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It gives me great pleasure to announce that Karen Ganschow has been appointed as Chairman of the MGSM Alumni Association, effective Monday May 6th 2019.

Having started the MGSMAA in March 2018 with the support of a reputable board, a growing community of enthusiastic alumni contributors and enterprise partners and having appointed over twelve Chapter Presidents in key cities globally, I have decided to step down from this role and allow another passionate member of the MGSM alumni to progress the MGSMAA vision and deliver the fantastic opportunity ahead for its current and future members.

As some of you may know, Karen Ganschow has been a Director on the MGSMAA board from its infancy and has also taught at MGSM as a Lecturer for Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Management and Consumer Behaviour in both Sydney and Hong Kong for many years. Karen’s advocacy for the MGSM program in brand and quality was unanimously supported by the board and myself for her appointment to the role of Chairman. Karen has also held board accountabilities for ADMA and the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and has held senior roles at Telstra, Westpac and NAB.

I ask you to please join me in celebrating this announcement.

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the alumni and the board for supporting me as Chairman to position the organisation to grow into a highly successful, profitable and truly global alumni association in the future. It has been a great honour to serve the 16,000+ alumni who have graduated from the school over the last 50 years and I look forward to seeing the MGSMAA evolve, grow and innovate its services for what will surely become one of Australia’s largest alumni associations with an international footprint.

We encourage all alumni to join as a Foundation Member to ensure our voice continues to be heard.

Mark Pinder

Mark Pinder MGSM Alumni Association

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