Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 28.09.2021

Murray Bush

Class of 1989
OCCUPATION Chief Operating Officer
Lives Singapore, Singapore
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Wandoo
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Economics/Commerce
Work history
  • Chief Operating Officer - Japan
  • Chief of Staff - Executive Board
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What does life look for you now?

Balancing family with my wife and two daughters, now 12 and 6. We are based in Singapore due to the COVID-19 Pandemic but my work is within Japan.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

Spending as much time as possible with my family on the weekends and getting out to be a tourist in our own city at present.

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

I had thought of being a lawyer, but ended up studying Commerce and Economics at University before becoming an accountant, then a Management Consultant. Now I work in a Software company, so no idea how I ended up here!

What is your favourite Radford moment?

Year 9 Outward Bound camp was something that will forever remain in my memory. A lot of fun!

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

Graeme Wigg was a fantastic Vice-principal and teacher at the time for me, and went on to be much more for many other students.

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

Easy in that I went with the flow somewhat. I am generally a risk averse person, but if a great opportunity comes my way, I will tend to say yes to it.

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

Yes, at the time it was what I intended, but where I am now as a result of that education, could not have been imagined.

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

That I had a connection to more people that I thought I had.

What advice do you have for current students?

Be the best version of yourself that you can be, the rest will work itself out.

Where are you now?