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Team Biographies

Staff members are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Glen Sheldon, National Program Manager

Glen Sheldon is APR.Intern’s National Program Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the program’s strategic direction, operational management and expansion across universities.

As part of Glen’s responsibilities, he works closely with the Business Development Managers to establish new business partnerships, secure funding opportunities and form strategic collaborative arrangements with public and private enterprises and government agencies.

Before joining APR.Intern, Glen held several senior marketing and publishing positions where he worked with government, industry, and the higher education sector.

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Phone: 0431 832 788
Sophie Kennedy, Senior Program Officer

(On Maternity Leave)
Bio coming soon.

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Phone: 03 9035 7597
Email: s.kennedy@aprintern.org.au

Justin Mabbutt, Business Development Officer – VIC & TAS

Justin joined the APR.Intern team in 2019 as a Business Developer and is responsible for driving PhD industry internships in Victoria and Tasmania. As part of the role, Justin manages relationships between academia and industry, carefully matching PhD skillsets with industry research challenges to accelerate local innovation.

Prior to joining APR.Intern, Justin was the State Manager of a leading FMCG marketing agency before moving into Higher Education. In this sector, Justin has worked in the marketing departments of Griffith University and La Trobe University, specialising in relationship management and student-led recruitment.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing & Human Resources) from the University of Queensland.

Outside of work, he enjoys playing football for Melbourne University Soccer Club.

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Phone: 0413 050 952 / 03 8344 6991
Email: j.mabbutt@aprintern.org.au

Mark Ovens, Business Development Officer – NSW & ACT

Mark’s role is focused on driving internships in NSW and the ACT, and his business development activities span across all industry sectors.

Before joining AMSI, Mark worked in Business Development in Human Resources with professional services organisations for over 15 years. This included significant recruitment and career development activities in the private sector with Adecco, Lee Hecht Harrison and Morgan & Banks.

Prior to this, Mark held Senior Human Resources roles in Bayer & Allergan and has in-depth understanding of management practices, industry challenges, research and development and he brings a commercial edge and extensive industry network.
Mark holds a BSc in Psychology.

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Phone: 0400 764 763
Stacey Hansen, Business Development (VIC) and Project Officer

Bio coming soon.

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Phone: (03) 8344 1785
Email: stacey.hansen@aprintern.org.au

Margo Brown, Senior Program Coordinator

Margo’s role is to provide high quality customer service, administrative and project support to the National Program Manager and the APR.Intern team.

Before joining AMSI, Margo worked in Human Resources at The University of Melbourne and also held corporate HR, career development and administration roles in Australia and the UK.

Margo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

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Phone: 03 8344 7116

Jo Piltz, Marketing and Communications Manager

Jo manages the planning and delivery of APR.Intern’s marketing & communications.

With a background in public relations and marketing communications, Jo has worked across a wide range of client campaigns with a focus on corporate social responsibility.

Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing.

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Phone: 03 9035 8237
Email: j.piltz@aprintern.org.au

Zak Blayney, CRM and Project Officer

Bio coming soon.

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Phone: (03) 8344 1785
Email: z.blayney@aprintern.org.au