I have spent most of my career (now retired) in the people development profession in global corporations as well as a consultant, in both Australia and overseas. It is now very rewarding to use my experience and skills working with people of all ages and experience, helping them realise for themselves, their employability. This usually involves having them identify the skills they have developed throughout their lives and for those with no work experience, the natural abilities they have developed generally and how these skills can transfer into employment. This inevitably helps them develop self-esteem and a more positive mindset in their job search and interviews.
Graham is a recent HR Director with an extensive background in front line, business focused Human Resources. In his career he has reviewed thousands of résumés and interviewed hundreds of candidates covering a range of occupations. He has a hands-on approach to helping ReadySet clients and he looks forward to helping you in your career search.
Venkat Ramakrishnan leads sales to financial institutions across the Asia-Pacific region for Mastercard’s Cyber and Intelligence division. He works closely with a talented team to engage banks around Mastercard’s fraud, disputes and digital customer experience capabilities. Prior to this, Venkat held roles as Sales Director for Oracle Corporation, along with roles at PageUp and Frucor Beverages. Venkat holds a Master of Business in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences.
Venkat enjoys speaking with Ready Set participants about their career goals and aspirations and discussing potential ways to accelerate how they can achieve their dreams, all with his sales hat on. He is constantly amazed and inspired by the incredible talent that walks through Ready Set’s doors and is excited to discuss career pathways, review CVs and mentor clients about presentation and job searching.
Meghan Curtis works as an Account Manager for Mastercard in the Cyber and Intelligence division, where she works closely with merchants and issuing banks throughout the Asia Pacific region to reduce fraud. Meghan is also co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Network at Mastercard (ANZ chapter), where she supports creating a culture where we can bring our whole selves to work. Meghan is originally from Newfoundland, Canada where she studied Bioethics and Philosophy before moving to Melbourne in 2019.
A trusted HR business leader capable of delivering complex projects and major change programmes, Sue has developed a portfolio of experience supporting regional, and global teams to drive performance through people.
With experience gained in the U.S. as well as Australia, Sue brings a broad knowledge of international markets and best practice thinking, including the dynamics of Asia Pacific & Japan markets. With proven success supporting executive leadership teams, significant programs of transformation and executing multi-national M&A activities with minimal disruption, Sue brings an understanding of people to complex corporations. By valuing connections and securing consensus, she successfully communicates the business value of HR solutions to diverse stakeholder groups.
Sue’s experience has taken her across the world, resulting in a high level of cultural awareness and ability to lead remotely, in addition to broad HR exposure spanning ER/IR, talent acquisition and performance management, remuneration, HR policy and employee engagement. As a leader, Sue believes that teamwork is key to success.