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Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Adjunct Fellow

Jennifer has a unique professional toolkit developed over 25+ years of service to business and finance. At the core of her skillset is a broad and deep understanding of corporate finance, strategy and risk. These technical skills are enhanced by her connective creativity, critical thinking and influential communication.

Drawing on her direct experience in financial services, education and technology, Jennifer is a trusted advisor. She brings relevant and valuable insights to her clients’ strategic and financial decision–making processes. She is a recognised expert in shareholder value creation.

Professionally, Jennifer is a former senior investment banker who gained experience in Sydney and London working for Westpac, UBS, HSBC and Citi. She is a Special Advisor to McGraw-Hill Education and an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University. She has been a Senior Consultant to TMT Partners and is a Mentor to Fintech start-ups based at Stone & Chalk.

Business experience

From 1990 until 2004, Jennifer worked in investment banking in corporate finance and advisory positions. She gained a wide range of analytical and transaction expertise in mergers and acquisitions as well as the debt and equity capital markets. She has worked for Westpac, UBS, HSBC and Citi, climbing the ladder from analyst to director.

Professional qualifications

Graduated with a B Ec (Accounting and Finance) and LLB (Hons) from the University of Sydney and completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the SIA. Currently Jennifer is finishing the M App Fin at Macquarie University and is a CFA Level 3 candidate. She is a Fellow of FINSIA, a member of PRMIA and a member of the ASA.

Training history

Jennifer brings to the classroom the enormous benefit of her practical skills and lively ‘tales from the trenches’. Drawing on her direct experience, she transfers relevant technical and professional skills by teaching subject matter in a desk-ready context and placing a strong emphasis on ‘learning by doing’. Jennifer is a veteran of over 400 days face-to-face teaching time delivered to interns, graduates, lateral hires and experienced professionals from leading financial institutions in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai, Moscow, London and New York.

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate finance & advisory
  • Corporate strategy
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Facilitation & training
  • Investor communications
  • Strategic connections

Education

  • Master of Applied Finance (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Economics (Sydney University
  • AICD Company Directors Course

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