Human resources professional receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Since graduating from the University of Waikato with Law and Management degrees in 1998, Clare McTamney has enjoyed a varied career in a number of top corporations: Telecom New Zealand, Conduit Ireland and Australia-based Accenture.
In acknowledgement of her career achievements, Clare was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007 at the University's inaugural celebration of outstanding graduates.
Since 2004, Clare has worked for Accenture, a global management consulting company employing over 246,000 people in more than 120 countries. Clare's responsibilities have involved the research and analysis of remuneration trends and global best practice. Her analysis of the relevant practices in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan greatly influenced Accenture's planning process in Greater China. She is currently General Human Resources Manager.
In 2008 Clare completed a Masters in International Business at the University of Melbourne whilst continuing to work full time. Upon graduating she was named on the Dean's Honours List, an accolade reserved for the top 3% of post-graduate students.
Throughout her career Clare has continued to remain focussed on community activities. In Ireland she tutored students through adult literacy programmes and taught English to Sudanese refugees in Melbourne. She was also a member of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, one of the oldest secular choirs in the world.
Having lived abroad for so long, Clare relished her role as an active member of the Melbourne Kea (Kiwi Expat Association) committee chapter. She was instrumental in forging stronger links for members with New Zealand, orchestrating a number of events to foster connections - inlcuding a 'New Zealand authors only' book club.
Clare's colleagues describe her as being a results-driven professional with a proven ability to acquire new competencies and adapt to changing priorities. Her grasp of complex issues has enabled her to present recommendations that have a positive effect, and she has earned the respect of colleagues throughout the Asia and Pacific region.