CPA Australia announces scholarship winners for top Global Executive MBA

Lisa Grey
Lisa Grey

Accounting Industry body CPA Australia have recently announced the two scholarship recipients that will join the University of Sydney Business School’s Global Executive MBA program for 2015.

Lisa Grey, a senior analyst with financial services firm, Suncorp, and Tony Marks, General Manager of Corporate Services for Geoscience Australia, have both received the opportunity to complete the 18-month program, which includes study in California, Bangalore, London and France.

The Business School’s Executive MBA Program Director, Associate Professor Robin Stonecash, believes both scholarships were well deserved, describing Lisa and Tony as “two excellent recipients of this year’s CPA scholarship”.

“Not only do they both have distinguished careers, they are both dedicated to helping others in their profession,” Professor Stonecash continued. “They both have been active in CPA Australia Councils and we are looking forward to their contribution to the Global Executive MBA.”

Attracted to the school’s top ranking GEMBA program, Lisa believes the scholarship will give her the opportunity to develop as a leader in her field.

“The GEMBA will provide me with strategic thinking and leadership skills, the opportunity to build business relationships and real world problem solving experience,” she said.

Tony Marks
Tony Marks

Tony agreed, adding that is will be “a fantastic opportunity to further develop my leadership skills.”

“The GEMBA will provide the opportunity to learn from other inspiring leaders and to explore modern challenges and global issues in an innovative and dynamic way,” he added.

Professor Greg Whitwell, the Dean of the Business School, also wanted to congratulate the recipients and praise the ongoing relationship between the school’s GEMBA program and CPA Australia.

He said the program was an “outstanding example of the School’s policy of engagement with corporate Australia at the highest level”.

“Tony and Lisa and about to join a GEMBA program, which is not only head and shoulders above all the others in Australia but is also genuinely global in its outlook and thoroughly experiential,” he concluded.

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