May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Gala fundraiser for the Centenary Medical Research Foundation

A gala fundraiser for the Centenary Medical Research Foundation at the Greenwich home of Simon & Julie Ford – Wednesday May 30

The Kroks plus guitar virtuoso, Jim Pennell,  jazz great George Washingmachine.  Australia’s leading medical scientists from the Centenary Institute will also be on hand to inform you of the leading research being conducted at the Institute.

RSVP and pay ($150 each) at: https://www.centenary.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Soiree-with-Scientists-Invitation.pdf

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May
31
to Jun 6

Celebrating Harvard Club Scholarship

Celebrating Harvard Club Scholarship

Invitation from Chris Smith, Chair, HCA Philanthropy Pty Ltd

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Chris Smith

One of the best kept secrets about the Harvard Club of Australia is the amazing track record that we have with 6 scholarship programs which have sent 195 Australians to Harvard and brought 51 Harvard academics to work in Australia, and built up an endowment fund of $4 million.

It is time that we exposed this to more light with HCA members.

To do this I am hosting a number of briefings in the CBD over the next month. Whilst it is tax year end, and you may wish to donate, there is no obligation associated with these briefings.

If you would like to learn more, and engage with fellow HCA members please choose one of the following times and dates:

Thursday 31st May at 7.45 am
Friday 1st June at 12.30 pm
Tuesday 5th June at 7.45 am
Wednesday 6th June at 7.45 am

Venue: Perpetual Trustees, Level 18, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney.

You'll get a warm welcome, and a cup of tea or coffee to start your day, and in the case of the lunchtime event there will be a light lunch.

Thanks in advance for your RSVP.

Chris Smith
Chairman, HCA Philanthropy
phone: 0407 238 563

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Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with the Harvard Krokodiloes in Brisbane

Bubbles, Canapés & A Capella

Join AmCham members, guests and friends from the Harvard Club for an evening of bubbles, canapés and live music performed by Harvard University’s oldest a cappella singing group, The Harvard Krokodiloes.

Venue: Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Cnr Edward & Margaret St, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Date & Time: 4 June 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: Harvard Club Members $65.00, if you use booking code 040030-MEM (you have to create an account with AmCham)
Cancel by Date for this event is 28 May 2018
Contact: Janita Zhang, Event Manager QLD, 07 3220 2478, qld@amcham.com.au

Join AmCham QLD members and guests for an evening of bubbles, canapés and live music performed by Harvard University’s oldest a cappella singing group The Harvard Krokodiloes.

The Krokodiloes, Harvard University's oldest and finest a cappella singing group, are visiting Brisbane as part of their annual Summer Tour across the world!


The Krokodiloes (The Kroks) are a group of twelve undergraduate men who have been bringing the popular music of the Great American Songbook, as well as more traditional aires, to audiences across the country and around the globe. The Kroks pride themselves on their musical excellence and professional approach to their performance. Their fine musicianship and youthful energy, combined with their unique blend of snappy choreography and witty humour, have made them instant crowd-pleasers wherever they roam.

In the 70 years since the group's founding, the Kroks have performed for the likes of President Bill Clinton and President Pranab Mukherjee of India, at momentous events such as the 1997 Hong Kong handover ceremony, in famed concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House, and have been hosted by royal families in Thailand, Monaco, and Germany. The Kroks have also performed for celebrities such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chris Pratt, Amy Poehler, Neil Patrick Harris, and Dame Helen Mirren; other featured guests include Anne Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, Julia Roberts, Julie Andrews, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, Whoopi Goldberg.

For more information on The Krokodiloes, please visit their website www.kroks.com

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Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

HCA Australia Address, SGM and AGM 2018

You are invited to the Harvard Club of Australia

Australia Address with guest speaker

David Thodey AO

followed by a Special General Meeting and Annual General Meeting

David Thodey is Chair of CSIRO (the national research organisation for Australia) and the Chair of JobsNSW, the NSW independent organisation responsible for the creation of 150K new jobs though to 2020.

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018

Time: 5:30pm for 6.00pm - 8.00pm

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Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $55.00, includes drinks and canapes

Dress: Business Attire

Enjoy drinks and canapes with fellow members then take a seat to hear the Australia Address followed by the Annual General Meeting.

David Thodey is Chair of the Commonwealth Science, Industry & Research Organisation (the national research organisation for Australia) and the Chair of JobsNSW, the NSW independent organisation responsible for the creation of 150K new jobs though to 2020.

Previously David was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Telstra, appointed in May 2009. He formally retired from the CEO position on 30 April 2015. Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, with an international presence spanning Asia, Europe and North America with revenues of $16B and market cap of $70-80B.

Before joining Telstra, David was Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand at IBM. During his 22 years at IBM, David held several senior executive positions in marketing and sales across Asia Pacific.

In January 2013, David joined the Board of the GSM Association, the global body made up of carriers and related companies that supports the standardisation and deployment of mobile technology around the world. He was also co-chair of the Infrastructure and Investment Taskforce of the B20 leadership group.

David has a keen interest in basketball, and was previously Chairman of Basketball Australia. He is a passionate technologist and interested in customer centred transformation of businesses.

David received an honorary Doctorate in Science from Deakin University in 2016 and was recognised for his services to business and ethical business leadership with an Order of Australia in January 2017.

David now serves on a number of Boards - from consulting, venture capital, public policy and science, research and innovation while managing his own investment portfolio. He is passionate about authentic leadership, workplace equity, technology and corporate social responsibility.

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Jul
2
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club with Dr Sarah Cameron

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Dr Sarah Cameron

Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Sydney

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Date: Monday 2 July 2018

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Members will be advised when booking opens

Biographical details

Sarah Cameron is the Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She joined the Department in 2017 from the Australian National University where she received her PhD in Political Science. Her research interests include elections, comparative political behaviour and Australian politics.

Sarah has contributed to a range of projects on elections and democracy including the Australian Election Study and the Comparative Cross-National Electoral Research project. Her dissertation research examined the political consequences of the global financial crisis in cross-national comparison. She held a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Government at Harvard University from 2015 to 2016.

Previously, Sarah worked in management and consulting roles in the non-profit sector. She was a Commissioner on the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, the independent body which provided assurance on sustainability for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was the National Programs Manager of UK organization Global Action Plan. Sarah holds a PhD and Master of Studies from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility from Ashridge Business School.

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Jul
25
to Jul 27

2018 HCA Program for Nonprofit Leaders

2018 HCA Program for Nonprofit Leaders

'The Future of Work in the Digital Age: winning through talent, technology and improved productivity'

PRESENTED BY HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR

Felix Oberholzer-Gee

LEARN MORE: View the Brochure

 

The 2018 Harvard Club Program for Leaders 'The Future of Work in the Digital Age: winning through talent, technology and improved productivity' is designed for senior executives with responsibility for strategy, leadership, and organisational performance.

Dates: Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 July 2018
Venue: Sydney Conference + Training Centre, Ingleside, Sydney
Format: Two Day Residential Program. Fee $2,200+GST.
Contact: Suzie Ruse, Program Manager, or Melinda Muth, Program Director, 0419 277 376.

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Jul
29
to Aug 3

2018 HCA Program for Leaders

2018 HCA Program for Leaders

'The Future of Work in the Digital Age: winning through talent, technology and improved productivity'

PRESENTED BY HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSORS

Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Ethan Bernstein

LEARN MORE: Request the Brochure

The 2018 Harvard Club Program for Leaders 'The Future of Work in the Digital Age: winning through talent, technology and improved productivity' aims to help participants understand the ways leading organisations use technology and data to improve the production of their workforce and gain competitive advantage in the market place.

Dates: Sunday 29 July to Friday 3 August 2018
Venue: RACV Healesville, nr Melbourne, Victoria
Format: Five Day Residential Program. Fee $10,750+GST. Ask about EarlyBird & Team Discounts.
Contact: Suzie Ruse, Program Manager, or Melinda Muth, Program Director, 0419 277 376.

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Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Upcoming Event for HCA WA with Prof. David Yermack

You are invited to a HCA WA Chapter Evening
with guest speaker

Prof. David Yermack speaking on

The Blockchain Evolution, and Why it Matters to all of us

David Yermack is an NYU Stern School of Business Professor who is visiting the University of Western Australia at this time.

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: Clayton Utz,  Level 27, QV.1, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Price: tba

Dress: Business Attire

Members will be advised when booking opens

Description:

"You’ve heard of bitcoin, blockchains, and maybe even “crypto kitties”, but what does it mean to you? And the rest of the world?

This disruptive technology has the potential to change the way the world works from: how we use money, international finance remittance, how global supply chains are managed, the stock market, and how governments interact with its citizens.

The promise of blockchain technology is virtually endless and is already having seismic impacts that can be felt by everyone around the world.

The Harvard Club of Australia is delighted to be joined by Prof. David Yermack of NYU’s Stern School of Business, who teaches a popular graduate course on blockchain who will delve into the impact blockchain is having globally and in Australia. 

Biography:

"David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA - Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring.

Professor Yermack has been with NYU Stern since 1994. His primary research areas include boards of directors, executive compensation, and corporate finance. Professor Yermack has published more than 25 articles in leading academic journals in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Law. He is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank.

Professor Yermack received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1985), Master of Business Administration (1991), Juris Doctor (1991), Master of Arts in Business Economics (1993), and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics (1994) from Harvard University."

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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Briefing for Program Leaders

Thank you for expressing an interest in a Program Leader role with the Harvard Club of Australia following the 2018 AGM.  As the next step in preparation for this transition, the Club is holding a 1-hour Program Leaders Briefing workshop, hosted by Charlie Graham, HCA Vice-President.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the Program Leader role, the support available, the structure, operating model and the next steps.

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Date: Monday 21 May
Time: 1-2pm (AEST)
Venue: Gresham, Level 17, 167 Macquarie Street, Sydney, or via phone: 1300 254 410, PIN: 6624790#

RSVP: to attend please register via the link below.

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May
7
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club with Tilman Ruff AM

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Tilman A Ruff MB, BS (Hons), FRACP, AM

speaking on

“Ending nuclear weapons, the new ban treaty, and the first Nobel Peace Prize born in Australia”

 

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Date: Monday 7 May 2018

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Venue Sydney: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $45.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize 1985); and founding international and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".

Tilman is Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health, which he helped to establish. He teaches and writes widely on the public health and human rights dimensions of nuclear technology, especially the planetary health imperative to eradicate nuclear weapons.

Tilman was the first civil society representative on an Australian nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty delegation, civil society advisor to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, and a delegate to each of the landmark Conferences on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Norway (2013), Mexico and Austria (2014). In 2017, he led the IPPNW delegation in New York throughout the UN General Assembly negotiations that led to the adoption by a vote of 122 to 1 of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In support of the treaty he helped build a continuing collaboration between IPPNW, the World Medical Association, the World Federation of Public Health Associations and the International Council of Nurses.

Tilman’s has worked as international medical advisor to Australian Red Cross for over 20 years, focussed on hepatitis B control and maternal and child health in Indonesia and Pacific island countries with the Burnet Institute, AusAID, UNICEF and WHO, and serves on the WHO Western Pacific Region Hepatitis B Immunisation Expert Resource Panel.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 “for service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South-East Asia – Pacific region”.

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May
2
11:45 AM11:45

HCA Annual Nonprofit Fellowship Awards Luncheon and Leadership Address

The HCA Nonprofit Fellowship Program 2018
Founding Patrons: William D. Ferris AC and Lea Ferris
Chair: Lisa George

Nonprofit Fellowship Awards Event 2018

Presentation of Fellowships

Annual Nonprofit Leadership Address with

 Scott Farquhar

 

Club members, past Fellows and guests are invited to one of the highlights of the club calendar.

At the event, the two HCA Nonprofit Fellows selected to attend the 'Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management' at HBS will be announced and they will provide a brief insight into their organisations and the challenges they will address at Harvard Business School.

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Date: Wednesday 2 May

Venue: Macquarie Group, 1 Shelley St, Sydney (adjacent to Barangaroo)

Time: 11:45 am sharp for 12 pm start until 2 pm

Cost: $80pp, includes 2 course lunch and drinks.

Dress: Business Attire

Scott Farquhar, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Atlassian

Scott Farquhar is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organise, discuss and complete shared work. More than 100,000 large and small organisations use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

Atlassian donates 1% of profit, product, equity and employee time to charity, helping thousands of children in developing countries receive an education. In 2011, Scott was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).  In 2015, Scott helped spearhead Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. To date, almost 4,000 companies around the world have joined the movement.

Scott was the youngest person ever to be awarded the ‘Australian Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2006 by Ernst & Young alongside co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. Both Scott and Mike were named on the 2017 Forbes Global Game Changers list for their part in reshaping the world.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology from the University of New South Wales.

Join our distinguished guests, new and past Fellows for an outstanding luncheon.

Book now. Your guests are welcome too.

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Apr
9
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club with Adventurer Michael Smith

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Michael Smith, Adventurer

speaking on

"Two Journeys: The Planet and The Sun"

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Date: Monday 9 April 2018

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Michael Smith was named Adventurer of the Year 2016 by Australian Geographic for his record breaking first solo circumnavigation of the world in his Amphibian Flying Boat, Southern Sun. He has worked in the cinema exhibition space for 25 years, is owner of the popular independent cinema the Sun Theatre in Yarraville. Other interests including regional cinemas and founder of the NGO Screens Without Borders. He completed an MBA with a research project into the perceived value of cinema undertaken during his round the world trip. 

His book, Voyage of the Southern Sun, written with Harvard Alumni Aaron Patrick, is published by Black Inc and currently in bookstores. 

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Mar
24
8:15 PM20:15

'What's become of Truth' with Political philosopher and Harvard Professor Michael Sandel

Harvard Club of Australia members are warmly invited to this public talk hosted by UNSW Centre for Ideas:-

Date: MAR 24
Venue: CARRIAGEWORKS
Price: Tix $35-45 + BF

MICHAEL SANDEL
What’s become of Truth?

8.15pm

Ticket URL: http://carriageworks.com.au/events/whats-become-of-truth/

“A philosopher with the global profile of a rock star.” – BBC News

“The most influential foreign figure in the world.” – China Newsweek

“The best Socratic dialogs since Socrates.” - Lord Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University

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Political philosopher and Harvard Professor Michael Sandel has been described as a “rock-star moralist”. His course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. From lecture halls to football stadiums, he is renowned for bringing his audiences into conversation about the most important and vexing issues of our time.

In this unique Sydney event, Professor Sandel will puts truth under the knife; dissecting the arguments, facts and philosophy and challenging us to search for truth in the world we live in today.

YouTube video on an intro about Michael Sandel and his popularity

https://youtu.be/TO333fRew1c

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Mar
19
to Apr 30

HCA The Next Era Presentation - various dates & locations

You are invited to meet fellow alumni and hear  "The Next Era for the Harvard Club of Australia" presentation

Please book in for Brisbane & Canberra.
There is no charge to attend - food and drinks will be served.

Brisbane Monday 23 April with Justin Greiner
Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm
Venue: JBWere, 34/123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Canberra Monday 30 April with Justin Greiner
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 3/60 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601

Taken Place:

Sydney Monday 19 March with Justin Greiner
Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Sydney Thursday 22 March with Charlie Graham
Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Gresham, Level 17, 167 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

Perth Monday 26 March with Charlie Graham
Time: 5.00 - 6.00pm
Venue: Gresham, 3/28 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000

Adelaide Monday 16 April with Justin Greiner
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 6, 22 King William St, Adelaide

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Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Harvard Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth- Rethinking Drawing: Fragonard in Tivoli

Harvard Club of Australia members are warmly welcome to attend a lecture by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Rethinking Drawing: Fragonard in Tivoli – presented by The Power Institute.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s extraordinary series of views from the Villa d’Este in Tivoli has been described as “one of the most beautiful red chalk drawings ever made.” Focusing on the specific visual and material aspects of this remarkable series, the lecture will discuss how the series contributed to the emergence of a modern conception of drawing in eighteenth-century France. In particular, it will consider the ways in which the series invites us to reimagine drawing as a fundamentally social act.

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Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth is the William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. She teaches modern and contemporary art focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, post-1970s art, and critical theory. Among the courses she has taught are: Introduction to Modern Art &Visual Culture (1700-1990); Modern Art and Modernity (with Benjamin Buchloh and Maria Gough); Body Image in Art & Visual Culture of the 18th- and 19th Centuries; The Origins of Modernity; The Early Modern Artist; Exoticism & Orientalism; Modern Art and Subjectivity, Contemporary Women Artists, Critical Strategies in Contemporary Art and Painting and Its Discontents, and, most recently, Drawing: Object, Medium Discourse; Drawing on Exhibition; Learning from Drawing; and Art and the Enlightenment. (See Courses for the full list.) In recognition of her distinguished contribution to undergraduate teaching, graduate education and research, she was awarded a Harvard College Professorship (2004-2009).

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Mar
5
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club with author Ceridwen Dovey

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker and alumnus

Author Ceridwen Dovey AB'03

speaking on

"Imagining Pompeii - using the ruins of Pompeii as a setting for fiction"

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In Ceridwen Dovey's latest novel, In the Garden of the Fugitives  (Penguin Random House, March 2018), one strand of the narrative is set in the early 1970s in an archaeological dig within the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii. Ceridwen will share some thoughts about her process of using real-life research done in Pompeii by extraordinary women (such as the Australian archaeologist Estelle Lazer, who studies Pompeii’s human remains) as the inspiration for her fiction, and reflect on some of the iconic images  that influenced aspects of her new novel.

Date: Monday 5 March 2017

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Biography:

Ceridwen grew up between South Africa and Australia. She studied at Harvard as an undergraduate (Class of '03) and did her graduate studies in anthropology at New York University before returning permanently to Sydney. Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was selected for the U.S. National Book Foundation's prestigious '5 under 35' honours list and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award. The Wall Street Journal named her as one of their 'artists to watch.' Her second book, Only the Animals, won the inaugural 2014 Readings New Australian Writing Award and the People's Choice award for fiction (joint with Joan London's The Golden Age) in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Her new novel, In the Garden of the Fugitives, will be published in Australia in March 2018, and in the U.S., U.K. and France later this year. In October 2018, Writers on Writers: Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee will be published as part of Black Inc.'s Writers on Writers series. Ceridwen also regularly writes non-fiction for newyorker.com and The Monthly.

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Feb
5
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch: Preventing Blindness with Big Data, Smartphones & AI

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch


Topic: Preventing Blindness - Global screening programs made possible with Big Data; smartphones and Artificial Intelligence


A panel discussion with:

 Associate Professor Andrew White

Associate Professor Andrew White

Associate Professor Andrew White, University of Sydney
Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Hospital
Director of the Community Eye Care Project, Western Sydney
Co chair of Ophthalmology Governing body for the Agency for clinical Innovation.
Associate Advisory Board for the World Glaucoma Organisation

 Dr Hamish Dunn

Dr Hamish Dunn

Dr Hamish Dunn
Glaucoma Fellow, Westmead Hospital
Clinical Assoc Lecturer, Sydney University
Chair, Glaucoma Australia Expert Advisory Panel

 Samuel Marks

Samuel Marks

Samuel Marks
PhD candidate, Sydney Medical School, Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Director, Offscale.io, Sydney Scientific Pty Ltd

Date: Monday 5 February 2018
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee
Dress: Business Attire

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Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

President's Drinks

All members and their guests are warmly invited to join fellow alumni for President's Drinks to celebrate the end of the year

Hosted by HCA President Justin Greiner and Vice-President Charlie Graham

 

Date: Friday 8 December 2017
Venue: 11 Burton Street, Mosman, by kind permission of Charlie & Wallis Graham
Time: 6:30pm - 10.30pm
Dress: Cocktail Smart
Cost: $75.00, all drinks & canapes included.
Book: By Monday 4 December 2017

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Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

HCA ACT Chapter Christmas Drinks

HCA ACT Chapter Christmas Drinks

Jamie Snashall, Convenor of HCA ACT Chapter invites members to Christmas Drinks in partnership with the following organisations:

  • Canberra International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

  • Data Management Association (DAMA)

  • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

It’s an informal occasion with no set speakers so I hope you can make it.  Please RSVP to Jamie by Friday 1st December.

 Event Details

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Venue: Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore St, Canberra City 2601
Date: Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Time: 5:00pm for Registration & Networking, 5:15pm Start for 7:00pm Finish
Fee: Free for HCA members

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Dec
4
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch with Prof Clive Williams MG "The morphing of Islamic State"

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Professor Clive Williams MG

speaking on

"The morphing of Islamic State"

 

The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) achieved early successes in Syria and Iraq in 2013/2014, culminating in the surprise capture of one of Iraq's largest and best defended cities, Mosul, in June 2014. Since then, the US and Russian-led coalitions have turned the tide against IS, and it has now lost all of its "caliphate" cities and towns in Iraq and Syria.

Where does this leave the group? Will it regenerate in rural Iraq and Syria, develop new "caliphates" elsewhere, concentrate on having a virtual online caliphate - and/or  encourage its sympathisers to mount more deadly attacks on its Western enemies, including Australians?

While the world has been distracted by the threat from IS, al-Qaeda has been biding its time and waiting to displace IS as the leader of extremist Sunni Islam. Many of its followers are hoping for a brighter future under the dynamic leadership of Osama bin Laden's 27-year-old son, Hamza.

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Date: Monday 4 December 2017

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Sydney Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Professor Clive Williams MG is an honorary professor at the ANU and an adjunct professor at ADFA. He has a career background in the Australian Army Intelligence Corps and Defence Intelligence. Since leaving Defence in 2002 he has been running courses and Masters units on terrorism, counterterrorism and protective security in Australia and internationally.

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Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

HCA Thanksgiving Dinner

Jon Lindsay and the Executive of the Queensland Chapter of the Harvard Club of Australia are pleased to extend a warm invitation to you and your partner to join Harvard Club Members and their guests at the annual

HCA Thanksgiving Dinner

We will be joined by Justin Greiner, President, Harvard Club of Australia.

We hope you are able to join fellow Harvard Club members and their partners to renew acquaintances, meet other Harvard alumni, and share in the true spirit of Thanksgiving.

This year, we are extending a welcome to members from other States and to those associated with the wider Harvard Community.

Date:     Thursday 23 November 2017
Time:     6.30 for 7.00pm
Venue:   The Edinburgh Room, The Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide Street Brisbane
Dress:   Lounge Suit
Cost:      $125.00 HCA members and immediate guests; $145.00 Other Guests

RSVP:    by Friday 10 November 2017

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Nov
23
12:15 PM12:15

Senior Leaders Lunch with Tom Dery AO

You are invited to the HCA Senior Leaders Lunch

(returning to its original upscale format)

with guest speaker

Tom Dery AO, Chairman, Australia for M&C Saatchi

and Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

From Global Commerce to Harvard Fellow:

Lessons from one man’s leadership in advertising, aviation and nonprofits and his insights into an extraordinary Harvard experience

If Tom Dery’s career had not been exceptional enough already, in 2015 he was the first Australian to undertake the year-long Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard.

The Advanced Leadership Initiative is a new third stage in higher education designed to prepare experienced leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector where they potentially can make an even greater impact than they did in their careers.

 The ALI was formed by Faculty from Harvard's professional schools of Business, Education, Government, Law, Medicine and Public Health to build interdisciplinary leadership skills and to capitalise on opportunities to deploy accomplished leaders at later life stages to change society.

Tom is well known as the former global Chairman of  the iconic, influential advertising agency M&C Saatchi, among other leadership roles.

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Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue: The Union, Universities and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney.
Price: $95pp (includes seated two-course lunch with wines)
Dress: Jacket & Tie or equivalent

 

Biography:

Tom Dery is currently Chairman, Australia for M&C Saatchi – an advertising/marketing agency. Tom held the position of Worldwide Chairman (a network of 27 agencies) 2009 to 2016.

Intermingled with this entrepreneurial and advisory experience, tom has worked in Senior positions in two major airlines in the Asia pacific region (Qantas and Ansett transport industries). Tom complimented these activities with Board representation with tourism, entertainment & agrifoods publicly listed companies.

After completing an MBA at Stanford University Tom, with two others, set up a very successful creative agency The Campaign Palace. When Tom sold his interest in this business he was appointed Visiting Fellow in Marketing at Monash University. Ansett Transport Industries had been acquired by TNT and News Limited – Tom was invited to be the most senior commercial executive of the group. Strategic responsibilities included the repositioning of Ansett Airlines in the early 80’s, deregulation in the early 90’s, East West Airlines, Ansett New Zealand, Diners Club and Traveland.

Tom then established a new agency (Whybin Dery & Partners) which was later sold to DDB (Omnicom Group) and was subsequently appointed Managing Director of their Melbourne business.

On the formation of M&C Saatchi in 1995, Tom was the Founding Partner in Asia-Pacific for the Group and subsequently went on to establish offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New Delhi, Mumbai and Los Angeles. M&C Saatchi Australia, which was a start up, includes creative services, strategic digital services, digital production facilities, brand development offerings, sponsorship advisory and PR services.

Tom has been responsible for providing marketing and communication advice to the US, Australian, New Zealand and Abu Dhabi Governments – particularly with regard to country positioning and tourism/trade development. Significant client relationships extend to ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas Airways, Etihad Airways, Woolworths, Google and SingTel (Optus) and IAG Insurances.

Tom has contributed to ‘not for profit’ organisations for nearly 40 years in the Arts, Cancer and Education sectors. Most noteworthy were the Chairmanship of Sydney Dance Company (2002 – 2007) and is currently Chairman of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (since 1996) which has raised and granted nearly AU$120 million to top Australian cancer scientists.

In June 2015 Tom was awarded an Order of Australia by the Australian government: “For distinguished service to the not-for-profit sector, particularly to cancer research, through the development of corporate governance structures and major fundraising initiatives, to the performing arts, and to business.”

Personal:
68 years old, married with 5 children
Born in Hungary (parents migrated to Australia in 1951)
Academic:
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics with Merit), University of NSW 1966 - 72
Master in Business Administration, Stanford University 1973 - 75
Fellow, Harvard University (Advanced Leadership Initiative) 2015
Boards:
Former Chairman, Helloworld (formerly JTG) 2008 - 2014
Former Board Member, Sydney Attractions Group Limited 2001 - 2008
Former Board Member, Clemments & Marshall Limited Pty Ltd (agri-foods) 1993 - 1995
Not for Profit:
Chairman, Australian Cancer Research Foundation 1994 - present
Chairman, Queenwood School for Girls 2010 – present
Chairman AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience 2017 - present
Former Board Member, The University of New South Wales
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Advisory Council 2013 - 2016
Former Chairman, Sydney Dance Company 1996 - 2008
Former Board Member, Asialink 2001 - 2005
Former Board Member, Playbox/Malthouse Theatre Company 1990 - 1995
Former President, Sydney Real (Court) Tennis Club 1995 - 1998

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Nov
6
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch with Tim Costello AO 'Charity: Why it still Matters'

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Tim Costello AO

speaking on

'Charity: Why it still Matters

Tim Costello and HCA host Justin Greiner will be in Melbourne and via video-conference to Sydney and Canberra.

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Date: Monday 6 November 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Sydney Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Canberra Venue: JBWere, Level 3, 60 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601

Price: $40.00, includes a $10 donation to World Vision, sandwich lunch & coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s best known community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. 

For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, placing the challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. In his current role as Chief Advocate, Tim continues to use his public profile to affect change.

In addition Tim is Chair of the Community Council of Australia, and is a member of the following: the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum; Australian National Development Index; Concern Australia Advisory Group and the Campaign for Australian Aid.

Tim is a founding board member and spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.

In earlier roles Tim was National President of the Baptist Union of Australia and Mayor of St Kilda. He has been Baptist Minister at St Kilda Baptist and Collins Street Baptist in Melbourne, as well as Executive Director of Urban Seed. In these roles he spearheaded public debate on problem gambling, urban poverty, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse.

Initially Tim studied law and education at Monash University, followed by theology at the International Baptist Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland.  He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity. 

In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures

His books include Faith (2016), Hope (2012), Another Way to Love (co-edited with Rod Yule); Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda; Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher; and Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co-written with Royce Millar).

Tim and his wife Merridie have three adult children, Claire, Elliot and Martin.

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Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Private Harvard Club Event at NIDA

You are invited to a private Harvard Club Event at NIDA (Australias famous National Institute of Dramatic Arts)!

·         See the graduating student production “Hello Again” (details below*)

·         Hear from NIDA’s Head of Acting, John Bashford

·      Enjoy pre-show drinks and fine finger food dinner in the new NIDA Graduate School

·      And post-show drinks and dessert with cast and crew.

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John Bashford

Date: Thursday 26 October 2017
Time: from 6:30 pm, dinner and Q&A with John Bashford at 6:45, play at 7.45pm
Venue: The National Institute of Dramatic Art, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington (free parking on-site)
Cost: $65.00 per person, includes play, drinks, dinner and meeting the cast & crew
Book online by Friday 13 October
Your Harvard Club event host is Ted Blamey.  Your guests are welcome.
Enquiries to Suzie Ruse: functions@harvardclub.org.au

* despite the bawdy plot line we are assured this musical play is both fun and appropriate.

HELLO AGAIN

Michael John LaChuisa’s celebrated musical Hello Again takes the rendezvous made famous in Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial 1897 play, La Ronde, and gives them music so that they can sing and dance.

Set in New York across the entirety of the 20th Century, Hello again explores the human desire for connection.

The hypnotic musical rolls in and out of the different decades and the different love affairs of 10 characters, in a mery0go-round of sexual encounters.  From the soldier and the prostitute to the Soldier and the nurse, and the nurse and the college boy – each of the characters slip in and out of one another’s arms in pursuit of the same goal; to align, to fill a void, to be other than alone.

Almost 35 years since it debuted at the Lincoln Centre, New York, coinciding with the launch of the new film version, Hello Again is a poignant and funny look at loves bittersweet, elusive embrace, often revealing the chasm between love and lust.

 

 

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

HCV Annual Dinner

The Council of the Harvard Club of Victoria, is delighted to invite
Harvard Club of Australia members
 and guests to the club's annual dinner in support of the Non-Profit Fellowship, immediately after the Annual General Meeting, on Thursday 19th October.

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC.

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Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). He was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of dark energy, a repulsive force that is the dominant component (70 percent) of the universe. He shared the prize with American physicist Saul Perlmutter and astronomer Adam Riess.

Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master's degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

We will also hear from 2017 HCV Fellow Gerard Brody, CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre. Gerard will share his experiences at Harvard and that of the other recipients Teresa Jayet from Mallee Family Care and Dr Robyn Miller from MacKillop Family Services.

The program will also include a wonderful auction and raffle with priceless items in support of the Non-Profit Fellowship.

Catch up with old friends and meet new members of the Harvard community at the Club’s biggest event of the year. It is a warm and welcoming event, with alums attending from almost every school of the University.
 
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Date: Thursday 19th of October 2017
Venue: The Royce Hotel, 379 St Kilda Rd Melbourne (next to Melbourne Grammar School)
Time: AGM 6:30pm, Dinner 6.45pm for 7:15pm
Bookings: Tickets to the Dinner cost $145 for HCV members and their guests (please note that you must be logged into the HCV website to purchase). Non-members $165.

There is no charge or RSVP required for the AGM component of the evening which is open to all club financial members.
Enquiries: Mandy Croker, or 0414 582 860
RSVP: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Please Note:  If you are organising a whole table or part of a table with people who will be booking separately, please send the names of all of the parties to Mandy Croker, email address above, to ensure that you will be seated together.

 

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

HBS Global Networking Night - Sydney & Brisbane

HBS Global Networking Night 2017 - Sydney & Brisbane Venues

Harvard Business School and the Harvard Club of Australia invite you to join fellow local alumni for HBS Global Networking Night on Wednesday, October 18. HBS alumni throughout the world will come together for an evening of informal networking and engagement.

There's no better time to be connected – meet other alumni and welcome recent HBS graduates in Sydney & Brisbane at this relaxed and fun evening! Make new connections. See old friends. Explore opportunities.

Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Partners welcome

RSVP below by Tuesday, October 17.

Sydney Venue - first drink free then cash bar: The Argyle, 18 Argyle St, The Rocks.  Please contact Sean Li (sli@mba2016.hbs.edu or 0406 343 669) with any questions.

Brisbane Venue - some tapas provided, cash bar: Mr & Mrs G River Bar, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane hosted by HCA QLD Chapter convenor Jon Lindsay

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Oct
9
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch with Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn, APM

speaking on

'Issues and challenges facing the NSW Police Force.'  

The Deputy Commissioner will outline several law enforcement issues that NSW Police are dealing with now and will be into the future such as cybercrime and terrorism.  Also discussed will be some strategic challenges NSW Police are facing such as globalisation, aging population and changing demographics, nationalism and extremism and the fiscal environment.

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Date: Monday 9 October 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Dress: Business Attire

Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn, APM

Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn is a career police officer having joined the Police Force at the age of 19. Her career has covered all areas across the NSW Police Force including general duties, detectives, homicide, major crime, internal affairs, counter terrorism and corporate areas.

From 2002 - 2006 Deputy Commissioner Burn was a Local Area Commander at Burwood, City Central and Redfern before being promoted to Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards Command. Following this, Deputy Commissioner Burn commanded the Central Metropolitan Region.

In July 2010 she was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner, Corporate Services with responsibility for managing a $2.7 billion budget and the development and implementation of corporate service strategies.

In October 2012 Deputy Commissioner Burn was appointed Deputy Commissioner Specialist Operations where she had oversight of a number of technical and specialist areas including Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics, Forensic Services, Operational Communications, Police Prosecutions, Aviation Support, Marine Area Command, Traffic & Highway Patrol, the Police Transport Command and Public Affairs. She was also the NSW law enforcement representative on the Australian New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee.

In March 2017 she was appointed Deputy Commissioner Specialist Support and has added the role of State Emergency Operations Controller and Major Events and Planning to her portfolio.

Deputy Commissioner Burn has been awarded many accolades including the Burwood Citizen of the Year in 2005, the Australian Police Medal in the Australia Day Honours List in 2007 as well as the International Women's Day 2007 NSW Woman of the Year for achievement in valuing difference and leading change for her community work, particularly with the Aboriginal community in Redfern.

In 2011 Deputy Commissioner Burn was announced as the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the year in recognition of her leadership in strategic, business and commercial management across the NSW Police Force.

In 2013 she was honoured with a Doctor of Letters, Macquarie University in recognition of contributions to the NSW community and in 2014 completed the FBI National Executive Institute program.

In 2016 Deputy Commissioner Burn was awarded the UNSW Alumni Award for Social Impact and Public Policy. Deputy Commissioner Burn is also an Australia Day Ambassador.

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Oct
5
12:15 PM12:15

In Discussion & Lunch with Tim Reed (MBA'96), CEO, MYOB

Post Event Report:

Tim Reed (HBS MBA), CEO of MYOB, shared his experiences with HCA members in leading a large company through innovation and transformation.  Tim provided a brief history of MYOB to set the scene and then focused on the importance of corporate culture in facilitating innovation.  MYOB uses themed multi-year plans to align the full team behind the mission.  Not only was the discussion open and insightful, but the culture learnings are useable for many members’ businesses and organisations.

Tim Reed plotted an incredible 15-year ride with MYOB – from being in deep financial trouble in the early-2000’s to exceeding a $2b valuation today.
The associated cultural challenges and transformation of the Company from founder control to private equity ownership (x2) and through to a public company environment was extraordinary.
— HCA member

You are invited to Lunch and In Discussion
with fellow alumnus and guest speaker

Tim Reed (MBA'96), CEO, MYOB

“Building a Culture of Innovation – the Journey of Reimagining MYOB”

 

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Date: Thursday 5 October 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $50.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Dress: Business Attire

Tim Reed

CEO

Tim Reed became Chief Executive Officer of Australasia’s largest business management software provider in 2008, after gaining deep operational insights over five years in management roles including Managing Director, MYOB Australia and Group Product Executive.

In these roles he oversaw the Australian business’s growth and its expansion into online services, a journey that continues today in Australia and New Zealand. Tim’s strengths centre on his ability to develop and drive strategy, particularly when marrying technology and business.

Tim has an exceptional management career spanning the markets of Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia. Before his career with MYOB, he lived and worked in Silicon Valley where he held senior management roles in sales, marketing, product management and finance within a number of different companies in the fast paced global technology and internet markets.

One significant role was Vice President of Product Strategy, Marketing and Business Development for Elance Inc, a leading platform for online employment, where he took the strategic lead in positioning new services procurement and management solutions to win premium Fortune 500 accounts including FedEx and GE.

Tim also played a pivotal role at CMGI company Engage I/PRO as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, growing its revenue and blue-chip client base by forming key client relationships such as AOL/Netscape, Yahoo!, Disney and The New York Times. During this time he was a founding member of the Internet Advertising Bureau where, along with other internet pioneers, he wrote the first set of advertising measurement standards for the Web.

Tim received his MBA from Harvard University, graduating as a Baker’s Scholar, and holds a BCom degree from the University of Melbourne, graduating with First Class Honours.

Along with spending his days overseeing MYOB operations, Tim is a part owner and board member of EHM (Executive Health Management). These roles combined provide him with a well-rounded perspective on the needs of Australasia’s business owners.

He says, “I love the journey we are on at MYOB - helping SMEs build stronger businesses by leveraging the internet. From web hosting to online accounting solutions, we have a great opportunity to bring this vision to life and have a big impact on many businesses.”

https://www.myob.com/au/blog/author/timreed/

 

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Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

60 year Celebration with The Hon Malcolm Turnbull

The Council of the Harvard Club of Australia

invite you to join

the Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull

to celebrate 60 years of connecting Australians and Australia with Harvard University.
 
This is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with classmates, celebrate the impact of Australian scholarship and philanthropy as well as learn about the Club's plans for the future.

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Saturday 16 September 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Westin Sydney, Heritage Room, No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney

Cocktails and canapés

Lounge Suit

If you are unable to attend the evening, but would like to make a donation to the HCA Foundation to build scholarship funds:

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Aug
30
to Sep 1

Special Invitation: Harvard Vice Provost Mark Elliott in Australia

You are cordially invited to join fellow Harvard alumni in Canberra (August 30) and Melbourne with videoconference to Sydney (September 1), Australia, for engaging gatherings with Harvard Vice Provost Mark Elliott. These celebratory events will bring together the vibrant Harvard communities in Australia and give alumni a chance to hear from Vice Provost Elliott.

Event hosts:
Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Club of Australia,
and the Harvard Club of Victoria

Canberra Event

Date: Wednesday 30 August

Time: 5:00–7:00 pm; remark to start at 5:30 pm, University update with Q&A, followed by reception

Venue: National Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

Cost: $40pp, inc drinks & canapes

Business casual attire

Melbourne -

Date: Friday 1 September
Time: 12:00–2:00 pm; remark to start at 12:30 pm, University update with Q&A, followed by lunch
Venue: JBWere Melbourne Office
Cost: $45pp
Business casual attire

For questions about this event please contact mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au

Sydney -

Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 12:00–2:00 pm; remark to start at 12:30 pm
University update with Q&A via videoconference from Melbourne, followed by lunch
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Cost: $40 includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Business casual attire

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Aug
14
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch with Felicity Fenner

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Dr Felicty Fenner, Director of UNSW Galleries in Sydney and Consultant Curator, Macquarie Group Collection

speaking on
"Public Art in the 21st Century"

Date: Monday 14 August 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Dress: Business Attire

Dr. Felicity Fenner

Public Art in the 21st Century

Felicity Fenner is a curator, academic and arts administrator who has curated over 30 exhibitions of Australian and international art. In 2013 she was made the inaugural Director of UNSW Galleries in Sydney, where she oversees a dynamic program of international contemporary art. She is the Consultant Curator, Macquarie Group Collection, a founding member of the City of Sydney’s Public Art Advisory Panel, and a Visual Arts Program Associate on the Perth International Arts Festival.

Exhibition credits include Once Removed, Australia’s group exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale, Handle with Care: 2008 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, and Primavera 2005 at Sydney’s MCA. In 2013 she co-curated Making Change for the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, which was a finalist in the Australian government’s Australian Arts in Asia Award; and in 2014 brought to Australia Richard Mosse’s The Enclave, named by ABC Arts as one Australia’s top three visual arts presentations of the year. Her recently curated international new media exhibition, People Like Us, is currently touring to 15 public galleries across Australia (2016–2019).

She holds a PhD in curatorial studies and teaches in the Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership program at UNSW. She is also a Contributing Editor of ArtAsiaPacific and publishes regularly in a number of leading art journals including Art in America, Artlink, and the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art.

Her latest book, Running the City: why public art matters, will be published by New South Publications in August 2017.

 

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Aug
10
to Aug 28

Musica Viva, Takács Quartet

A Musica Viva concert for Harvard Club members. Entering their 43rd season, the Takács Quartet are one of the world's greatest chamber ensembles. See them perform classical masterworks by Beethoven, Dvork and Haydn as only they can with unique drama, humour, warmth and unmatched virtuosity.

Experience these great works performed by the true masters in a concert that will stay with you forever!

Venues and Dates

Harvard Club members are offered 25% off A and B reserve tickets with promo code HARVARD2017 through the Musica Viva website.

musicaviva.com.au/Takacs

* Additional for the Saturday 19 August concert
Pre-concert talk at 1.15pm for the Saturday 19 August concert
Post-concert 'Meet the Artists' in the function room level 1 of City Recital Hall

** Additional for the Monday 28 August concert
Pre-concert talk at 6.15pm for the Monday 28 August concert
Post concert CD signing in the foyer of City Recital Hall Monday 28 August

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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Joint Schools Drinks Evening, Ivy League and Oxbridge

Join Ivy League, Oxford, Cambridge and other university alumni for drinks at the Opera Bar for great company and views.

Family and friends all welcome.


Date: Friday, 4 August 2017
Time: 6 - 8pm
Venue: Opera Bar (intention is to set up in the inside portion of the bar), Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House
Cost: Drinks and snacks will be at bar prices
Dress: Smart casual
RSVP: Not required
Queries: Sarah Tesar, 0410 830 059

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Aug
3
12:15 PM12:15

Senior Leaders Lunch with Frances Adamson, DFAT Secretary

You are warmly invited to a Senior Leaders' Lunch

Guest Speaker, Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

“DFAT Secretary at Harvard; one year on”

Date: Thursday 3 August

Time: 12:45pm for 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.

Host: Jamie Snashall, HCA Councillor.

Price: $50.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Frances Adamson was appointed Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 22 July 2016. She took up the position in Canberra on 25 August 2016, the same year she attended Harvard Kennedy School as a Wolfensohn Scholar.

Prior to her appointment as Secretary, Ms Adamson was International Adviser to the Australian Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP from November 2015.

From 2011 to 2015 Ms Adamson was Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. She served in the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong in the late 1980s during the early years of China’s reform and opening. From 2001 to 2005, she was seconded as Representative to the Australian Commerce and Industry Office in Taipei.

Ms Adamson has twice served in the Australian High Commission in London, as Deputy High Commissioner from 2005 to 2008 and as Political Counsellor from 1993 to 1997.

She was Chief of Staff to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and then the Minister for Defence from 2009 to 2010.

She is married with four children.

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Jul
23
to Jul 28

Program for Leaders 'Digital Innovation and Leading Transformation'

Harvard Club Program for Leaders 2017

Presented by Harvard Business School Professors

Karim Lakhani and Tsedal Neeley

The 2017 Harvard Club Program for Leaders 'Digital Innovation and Leading Transformation' will focus on leadership and strategy in the digital age.

Dates: Sunday 23 July to Friday 28 July 2017
Venue: Aitken Hill Conference Centre (15 mins from Melbourne Airport)
Format: Five Day Residential Program. Fee $10,750+GST. Ask about EarlyBird & Team Discounts.
Contact: Suzie Ruse, Program Manager, or Melinda Muth, Program Director, 0419 277 376.

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