Casey Taylor started at BDC in 1995 in Transition and after 10 years transferred to Jetty High in 2005 for two years, before returning to BDC in 2007 to complete her senior years. She continued her studies at UNE reading for a double degree in Economics (Econometrics) and Business (Applied Finance) gaining high distinctions in all subjects.
Casey gained many accolades whilst at university: in 2011 she was awarded the R S Neale Memorial Fund Prize for the best result in a first year unit, the John Guise Memorial Prize in 2012 for being the most outstanding student of Econometrics along with the Australian Finance Conference Economics Prize, the Reece/Tait Prize in 2012 for the most distinguished pass in Public Finance, many CPA Australia academic merit awards and was named the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar in 2013.
During 2015 and 2016, Casey worked as an analyst for KPMG’s Corporate Finance division, working across mergers and acquisitions, debt advisory, valuations and infrastructure. During her time at KPMG, she volunteered her time as mentor for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation in 2015 and the was seconded to the Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnership in the East Kimberley, to develop an indigenous-led, place-based employment initiative. The photo shows Casey engaged in learning the local language at the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre. Translated it means “Mirima Place for Talking”.
Casey now works for Social Ventures Australia (SVA), a not-for-profit organisation that exists to alleviate disadvantage in Australia. Casey is a manager within SVA’s Impact Investing team, where she mobilises private investor capital for social purpose. Casey is also undertaking her Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation.
It is wonderful to see Casey’s achievements and to be able to call her another BDC success.