Our Alumni Profiles

Our UNSW Canberra alumni are inspiring. They are contributing to and shaping Australia, the region and the international community.

Explore some of their stories. Add your own - contact us on the details at the end of this page.

Alumni Business in Focus

Jack Plimmer is a UNSW Canberra alumnus and Associate Director at Forge Advisory.

We asked Jack about his time at UNSW Canberra and how it has shaped his career after Defence, including his transition into the workplace.

In recognition of Mental Health Week, we sat down with a UNSW Canberra graduate who has made outstanding contributions to the mental fitness of members of the Australian Defence Force, veterans and first responders. Co-founder of Soldier On and Fortem, John Bale, describes what inspired him create two charities and how UNSW Canberra helped set him on the path for success.

­­­­­­­­For our latest Alumni Business in Focus story, we talked with UNSW Canberra alumna Alison Gordon about her business ‘Feed For Thought.’ Launched this year, Feed For Thought produces sustainable and ethical dogfood that allows you to nourish your dog and save the planet.


International Women's Day

Kate Munari, a UNSW alumna with more than 15 years’ experience in the Royal Australian Navy, is Australia’s only female Navy helicopter pilot to fly in Afghanistan.

Brigadier Ana Duncan, a UNSW Canberra alumna, currently holds the positions of Commandant of the Royal Military College – Australia and Director General Army Leadership.

Penelope Twemlow, a UNSW alumna with more than 20 years’ experience in the Royal Australian Navy, is the Co-Founder and Chairperson of Women in Power – a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to promote and empower women, which in turn benefits industry.

Facing Equality