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Congratulations to business graduate and 2015 SCU Outstanding Alumnus of the year, Steve Layt.

From humble beginnings working in a fast-food outlet in Grafton, Steve Layt has gone on to be a leader in the global restaurant industry, including former president of the multi-billion dollar restaurant company Applebee's. Steve's achievements were recognised when he was announced as Southern Cross University's Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2015.
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Christian Lugnan Christian Lugnan CPA
Regional Manager - Coffs Harbour, Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC); Advisory committee member, Indigenous Accountants Australia
Bachelor of Business

Of the almost 200,000 Australians with a professional accounting designation, fewer than 32 are Indigenous Australians. Christian Lugnan, a Gumbaynggirr man, is one of them. Read more...


Monique Harmer Monique Harmer
General Manager, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Bachelor of Business in Tourism (now available as Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management)

Monique Harmer has come a long way from her first hospitality job at the local pub in her south-west NSW home town of Griffith. Read more...


Tim Pocock Tim Pocock
Senior product manager, Giorgio Armani, L'Oreal Australia
Bachelor of Business

Tim Pocock is responsible for all marketing, media, stock and finance for Giorgio Armani cosemetics and fragrances across Australia. Read more...


Jake Carroll Jake Carroll
Senior ICT Manager of Research, Queensland Brain Institute
Bachelor of Information Technology

Jake's role at QBI is the strategic governance and operational oversight of information technology, including operational research outcomes. Read more...


Mick Humphreys Mick Humphreys
Vice President International Projects North Asia
Control Risks Group (Shanghai) Limited
Master of Business Administration

Based in Shanghai, Mick Humpheys leads the North Asian outbound investments arm of Control Risks, a risk consultancy that has 36 offices across the globe. Read more...