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Ex-student success – truly a Rusian! Congratulations to Malini Raj F Fin (class of 1997 – First in Agriculture in 1996), who is the Members‟ Choice winner of the Most Outstanding Young Professional, awarded by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Malini is the Manager, Portfolio, Co-ordination and Analytics at Westpac and has had over 10 years experience in the financial services industry. She commenced her career in 2002 as an investment banking analyst with Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup and has subsequently held corporate finance positions in Pacific road Corporate Finance an Wilson HTM Investment Group where she was involved in various capital raisings, M&A and IPO transactions in excess of $400 million across a wide variety of industries including biotech, industrials, mining and resources, gaming, education and healthcare.
More recently, Malini has worked at Westpac where she has had a variety of roles. She was promoted within the retail bank to manager – portfolio co-ordination and analytics – operations and business efficiency in December 2010. In this capacity, she is responsible for ensuring that all material changes (strategic and tactical) that are to be implemented into the Westpac Retail Bank are identified, captured and analysed for business impact, prioritised and coordinated to ensure changes are implemented effectively with a focus on customer centricity.
Malini is the Chair of the NSW Young Finance Professionals of Finsia, a Member of Women in Finsia Committee, NSW/ACT Finsia Regional Councillor, has been a mentor on the Finsia mentoring program for six programs and involved as a supervisor for the Finsia FSP qualification. Malini was selected and has recently completed a five week secondment with Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation. Outside of work, she is involved in a voluntary capacity with the Starlight Children‟s Foundation and was part of the 2011 Stanford Who‟s Who.
Star cycling sisters Natalie & Kate Bates have both finished in the top 10 after the final stage of the Geelong Women’s tour last week.
Older sister Natalie came in at fourth place, while 23 year old Kate, ranked seven overall, helped team mate Oenone Wood to take the top spot.
The sisters, who live in Old Toongabbie when they’re not competing on the European circuit, have both made Australia’s cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
While the sisters, who spend most of the year in Europe, are fierce competitors on the road and in the velodrome, off the track it’s a different story.
“We see each other a lot,” Kate said.
“Natalie’s fantastic. She’s the biggest and best support I could have. And I think it’s vice versa.”
Extract from local Newspaper 28/2/06.
Postscript: Natalie won the gold medal in the women’s road race.
Natalie Bates (1997)
Road cyclist Natalie is now based in Spain with her sister Kate (Commonwealth Games gold medal cyclist) who has been taking on some of the world’s best riders racing on circuits throughout Europe for the 2003 season. Both girls are preparing for this year’s World Track Cycling Championships.
Natalie Bates (1997)
Road cyclist Natalie left for Italy last week – one of eight on the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) women’s cycling team about to complete an eight-month tour of Italy. Natalie contested the first world cup of the season in Melbourne recently and over the three stages, her best result was 29 from 69 riders.
JRAHS '97 bands! If I'm not aware of your band, email me and you'll be added to our list!
Tim West plays bass as part of Gang Awry
Kate Wilson is on drums as part of The Null Set
Glenn Dixon on piano/guitar/bass/drums as part of NeverCry
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