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Vic Branch - Mentoring Breakfast

  • 25 Jun 2019
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM (AEST)
  • Level 2, 452 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • 15


  • This covers full access to the event, including breakfast.

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Thinking about the next stage in your career?
Want to know how others overcame work challenges?
Looking for ideas on where statistics can take you?
Would you like to share your own story with others?

Come to our members-only mentoring breakfast, a place where statisticians at all career stages and sectors can meet in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Our invited mentors for the day come with diverse backgrounds and experience. You will have the opportunity to speak with them as well as your fellow members.

The morning will include small group discussions and general networking. Breakfast will be provided.


7:45am – Doors open, breakfast is served
8:00am – Welcome and group discussions
9:00am – General networking

9:30am – End


Eliiza, Bunnings


Kohleth Chia

Kohleth Chia graduated with an MSc in 2011. Since then, his career has already spanned government, academia and industry, something that very few statisticians can boast even across their whole career! He currently works as a Data Scientist at Bunnings.

Sandy Clarke-Errey

Dr Sandy Clarke-Errey has been a consultant with the Statistical Consulting Centre at the University of Melbourne since 2004, completing a PhD in Statistics in 2010. She provides statistical advice to researchers at the University and works on industry and government projects, using a wide range of statistical tools and techniques.

Harry Gielewski

Harry is passionate about numbers, problem solving and wanting to know. His career spans several countries and industries, applying mathematics, operations research and statistics. He recently retired after nine years at the Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore where he led a team validating models used for credit quality assessment, stress testing and capital provisioning.

Andy Kitchen

Andy Kitchen is Head of AI Research at, and the organiser of the Machine Learning and AI Meetup group in Melbourne.

Stephen Leslie

A/Prof Stephen Leslie works in the field of mathematical genetics. He obtained his doctorate from University of Oxford and is now based at the University of Melbourne. His work on immune system genetics and understand genetic differences across the British Isles have been highly influential. This year he was awarded the Moran Medal by the Australian Academy of Sciences.

Margarita Moreno-Betancur

Dr Margarita Moreno-Betancur is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). Her research focuses on methods in causal inference, missing data and survival analysis. She is an emerging leader in biostatistics, with management roles in the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) and the MCRI’s LifeCourse Initiative, comprised of over 40 longitudinal cohort studies.

Dennis Trewin

Dennis Trewin AO FASSA has led a long and distinguished career in official statistics and is an honorary life member of the SSA. He was the Australian Statistician in 2000-2007 and has also taken other senior roles in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. He has served as President of the International Statistical Institute as well as the SSA.

James Wilson

James is the CEO of Eliiza, a data science and engineering consultancy specialising in the design and build of Machine Learning systems. He is a host of the AI Australia Podcast, interviewing some of Australia's leading experts in the field of AI. He also co-organises Responsible AI Australia, a group of passionate AI/ML enthusiasts who are committed to ensuring all Australians benefit from the technology. The group raises awareness of AI/ML, its inherent risks, and strategies to mitigate.


This event has limited capacity.
Registration costs $10.
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