background including experience in event, program, project and relationship management. Her previous role was as Events and Sponsorship Manager for Melbourne Business School where she led the Events department. Prior to this, she held several different roles within KPMG's marketing team and also has experience in the FMCG industry. Leoni graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in 2006. Contact Leoni.


Samantha Duff - Events Manager

Sam joined the AAGE in June 2008 in the role of Events Manager and then moved to our Marketing and Memberships Manager role. Prior to joining the AAGE, Sam worked for Peter Rowland Catering and Epicure Catering managing a range of both private and corporate events, as well as large scale events such as the Australian Grand Prix and Spring Racing Carnival. Sam also worked in the hospitality industry for many years whilst completing her Bachelor of Business including owning and running her own licensed café and catering business. She left the AAGE in 2013 to pursue family business interests and we welcomed her back into the role of Events Manager alongside Olivia in October 2018. Contact Sam.


Shanan Green - Project Manager

Shanan's involvement with the AAGE began in 2005 when she first joined the AAGE Committee, before becoming an AAGE Director in 2006. She returned to the AAGE in 2008 where her responsibilities include managing the research for the AAGE’s annual surveys and planning some of the AAGE’s annual events including the Conference. Until her departure in October 2007, Shanan spent eight years with Macquarie Bank where her most recent appointment was as the Head of Recruitment. During her career at Macquarie, Shanan also lead the Graduate Recruitment Team for three years, worked in IT recruitment and was responsible for the MBA Scholarship Program. Shanan has an honours degree in Economics (Social Science) from the University of Sydney. Contact Shanan.


Olivia Millane - Events Manager

Olivia joined the AAGE in August 2010 to assist with the ever-expanding role of AAGE Events Coordinator. Prior to commencing, Olivia worked for Destination Event Management where she was an Account Manager involved with the coordination of large scale events, product launches, conferences & expos, as well as incentive travel. Olivia has also had experience working in the hospitality industry for many years, during which time she also completed a Bachelor of Business in Hospitality & Event Management. To view the current events calendar please view the 'AAGE Workshops & Seminars' web page. Contact Olivia.


Rachal Morice - Finance Manager

Rachal joined the AAGE in May 2007 to manage the accounts. Rachal has a Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting, studied towards a Bachelor of Education, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources. Rachal commenced her professional career as an Accountant at KPMG; working on several audits of the ASX Top 200 listed companies. Rachal moved across to KPMG's Human Resources division and until January 2006 Rachal was the National Graduate Recruitment Manager. Rachal is a former member of the AAGE. Contact Rachal.


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