Going Home, Finding Your Feet in Australia: Jobs, Wealth and Readjustment

LIVE WEBINAR | Going Home, Finding Your Feet in Australia: Jobs, Wealth and Readjustment

With speakers:
Sri Ayyalaraju, Consul-General, Australia High Commission 
Sinead Hourigan, Managing Director Queensland, Robert Walters
Geoff Taylor, Partner, Majenda
John Simeone, Senior Vice President Asia and UKEMEIA, Qantas

Friday 26th February 2021

Webinar: 8:00AM- 9:00AM GMT

Optional Meet the Speakers Session: 9:00AM – 9.30AM GMT

Until recently, an estimated one million Aussies lived and worked overseas, with the UK one of their most popular destinations. Following the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, many Australian professionals who have been long-term residents in the UK are considering relocating to Australia however wish to do so in a way that is considered and builds upon the financial and career choices they have made here. 

Join us for this virtual edition of our ‘Going Home’ series in which we’ll hear expert advice on how to navigate the post-COVID job market in Australia, make the right financial decisions and adjust to life and work back in Australia. 

This event will be a one-hour webinar followed by an optional 30-minute ‘Meet the Speakers’ session with our speakers Geoff and Sinead along with a select number of guests. Please nominate your interest to attend this second session upon your registration at the link above.

Please note that the aim of this webinar series is to help Aussies who are planning to return home in the medium/ longer-term, not for emergency purposes. If you are an Australian in the UK seeking assistance with returning home immediately then please do get in touch with the Australian High Commission’s Consular team here.

About the speakers: 

Sri Ayyalaraju, Consul-General, Australia High Commission 
Sri took up his position as Consul-General at Australia House in August 2017.  His main responsibilities include overseeing the provision of consular and passport services to Australians in the United Kingdom, and corporate services to Australian diplomatic missions in Europe.
Prior to this appointment, Sri was Australia’s Consul-General in New Delhi from 2010 to 2013. He has also served overseas in Hanoi and Buenos Aires.
Sri has held a wide range of positions since joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1995, including as deputy chief of protocol, in-house legal adviser and most recently as head of the department’s budget area.

Sinead Hourigan (FRCSA), Managing Director –Queensland

Sinead Hourigan is the Queensland Managing Director for Robert Walters and has been recruiting in the Brisbane market since 2001. Recruiting across both the public and private sector, Sinead has assisted clients with a wide range of senior assignments ranging from executive management through to C-suite level roles.

With an enviable network in the Brisbane market, Sinead calls upon her extensive network to work with clients in securing and attracting the best talent for their organisations. Prior to entering the recruitment industry, Sinead worked within the professional services sector and previous to this, worked in executive positions within the Irish Government.

Sinead sits on the QLD Council for the Australian British Chamber of Commerce, the QUT School of Management Business Advisory Working Group, is a board member of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland and the Diversity in Infrastructure Steering Committee and also a former President and Board member of the RCSA (Recruitment Consulting & Staffing Association), the peak body for the recruitment and staffing sector across ANZ.


Geoff Taylor, Partner, Majenda Australia

Geoff is a tax accountant and financial planner who has for the last 15 years specialised in advising Australian expatriates, particularly in relation to inbound transition planning.

Geoff recently established the Aussie Expat Guide web site (www.aussieexpatguide.com) to provide information to expats on a range of topics including tax, investing, property, mortgages and foreign exchange. Along with a group of subject matter experts, he has also developed an eBook which will be available in early October.

Geoff is a CPA and holds a Master of International Taxation from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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