Aunty Denise Proud and Carly O'Brien in 2013
Aunty Denise Proud and Carly O'Brien in 2013 Warren Lynam/

Mountain Creek resident Carly O'brien named one of AIM30

MOUNTAIN Creek resident Carly O'Brien is one of just 10 Queenslanders to be named as part of the Australian Institute of Management's third annual AIM30.

The AIM30 is made up of 30 outstanding managers under 30 years of age who have excelled in their chosen careers and already left their unique mark on the management profession.

Carly's work helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through strengthening the Oodgeroo Unit at Queensland University of Technology was recognised in particular.

Having worked in the recruitment and oil and gas industries in London, Carly O'Brien returned to her native Queensland to undertake a business degree.

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While studying she rediscovered a passion for improving the educational, employment and economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Starting first in a mentoring role at The University of the Sunshine Coast, she moved to her current position as Team Leader, Professional Services, in the Oodgeroo Unit at the Queensland University of Technology.

Carly says her management style pivots on building relationships with all stakeholders, from her young clients to the University itself.


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