Meet your elected Alumni Advisory Committee members
Lisa Morisset (ACT)
Lisa is a highly successful fundraiser and leader of strategic communications and engagement. She has fifteen years of experience across higher education, outdoor experiential learning and the cultural sector, as well governance leadership in not for profit cultural organisations.
She has worked at the University of Tasmania, UNSW and the National Library of Australia and chaired or served on boards including Jigsaw Theatre, Friends of Musica Viva Tasmania and the Tasmanian Writers Centre.
Lisa is the Principal of Canberra based consultancy Brunswick Solutions, driving communications and stakeholder engagement solutions for business.
She currently consults into the Canberra Business Chamber, helping businesses capitalise on the opportunities light rail presents through construction, operations and urban renewal.
Previously, Lisa worked in senior leadership at UNSW Canberra at ADFA, providing strategic advice and leading staff on issues, opportunities and strategies to grow relationships, revenue and reputation. Lisa is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She relocated with her family from Tasmania to Canberra in 2010.
Robyn Phillips (Tasmania)
Robyn has had a career of being involved in international education over a period of 29 years. This has included working at Director level in two Universities in Australia and as a senior manager in a third. Robyn has identified, developed and managed transnational education program delivery across 7 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, New Zealand and extensively in China) and has represented Australian Universities at senior level in a range of countries.
Robyn has recently returned to Tasmania and works for a range of clients on international projects through her consultancy business XBorder Projects. Prior to returning to Tasmania, Robyn was employed by the Victorian government, where she developed and facilitated strategic projects in international education working with foreign investors, foreign education providers and a range of clients across key growth industries in Victoria, to highlight education and training as an enabler to state growth.
Robyn holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Deakin University, a Graduate Certificate in Research and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania and is also currently undertaking a PhD through UTAS. Robyn has co-authored publications which has included being part of a comparative study of selected higher education systems in Asia. Robyn is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Higher Education Research (BHER) in Malaysia (honorary position).
Catherine Williamson (Victoria)
After graduating with a Bachelor of Business with Honours Catherine was fortunate to land a job in the head office of a leading fashion retailer where she combines her interest in business with a love of fashion.
In her 10-year career she has had many great experiences and amazing exposure to global buying, design, manufacturing, business operations and strategy. Catherine has held senior roles in well-established organisations in addition to start-ups.
Catherine enjoys travelling and exploring new destinations and cultures and has balanced these passions with time studying and working across Australia, Asia and Europe. Abroad Catherine has developed her international business acumen, particularly within business strategy, operations and concepts, and has built up a strong overseas network.
Having recently returned to Melbourne for an opportunity at one of the most recognised and loved brands in Australia where the coffee culture also helped sway her move.
Catherine considers herself a lifelong advocate of the University of Tasmania. During her time at the University she served as a Student Ambassador and has established a network of alumni friends & acquaintances – both in Tasmania, and nationally/internationally.
Also an alumni of Lund University, Sweden where she completed an exchange placement with the University of Tasmania, Catherine has an international reach to build awareness for the University’s offer globally in addition to her network of Australian based alumni.