Aya is an Equity Research Associate with Macquarie Capital Securities (Japan), covering listed gaming and internet companies. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Finance and Marketing from the University of Melbourne. She has worked as a Research Assistant at the Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School assisting in research of Japanese Law for Associate Professor Stacey Steele. She also represented Team Australia in the Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition in the Japanese speaking team, placing 3rd. Aya was also involved in establishing Chalk Centre, a not-for-profit organisation focused on gender literary to empower the next generation. She is a member of the Young Finance Professional committee with FINSIA, the Financial Management Association of Australia and an active member of the ANZCCJ.