Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 5.08.2019

Adrian Watts

Class of 1998
OCCUPATION CEO
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Wandoo
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Education
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Actuarial Studies, 1999-2002
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Commerce, 1999-2002
Work history
  • CEO, National Health Co-op, 2015-Present
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What does life look for you now?

CEO of the National Health Co-op, driving a new model for healthcare for Australia whereby communities take control of their own health outcomes.

I have a great family and work-life balance.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

Healthcare and Community Development

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

Employed doing something I enjoy

What is your favourite Radford moment?

Graduation

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

We never have to decide 'what to do in life'. Its too big a decision and one we ultimately have little control over.
Deciding what to do now is the most important - that being, spending time on what you are most passionate about.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

Never

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

You will have lots of opportunities. Don't rush towards all of them at once.

What advice do you have for current students?

Get some real life experience.
Explore the world.
Ask questions.
Don't just follow.
Don't just do what you think your parents want you to do.

Anything else that you would like to share?

It's OK to be different.....But if you realise you aren't too different, don't try and be different just to fit in.

Where are you now?