Outstanding alumni recognised 27 November 2017

UQ alumna, Mikayla Ivanov

UQ Business School alumni from around the world have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and community contributions.

Congratulations to the following alumni on their recent awards:

• Mikayla Ivanov (Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Commerce 2015) received the Judges Choice Award at the 2017 Women of Future Awards for her work in co-founding local social entrepreneurship business The Tippy Toe Co. The Tippy Toe Co. is a non-profit Brisbane ballet school for children and young adults with special needs.

• Megan Kadic (Bachelor of International Hospitality and Tourism Management 2008) was named Young Tourism Leader by the Queensland Government for her contribution to the development of a vibrant and professional tourism industry in Queensland. She is currently the Director of Sales at ibis Style Brisbane.

Zoe Black (Bachelor of Communication 2005 and Masters of Business Administration 2011) was named as a finalist for the Telstra Women in Business Awards (purpose and social enterprise category).  Zoe’s love of animals combined with her passion to help others, led her to start Happy Paws Happy Hearts (HPHH). HPHH creates positive change by connecting isolated people in the community with rescue animals, allowing individuals to feel empowered to achieve their own goals while training animals for future adoption.

• Vivian Jarrett (Post Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation 2016) was named as a finalist for the Telstra Women in Business Awards (entrepreneur category). Under Vivian’s direction, Vision Psychology advocates the business benefits of knowledge-sharing, with its range of websites offering free information and advice to 1,000 new visitors every day. Vision is Queensland’s largest privately owned psychology practice, and Vivian is ambitious about commercialising psychology to help overcome the severe lack of funding in the field.

Malcolm Broomhead (Bachelor of Engineering 1975 and Master of Business Administration 1984) was awarded the UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award. Malcom is a business leader and philanthropist who has driven change in the education and resource sectors through hard work and generosity.

Susan Buckley (Bachelor of Economics 1985 and Master of Business Administration 2010) was awarded the UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award. Susan is an industry leader and pioneer of women in finance.

Dr Andrew Barnes (Bachelor of Economics 2009, Bachelor of Business Management 2011 and Doctor of Philosophy 2017) was awarded the UQ Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Andrew is an entrepreneur, Rhodes Scholar and the founder of two successful start-up businesses focused on educational tools and resources.

Carl Hartmann (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Management 2005) was awarded the UQ Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Carl is an award-winning Australian entrepreneur best known for his work as Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Temando.

If you have any achievements or stories to share we would love to hear from you. Please email alumni@business.uq.edu.au.