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PaTHways Event: ‘Nicholson Careers Evening 2022’

Date & timeMonday, 7 February 6:30pm - 10:00pm
LocationLecture Theatre & Dining Hall
CostFree of charge
Booking closing date Monday, 24 January 12:00pm
Event type Careers event

Join us for a very special evening with a seminar in the Lecture Theatre followed by dinner in the Dining Hall. In the PaTHways Event: ‘Nicholson Careers Evening 2022‘, Trinity Hall alumni of diverse academic backgrounds and working fields will discuss their professional paths.

This year’s guest panellists are Isobel Daley (2007, Economics; works in Data Science), Adam Joseph (2000, Social & Political Sciences; works in Finance), Basit Mahmood (2010, Politics, Philosophy & Economics; works in Media) and Jimmy Murray (2009, Geography; works with Green Technology). The discussion will be chaired by Liz Simmonds (1998, Natural Sciences; works in Academia). During dinner, students will have the chance to speak to the panellists.

Please join us from 6:20pm ready for a prompt 6:30pm start time. The first part of the event will take place in the Lecture Theatre, and it will be followed by dinner in the Dining Hall from 7:30pm. There is no charge to attend, however, booking is required.


PaTHways Event: ‘Nicholson Careers Evening 2022

Participants’ biographies


Liz Simmonds (1998, Natural Sciences)

Liz Simmonds is Assistant Head of the Postdoc Academy at the University of Cambridge, and is the University’s operational lead for Research Culture.

Liz develops policies, frameworks and activities that impact upon and support postdocs throughout their Cambridge experience. She is chair of the University’s Research Culture Working Group, leading on the implementation of the Institutional Action Plan. As well as working across the university, Liz supports the national and international agenda for postdocs through her membership of the Researchers 14 and LERU networks.

Liz has been working with postdocs for 15 years, initially with the Postdoc Careers Service, before joining the Postdoc Academy in 2019. Prior to joining the University she held various roles in science communication and policy.


Isobel Daley (2007, Economics)
Isobel left Cambridge in 2010 with a degree in Economics, but no clear idea of what she wanted to do. Over the subsequent decade, she has worked in a diverse set of roles at both large and small companies. These have ranged from Analyst at a multinational consulting firm, to Managing Director of a manufacturing company with 10 employees. During this period, she also returned to study, completing a Master’s in Economics at UCL. This non-linear career path has now led Isobel to the world of data science where she is able to combine a love of data with her background in business and technology.

Adam Joseph (2000, Social & Political Sciences)
Adam joined Macquarie in 2009. He is a Senior Managing Director based in London, responsible for Private Equity investing in Europe. Adam has led numerous equity and debt transactions in Macquarie. This includes the public to private takeover offer of PTSG plc (a building compliance business) and the acquisition of Wavenet, a managed services telecoms provider.

Adam is a member of the holding company boards for PTSG, Wavenet, ParkingEye and Matrix. He is also a governor of the Haberdashers’ Boys and Girls schools and sits on the board of the school limited company.

Adam has worked in the financial services industry since 2003 and has 16 years of investment experience. He previously worked at Providence Equity Partners, Park Street Partners and Merrill Lynch International.

Adam edited Varsity newspaper whilst at Cambridge. He is married to Gabrielle who was also at Trinity Hall at the same time and read Natural Sciences. They have four children together.

Basit Mahmood (2010, Politics, Psychology, Sociology & International Relations)
Basit studied Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Relations at Trinity Hall. After graduating in 2013, he worked for education charities to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, in 2018 he changed careers to go into journalism after growing frustrated at the manner in which working class and ethnic minorities were being reported on in sections of the press and wanted to amplify the voices of those from underrepresented backgrounds. He previously worked as a reporter for Metro and Newsweek and is currently editor of Left Foot Forward and also writes for the Independent, Metro, Tribune Magazine, and iPaper.

Jimmy Murray (2009, Geography)
Jimmy is the CEO and Co-founder of Greenr, a Greentech Start-up that enables organisations and individuals to understand their environmental impact using their self-service technology, set emissions reduction plans and receive coaching & rewards for reducing their emissions at source. Prior to launching Greenr, Jimmy worked in Tech, Business Dev, Strategy & Consulting as a Senior Manager & Commercial Director at Accenture for over 8 years.

He holds a BA Hons in Geography from University of Cambridge and has gained Executive Education from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and Harvard Business School.

How to register

Online: Booking for this event has now closed. Please email if you would like to make a late booking enquiry.

You will receive an email reminder by 3:30pm on Friday 4 February with further details about the event.


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