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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.


  


Lauren Evans - Connect on LinkedIn
Recruitment Manager, Asia-Pacific, White & Case

Lauren has recently started a new role as Recruitment Manager, Asia-Pacific for global law firm – White & Case. As a firm new to the Australian legal market, Lauren’s focus is building the clerkship and graduate program across the Melbourne and Sydney offices, whilst overseeing existing graduate programs and all associate level hiring across Asia. Lauren enjoys the complexity working in graduate talent management brings and is passionate about delivering programs that positively impact individual and organisational success. A true early talent specialist, Lauren has worked in the industry for over 10 years predominately within investment and corporate banks in both London and Hong Kong. Upon her return to Australia in 2015, Lauren moved into commercial law where she looked after the Melbourne based graduate programs at Ashurst for a few years prior to starting at White & Case.

 


Cheryl Koe - Connect on LinkedIn
Entry Level Programs Manager, Australian Taxation Office

Cheryl has worked in entry level programs since 2012, managing participants in the ATO’s Canberra office. She has experience in a range of areas, including recruitment, rotation management, performance management and training development. Cheryl enjoys the challenges and rewards that come from helping new staff develop skills and confidence while on the programs. Prior to working for the federal government, Cheryl worked in the broadcasting industry producing trailers for movies, documentaries and children’s shows.

  


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.

  


Dara McCallion - Connect on LinkedIn
Graduate Programs Manager, Westpac Group

As Graduate Programs Manager at Westpac Group, Dara is responsible for the strategy, attraction, recruitment and development of the graduate and internship intake nationally, across all business divisions. Through strategic marketing, student attraction and engagement, Dara strives to recruit and develop the best graduate talent that supports the Westpac Group values. With a background in HR, supported by an honours degree in HRM, Dara supported graduate program management within law firm Allen & Overy prior to joining Westpac Group in 2014. She is passionate about launching graduates' careers and nurturing thought leaders and contributors to experience challenging and rewarding careers at Westpac Group.

  


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.

 


Garry Stock - Connect on LinkedIn
Team Leader, Employment Programs, People & Culture, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Garry is the Team Leader of Programs & Projects in the HR Services area of the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning in Victoria. In this role he leads the Graduate Programs and is responsible for the marketing, recruitment, on-boarding and  graduate development. He has worked in the graduate space for over 10 years and within HR since the 1990s. Garry has a keen interest in learning & development and in the past led the departments L&D for a number of years. He also has shown his commitment to his local community through his involvement in Local Government, having had a term as Mayor and 11 years as an elected Councillor in the City of Melton. It is now that the graduate space provides enthusiasm for his working commitment.

 


Natasha Sumegi - Connect on LinkedIn
Workforce Development Consultant, Main Roads Western Australia

Natasha is a highly skilled Human Resources professional with 12+ years’ experience dedicated to recruiting and managing a range of generalist, technical and non technical positions within the professional services sector in Australia. Experienced in the management and the execution of HR/Recruitment activities of entry level career paths including vocational and graduate programs, learning and organisational development and workforce planning capabilities.

 


Anthony Takyi - Connect on LinkedIn
Campus Recruitment Manager, PwC

Anthony is the Campus Recruitment Manager for PwC based in Melbourne. He leads campus recruitment for PwC's Assurance business areas, early careers engagement and overseas PwC's Victorian campus recruitment operations. Anthony has held a number of campus recruitment and development leadership roles across a range of industries such as FMCG, Insurance, Energy, Legal and Technology in both Australia and the UK with a focus on identifying the skills required for Graduates in the future workplace, designing assessments and development programs that meet these needs. He is passionate about supporting students and graduates to find their purpose and how this can align to a career.

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