Columbia Association of Australia


Tony Bracy ’67BUS (Co-President) holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Columbia’s Business School and a Graduate Diploma in Wine Business from the University of Adelaide.  During a 36-year career he held management positions with the Ansett group of companies in Auckland, Melbourne, New York, Perth, Port Moresby and Townsville, undertook consultancy work in Argentina and Uruguay, addressed international conferences in Canberra, Mumbai, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Wellington and headed the team that created Australia’s first domestic airline lounge program, Golden Wing Club.  Tony and his wife Sue have two grown children and live in Melbourne.

Jackson Hewett '10JRN/'11BUS (Co-President) attended Columbia on a Knight Bagehot Fellowship for Business and Economics journalists where he attained a Masters of Science in Journalism and a MBA.  Prior to Columbia, Jackson was a reporter and producer for the BBC in the UK, the Middle East and the US.  Currently he is the head of business video for The Australian and editor of Business Spectator.  

Yan Zhang CFA CMT ’08SEAS (Board Member) graduated from Columbia with a Masters degree in Operations Research. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering/Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne. Mr. Zhang is currently a dealer at KVB Kunlun in Sydney. He is a CFA and CMT charterholder.

Shabarika Ajitkumar ’11LAW (Secretary) 


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