Our 2024 Canterbury College Alumnus Of The Year Award Winner is…

Our winning past student was a 2003 School Captain, who went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Management Degree majoring in Human Resources, at the University of Queensland.

Since 2011, she’s been working for the Brisbane Airport Corporation, making their Executive Team in 2018, as the Executive General Manager of Human Resources.

While our school faced its own COVID pandemic campus hurdles, can you imagine the ‘mega challenges’ the HR Department of an airport went through?

Hundreds of cancelled flights, long-term grounded crews, reduced maintenance hours, forced staff redundancies, skeleton airport services… the list goes on…

And then, having to pull it all back together again, and rebuild staff levels after COVID ended.

Well, our Canterbury alumnus helped steer the Brisbane Airport Corporation through this HR nightmare.

In return, her strategic HR skills have been formally recognised, with the BAC being awarded ‘Best HR Strategic Plan’ – a document which she co-authored.

She’s also been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Best Learning and Development Strategy’ at the National HR Awards.

Brisbane Airport Corporation has been recognised as an ‘Employer of Choice’ by both the Australian Business Awards and Australian HR Awards during our graduate’s tenure.

She has served on the board of the Karlee Adams Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of melanomas and other skin cancers on Australians.

And last year she participated in the Live Like Her Challenge to raise awareness and money for homeless women.

She’s also campaigned for better support by employers for pregnant women and for women working in the infrastructure sector.

So it gives us great pleasure on Canterbury College’s 37th Birthday Foundation Day to present the 2024 Alumnus of the Year Award to Mrs Jane Dionysius – or as we knew her in 2003 – Ms Jane Hampson!

As part of this prestigious past student award, Canterbury donated $1,000 to Jane’s favourite nominated charity organisation – Melanoma Patients Australia – Karlee Adams Foundation Partners.

Canterbury College 37th Foundation Day, Friday 15 March 2024.