As we prepare for the launch of our 2015 Program, young member Rory Martin, National Sustainability Leader at dwp|suters talks about how the IACC Business Mentoring Program has helped develop his career in Australia and enabled the Wexford native to achieve a huge amount in a relatively short space of time.
Over the past year I have had the benefit of participating in the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Business Mentoring Program. At the beginning of the program I felt that I had a lot to offer my industry but I wasn’t quite sure how to take my career and industry interaction to the next level. I was fortunate enough to be paired with an outstanding mentor who instilled confidence in me and challenged me to reach my potential. I learned how to think strategically and was able to bounce ideas off a great sounding board.
Fast forward a year and in that time I have been appointed to two state boards on sustainability in the property and construction industry, have had the most successful year of my masters program and have been recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia as their inaugural “Future Green Leaders” award recipient for young professionals contribution to sustainability.
The IACC have created a fantastic opportunity for young Irish Australian professionals in Australia to benefit from the experience of senior industry leaders. I could not recommend the program enough and I encourage every young professional to give it a go. Everything you put into it will come back tenfold!
National Sustainability Leader
dwp | suters