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College welcomes Deputy Principal, Mr Alex McKenzie

It is our pleasure to announce that following a rigorous recruitment process, Alex McKenzie has been appointed Deputy Principal of Burgmann College.

Members of the selection panel were impressed with Alex's demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to student wellbeing, and his ability to promote an inclusive and supportive residential community.

Alex is a behavioural economist, previously working as an advisor with the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Consultant for KPMG in the areas of leadership development, organisational change and strategy.

Alex is an alumnus of the College, having resided at Burgmann from 2016 to 2018 where he was a Residential Advisor and the equivalent of our Gender and Sexuality Education Advocate (Men's); he was also a member of Burgmann Council and Board of Management. Alex also has experience working in the Department of Treasury as an Analyst for the Foreign Investment Division.

Alex completed his Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 2018 at the ANU and subsequently completed a Graduate Certificate Behavioural Economics from QUT. He is presently undertaking his Masters of Evaluation at The University of Melbourne.

Alex serves as a Board member for Friends of Rang'i, a not-for-profit which aims to improve the lives of members of the village of Rang’i in Western Kenya. The charity is dedicated to education and empowerment of all vulnerable people, helping to break the cycle of poverty.

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