2016 Presenters

Joe Mastrangelo JrLinkedin Profile Pic

Joe Mastrangelo is a leader in the Financial services sector specialising in multi-national institutional business lines. Joe graduated with high honours in Commerce and Economics from Fairfield University USA,  and worked at JP Morgan / Chase and Morgan Stanley in Wall Street.

Joe’s co-curricular activities included playing semi-pro football  and cycling




Eugene Choi

Division Director, Macquarie Group Limited

Eugene graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics (Social ScienceEugene Choi Big Picture Program Warrane College UNSWs) at the University of Sydney and was a residential tutor at Warrane College.

Eugene practised law in the area of Litigation and Taxation at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashursts), Mallesons Stephen Jaques, and DLA Piper (where he was a partner in the Taxation Group).

He has served on the NSW Law Society’s Professional Conduct and Ethics Committees. Since 2008, he has been a Division Director at Macquarie Group Limited and is the Global Head of the Transaction Taxes team in the Financial Management Group.

Since 1994, Eugene has been a founding director of Reledev Australia Limited, an AusAid accredited overseas aid agency and currently serves as its Chairman.


Dr Gerald Fogarty

Director of Radiation Oncology, Mater Hospital & Senior Lecturer, UNSW and dr gerald fogartySydney University

Dr Gerald Fogarty is the Director of the Mater Sydney Radiotherapy Centre and attends multidisciplinary clinics for cancers arising from skin, urological and breast tissues.

He has spearheaded the use of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy at St Vincent’s and the Mater. He trained at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Australia’s largest cancer centre. He has over 25 first author publications and is the principal investigator of an International Phase III Trial in radiotherapy in melanoma.

He is a senior lecturer at both University of Sydney and UNSW.

He has an interest in education and is currently the Master of Warrane College, having been the Dean there for 12 years in the 1990s.

Previous Presenters


Corey PayneCorey-Payne

Former NRL player, BCom (Syd), GAICD, Founder of Future Direction Network

 Corey Payne is a Churchill Fellow, former NSW Young Australian of the Year, Alumni Award recipient at the University of Sydney and a former Australian professional Rugby League player.Corey is the founder of the Future Direction Network (FDN) and a strong proponent of further education.




The Hon. Bob CarrBob Carr

Bob Carr was the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister from March 2012 to September 2013. From 4 April 1995 to 3 August 2005, Carr was the Premier of NSW and was the the longest continuously serving Premier of the state.





Other Past speakers at The Big Picture Program have included:

  • Barnaby Horwath Former AFL Player and Journalist
  • Mark Tonga: Former NRL player and Disability Rights advocate.
  • Dr David Kirk MBE Former All Blacks Captain, former CEO of Fairfax Media and Rhodes scholar
  • Professor Steven Schwartz Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University
  • Professor Neil Weste Electrical Engineer and Inventor
  • Mr Alistair Coe MLA Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory
  • Mr Peter Harris “The Creative Coach”
  • Dr Michael Cook Journalist and editor of
  • Dr Gavin Boneham Optometrist
  • Mr Thomas Tudehope Social Media Consultant
  • Dr Sandra Lynch Associate Professor, The University of Notre Dame and Director, Centre for Faith & Ethics in Society
  • Mr Martin Fitzgerald Senior Educational Manager & Philosopher
  • Mr John Perrottet Director, Perrottet Partners
  • Dr James O’Sullivan Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Mr Peter Saccasan Director of Pharmacy Services, RSM Bird Cameron
  • Mr Matthew Johnstone Creative Director at the Black Dog Institute
  • Professor John Hearn Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), The University of Sydney
  • Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP NSW Finance Minister, Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly
  • Ms Deanna Lane Managing Director, Baddock Lane and Associates
  • Dr Angus Brook Lecturer in Philosophy, The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Dr Marco Navone Senior Lecturer (Finance), The University of Technology, Sydney
  • Peter Limbers, Partner at Ashurst