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.

Kaushik Banerjee

Kaushik Banerjee Senior Vice President - Europe and Asia, HARMAN International

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 watching 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.

Robyn Chatwood

Partner, Dentons

UQ Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Economics 1988

Robyn Chatwood currently holds the role of Partner at Dentons. Robyn is an expert in franchising and international licensing, particularly in retail, health, education and hospitality sectors.

She is a regular speaker on latest technology (including on virtual reality and augmented reality) and its impact on business. Robyn is part of team nominated for TMT Deal Team of the Year Legal Business Awards 2016. She is also listed in Legal 500 as a leading franchise lawyer.

Robyn was previously Managing Associate and Senior Associate at Dentons, and also held roles at Nabarro LLP, Slaughter and May, and Allens Arthur Robinson.

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.

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.

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.