Hennessy - Economist - Springvale, VIC, Australia

Keeli Hennessy

Springvale, VIC, Australia



Work History

Andean Hydro and SwissHydro (Peru)

I undertook initial cost-benefit-analysis and professional economic advice for large hydroelectric as well as mining projects in Peru.

Research Assistant for Professor Jakob Madsen

Monash University

Throughout my PhD candidature I worked and taught full time to supplement my scholarship income. The following positions were held for a minimum of one semester up to 6 semesters.

Units lectured:
Macroeconomics - 1st and 2nd year subjects
Managerial economics - 2nd year subject
Business in Asia - 3rd year subject

Units tutored:

Monetary Economics - 3rd year subject
Competition and Regulation - 3rd year subject
International Economics - 3rd year subject
Managerial Economics - 3rd year subject
Business in Asia - 3rd year subject
Macroeconomics - 1st and 2nd year courses
Managerial economics - 2nd year subject

This position required:

➢ Delivering lectures, seminars and tutorials
➢ Developing and implementing new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research
➢ Designing, preparing and developing teaching materials
➢ Assessing student's coursework
➢ Setting and marking examinations
➢ Supporting students through a mentoring/ advisory role
➢ Supervising students research activities
➢ Carrying out administrative tasks related to the unit

Research work

Research Assistant for Professor Jakob Madsen
The work included grant proposals, editing academic papers prior to submission and contributions to a large macroeconomic data base. This involved finding data on various macroeconomic indicators and then collecting them for over 21 countries across a very long time horizon.

Evaluation of Tertiary Education in India

Group paper presented at conference in Mumbai, India. Award for best paper.
During undergraduate studies (2006)

Hendersons Educational Facilities

Duties included:
➢ Establish and carry out organizational goals, policies and procedures
➢ Managing and entering payroll data and printing payslips
➢ Manage general activities - letter writing, exams and marking tests
➢ Consulting with management, staff and teachers to ensure smooth operations
➢ Negotiate bookings and receive payments
➢ Provide supplies by identifying needs for office, classroom and kitchen

Head Chef

Upper Beaconsfield

Victoria. A high care nursing home.

➢ Plan a varied set of menus that meet the dietary needs of residents
➢ Manage and purchase all kitchen stock and equipment
➢ Prepare and cook meals
➢ Keep track of stock and waste
➢ Ensure kitchen operates within budget
➢ Create and maintain cleaning regimes that adhere to health regulations
➢ Keep kitchen documentation up to date daily
➢ Manage and train kitchen staff

Executive Chef on Super

-Yachts, Antibes. France.
➢ Provisioning of all food items
➢ Guest and crew meals and nutrition
➢ Food safety and storage standards
➢ Adhering to budget
➢ Galley and food inventory
➢ Galley safety and sanitary standards
➢ Management of other galley staff
The job skills required for this position are a vast knowledge of produce and the ability to provision to a budget, organisational and time management skills and team work capability. It also requires an understanding of nutrition, diets and allergies, food safety and storage. Daily menu planning was required in advance but with flexibility to appease different preferences. Communication skills were required in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.


Green Park Brasserie Restaurant and Bar

Duties included:
➢ Organize, direct and evaluate food and beverage service.
➢ Recruitment and training of staff (30 employees)
➢ Shift scheduling
➢ Performance management; monitor staff performance and provide feedback
➢ Purchase and control of inventory
➢ Monitor revenues and expenses
➢ Ensure practice of health and safety regulations
➢ Negotiate supplier arrangements for food and beverage products
➢ Negotiate with clients for use of facilities for catering, parties, banquets, etc.
1992 to 1998 - Owned and operated a restaurant/retail business. This required the following:
➢ Making decisions regarding investments into improving the profitability and development of the business
➢ Liaising with suppliers, authorities, sales representatives etc.
➢ Promoting and marketing the business and customer relations
➢ Recruiting, training and supervision of staff
➢ Problem solving
➢ Handling customer, accounts, enquiries and complaints
➢ Producing staff rotas
➢ Handling administration and paperwork
➢ Managing budget and keeping statistical and financial records
➢ Preparing reconciled ledgers for accountant
➢ Banking and cash management
➢ Overseeing stock levels and purchasing supplies
➢ Improving profitability and
The was business operated and profitably during this period and the improvement in service and quality increased the businesses reputation amongst the local community as well as travellers to the reason this increased the value of the good will by 300% over a 6 year period. During this time higher standards of food, service and health and safety were implemented and creative marketing and capital investments lead to the increased profitability of the business.
Contact details for all above employment available upon request.

Prior to Academic life

Qualifications & Certifications


Monash University


Methodist Ladies College


Monash University

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