Get connected with other UQ Business, Economics and Law Alumni living in California. There is a vibrant community of UQ alumni living in California, including a team of dedicated volunteer ambassadors who are eager to build the community and remain connected to UQ.  There are opportunities to connect with fellow alumni at events and through social media platforms, providing key industry contacts, mentors and employment opportunities from the wider business community.

Dr Terry Marsh

Chair, California Ambassador Council
CEO, Quantal International Inc.
Emeritus Professor, U.C. Berkeley

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) 1974

Terry Marsh is CEO of Quantal International and an Emeritus Professor of Finance at UC Berkeley.

He received his MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago and a BCom (Hon) and University Medal from the University of Queensland (Australia).

Terry served on the finance faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business until 2005, and is a former chairman of the Finance Group there. Before joining Berkeley, Terry was an Associate Professor of Finance at MIT. He received a Batterymarch Fellowship in 1984 and was a National Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.

He has consulted for the New York Stock Exchange, the Options Clearing Corporation, and the Industrial Bank of Japan, and was a member of the US Presidential Task Force on Market Mechanisms that investigated the October 1987 stock market crash.

Terry was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo in 1993. He is a Member of the Rosebrook Capital Advisory Board, Rubicon Markets Inc, and Manifold Partners’ Scientific Advisory Board, a Member of the Advisory Board for Studies in Economics and Finance, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Japan Society of Northern California.

Outside of work, Terry enjoys spending time with friends, food, space exploration and flight.

Brian Byrne

Director of Operations, EMVCo

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce 1983

Brian is currently Director of Operations at EMVCo, a role he has held since 2013. He was previously at Visa for 21 years in numerous positions, most recently as Senior Business Leader Global Product Management.

Brian has extensive experience in the payments industry, and his areas of specialty include FinTech and joint venture management. His career highlight to date was driving migration to chip cards.

Brian completed a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Queensland in 1983, and received his MBA from San Francisco State University in 1995.

His favourite memory from his time at UQ was being a representative for commerce and economics at the student union. His advice to new graduates is to travel and gain work experience overseas.

In his free time, Brian enjoys camping, hiking and skiing.

Jess Kelso

Head of Support, Beyond Pricing

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Arts 2005

Eliza Kruger

Associate Director, Global HEOR, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Arts 2008, Master of Health Economics 2011

Paul MacIntosh

Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Commerce 1997

Andi Matsumoto

IT Audit Consultant, RGP

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce 1994, Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting 1996, Master of Commerce (Information Systems) 1999

Professional memberships
CPA Australia
The Institute of Internal Auditors

Andi is an IT Audit Consultant for RGP, a global consulting firm, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hawaii. She joined RGP after spending time at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Systems and Process Assurance practice. Prior to that, Andi was a Senior Systems Auditor for Hawaii Medical Service Association where she performed audits of business processes and information systems.

Andi began her career in government accounting in Australia working in the finance department at The University of Queensland. A year later, she moved to the Queensland Audit Office as an external financial auditor and earned her CPA qualification.  

Andi’s areas of specialty include IT audit, SOX, internal audit and online teaching.

Her advice to new graduates is, “Travel and get some international work experience – it will change your outlook on life. Find a mentor who can help guide you down the right path.”

One of Andi’s career highlights to date was time spent in Bermuda where she carried out audits of reinsurance companies.

Her favourite memory of her time at UQ is Saturday night movies at the Schonell theatre.

In her free time, Andi enjoys photography and outdoor activities including hiking, camping and fishing.

Jessica Nocelli

Head of Product Partnerships, Topia

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Business Management 2009