Staff List

Click on the staff member’s name below to find their bio and contact details.
Staff members are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

General Enquiries

Email: contact@aprintern.org.au
Phone: 03 8344 1785

Adam Lenihan, Business Development – QLD

Adam joined the APR.Intern team in January 2019 to lead the program’s expansion into South-East Queensland with AMSI’s Member Universities in Brisbane and Toowoomba.

Prior to his position at APR.Intern, Adam held a range of management and leadership roles in the education and not-for-profit sectors in China, Saudi Arabia and Australia. With 10 years’ experience in operations management, program design and development, Adam has a keen interest in business improvement and leading change initiatives. Adam holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Security Studies.

Adam Lenihan, Business Development – QLD

Phone: 0422 099 645
Email: a.lenihan@aprintern.org.au

Alan Nguyen, Business Development – VIC

Bio coming soon.

Alan Nguyen, Business Development – VIC

Phone: 0411 715 865 / 03 8344 5238
Email: a.nguyen@aprintern.org.au

Alex Mullany, Administrative Support

Alex works in the APR.Intern support team, providing administrative assistance to all aspects of the program.

Alex moved to Melbourne from Townsville, Queensland where she completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Geography and worked in varying fields.

Prior to her position at APR.Intern she worked at the Townsville Intercultural Centre, which assisted newly arrived refugees in the Townsville region and was the Project Coordinator for an employment project that aimed to assist refugees in training and gaining employment. She has also worked for Queensland Health in Payroll Services and at the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Human Resources.

Alex Mullany, Administrative Support

Phone: 03 9035 6560
Email: a.mullany@aprintern.org.au

Cate Ballard, National Program Manager

Cate is the National Program Manager for APR.Intern and has been managing the program since 2011. Cate is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the APR.Intern program. Her role provides high-level leadership, strategic development and implementation for the expansion of the APR.Intern program, whilst driving the number of placements across our member universities.

It is her responsibility to drive new business partnerships, leverage funding opportunities and source strategic collaborative arrangements with both public and private enterprises and government.

Prior to her position at APR.Intern, Cate held a role at a tertiary education college in Sydney, where her efforts were focused both on developing further business and industry training.

David Beecham, Business Development- SA

David joined the APR.Intern team in 2018 as a Business Developer, based in South Australia. David is responsible for working with all the universities in South Australia to generate internships across a range of industries and sectors, with Defence being a key sector.

Prior to his position at APR.Intern, David held various positions as a Senior Researcher within the Social Sciences and various senior research administration positions in the higher education/research sector in Australia and the UK. Most recently, David worked as a Grant Developer at the University of South Australia in which he provided support to over 140 academics across the Division of Business, to develop compelling research grant applications for nationally competitive funding. As a result, he brings a wealth of knowledge of the research policy structures within which Universities operate and experience of assisting academics to engage with industry partners.

David holds a PhD in Sociology.

David Beecham, Business Development- SA

Phone: 0490 124 374
Email:
d.beecham@aprintern.org.au

Fan Gunawan, Finance Officer

Bio coming soon.

Fan Gunawan, Finance Officer

Phone: 03 9035 6560
Email: f.gunawan@aprintern.org.au

Gary Hogan, Executive Director

Gary joined the APR.Intern team in 2018 as Executive Director and is responsible for leading stakeholder engagement and corporate relations with government agencies, universities, peak bodies and industry partners.

A graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Gary spent more than 30 years in the Australian Defence Force – most notably as Director-General Scientific and Technical Analysis, and as Head of Military Intelligence, retiring with the rank of Brigadier-General. He spent two years on faculty at the US Industrial College of the Armed Forces, in Washington DC.

Gary has held executive and advisory positions at KPMG, RMIT, UNSW and the Victorian Government.  He is currently an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne. Gary holds a First Class Honours degree in History (UNSW), a Master of Strategic Studies (UNSW) and is fluent in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Bahasa Indonesia, having served ten years in diplomatic posts, variously in Port Moresby, Hanoi and Jakarta.

A member of the Order of Australia, Gary was also awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for operations in the Middle East, as well as foreign government decorations from the USA (Legion of Merit) and the Republic of Indonesia (Grand Meritorious Military Order).

Gary is passionately committed to the APR.Intern Program’s ambition to transform the futures and career trajectories of many PhDs across Australia, not to mention the innovation dividends that will be delivered to the Program’s industry partners.

He is also confident that Essendon will be the team to beat in 2019!

Gaye Richman, Executive Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Gaye Richman, Executive Assistant

Phone: 03 8344 2113
Email: g.richman@aprintern.org.au

Glen Sheldon, Deputy Program Manager

Glen is the Deputy Program Manager for APR.Intern. Glen is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the APR.Intern program. His role provides high-level leadership, strategic development and implementation for the expansion of the APR.Intern program, whilst driving the number of placements across our member universities.

It is his responsibility to work with the Business Development Managers to drive new business partnerships, leverage funding opportunities and source strategic collaborative arrangements with both public and private enterprises and government.

Prior to his position at APR.Intern, Glen held a range of senior marketing and publishing roles working with government, industry and the higher education sector.

Glen Sheldon, Deputy Program Manager

Phone: 03 9035 9742
Email:
g.sheldon@aprintern.org.au

Jiamin Aw, Business Development – VIC

Jiamin is an APR.Intern Business Developer based in Victoria, and responsible for generating internship opportunities through industry and university engagement.

Prior to joining the APR.Intern team, Jiamin undertook her PhD at The Melbourne Dental School, where she was awarded the Oral Health CRC top-up scholarship to investigate the manipulation of the immune system by oral pathogens at a cellular level. She is passionate about the translation of fundamental research in modern medicine.

Jiamin Aw, Business Development – VIC

Phone: 0422 636 837
Email: j.aw@aprintern.org.au

Jo Piltz, Marketing and Communications

Jo supports the coordination and delivery of APR.Intern’s marketing & communications strategies.

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.

Jo Piltz, Marketing and Communications

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

Justin Mabbutt, Business Development – VIC

Justin joined the APR.Intern team in 2019 as a Business Developer and is responsible for driving PhD industry internships in Victoria. 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.

Justin Mabbutt, Business Development – VIC

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

Laura Carmichael, Administrative Support

Laura provides administrative and project support for APR.Intern’s Business Development team. Prior to joining APR.Intern, Laura held operational and administrative positions at the Royal Flying Doctors Victoria and NAB.

Laura holds two Certificate III’s in Customer Service & Food Science.

Laura Carmichael, Administrative Support

Phone: 03 9035 4928
Email: l.carmichael@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.

Margo Brown, Senior Program Coordinator

Phone: 03 8344 7116
Email:
m.brown@aprintern.org.au

Maria Galanis, Business Development – NSW

Bio coming soon.

Maria Galanis, Business Development – NSW

Phone: 0431 747 010
Email: m.galanis@aprintern.org.au

Mark Ovens, Business Development – NSW Cluster

Mark’s role is focused on driving internships in New South Wales, primarily with The University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney under a partnership arrangement. Mark also works with AMSI’s other member universities in NSW, 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.

Mark Ovens, Business Development – NSW Cluster

Phone: 0400 764 763
Email:
mark@amsi.org.au

Michael Koczyrkewycz, Business Development – QLD

Michael’s role is focused on driving internships in Far North Queensland, primarily with James Cook University in association with the Graduate Research School.

Before joining APR.Intern, Michael worked in the finance and banking industry for 10 years – holding senior positions, with a focus on transformational leadership through change management strategy.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours (2A) and is currently completing a PhD in Economics part-time at James Cook University.

Michael Koczyrkewycz, Business Development – QLD

Phone: 0412 860 824
Email: m.koczyrkewycz@aprintern.org.au

Rachel Geddes, Senior Business Development Partner

Rachel joined the APR.Intern team as Business Developer in 2015 and has worked extensively with the program during its three-year co-investment expansion between AMSI’s eight Member Universities in Victoria and NSW.

As Senior Business Developer, Rachel is responsible for managing the program’s key national partnerships and works with many industry partners – public and private – from various sectors, to deliver placements and establish large–scale enterprise agreements. Her role also includes working with universities and industry nationally to assist with the scale-up of the program.

With over four years managing APR.Intern, Rachel provides an experienced approach to addressing the R&D needs of industry, and establishing beneficial collaborations for all parties. 

Rachel Geddes, Senior Business Development Partner

Phone: 0433 488 213
Email:
r.geddes@aprintern.org.au

Rachel Misitano, Marketing and Communications

Rachel Misitano manages the marketing and communications for APR.Intern, including campaign strategy and implementation, branding and positioning, digital communications and data and reporting.

Rachel is an experienced marketing and communications professional, previously working for The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Museum Victoria, managing and executing marketing and communications campaigns across a large portfolio of clients and audiences.

Rachel Misitano, Marketing and Communications

Phone: 03 9035 3241
Email: r.misitano@aprintern.org.au

Tracey McClurg, Business Development – WA

Tracey joined APR.Intern in January 2019 to lead the program’s expansion into WA, working with AMSI’s Member Universities across ECU, Curtin, UWA & Murdoch.

Prior to APR.Intern, Tracey held a number of business development roles internationally in South Africa,  London, Dublin and Jersey in the Channel Islands. For the past 10 years in Australia, her career has been focused on talent management, executive recruitment and running an MBA-level Careers Program for one of the G08 Universities. Tracey is passionate about bridging the gap between talent and industry to help organisations and business’s grow, especially across innovation.  Tracey holds a Bachelor of Media & Communication, a Diploma in Business Management &  a leadership certificate course from UWA.

Tracey McClurg, Business Development – WA

Phone: 0403 152 412
Email: t.mcclurg@aprintern.org.au