Local lad returns for master class

La Trobe University Mildura’s Regional School of Business will be holding its second Master Class Lecture on April 22, which will be presented by Mr Damian Wells, Chief Executive Officer of the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA).

Damian Wells Born and raised in Merbein, Mr Wells started his career right here in Mildura, at the Mallee Catchment Management Authority and still has a strong affinity for the area, despite now living in Bendigo.

Mr Wells is a shining example of what can be achieved with self belief and hard work. His accumulated success in such a short amount of time is proof that working in a regional area is no barrier to breaking through the higher pegs on the professional ladder- which is why La Trobe University has invited Mr Wells to speak at its second Master Class.

“I remember when we had speakers come in when I was at University,” Mr Wells said.  “It was a chance to make real world connections and gain exposure to all sorts of potential ideas and career pathways. Hopefully I can provoke the audience to consider a couple of things they hadn’t thought about before.”
The idea behind the Master Class series is to enable Mildura students to discuss some key issues facing business today.  
“We are providing students with unique opportunities to gain exposure to industry heavy-weights,” said Kent Farell, Executive Director of the Mildura Campus.
The Master Class Lecture series comprises up to ten early evening lectures, which will be delivered by industry leaders. The series will run from March through to October.
For further information about the series, please contact Rebecca Wells, Promotions Officer at the Regional School of Business on 5051 4020 or r.wells@latrobe.edu.au
More about Damian Wells:

Mr Wells is a graduate from Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours).   He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Charles Sturt University. He is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has recently completed a ‘Leaders of the Future’ course.

Prior to his appointment of CEO, Mr Wells held the position of Manager, Strategy and Stakeholder Affairs for the NCCMA.  The NCCMA is a Statutory Authority of the Victorian Government. The organisation primarily delivers environmental projects, the value of which totalled $25 million last year.   

Mr Wells’ other previous roles include Operations Manager at Goulburn-Murray Water and Strategic Projects Manager at Mallee Catchment Management Authority in Mildura.   


Further information
School Support and Promotions Officer
Ms Rebecca Wells
T +61 03 5022 5051
F +61 03 5022 0043
E r.wells@latrobe.edu.au

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