Alumni

There are more than 50,000 UNSW Canberra graduates located in over 140 countries around the world, reflecting the progressive spirit and diversity that our University is known for. UNSW Canberra graduates shape Australia, the region and the international community as leaders in defence, government, and industry.

Our alumni enjoy the highest median starting salaries after graduation, going on to carve out remarkable careers that effect real change in the world.

UNSW Canberra Alumni can be found in just about every industry, from entry level to CEO. As at April 2014 UNSW Canberra Alumni include 1 King, 1 State Governor, 1 Premier, 2 Chiefs of Defence Forces, Chiefs of Services from four countries, 38 Major Generals, 4 Rear Admirals and 2 Air Vice Marshals, 1 Ambassador, 6 Rhodes Scholars and 3 Monash Scholars. UNSW Canberra alumni hold five seats in the Australian Federal Parliament, across 3 parties and become CEOs of industry in Australia and world-wide.  UNSW Canberra alumni hold honours including 4 AC, 19 AO, 69 AM, 11 OAM and 82 CSC, 39 CSM, 14 DSC, 5 DSM.

 Take a look at these alumni snapshots to learn about the journey they took after graduation and where they are now. 

Kathryn Campbell

Kathryn Campbell joined the Department of Human Services as Secretary on 7 March 2011.

 

Prior to her current appointment, Kathryn was the Deputy Secretary, Tertiary, Youth and International at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 2010 to 2011.

Kathryn also held the positions of Deputy Secretary, Budget and Deputy Secretary, Financial Management in the Department of Finance and... read more

Michael Easson AM

Michael is co-founding Director and Executive Chairman of EG, a leading Funds Management and Property Advisory company. Michael has extensive experience in infrastructure, funds management and development, with over 30 years in the industry.

Michael is currently Chairman of ACTEW, deputy Chairman of ACTEW (AGL), an independent Director of ANZ (2000 Olympic) Stadium, as well as co-founding Director and Chairman of Ridley & Co.

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Ms Gayle Ginnane

Ms Gayle Ginnane has over 30 years experience in Public Sector, 12 years as the CEO of the Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC). Ms Ginnane has broad experience as a senior manager in an insurance and regulatory environment, and an in depth understanding of governance, risk management and finance.

Ms Ginnane has considerable experience as an independent director on a number of Boards, both commercial and not for... read more

David John Hurley

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), is the 38th Governor of New South Wales. He commenced his five year tenure in October 2014.

Prior to his appointment as Governor, General Hurley served for 42 years in the Australian Army, concluding his service as the Chief of the Defence Force. General Hurley was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2010 for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force... read more

Glenn Keys

Glenn Keys is the co-founder and Executive Director of Canberra-based Aspen Medical, one of the world’s leading providers of outsourced healthcare solutions. Glenn is also the founder and Chair of Project Independence, a housing initiative for people with intellectual disabilities

Glenn is an active Board Member of the National Capital... read more

David Kilcullen

David Kilcullen is an Australian author, strategist and counterinsurgency expert and is currently the non-executive Chairman and a Founder of Caerus Associates, a strategy and design consulting firm.

Building on his experience as a strategist and soldier, he was motivated by the idea that conflict is dynamic and hyper-local. Dr. Kilcullen served 25 years as a light infantry officer in the... read more