We are CBR
A Rubik’s cube master, legacy builder, mover and shaker… you may recognise them, even know their names, but do you know their stories?
- Professional Footballer Michelle Heyman Professional FootballerMichelle Heyman
She won a penalty shoot-out against Brazil at the Rio Olympics and has her sights on the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
In between that, she’s playing full time for Canberra United, is launching her own fashion label and was nominated LBGT sportsperson of the year.
- Photographer Adam McGrath PhotographerAdam McGrath
From a shoot at the High Court of Australia to the edge of a volcano in Tahiti, no day is ever the same for one of Canberra’s most prolific photographers.
And when he’s not capturing shots all over the world, he’s immersing himself in nature at his bushland home with his family.
- Taneeka Lang Taneeka Lang
I’m from Adelaide originally; I came here 3 years ago to study International Security and Criminology at ANU. It’s one of the best universities in the world. I think I’ll stay – there are so many job opportunities for the industry here.
- Jordan Kelly Jordan Kelly
I’ve lived in Canberra for almost 30 years. Many times, I’ve thought maybe I should move on to new pastures but so much keeps me here. All my family live here and I love spending time with them.
I’ve also had some great career highlights thanks to Canberra. I’ve been able to pursue my love of choreography and theatre…all thanks to the opportunities Canberra brings.
- Chairman Ken Kroeger ChairmanKen Kroeger
Ken’s love of technology and his ability to bring people together has seen him successfully transform a start-up company into a global force in the emerging field of eye-tracking technology.
With 140+ staff scattered around the world, Ken has ensured that the Seeing Machine headquarters remain in Canberra. Originally from Canada, he has lived in the ACT for more than 20 years and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
- Furniture Designer Tom Skeehan Furniture DesignerTom Skeehan
His furniture is made, sold and exhibited all over the world. And when he’s not doing business in Sydney and Melbourne, flying to Milan and New York several times a year, or lecturing at Canberra University, Tom can be seen at any one of the hip bars and cafes of Braddon.
- Marshall Clark Marshall Clark
Iran vs Iraq. FIFA Asian Cup Football Semi-Final. A sell-out crowd! That’s my favourite memory.
I wish people knew that Canberra has friendly people and a relaxed lifestyle. It’s easy to get to work and easy to exercise.
- Emma Macdonald Emma Macdonald
I am a born-and-bred Canberran who has loved growing-up in the shadow of Mount Ainslie and would never leave the inner-north.
This city has always had brains, but now it has a unique energy and cosmopolitan vibe so I’m in love all over again.
- Truffle farmer Jayson Mesman Truffle farmerJayson Mesman
From commandeering police sniffer dogs to uncover illicit drugs to now uncovering the “black gold nuggets” of nature, Jayson’s uncanny ability to connect with his dogs—many rescued from the pound—has led to his success as a truffle farmer.
His passion for the business, his wry sense of humour and the loveable animals that help him out, make his farm and world-class restaurant one of the most sought-after experience destinations in Australia.
- Rebekka Leary Rebekka Leary
I love walking down University Avenue at the ANU and experiencing the different seasons; being grateful for the shade in summer, seeing a whirl of leaves fall against a crisp and flawless autumn sky, wrapping a scarf more tightly about your neck and seeing frost gleaming in winter, and being hissed at by protective mother ducks as they herd their babies through bright green grass in spring. They add a beautiful backdrop to all of my memories.
- Alana Wade Alana Wade
I moved back to Canberra two years ago after a five-year stint in Sydney. I love the work life balance here, there’s so much flexibility to do the things you want to. I love Canberra and our community.