A veteran in biotechnology, Alek Safarian’s no stranger to London – he was raised and grew up in the city before migrating to Australia. And so two years ago, his decision to relocate back to where he came from – a city full of life and filled with exciting happenings like the nature of biotechnology – was a no brainer.
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Rachel Scheel is the Global Culture and Employee Engagement Leader at GE Healthcare, based out of London. Leaving Australia for the UK 12 years ago, Rachel’s international experience resonates with many other global Australians – she initially planned to relocate overseas temporarily which ended up becoming a permanent/ long-term move.
A believer of change is a good thing, John McClusky fits in and stands out naturally in the global banking world where changes are constant and sometimes disruptive. John is the General Manager, Head of London Branch at the National Australia Bank. He’s one of the driving forces powering and building connections between Australia and the UK through financial services.
Originally from Sydney, David Tompsett initially moved to the UK in 2006 for study and subsequently landed himself an exciting gig – at global job board Indeed as a Strategy and Operations Business Partner based out of London.
Sir Michael Hintze AM has always lived up to the hypes of being a global Australian. He moved to London 35 years ago and established a global multi-strategy asset management firm, CQS. He maintains ties with Australia through his support for Advance, his philanthropy and MH Premium Farms, a diversified agricultural business in Eastern Australia.
Since 2015, Martin, who was amongst the UK’s Maserati 100 Entrepreneurs and Top 50 UK innovators by Penrose, has been the engineer behind some international big brands, providing them with insights to help them to build the right content for the right audiences.
Jeannie Lopes is one of the Australians who have chosen London as their adopted city. She’s amongst the Australian diaspora back in 1990 who has witnessed the growth of the Aussie expats population in London with close to a tenfold increase from 24,000 to over 200,000.
As the senior editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit of The Economist Group, Elizabeth is always at the forefront of what’s happening in the health space. She also moderates various roundtables and panels at summits on different trending topics.
Advance, the leading global network of offshore Australians, demonstrated the strength of the country’s diaspora at its UK relaunch in London on July 10, attended by a number of high profile Australians.
Marten Dresen is a trailblazer – teaming up the hospitality industry and social enterprise to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. He’s the Founder and CEO of Good Hotel Group.
As traditional banking is disrupted by fintech, Daria Rippingale, the CEO of Bankingblocks, is reshaping the ecosystem of banking solutions for fintech businesses by bridging the traditional banking service gap.
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Anthony Leigh Dunstan’s life has always revolved around music. He’s a composer and a classical music writer at Primephonic – aa Amsterdam-based streaming service designed for classical music. His artistic talent comes from his devotion and hard work in pursuing a music career. He’s also been influenced by his family whose passion for music is no less than Anthony’s – his mum plays piano and sings and his dad being an amateur trombonist.
“It’s strange to say but a kitchen/restaurant is where I am most comfortable and where I am happiest.” It’s a genuine revelation and makes sense of how Alex Haupt landed a career in hospitality as the chef-patron of 101 Gowrie, an emerging fine dining hotspot in Amsterdam.
Susan Perry is one of the many audacious global Aussies with an adventurous spirit. After a two-year entrepreneurial journey, Susan made a return to corporate life with fresh perspectives and new skills and subsequently joined Booking.com as Global Head of Marketing for BookingSuite. She is based out of Amsterdam in the headquarters of the global travel fare company.
Claire Sullivan, creator of CRAVE good food, is determined to shake up that status quo by bridging the gap between convenience and healthy eating.
Dr Lotte Haverman wears many hats – clinician-scientist, child psychologist and researcher. Based at Amsterdam’s Emma Children’s Hospital, Lotte plays a vital role in supporting children’s mental wellbeing as a child psychologist helping children and families to cope and accept medical diagnosis, as well as providing treatment for trauma, depression and anxiety related to their medical conditions.