Young fund manager awarded Emerging Leaders MBA scholarship

Nick Harrington, Investment Manager at Yendys Capital and Founding Director of the Manjeri School Project, has been awarded the 2018 BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship.

Nick Harrington, Investment Manager at Yendys Capital and Founding Director of the Manjeri School Project, has been awarded the 2018 BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship.

Nick Harrington
Nick Harrington

Selected through a competitive application process and from a pool of more than 100 applicants, Nick will commence his MBA at the Business School next year on a full scholarship, valued at more than $60,000.

Aged only 27, Harrington has built a sustainable social enterprise in Uganda that includes a chicken farm and a taxi-bus service which funds a local school and employs 35 local staff. The school has educated more than 250 local children, 88 per cent of whom have reached top quartile results.

Ten years later, the Manjeri School Project is sustainably funded and will shift to local management in the next six months.

Now Harrington, who was a manager at social impact group Social Ventures Australia, has a vision of building a viable global impact investment fund and has joined Yendy's Capital, a values driven growth equity fund.

Receiving the Emerging Leaders scholarship is a huge opportunity for me and I can’t wait to open my mind to new ideas, meet incredible people and really try to make a greater impact on the people that I work with” said Nick at the finalist luncheon in Sydney last Friday. “The scholarship is going to enhance future opportunities in how I can work with really exciting business, help grow businesses and have a greater impact on the community.”

“The scholarship process has been really smooth, transparent and straightforward and to be honest it has been a delight to go through the process.”

Read the full story in the Australian Financial Review.
The BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship is a part of the BOSS Emerging Leaders program, developed by the Financial Review BOSS Magazine in partnership with the Business School to support and mentor Australia's future leaders. The program has since attracted some of Australia's brightest young business talent.