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Alumni Connect February 2020

Welcome to the February edition of Alumni Connect, our magazine for readers who would like to know what career moves and philanthropic adventures their fellow EY Alumni have experienced since leaving EY. This month, we touch on epic treks in iconic destinations, digital transformation, and fundraising cyclists dodging wayward kangaroos.

Riding across Australia for charity Chance for Childhood

What can you do to change a child’s world? For a few ambitious EY and alumni friends, the answer to that question was simple: Take on some of the toughest cycling challenges in the world to raise money for a charity that helps children in need.

That ambitious crew is Team Abana, which includes a mix of alumni and current EY people. We spoke to them just before they set off on their Race Across Australia (RAA) in October. They shared the importance of team work and the hazards they expected to face as they prepared to cross a continent in one week.

Team Abana reflect on their race across America and the lessons learned

The team, which includes EY and EY Alumni, reflect on the lesson they learned and the impact that their fundraising has had for vulnerable children in Africa.

Teamwork is the secret to success for Team Abana

Team Abana share what it was like to complete the race across America in 2016 and the importance of team work to achieving their goal to raise $250,000 for vulnerable children in Africa.

The challenge: race across Australia in 7 days to raise money for Chance for Childhood

EY Alumni, Michael Lynch-Bell and Mick Bardella, with EY Partner Lee Downham, share what it takes to battle against the elements and successfully cross a continent in just seven days.


ELaine Parr

Elaine Parr

When she’s not busy in her role as Client Service Partner at EY UK&I, discover how Elaine Parr makes a difference to children’s lives with epic treks in iconic destinations.

Michael de Kare-Silver

Since leaving EY 20 years ago, alumnus Michael de Kare-Silver has built a successful career running digital and tech ventures and has been published extensively on digital transformation. Here he shares key lessons learned at EY and the value of the alumni network.

Michael De Kare Silver

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