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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.

Nick Shiren

Nick Shiren Chair, London Ambassador Council
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.

Kerrie Mitchener-Nissen

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

UQ Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Economics (Honours class 1 - Econometrics) 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

Senior Manager, Financial Services Regulation and Compliance, Grant Thornton UK LLP

UQ Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts 2008

Kaushik Banerjee

Kaushik Banerjee Vice-President, Europe and EMEA, ADITI

UQ Qualifications: 
MBA 1997

Kaushik has over 22 years of expertise in consulting and technology services, across  telecommunication, financial services, energy, gaming and retail industries in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.  Kaushik is most excited by working with his high performance team that helps customers drive transformation for  technology intensive businesses.  Obsessive about customer experience, Kaushik’s current focus areas include Design, Cloud technologies, Analytics, and Mobile.

When not at work, Kaushik is most likely to be playing with his two sons, or trying to watch live sport.  His continued disappointments are his golf handicap, and the number of countries in the world that he has not yet been able to visit.

Deb Barnes

Deb BarnesHead of Governance, Risk and Compliance, EMEA and Americas, QIC

UQ Qualifications:
Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Information Technology 2005

Additional role:
Board Director for QEIS (QIC European Investment Services)

Deb joined QIC’s inaugural graduate program in 2006. She was a fixed income trader for 5 years before moving to London where she led the global fixed income trading team. Following the consolidation of QIC’s trading desks in 2014, Deb oversaw physical and derivative trading across all QIC’s global liquid-market asset classes - cash, rates, inflation, credit, FX, equities, commodities and alternative assets. During her time in both roles the teams were independently recognised as performing at industry "best practice". This entailed achieving best execution on behalf of QIC’s clients and ensuring all trading activity was accurate, compliant and in alignment with global regulatory requirements. Within the centralised team she established a specialist execution model and in a typical year the team executed 24,000 trades in over 20 financial instruments.

In late 2015 Deb joined QIC’s Risk, Legal and Tax team as the Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance, EMEA and she has been a Director on the Board of QEIS, QIC’s UK subsidiary since 2012. Her areas of specialty include: risk management; global financial market regulation; trade execution; counterparty risk; liquidity risk; and absolute return fixed income.

Deborah has many career highlights. Since joining QIC she has attended dinners with Janet Yellen and other prominent central bankers, travelled extensively, and been on a journey of continual learning and development. At each turn she has been encouraged to broaden her skill set and embrace new challenges, including being in London and New York at the height of the financial crisis and moving to London permanently five years ago.

She encourages new graduates to seize the opportunity you have to learn, be inquisitive and make the most of this next chapter in your life. Deborah has particularly fond memories of representing UQ in volleyball at the State and Australian University games and her hobbies include running, travelling, and enjoying good food and wine.

Robyn Chatwood

Senior Associate, Dentons

UQ Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Economics 1988

Matthew Custance

Matthew Custance Partner, KPMG Advisory

UQ Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Commerce 1990, Bachelor of Laws 1995

Matthew is a Partner at KPMG Advisory, 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.

Georgina Malcolm

Legal Counsel, JLL

UQ Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Journalism 2011

Charlotte McMillan

Charlotte McMillan Founder & Director, 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.