Alex White, 2020

Mahesh Roy, 2019

Susan Kennedy, 2017

Andrew Smith, 2016

Andrew

After completing high school in Queensland, Andrew enlisted in the Australian Army where he trained as an Electronic Warfare Linguist and was allocated to the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra.

Andrew later deployed as a Tetum linguist to Timor Leste on Peacekeeping operations, where he was used extensively by the United Nations on Medical hearts and minds missions to some of the most remote parts of the country. This deployment served as valuable preparation for the following years of service Andrew was to render in Afghanistan as part of the Special Operations Task Group. During this Time Andrew gained valuable experience as a leader and mentor to the local indigenous forces.

After 10 years’ service Andrew transitioned from the ADF to Schlumberger, an oilfield services company, where he provided technical drilling services on one of Australia’s largest and most complex offshore gas drilling campaigns.

Since leaving Cranfield in 2016, Andrew has worked in the transaction banking business of JP Morgan, responsible for delivering new product and business capabilities. Andrew lives in London with Caris and three children.

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Lily Rattray, 2015

Karen

Lily has grown up working in a family business that has been a leading innovator in intensive indoor farming for 40 years. Flowerdale Farm was the first company to commercially farm alfalfa in Australia, they have since introduced more than 200 other new products to market and now grow a range of sprouts, shoots, leaves, herbs, Australian native plants, baby vegetables, microgreens and edible flowers that make foodies quiver with excitement.

A natural entrepreneur herself, Lily started her first business at the age of 8, and has since founded a number of food-related businesses; it seems Lily has an unquenchable enthusiasm for agriculture and food. She is a talented cook and gardener and passionate about growing, using and promoting fresh Australian produce.

Lily has a solid education in scientific research methods and has applied her knowledge effectively to develop innovative new growing methods and improve production efficiencies.

Lily’s combined skill set of entrepreneurship, scientific research ability, and food safety management put her in a perfect position to help Australia take advantage of a massive food export market. Lily is passionate about the future of Australian farming, and the future of world food production.

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Craig Kitto, 2014

Craig

Craig is a mechanical engineer with experience on several multi-billion dollar major infrastructure projects. As an undergraduate, he began his engineering career as the third member of a small consultancy in Toowoomba. Upon graduation, Craig sought opportunity for major project experience with a relocation to Brisbane and employment with a prominent diversified engineering company.

Craig completed his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland, and was recognised with highest overall achievement. He also has a keen interest in finance, and is looking forward to combining this interest with his major infrastructure project experience and a world class business management education from Cranfield. Ultimately, Craig’s goal is to help develop a better infrastructure investment framework in Australia.

Craig is driven by the pursuit of personal development – valuing not only academic achievement but personal character, social engagement and physical wellbeing. He volunteers in his church community as a youth representative, and has a pastoral care role amongst his peers.

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Daniel George, 2013

Daniel

Daniel works for the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, managing the flagship annual document, the Fisheries Surveys Report. He has a wide range of work experience, starting off as a Carpenter’s assistant and mortgage salesman before completing an economics degree at the University of Queensland and starting with ABARES in 2010.

Daniel volunteers as a youth mentor for young refugees with the Red Cross, and is also a member of the volunteer SES. He manages a football team as well as enjoying a wide range of other sports including kite surfing and snowboarding. He is also a keen traveller, with Africa the next destination he would like to explore.

Relocating from a council estate in London to travelling Australia in a coaster bus and eventually settling in the coastal town of Byron Bay at the age of twelve, Daniel gained a unique perspective of Australia. Giving up soccer for rugby league and surfing, he immersed himself in the Australian lifestyle and was able to fully appreciate the opportunities available to him. Daniel’s plan from a young age was to start his career in the Australian public service before gaining experience in the private sector and eventually starting up his own business.

Daniel is excited at the prospect of bringing his enthusiasm, energy and passion to bear on the Cranfield MBA course and embrace the chance to study at a world class institution. He hopes the MBA program at Cranfield will develop both his business acumen and further his personal development in the company of intelligent and interesting peers.

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David Scollon, 2012

Anna Baggoley, 2011

Todd Myers, 2010

Damini Arora, 2009

Craig

Craig is a mechanical engineer with experience on several multi-billion dollar major infrastructure projects. As an undergraduate, he began his engineering career as the third member of a small consultancy in Toowoomba. Upon graduation, Craig sought opportunity for major project experience with a relocation to Brisbane and employment with a prominent diversified engineering company.

Craig completed his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland, and was recognised with highest overall achievement. He also has a keen interest in finance, and is looking forward to combining this interest with his major infrastructure project experience and a world class business management education from Cranfield. Ultimately, Craig’s goal is to help develop a better infrastructure investment framework in Australia.

Craig is driven by the pursuit of personal development – valuing not only academic achievement but personal character, social engagement and physical wellbeing. He volunteers in his church community as a youth representative, and has a pastoral care role amongst his peers.

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Robert Milagre, 2008

Sarah Parrish – Inaugural Scholar 2007