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Our old scholars epitomise the Pembroke values in the wider community and we are proud of their achievements.

2 March 2022

We are pleased to bring you the Pembroke Global Citizens Series. This is your opportunity to hear the career stories of our celebrated old scholars.

Mal Chia (1996)

Mal Chia is the former CEO of Ryderware and an outsourced CMO and e-commerce consultant for the retail and tech industry with his company Mal Chia and Associates.

After completing a Masters in Marketing, Mal started at the Adelaide Fringe as the marketing assistant. This lead to being a digital strategist and heading up digital marking for the University of Adelaide. He has also worked for clients including Wirra Wirra, Vodafone, Port Power, Bank of Queensland, Adelaide Crows, Lend Lease and Vicinity Centres.

In 2019 Mal was hired by Ryderwear to build and launch the Pushh training app, however he was soon appointed as the first Chief Marketing Officer for the company.

Find what you’re pas­sion­ate about. Don’t rush into some­thing just because some­one expects you to do that. Take the time, what­ev­er that may be and how­ev­er long that takes you, to real­ly fig­ure out what your pas­sion­ate about. Once you can find that thing – make that your job, make that your career. That’s the best piece of advice I could ever give.