2010 MBA Yearbook - UQ Business School - University of Queensland

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2010 MBA Yearbook - UQ Business School - University of Queensland

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Law and Commercial Management

Margaret

YOUNG

Intelligent and Enthusiastic

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE NATIONALITY/RESIDENCY

Margie Young is a commercial lawyer and manager with broad

experience, including finance and major projects, working in leadership

and management roles. Margie is a positive and effective mentor, and

is part of a mutually supportive peer network.

Margie brings intelligence and excellent comprehension and analytical

skills to her work, which allows her to filter complex information and cut

to key points. Technical excellence in law and associated commercial

transactions, combined with enthusiasm about applying the law to

business and communicating in a way that is accessible and useful

to those with non-legal focus, are hallmarks of Margie’s professional

approach. She enjoys encouraging and learning from the wide variety

of people involved in commercial transactions.

Margie takes on new ideas and implements them, fostering a culture of

continuous improvement. Her career highlights have been meeting the

challenges of working in many sectors, industries and jurisdictions. She

has successfully managed numerous major transactions.

Her most rewarding experiences in her personal life are “loving and

being loved by my partner, family and friends, and making the children

in my life feel special”. Getting out into nature with her dogs or in the

garden or bush are ways Margie keeps grounded.

She draws on Emerson for her life’s philosophy: “‘To laugh often and

much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of

children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the

betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,

to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden

patch… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have

lived. This is to have succeeded!”

Armed with her legal qualifications and recently completed MBA,

Margie’s career plan is to head a combined commercial and legal

functional team.

Australian

EDUCATION

2010

MBA

The University of Queensland

1998

Masters of Law

Queensland University of Technology

1992

Bachelor of Law

The University of Queensland

1988

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Queensland

CAREER BACKGROUND

2007 – 2009

Corporate Counsel

ARG

2000 – 2007

Senior Associate

Freehills

1992 – 2000

Senior Associate

Clayton Utz

ACADEMIC ACHIEvEMENTS/AWARDS

MBA Scholarship

BFLA Research Paper Prize

COMMUNITY INvOLvEMENT

volunteer, RSPCA

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