Sydney Alumni Association

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Established in 1985, the Sydney Alumni Association serves one of the University of Melbourne’s largest alumni communities outside of Melbourne. The group is committed to being an enabler of peer support for the alumni community in Sydney and through their annual program of events, they aim to provide alumni across NSW with opportunities to connect socially and for professional networking and development purposes. The Sydney Alumni Association welcomes involvement by the wider community and can be contacted via the details below.

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Executive Committee

Danielle Asciak, President

Danielle is currently Manager of External Relations for The McKell Institute, a progressive independent policy think tank based in Sydney. Her experience includes events and project management, philanthropy and corporate hospitality, as well as marketing and communications within not-for-profit and corporate sectors.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts and Music from The University of Melbourne. While completing her undergraduate degree, Danielle served as Arts Officer with the Student Union and is now President of the University of Melbourne Alumni Association Sydney Committee. Danielle is passionate about innovation, social entrepreneurship, and challenging creative thinking. When not overhauling events, she can be found performing one-woman cabaret shows at domestic and international festivals and volunteering with animal rescue organisations.

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Winnifred Mok, Vice-President (Operations)

Winnie is a consumer-focused strategy professional with experience across retail, big data and financial services. While studying at Melbourne, Winnie was an active member of various organisations and led the strategic transition of the Global Law Students Association to its current brand and structure, as GLSA President of '11. A Sydneysider since 2016, Winnie is a keen advocate of the alumni association and the opportunities it presents through connection and knowledge sharing. Outside of professional life, Winnie enjoys equine sports ranging from horseracing, to polo and showjumping.

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Henry Herkes, Vice-President (Strategy)

Henry is currently an Associate in the investment team at Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global systematic fund manager. He has experience across equities, portfolio management, and sustainability. He became involved with the Association following his move to Sydney in 2018. Henry graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in 2017. His thesis studied utilities regulation in Australia and he co-authored a paper with Prof Kevin Davis on the failure of Quintis Ltd (ASX: QIN). Before attending the University of Melbourne, Henry attended Potomac State College in the US on athletics scholarship, graduating with an Associate of Arts (Hons).

Catherine Wallis
Catherine Wallis, Secretary

Catherine is a Big 4 trained, chartered accountant specialising in financial planning, reporting and accounting for ASX listed multinationals. Catherine graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Catherine has been actively involved with the Sydney Alumni community since relocating to Sydney in 2016 and she joined the Sydney Alumni Association Committee in 2018.

McKenzie Moore
McKenzie Moore, Treasurer

McKenzie is a Special Counsel in the Sydney law office of Piper Alderman. She attended the JD Program at the University of Melbourne Law School in 2006, graduated in 2008 and has been practicing law in Sydney since 2010. McKenzie acts in commercial litigation disputes in the High Court and in the Federal and Supreme Courts of Australia. Before attending the University of Melbourne, she obtained a BA in Washington, DC and subsequently worked in China and South East Asia. McKenzie has been on the Sydney division of the University of Melbourne Alumni committee since 2015.

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