New Members of Council announced

Five positions on the Women’s College Council have been confirmed from the recent election. In addition to the re-election of Samantha Gavel [HOLDEN; Women’s College 1982-84] and Judy Mills [FITZSIMMONS; Women’s College 1984], three new members have been confirmed for 2017:

Justine Beaumont
[Women’s College 1986-88] Barrister, Nigel Bowen Chambers, Sydney

As a barrister specialising in intellectual property (including copyright, trade marks and patents), trade practices, consumer law, equity and commercial law, Justine Beaumont has recently represented organisations such as the Australian Olympic Committee, Foxtel, Apotex and the Commercial Radio Association. Justine spent the first 16 years of her career as a solicitor with legal firm Allens.

Justine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to an honours degree in Law from the University of Sydney. Over the course of her career she has engaged in pro bono legal work, especially in the field of the Arts, including as director of a dance company. She has recently participated in a mentoring program for female law students organised by Herbert Smith Freehills and the University of NSW, and is a tutor to a new female barrister.

Hugh Donaldson
, Donaldson Burston Pty Limited

Hugh Donaldson has spent his career in the finance industry, including fifteen years working abroad in Tokyo, London and New York for JBWere, subsequently Goldman Sachs JBWere. His roles included Manager Fixed Income in Sydney; he was the Chief Representative in Tokyo for JBWere, Vice President of the New York office, and Managing Director of the UK office and the Frankfurt branch office. He was made a Partner in 1997. In 2006 Hugh returned to Sydney where he co-founded boutique investment management business Donaldson Burston, specialising in capital placement and white label funds management.

Hugh holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and additional financial market qualifications. His wife Penelope Donaldson [LEHMANN: 1982] and daughter Alice Donaldson [2013-15] are Women’s College alumnae and his daughter Grace Donaldson [2015-] is a current student of Women’s College.

Honor McFadyen
[GOLSBY; Women’s College 1983] Managing Director, Institutional Client Group, Deutsche Bank Australia

Honor McFadyen has had a long corporate career in financial services, for the past two decades at Deutsche Bank, and previously at Bain & Company and JP Morgan. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was recently a Non-Executive Director of Women in Banking and Finance, an industry group dedicated to promoting diversity within finance. As Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, she is responsible for managing the Domestic Sales team to service Deutsche Banks institutional clients.

Over the course of her career Honor has had responsibility for business development, governance, sales, policy, strategy, product design and structures of financial products and organisations. This has included general management positions in the sales and marketing of services, the management of teams, compliance and risk reviews, and financial management of businesses. As a member of the Graduate Recruitment Committee of Deutsche Bank Australia, Honor has an ongoing interest in the skill sets, both academic and non-academic, of tertiary students.

The Council would like to thank outgoing members Richard Alcock, Lucinda Warren and Alison Watts-Lawless for their commitment and service to the College over the past years.

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