The FMAA Story

The Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA) is a student-led body established in 1990 at The University of Melbourne with the support of Gold and Founding Sponsor Macquarie Group.

Today, the FMAA has expanded nationally to have a presence across 6 universities: The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, The University of New South Wales, Monash University, and the Australian National University. 

The FMAA actively promotes career awareness to students and facilitates connections with Australia’s leading employers through its keynote networking and sponsor tailored events, as well as its various case competitions. Additionally, student members are provided access to a weekly newsletter containing upcoming events, internship and graduate employment opportunities, and a recent corporate transaction update.

Over the years, the FMAA has rapidly become one of the most dynamic and enthusiastically supported student bodies on campus, earning a strong reputation for energy and professionalism from students, faculty, and sponsors alike. 

The FMAA has over 3,000 student members nationally. The genuine value offered to members underlies our continual growth and stamps the body as the leading professionally focused student organisation in Australia.


Paul Hameister OAM founded the FMAA at the University of Melbourne with the support of Gold and Founding Sponsor Macquarie Group.

This strong connection with Macquarie continues to this day with the FMAA NSW Financial Services Evening held at Macquarie’s Head Office in Sydney each year, and with Macquarie having permanent representation on FMAA’s Board.
Following initial success in Melbourne, the FMAA was expanded to include a branch at the University of Sydney.
Shortly after, a branch was created at the University of Queensland.

FMAA now had an established presence in 3 states across Australia.

After a period focusing on gaining sponsors and building the FMAA’s offerings, a branch was established at the University of New South Wales. 
Dual branches were established at both the Caulfield and Clayton campuses of Monash University. 
The finance society at ANU was transitioned into an operating FMAA branch, providing members access to all FMAA had to offer nationally.

This expansion provided FMAA a branch at 6 of the Group of Eight Australian universities.

The FMAA Team

Board of DirectorsPast Presidents

Paul Hameister OAM


Peter Yates AM


Michelle Di Fabio


Matthew Millar

Macquarie Group Representative

Prof John Handley

University of Melbourne Representative

A/Prof Joakim Westerholm

University of Sydney Representative

Prof Stephen Gray

University of Queensland Representative

Prof Jerry Parwada

University of New South Wales Representative

Wayne Huf

Monash University Representative

A/Prof Geoff Warren

Australian National University Representative

Shin En Tan

University of Melbourne President

Ling Ling Lin

University of Sydney President

Olivia Smith

University of Queensland President

Bronson Sutton

University of New South Wales President

Jade Hameister OAM

Monash University (Clayton) President

Sabrina Kruy

Monash University (Caulfield) President

Ben Carlyon

Australian National University President