Get connected with other UQ Business, Economics and Law Alumni living in London. There is a vibrant community of UQ alumni lving in London, 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 Kerrie Mitchener-Nissen

Kerrie Mitchener-Nissan Chair, London Ambassador Council
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Economics (Hons) 1997, Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) 2007

Kerrie is Head of Product Development International within the Global Liquidity business at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in London, and has over 15 years’ experience in asset management roles in Europe and Australia. In her current role, she is responsible for the definition and development of cash products for a diverse client base across EMEA and Asia, as well as establishing and executing regulatory advocacy.  

A J.P. Morgan employee since 2006, Kerrie was previously Head of Fund Documentation and Product Support. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Kerrie was a product development manager at Barclays Global Investors in Sydney and London. 

Susan Andrew

Deputy Chair, London Ambassador Council
Head of Delegated Underwriting Management, Brit Insurance

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts 2008

Susan Andrew is currently Head of Delegated Underwriting Management at Brit Insurance. Prior to this role, Susan was Associate Director, Financial Services Regulation at Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Susan has a broad range of experience working predominantly with banking, investment firms on a wide range of matters relating to FCA regulation.

Matthew Custance

Matthew CustanceUQ qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce 1990, Bachelor of Laws 1995

Matthew was a Partner at KPMG Advisory for nine years, specialising in commercial and financial advisory in the healthcare sector. This has ranged from advice on the development of privately funded healthcare infrastructure (eg PFI, LIFT, ISTCs) to assisting healthcare clients to adapt to new reforms through better contracting and through partnering and mergers.

Matthew has advised on Government and infrastructure projects for almost twenty years and has advised on healthcare for the last eight years. He regularly advises on transaction strategy, structuring and negotiation.

Prior to KPMG, he was a Director at PwC for 12 years and Senior Finance Officer at Queensland Treasury for two years.

Paul Kelly

Global Next Generation Proposition Manager, HSBC Private Bank

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)/ Bachelor of Business Management 2008

Professional memberships
Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Freeman, The Worshipful Company of International Bankers, London

Paul is a senior financial services professional, currently at HSBC Private Bank leading the design and implementation of the Global Next Generation Client Proposition for their millennial clients.

Paul has a background in management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) having worked with senior management and finance teams to deliver multi-million dollar strategic productivity and financial initiatives across a diverse range of sectors including banking, investment management, healthcare, government and utilities.

He arrived in the UK in 2014 to undertake the Master of Finance at the University of Cambridge. During this time, he delivered investment management strategy projects for the UK Government Cabinet Office and BNY Mellon, including a globally published report on the millennial generation’s investment, financial education and social finance preferences.

Paul advises new graduates to choose a career path that they will find fulfilling and to network widely.

His fondest UQ memories include walks by the UQ Lakes and in the Great Court, his macroeconomics lectures and hot chocolates at the BEL Faculty Rooftop Café.

He enjoys reading, investing and travelling in his leisure time.

Charlotte McMillan

Charlotte McMillan Founder, Storychest Limited

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Arts 1991, Bachelor of Laws 1993

Additional roles
Governor, St Joan of Arc Primary School, Highbury, London

Professional membership
Law Society of England and Wales

Charlotte is an experienced lawyer, manager and leader with over 15 years’ experience in senior legal and business affairs roles within law firms and corporates. She was a partner at leading law firm SJ Berwin (now King & Wood Mallesons). After that she was Assistant General Counsel and Acting Director of Competition and Regulatory Affairs at Virgin Media and then Interim Head of Legal, Corporate and Commercial at Channel 4.

Charlotte’s areas of expertise include media law, broadcasting, film and television production, financing and regulation, and copyright. Her career highlight was having a personal credit in the end titles of ‘Alexander’ which she describes as ‘Oliver Stone’s mega-budget turkey starring Colin Farrell wearing a ridiculous blonde wig’.

She advises new graduates to ‘follow your interests. Your working life is long, make sure you do something you enjoy.’ Charlotte’s favourite memory from UQ is having lunch in the Great Court. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and three sons and her interests include art, music, film, theatre and gardening.

Sophie Morgan-Short

Head of Paid Social, KAU Media Group

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication, Diploma in Languages 2015

Nick Shiren

Nick Shiren Partner, Cadwalader

UQ qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce 1991, Bachelor of Laws 1995

Nick Shiren is a partner in the Capital Markets Group in the London office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP. His practice focuses on complex financing transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes. In particular, Nick has extensive experience in derivative products (including credit default swaps, credit linked notes, total return swaps, currency and interest rate swaps, repos and other complex derivative instruments), structured credit transactions (including collateralised debt obligations, both cash and synthetic) and securitisation transactions (including securitisations of residential and commercial mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, aircraft leases and trade receivables).

He represents leading investment banks, arrangers, issuers and collateral managers in transactions throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the US.

David Young

Director, The River Partnership

UQ qualifications
MBA 2017

David is a company Director at The River Partnership. He holds an MBA from the UQ Business School and has 13 years’ experience in search and leadership consulting in Australia and the UK.
His search Firm, the River Partnership, works within the Professional Services, Financial Services and Energy Markets globally from a head office in London.

David’s teams partner with leading brands such as McKinsey, Blackrock and Rio Tinto primarily within the Risk, Strategy and Digital functions. The firm provides talent solutions, market intelligence and DD reports, leadership development and project consulting services.

Being part of the UQ MBA Industry Consulting project for EY is one of David’s favourite memories from his time at UQ. He worked with John Steen, Tim Kastelle and Partners at EY in a Management Consulting collaboration which involved a Customer Experience Strategy Transformation for their $58+ Billion client.

David encourages new graduates to always seek out new opportunities for learning and networking.

In his leisure time, he enjoys running, reading, soccer and swimming.