'Sage advice' from law enforcement stalwart for CQUni Sydney graduation

Published:09 September 2015

CQUni Sydney graduation guest speaker Tim Sage

Law enforcement stalwart Tim Sage is the guest speaker for CQUniversity Sydney's graduation ceremony, from 2pm next Tuesday (Sept 15) at the Angel Place Recital Hall.

Around 180 graduates will attend.

The CQUni Sydney ceremony traditionally has a multi-national feel and this year it will also have a bit of a Thai flavour, with two Doctor of Professional Studies graduates who have focused on Thailand.

Highlights will include awarding of the Associate Vice-Chancellor's Medal to Buddha Laxmi Maharjan, recognising outstanding academic achievement, mentoring of others, responding to challenges, commitment to the value of cultural diversity, and contributions to the community.

The graduate representative address will be delivered by Business/Marketing graduate Felipe Pereira.

Wannapa Naburana has earned a Doctor of Professional Studies for 'A strategy to assure Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities of Australian companies operating in Thailand'.

Patpasut Satunuwat has earned a Doctor of Professional Studies for a study of 'Career Guidance, University Enrolment and Labour Market in Thailand: A Failure of Marketing Communications'.

* Tim Sage has had an extensive career in law enforcement beginning as Clerk of the New South Wales Magistrates Courts. Since then, he has gained international experience in London, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. After progressing up the career ladder, Tim is now based in New South Wales as Examiner for the Australian Crime Commission; a prestigious and esteemed position within the judicial and legal New South Wales infrastructure.

Tim grew up in the country town of Tamworth and is a clear example that higher education and career development can take you all over the globe. Throughout his career, he has liaised with key figure heads and authorities, offering consultation on investigation and criminal prevention strategy and management.

Tim has a passion for education and has been Board Chairman for a Sydney based private school for many years. Tim has also worked as a Legal Officer, Principal Legal Officer and Regional Director of the National Crime Authority, Sydney. He spent eight years as Assistant Commissioner of the New South Wales Integrity Commission and in that time was appointed Acting Commissioner for a short period.

As part of his international achievements, Tim led a team and conducted inquiries in Beijing in relation to a US$42 million fraud on the Bank of China. He often liaised with other agencies on investigations and attended and presented at numerous conferences as a representative from the New South Wales Police Integrity Commission.