UC Alumni are out there changing the world. From artists to Human Rights advocates, engineers to entrepreneurs, education drivers and business leaders, our graduates are leading the way in creating a better, more diverse future. See their inspirational and often unique journeys below.
Rob describes his career as an adventure. From his first role as an Air Force engineer to his shaping of iconic New Zealand businesses Air New Zealand and Icebreaker. Click to read the full story.
Arihia Bennett has been CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu since 2012. In her role she leads a large team of staff who are committed to improving the lives of 58,000 iwi members. Click to read the full story.
From early days making vodka in a garage to helping grow 42 Below into one of New Zealand's most successful brands, Justine diverse career has been fuelled by an innate sense of ambition. Click to read the full story.
Celebrated Kiwi artist, Dick Frizzell, has made a name for himself by taking an anti-establishment approach to his fine art career. Click to read the full story.
With a degree in engineering and a wealth of business experience, Fraser Whineray is now making his mark as Chief Executive of leading energy company Mercury. Click to read the full story.
In her role with mental health organisation Purapura Whetu, Rachel Panapa creates programmes that encourage social and physical participation based on a whanau ora perspective. Click to read the full story.
Jon Macdonald, CEO of over 600 staff at Trade Me Group, has always been inspired by a sense of creativity and progress. Click to read the full story.
Since graduating from UC, Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald has seen his sporting dreams come to life. Click to read the full story.