About the SAA
Continuing the connecting of students, graduates, academics and faculty

The Stanford Australia Association exists to enable all students, graduates, academics and faculty of Stanford University, either living or travelling in Australia, to continue their experience and remain connected to Stanford.

We currently serve over 600 members across Australia (these members are from a variety of backgrounds and range from PhDs and degree holders to those who have completed short courses or executive education programs).

The association is run by a committee of Australian Alumni, with the goal of providing members with an opportunity to develop valuable associations, in an enjoyable collegiate atmosphere, while fostering a forum for continuous learning and connection to Stanford University.


The committee currently consists of thirteen members. Meeting monthly, it oversees the alumni association’s administration and programs. The committee is made up by:

Chapter Officers

  • President – Melanie Kansil, MBA 2003
  • Vice President – Anthony Surtees, MS 1993
  • Treasurer – Aaron Bilstrom, BS 1995
  • Secretary – Roisin Ryan, MSx 2011

Committee members

  • Rachel Courtright, SMM 2013
  • Daniel Fogarty, MSc 2001
  • Steve Hawkins, MBA 1995
  • Tricia Huerta, BA 2007, MA 2008
  • Matthew Roach, LLM 2015
  • Vicki Slavina, MBA 2013
  • Stu Taggart, SMM 2011
  • John Walton, MBA 1963
  • Mike Zimmerman GBS ‘92

Stanford Alumni association alumni.stanford.edu
GSB Alumni association www.gsb.stanford.edu/alumni

Stanford Australia Association