ATCO Australia

ATCO Australia

April 04, 2012 13:29 ET

ATCO Australia Continues Partnership With University of Western Australia Business School

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - ATCO Australia announced today a three-year partnership with the University of Western Australia (UWA) Business School. The sponsorship will support the School's teaching, research, thought leadership and community engagement and provide financial support for students in need.

ATCO Australia Managing Director Steven Landry said the partnership underscores the company's long-term commitment to the Western Australian community.

"Our partnership with the UWA Business School represents an opportunity for us to invest in programs and initiatives that develop a skilled and sustainable workforce through continuous personal and professional learning," he said.

The sponsorship funds an undergraduate scholarship and thought leadership events and panels discussions for the school and wider community, including the Breakfast by the Bay series.

Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, said the school valued ATCO Australia's support and looked forward to continuing to work with the company.

"ATCO Australia's investment in the UWA Business School is making an important contribution to business education and public debate," he said.

"In particular, the ATCO Australia Undergraduate Scholarship allows some of our brightest students to concentrate fully on their studies without having to worry about financial difficulties or external work commitments."

ATCO Australia

ATCO Australia develops, builds, owns and operates energy and infrastructure assets, drawing upon our existing expertise in power generation, the transmission and distribution of electricity and natural gas, and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction.

ATCO Australia is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 8,800 employees and assets of approximately CAD $12 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at

UWA Business School

The University of Western Australia was established in 1911 and is the oldest and most prestigious university in Western Australia. It has over 23,000 enrolled students across its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is a member of the research-intensive Group of Eight (Go8) network, the World Universities Network (WUN), and a founding member of the Matariki Network of Universities.

With over 5,700 students, The University of Western Australia's Business School is one of the largest faculties within the university. The school received its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation in 2008 and AACSB accreditation in 2011. It is guided by a Business School Board that includes leaders from companies such as BHP Billiton, Wesfarmers, and Woodside.

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