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Alyce Frew
Alyce Frew

Using her studies in Commerce, Psychology and Environmental Management, Optimisation and Improvement Specialist Alyce Frew is helping an Australian energy company achieve sustainable growth.

“I completed a dual Bachelor degree in Science and Commerce at UQ, then went on to complete a Master of Environmental Management majoring in Sustainable Development,” Alyce said.
“Undertaking higher educational studies, such as a Masters program, provides you with the tools you need to think independently and have confidence in situations where you are dealing with ambiguity.”
Before commencing in this position, Alyce’s experience included  previous roles as a Psychometric Assessment Administrator and a Management Consultant.
Her current role involves process improvement, business planning, KPI development, change management, organisational design and business performance reporting.
“My job provides an opportunity to be part of a company seeking ways to make the future of energy more sustainable, something that appeals strongly to my background in environmental management,” Alyce said.
“I enjoy working in a field that is growing at a rapid rate and offers me the prospect to grow with it.
“There are challenges and opportunities within every day, but this is the key to continual professional development and building your experience.”
Alyce plans to move to the United Kingdom at the end of the year to gain further industry experience, with a view to one day starting her own sustainable business.
“My time at UQ provided me with world-class degrees, facilities and access to knowledge,” she said.
“It has created the best foundation for a rewarding career, as well as the opportunity to study with students who will undoubtedly go on to make significant contributions to society.”

Last updated: Jun 17, 2014