Alumni Lecture Series

BEL Faculty's Alumni Lecture Series is a series of free events featuring speakers, often past UQ alumni, who are leaders in business, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, tourism and law. They are held in the heart of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. You can expect thought-provoking discussions, engaging topics and networking with other UQ alumni over light refreshments. We invite you to join us and experience your alumni community.

Here’s what our guests are saying:

“Well respected speaker with great credibility and a great asset for UQ to be linked to.”

"The speaker was riveting, brutally authentic and utterly captivating."

"I applaud UQ from not shying away from the unconventional."


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Tracey Vieira, CEO, Screen Queensland

5 July 2017 12:00pm1:45pm
“Where are the girls? How our screen content is failing half its audience."
Professor Andrew Roberts

Professor Andrew Roberts, Head of Clinical Translation, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

12 October 2017 6:00pm8:00pm
“Turning science into treatment advances in cancer through partnership with pharma.”

Malcolm Broomhead, Chairman, Orica Ltd, and Non-Executive Director, BHP Billiton Ltd and Plc.

9 November 2016 6:00pm8:00pm
“Leadership and the Importance of Empowerment”

Marie Myers, Senior Vice-President (Finance), Hewlett Packard Inc.

20 October 2016 12:00pm1:45pm
“My journey from the Classroom to the Boardroom”

Jamie Pherous, Managing Director, Corporate Travel Management

7 September 2016 12:00pm1:45pm
“Innovation strategy and its role in driving business growth”

Peter Wanckel, Managing Director, John Deere Limited - Australia/New Zealand

20 July 2016 12:00pm1:45pm
“John Deere – Organisational Renewal and Precision Agriculture”

Ann Sherry AO, Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia

29 June 2016 12:00pm1:30pm
"Turning the ship around - Changing culture to drive growth"

Kathryn Fagg, Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia

24 May 2016 6:00pm8:00pm
“Leading for a more productive Australia: Towards greater inclusion and collaboration”

Don Taylor, Chairman, Graincorp Limited

18 May 2016 12:00pm1:45pm
"Agriculture: Fact or Fiction"

Denis Wagner, Managing Director, Wagners

17 February 2016 12:00pm1:45pm
"The Wagner Story and the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport"