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John Varano


Degree:

Masters in Major Programme Management

Location:

Australia

Industry:

Management Consulting

Year:

2016-18

John is a Senior Director at a leading communications and PR consultancy. Previously, John was a Management Consultant advising and supporting C-suite and senior executives to deliver large scale transformation programmes and projects. He has worked closely with ASX 100 organisations and government departments. John is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM).

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Posted by: on April 18, 2017

A Sense of Urgency: The Peaks and Troughs of Study

It has been a little while since I have written my last post. Typically, I would be excited and enthusiastic to transfer thoughts from pen to paper. However, in the last couple of months, my professional, personal and study commitments collectively have limited my capacity to engage and write. During module three of Systems Engineering, […]

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Posted by: on December 12, 2016

Learning Major Programme Risk and Being Immersed in the “Oxford Lifestyle”

After a weekend of celebrations and fun at the Merton College Winter Ball, the cohort was back and ready for our next module on Major Programme Risk. Whilst most cohort members were eagerly keen to commence, there were others including myself striving to put their best foot forward despite feeling jet lagged. The morning started with […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2016

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Is this Really the Case?

This afternoon I was passing my time with a close friend and we reflected upon some of our personal achievements to date. As I sipped my coffee, a thousand thoughts were simultaneously running through my mind. I was thinking about my career, my family, my life experiences and what it takes to accomplish an aspiration. […]

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Posted by: on October 12, 2016

It’s Happening… Matriculation, Study and Realising a Dream

Taking my first step onto High Street, the reality of my arrival at Oxford finally began to sink in. Alighting the requisite double decker bus on a breezy September morning, I paused to appreciate my surroundings, momentarily forgetting the large suitcases I held in each hand. Their weight eventually brought me back to reality and […]

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Posted by: on August 10, 2016

My Journey to Oxford

As a child, I often heard my parents emphasise the value of education. Reading the biographies of Prime Ministers and other prominent individuals attending Oxford University, I was transfixed by the unparalleled transformative capacity of an Oxford education. For someone whose mother and father had emigrated to Australia at a young age with no greater […]

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