Daniel Willson’s grant from the Kangaroo Island CEF (KICEF) enabled him to graduate from the University of Adelaide with a double degree in Economics and International Studies and pursue a career in economic and public policy.
He is now a senior analyst at one of the most highly regarded professional service firms, Deloitte, providing policy analysis to inform and support a diverse range of clients.
My role is challenging and invigorating and has given me the opportunity to contribute towards the direction of my State’s future through projects such as the Regional Mining and Infrastructure Planning Project, South Australian Industry Participation Policy and improving the sustainability of South Australia’s hospital networks.
Daniel said that the support of the KICEF was crucial during the adjustment phase in his first year of university, during which time many of his peers dropped out of their respective courses at university and TAFE.
The community support paired with the financial assistance I was given helped me to manage the transition to the city with confidence.
Daniel is now furthering his tertiary education by undertaking a Masters in International Business.