Alumni Profiles

Waikato Management School

PR maven in the making
Regular trips to Melbourne. Money-can't-buy experiences. Holding the Melbourne Cup trophy. Sampling celebrity chef food. These are just some of the perks of Courtney Stayte's job.

Alumnus secures hotly-contested job at Zespri
Anton Baker beat 140 other applicants to be selected for one of two graduate positions at Zespri, the global kiwifruit export giant based in Tauranga.

Getting to know: Jeremy Mayall and Steven Rae
2015 marks 10 years of the Sir Edmund Hillary Programme. We get to know two of our Hillary Scholarship graduates: Jeremy Mayall and Steven Rae.

Risks and challenges pay off for alumna
In 2011, Waikato Management School alumna Belinda Allan made the move from the bright lights of Melbourne to a small town on the Victoria/New South Wales border, Echuca, population: 13,000. The reason, she says, was to test her limits.

Second time's a charm for Waikato alumna
The first time Marielle Haringa graduated from the University of Waikato was in 1990, with a Master of Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology. Ten years later she graduated from Waikato again, this time with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.

All in a day's work for Waikato alumna
Waikato Management School alumna Komal Mistry is a bit of a superwoman. Over the past four years she's held several high-profile finance positions in Auckland with New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra.

Waikato entrepreneurs grateful for internship programme
One brings the no nonsense approach, the other provides the voice of reason; together they balance each other out. It's this great working relationship that has helped Timoti Daymond and Geoff Davies successfully create their company, Tian & Davies Ltd.

Alumnus at the forefront of property development in Hamilton
When Andrew Yeoman is asked how he knew property development was for him, he gives a pretty straight-up answer. "I didn't at first."

Jared Rigg recognised for his work with UN
Jared Rigg's extraordinary achievements with the United Nations saw him win this year's Ted Zorn Alumni Award.

Award-winning communicator sets sights on New Zealand
Organisations of New Zealand, listen up. Award-winning, London-based communicator Julia Bell will soon have her sights set on New Zealand, and we don't think it will take long for someone to snap her up.

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