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Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Get connected with fellow UQ engineering, architecture and technology alumni living in Sydney.

There is a vibrant community of UQ alumni living in the Harbour City, including a team of dedicated volunteer ambassadors who are eager to build an alumni network within their community and remain connected to UQ. 

There are opportunities to connect with fellow alumni at events hosted by our Alumni Ambassadors and also through social media.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

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Meet our Alumni Ambassadors

Allyson Black

Allyson Black (BE 2001)

Based in Sydney, Allyson is the Manager Corporate Development at Caltex Australia. Allyson is an experienced leader and line manager with more than 12 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. Her managerial strengths lie in her ability to connect and engage with people, develop vision and pick up and apply new concepts (technical or otherwise) quickly and effectively. In her time at Caltex, Allyson has had exposure to a variety of different leadership and technical roles giving her a well-rounded body of experience to draw from, most recently as the client workstream lead on a $100M+ transformational change program.

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Allyson is also the first female Board Member for the Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia as well as an inaugrual board member of the newly formed IChemEl Energy Centre based in London.

Dr Michael Lucas

Dr Michael Lucas (BE 1994, PhD 2002)

Michael is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia with over 20 years’ experience across industrial design, materials handling, manufacturing, food & beverage, mining, oil & gas, and has lead several international engineering teams and projects. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with First Class Honours in 1994 and a PhD in Mechatronics Engineering in 2002, both from the University of Queensland, and holds further qualifications in IT, Computer Graphics and Animation.

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As a young engineer, Michael was Australian Young Professional Engineer of the Year in 1999, three times finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards and chaired the Young Engineers Australia National Committee in 2001 & 2002. In 2001 he was the Chair of the inaugural International Young Professionals Summit, with the summit proceedings going to both the United Nations and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

Michael is the Chairman of the Board of the College of Mechanical Engineering within Engineers Australia.  He was previously Deputy Chair of the National Committee on Automation, Control and Instrumentation, and is currently Deputy Chair of the National Committee on Mechatronics.

Michael lives in Sydney and currently works with the Woolworths Group as Distribution Centre Design Manager within the Supply Chain Transformation team. He has previously been Group Engineering Manager with responsibility for Asia Pacific, North America and Europe for a fast growing listed Clean Energy technology company; Food, Beverage & Manufacturing Senior Consultant with a leading integrated systems company; and Asia Pacific Engineering Manager and manager of the Innovation Centre for the world’s largest equipment pooling company. Between these roles, Michael has also been the founder of several start-ups in areas as diverse as robotics, furniture manufacturing, and industrial visualisation.

Sarah Raymont

Sarah Raymont (BE 2013)

Sarah graduated from The University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (History). Since graduation, Sarah has worked as a transport engineer on road, light and heavy rail projects within NSW. Sarah has both construction and design consultancy experience, with both design and project management roles.

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Sarah chose to work within the transport sector, as she finds the human element of this type of engineering fascinating. The opportunity to work on major pieces of transport infrastructure that changes the accessibility and functionality of major cities and affects the everyday lives of its citizens is something she finds both challenging and enjoyable.

Sarah had the opportunity to participate in an exchange to The University of Edinburgh during her undergraduate studies, and this experience has not only encouraged her to move interstate for her graduate position, but has led her to continue her travels to experience as many cultures and places around the world.

Bosco Seeto

Bosco Seeto (BArch 1970)

ARAIA, JP, Chartered architect

Bosco graduated from UQ’s School of Architecture in 1970 and then moved to Sydney to further his career. He worked in various offices which included that of developers, Government Departments and Private practices, which offered him the opportunities to work on building types such as multi-story offices, shopping centres and residential towers etc. Notable projects he worked on included the conversion of Birken Head Point and the iconic Queen Victoria Building into a Shopping Centre. With his Chinese cultural background and bi-lingual, he has also undertaken projects in China. Bosco established his own architectural practice in 1995 and has since retired.