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Annabelle Walker
Class of 2008

After finishing at Ivanhoe Girls’ in 2008, I completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours); Bachelor of Arts (Advanced Mandarin Chinese), and, a Diploma in Languages (Advanced French) concurrently. I completed the ASIC graduate program and the GDLP course required to become a lawyer, was admitted to practice in Victoria and earned a Masters of Corporate Law from the University of Cambridge. I have been working at ASIC since 2015, but took leave to complete my master’s degree at Cambridge University.

Cambridge was a challenge, but one of the best ones in my life. I’m thankful I put in the time and effort to enjoy the full experience. 

At Cambridge, every student is a member of a College. You live, eat, play sport and study within your college. I joined my College’s rowing team and the University athletics team and was part of several athletics meets against the University of Oxford. I achieved a balance between my course load, sport, socialising and enjoying all the additional extra-curricular activities Cambridge had to offer by strictly organising my time.  

Cambridge was a challenge, but one of the best ones in my life. I’m thankful I put in the time and effort to enjoy the full experienceas I now have friends around the world, doing interesting things like machine learning at Amazon, private equity in Kenya and scientific research on glaciers in Antarctica.In the latter part of 2017, I returned to Melbourne and got married.  My best friend from Ivanhoe Girls’, Philippa O'Brien, was my bridesmaid. 

I continue to work at ASIC and I am currently a member of their Corporate Governance Taskforce. I also sit on the Risk and Governance Committee for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the committee for the Cambridge Society of Victoria. I have resumed volunteering with Youth Law Australia and I am a member of the Advisory Board for AirTutor and Avivo Elite Tutoring in Ivanhoe.