Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Financial Economics
Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award
A true leader in any industry inspires their peers to stand with them, through motivation, passion and integrity. Leaders have the strategic thinking, resilience and ambition for them, and those they lead, to succeed, no matter the endeavour. Ive forged successful businesses in saturated markets; managed prosperous personal investment portfolios in unstable economic climates; and reached my target university, holding an impeccable GPA, in the face of personal and economic setbacks. All these mere stepping stones to my ultimate goal, that of being a leader in the finance industry. The world of finance first resonated with me in primary school, and I have since kept abreast of the finance world with eager enthusiasm, undertaking significant self-directed study, even learning the breadth of financial markets, from options to short selling, before reaching high school. It is such a love of finance that creates the best leaders in the industry, those whose infectious enthusiasm sparks an intense drive and motivation in those they lead. These skills are, however, useless to a leader unable to convey them. Exceptional communication and the ability to think on one feet are essential to successful leadership, skills my time in debating and public speaking, participating at a state level, has taught me well. Honesty and integrity are fundamental to my beliefs and personal values, and to the success of my business endeavours. Without the ongoing trust of my clients, I would not be the entrepreneur I am, nor equipped to be the future leader to which I aspire. Most importantly, my regular crewing aboard a racing yacht, has taught me the absolute necessity of teamwork. Victory on the water, as it is in the office, can only be found where the team is one whole, everyone responsible for the success of every duty, no matter their role.