FIND YOUR GREATNESS

Our students arrive at AUT with so much potential. It’s our job to help them unlock that potential and use it to find the greatness within them. For many of our graduates, it was an influential lecturer, a conversation with a student mentor, or an educational experience inside or outside the classroom that gave them clarity and opened up new possibilities. Some of our great graduates now share their stories of how their time at AUT helped them uncover what drives them and inspired them to turn that passion into something rewarding and meaningful.
Watch our campaign video

Great graduates

Around the globe, our remarkable and influential alumni are making an impact on their communities, countries and professions. Here are a few of their inspiring stories, with more exciting news and profiles to come.

Meet our featured AUT graduates:

Aaron Lawton

Aaron Lawton

CEO, Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union
andrew_mckechnie

Andrew McKechnie

SVP, Chief Creative Officer at Verizon, New York
Bernard Leong

Bernard Leong

Co-Founder, Skillsme / Founder & CEO, Cryptrain
Caroline Sipili 240

Caroline Sipili

Kaiwhakamana/Team Lead Navigator, AWHI Healthy Homes Initiative, South Seas Healthcare Trust
An alumna from AUT

Claire Starkey

Editor in Chief, Cleo magazine, Singapore
Colin McClean

Colin McClean

General Manager NZ Hotel Operations, SKYCITY Entertainment Group
Daniel Zhou

Daniel Zhou

CEO of Huawei Russia/President of the Eurasian Regional Office, Huawei Technologies
Diane Abad-Vergara

Diane Abad-Vergara

Communications Officer, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Elizabeth Berryman

Elizabeth Berryman

CEO & Founder, chnnl Limited
Eteroa Tusipepa Lafaele

Eteroa Tusipepa Lafaele

Developer Evangelist, Xero
An alumni from AUT

Gary Wang

Founder of LockInChina, Beijing, China
An alumni from AUT

Hongtu (Sam) Li

Founder/Owner, Dr Sam Li Sport and Rehabilitation Hospital, Beijing, China
ivan_fuyala

Ivan Fuyala

Head of Marketplace, Trade Me
An alumna from AUT

Jenny Joblin

Creative Director, Federation
Joanne Mahon

Joanne Mahon

Chief Communications & Brand Officer, Southern Cross Group
Jordan Salesa

Jordan Salesa

Lead Physiotherapist, New Zealand Olympic Team & Moana Pasifika
Clinical Lead, Habit Health
Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

Performance Artist
kate_taylor

Kate Taylor

International strategy and operations, Program manager at Pinterest, San Francisco
Kathleen-240

Kathleen Oneroa

Senior Oral Health Therapist, Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) / Oral Health Therapist, WM Dental
An alumna from AUT

Kerrin Leoni

Founder of Mana Aroha Charity / Contract Social Worker
Louie Hu

Louie Hu

Head of Marketing for Huawei Thailand Consumer Business Group, Bangkok, Thailand
Mary-Ellen Redmayne 2 240

Mary-Ellen Redmayne

Founder/Director, The Foot Stop Podiatry Services, Gold Coast, Australia
michele_cox

Michele Cox

Chief Executive, New Zealand Football Foundation
An alumna from AUT

Nadeesha Godamunne

Freelance Illustrator, New York
Nicki Pritchard

Nicki Pritchard

Managing Partner, Anderson Quigley, London
Romero Tagi

Romero Tagi

Commercial Executive, Moana Pasifika
Sara Dwen

Sara Dwen

Head of Production, Warner Bros NZ
sarah_wood

Sarah Wood

CEO, realestate.co.nz
Shamim Kassibawi

Shamim Kassibawi

Founder & CEO, Play:Date, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
tee_twyford

Tee Twyford

Founder, HUSTLE + hush
Todd Hewitt 240

Todd Hewitt

General Manager of Commercial, Blues Rugby
dorothy_graduate

Wenrui (Dorothy) Dai

Director, Shanghai Matamata Film Production, Shanghai, China
Website search