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Our people

Business Partnerships is here to assist you.

We bring together a wealth of expertise and experience in business development, project management, marketing, communications, event management and administration.

We’re here to connect you with the wealth of research expertise and talent at Federation University, as well as the capabilities of our extended networks within industry and the community.

Geraldine Jones


Geraldine Jones joined the Business Partnerships group in 2017, having previously held academic roles at Swinburne University and the Dual Sector Partnership project. She has significant senior management, portfolio and alliance partnerships experience from working in the energy and construction sectors. She specialises in researching and writing on leadership, transition, strategic and organisational thinking. Geraldine is a Certified Project and Board Director. She holds a Master of Organisational Leadership as well as electrical, Information Technology Infrastructure Library business and teaching qualifications.

Sarah Prime

Project Officer

Sarah Prime is an experienced communicator, project manager and creative marketing professional driven by the desire to provide superior customer experiences. She brings these skills to her role in Business Partnerships, where she is responsible for administrative organisation, process development and event management. Sarah has worked in various levels of government and the regional university system, all of which has given her an opportunity to prove herself as a high performing administrative all-rounder. She has a Bachelor of Business Services from Charles Sturt University majoring in marketing and accounting.

Cristian Stromblad

Project Officer

Cristian Stromblad brings over a decade’s experience in university marketing, writing, editing and project coordination to his project officer role in Business Partnerships. He is responsible for the unit’s communications and media and is passionate about translating university messages for a variety of audiences. His previous roles include project work for the Queensland Department of Main Roads and copywriter and publications coordinator for Flinders University, Adelaide. Cristian has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) from QUT and a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing as well as years of freelance writing experience for a range of clients and publications.

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