Monash IT graduates make a difference. Our Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and exceptional qualities of Monash alumni worldwide.
We take great pride in the distinguished service, achievements and successes of our alumni. Learn more about awards for alumni.
Distinguished Alumni Awards - Meet our recipients
Monash introduced the Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2014.
2017 – Mr Owen Kerr
Mr Owen Kerr commenced a Bachelor of Business Systems in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University in 2002. In 2003 he received a Monash Scholarship in the Industry Based Learning program and he graduated in 2005.
Mr Kerr is the Director of Pepperstone, one of the largest foreign exchange broker/dealers in the world.
2016 – Mr Ben Heyes
Mr Ben Heyes (BComp LLM GradDipBanking) is passionate about the possibilities of technology and the application to societal enhancement and trust in the digital economy. He believes in creativity, innovation and the utilisation of both art and science.
Mr Heyes is the Chief Information Security and Trust Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Profile coming soon.
Ms Suja Chandrasekaran is a technology leader with a career that has spanned across multiple continents including Australia, North America/USA, Latin America and Europe, and has led some of the world’s greatest retail and CPG organisations. Serving as SVP, Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer at Walmart Stores nc., Ms Chandrasekaran leads engineering, technology and digital transformation for Walmart US, Sam’s Club and Walmart International.