Oct
5
12:15pm12:15pm

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

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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Oct
9
12:15pm12:15pm

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
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

WA Alumni Event

You are invited to a

Social Function for WA Alumni of Oxford, Cambridge & Harvard Universities

Date: Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Curtin Law School, Student Common Room, 57 Murray Street Perth WA 6000
Cost: $45 per head
RSVP: by 13th October 2017

Location and Parking
Curtin Law School is located in Perth’s Central Business District within an existing 1912 heritage listed building located at 57 Murray Street. Situated in the Perth CBD in close proximity to the Federal Court, Supreme Court, District Court and Perth Magistrate’s Court.

There is a City of Perth parking station at 87-89 Pier Street, Perth, together with some street parking. Being located in the Perth CBD, the Curtin Law School City Campus is also conveniently located for those who need to access public transport.

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Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

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.

John Bashford

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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Nov
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

HCA Thanksgiving Dinner - Save the Date

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 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:      TBA

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Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
12:15pm12:15pm

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.

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* 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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
12:15pm12:15pm

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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Jul
11
7:15am 7:15am

QLD Breakfast with Katarina Carroll APM, Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Harvard Alumni Breakfast Series

Katarina Carroll APM, Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

The Harvard Club of Australia invites you to join us at a series of Alumni breakfasts to share stories, experiences and thought leadership.

Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM was awarded the Wolfensohn Scholarship in 2015, the same year she was appointed Commissioner of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

The QFES is the primary provider of fire and rescue, emergency management and disaster mitigation programs and services throughout Queensland, and includes Fire and Rescue, Emergency Management, Rural Fire Service Queensland and State Emergency Service.

Katarina has several tertiary qualifications including an Executive Masters in Public Administration, a Degree in Criminology and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management. She has been the recipient of two scholarships - Sir Vincent Fairfax Scholarship in Ethical Leadership and Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship, Kennedy Business School, Harvard.

In addition, she has achieved numerous international, national and State awards, including the Australian Police Medal and more recently the national Telstra Business Women’s Award for Government and Academia.She was named as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac ‘100 Women of Influence’ in 2015. Katarina is married with two children aged 12 and 15.

In 2012 the Harvard Club of Australia established the Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship to enable senior Australian public servants to undertake an executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School, the world’s leading school of Government.  The Scholarship is intended to support the design and delivery of good public policy in Australia and we are privileged to welcome Katarina to share her story, her challenges and insights.

We hope this breakfast will provide an engaging and stimulating conversation to start the day!

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017
Time: 7:15am to 9:00am
Venue: The Oak Room, The Brisbane Club, Post Office Square, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Dress: Business casual
Cost: $50.00/person
RSVP: by Friday 28 June 2017

Contact:   Jon Lindsay, 0407 799 875

Places are strictly limited, so please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.

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Jul
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Harvard Krokodiloes Evening

Back by popular demand the Harvard Krokodiloes, Harvard University's oldest and finest a cappella singing group, will be coming back to the Royal Automobile Club to perform exclusively for Harvard Club and RACA members.

The Krokodiloes present a polished, professional product, fine-tuned in the course of performing over 200 concerts every year. In addition to the more than 100 concerts that the group performs stateside during the school year, each summer for the past 30 years the Krokodiloes have embarked on a 10 week, 6 continent world tour. During that time the Krokodiloes have spread their musical goodwill to over 100 countries and performed for kings, presidents, princes, and ambassadors in all corners of the globe.


Join the Harvard Krokodiloes and fellow members for an evening Soiree performance followed by a second performance over a delectable dinner.

Call 02 8273 2322 or email eventsadmin@raca.com.au to book
8 JULY / 6PM
SOIREE $50
DINNER & SOIREE $98
89 MACQUARIE STREET, SYDNEY 2000

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Jul
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

QLD Super Rugby in private lounge with Oxford & Cambridge alumni

Following the very popular Cricket Event in 2016, HCA members and their guests join Alumni from Cambridge and Oxford at a Rugby night at Suncorp Stadium, Reds vs Brumbies in our own Private Lounge. Registrations are now open and places are limited between the three universities to just 84 places. Make sure we are well represented! Full details below.

RSVP to: Andrew.Edmunds@redsrugby.com.au

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Jul
6
12:15pm12:15pm

The Annual Non-Profit Fellowship Awards & Address Lunch

Annual Nonprofit Fellowship Awards Luncheon and Leadership Address

Non-Profit Leadership Address Guest Speaker, Alan Schwartz AM

At the event, the two HCA Nonprofit Fellows selected to attend the 'Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management' at HBS will be announced

Date: Thursday 6 July

Venue: Macquarie Group, 50 Martin Place, Sydney (enter via Elizabeth St)

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

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

Dress: Business Attire

Alan Schwartz AM

For 30 years, Alan created, acquired, built, managed and sold a number of successful businesses in industries as diverse as publishing, software and professional services.
Currently Alan is the Managing Director of the Trawalla Group which he recently set up with his wife Carol to manage a diversified portfolio of family assets. Over the years Alan has enjoyed the complex satisfaction of contributing to the not-for-profit sector.

He contributed to the creation of Jewish Care, a merger of Jewish Community Services and Montefiore Homes, and was appointed its inaugural President, Life Member and Capital Appeal Patron. Alan is currently the President of Philanthropy Australia and a council member of Swinburne University.

Alan and his wife Carol Schwartz established the Trawalla Foundation in 2006 – a Prescribed Private Fund that invests in the arts, ideas and innovation. In recognition of his contribution to community and business, Alan was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003, followed by and Order of Australia (AM) in 2007.

Alan graduated from Monash University with degrees in Economics and Law (Honours) and during his first year at Monash co-authored a best-selling economics textbook, The Australian Economy. Alan is married to Carol, is the father of four magnificent children and three times a grandfather.

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Jun
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

HCA AGM Evening

You are invited to the Harvard Club of Australia

55th Annual General Meeting

Enjoy the evening meeting fellow alumni, hearing from scholarship recipients, with drinks and canapes

Guest Speakers:

  • Professor David Haig, Chair of Australian Studies Committee at Harvard and Australia-Harvard Fellow 2017;

  • Karen Bevan, HCA Nonprofit Fellow 2016;

  • Blair Comley, HCA Wolfensohn Scholar and

  • Melissa Proctor, HCA Education Scholar 2017.

Date: Thursday 29 June 2017

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm - 8.00pm

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

Dress: Business Attire

Cost: $50 includes drinks and canapes

Professor David Haig

Prof. Haig is one of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists.  The 14,000 or so citations achieved by his publications put him in the top 1% most cited researchers. 

His current research interest in genetic conflicts within individual organisms exemplified by genomic imprinting with implications in medicine and understanding of human evolution.  He will be visiting the Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects lab at the University of Sydney to work with their unique Cape honey bee colony to test whether male honey bees can epigenetically modify their genome to enhance the reproductive success of their daughters, relative to the daughters of other males. This work may help understand the development of genetic diseases.

Originally from Australia, Prof. Haig also chairs the Australian Studies Committee at Harvard University. While in Australia, Prof. Haig will talk about the work of the Australian Studies Committee at Harvard and the history of Australian students at Harvard University (from 1876).

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Jun
22
12:15pm12:15pm

Senior Leaders Lunch: The Past & Future of Elders & Australian Agribusiness

You are warmly invited to a Senior Leaders' Lunch

Guest Speaker, Mark Allison, CEO, Elders

"The Past & Future of Elders & Australian Agribusiness"

Date: Thursday 22 June

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Time: 12.15pm for 12.30pm start until 2pm

Cost: $50pp, includes sandwich lunch and coffee.

Dress: Business Attire

Hosted by: Chris Smith, HCA Councillor

MARK ALLISON

Mark Allison was appointed as MD and CEO of Elders Limited in April 2014 and prior to that held the position of Executive Chairman and Chairman.


Having come from a sugar cane and beef cattle family in far north Queensland, he’s come a long way on his journey to the top job.  It’s a rise helped in no small part by the passion for agriculture which appears to be embedded in his genetic makeup, and a lengthy history of agribusiness experience.

After completing an Agriculture Science Degree and an Economics Degree at the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Management from Central Queensland University, he then went on to establish a 30-year career in the industry, starting as a research agronomist in the Darling Downs/Lockyer Valley horticultural region before running a suite of agribusinesses, serving as Managing Director of CropCare Australasia, Wesfarmers CSBP, Wesfarmers Landmark, Farmoz, and Grain Growers Limited.  He then joined the Elders Board as a Non-Executive Director.

In addition to his agribusiness executive career he has held numerous non-executive director roles in private, government and industry organisations.  These appointments include former Director on the Grains and Legume Nutrition Council, former Chairman of Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, CropLife Pty Ltd and Agsafe Pty Ltd.  He is currently Chairman of Agribusiness Australia.

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Jun
12
6:30am 6:30am

HAA Global Networking Night in Sydney & Brisbane

HAA Global Networking Night


Sydney & Brisbane Venues

Date: Monday 12 June
Time: from 6.30pm
Cash bar, but please register your attendance for free Here.

Sydney Details: The Argyle, 18 Argyle St, The Rocks hosted by HCA young/recent alumni Sarah Tesar 0410830059 and Charles Walker.

Brisbane Details: Mr & Mrs G River Bar, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane hosted by HCA QLD Chapter convenor Jon Lindsay

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Jun
1
12:15pm12:15pm

Special Event Presentation from Harvard Business School Professor, Rosabeth M. Kanter

You are invited to a Harvard Club of Australia Special Event

A presentation from Harvard Business School Professor

Rosabeth M. Kanter,  

while she is in Sydney presenting at the World Business Forum

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in the world” (Thinkers 50). She has received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and prizes.  She is also Chair and Director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to national and global challenges in their next life stage.

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Date: Thursday 1 June 2017

Sydney Details: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm at JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Brisbane Details: 12.15am for 12.30am - 2pm, at JBWere, Riverside Centre, 34/123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000. Professor Kanter via videoconference

Canberra Details: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm, at JBWere, Level 3, 60 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601. Host: Jamie Snashall. Professor Kanter via videoconference

Perth Details: 10.15am for 10.30am - 12noon, at JBWere, Level 11, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000. Host: Mark Paganin. Professor Kanter via videoconference.

Price Sydney, Brisbane & Canberra: $50.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee

Price Perth: $20.00, includes morning tea.

Dress: Business Attire

Rosabeth M. Kanter

Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. She is also Chair and Director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to national and global challenges in their next life stage. A collaboration across all of Harvard, the Advanced Leadership Initiative aims to build a new leadership force for the world. Her latest book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead, a New York Times’ Book review Editor’s Choice, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of mobility and the leadership required for transformation. 

Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders of large and small organizations worldwide, through her teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in the world” (Thinkers 50). She has received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and prizes. These include the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Career Award for scholarly contributions to management knowledge; the World Teleport Association's “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” award; the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals; and the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence.

She is the author or coauthor of 19 books. Her book The Change Masters was named one of the most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times). SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises, was named one of the ten best business books of 2009 by Amazon.com. A related article, "How Great Companies Think Differently," received Harvard Business Review's 2011 McKinsey Award for the year's two best articles.Confidence: How Winning Streaks & Losing Streaks Begin & End (a New York Times business bestseller and #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture of high-performance organizations compared with those in decline and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, schools, sports teams, or countries. Men & Women of the Corporation, winner of the C. Wright Mills award for the best book on social issues and called a classic, offers insight into the individual and organizational factors that promote success or perpetuate disadvantage; a spin-off video, A Tale of ‘O’: On Being Different, is a widely-used tool for diversity training. A related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda; later, a coalition of university centers created in her honor the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best research on work/family issues. Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, showed how to master the new terms of competition at the dawn of the global information age.World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identified the rise of new business networks and dilemmas of globalization, a theme she continues to pursue in her new book MOVE and the Harvard Business School U.S. Competitiveness Project.

Through her consulting arm, Goodmeasure Inc., she advises numerous CEOs and has partnered with IBM on applying her leadership tools from business to other sectors as a Senior Advisor for IBM’s Global Citizenship portfolio. She has served on many business and non-profit boards, such as City Year, the urban “Peace Corps” addressing the school dropout crisis through national service, and on a variety of national or regional commissions including the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. She speaks widely, often sharing the platform with Presidents, Prime Ministers, and CEOs at national and international events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School, simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan.

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May
18
to May 20

Program for Non-Profit Leaders 'Strategies for Scale and Transforming Impact'

Harvard Club Program for Non-Profit Leaders 2017

Presented by Harvard Business School Professor

Kash Rangan

The 2017 Harvard Club Program for Non-Profit Leaders 'Strategies for Scale and Transforming Impact' will provide leaders of non-for-profit (NFP) organisations with greater understanding of how to successfully build scale to transform the size and quality of their impact.

Dates: Thursday 18 - Friday 20 May 2017
Venue: Sydney CBD
Format: Welcome Drinks & Networking evening on Thursday 18 May. Two day program, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.  Non Residential Program. Fee $2000+GST.
Contact: Suzie Ruse, Program Manager, or Melinda Muth, Program Director, 0419 277 376.

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Apr
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

Spring Back to Harvard Bowling in Sydney

Spring Back to Harvard with Harvard Alumni Association

Date: Saturday, April 29

Time: 3:00pm–5:00pm

Venue: The Greens North Sydney (50 Ridge Street, North Sydney NSW 2060)

Click to RSVP

Please join us for Sydney's first Spring Back to Harvard event! Spring Back to Harvard is a new series of events sponsored by the Harvard Alumni Association and taking place across the globe this (northern) spring. These events aim to reconnect Harvard grads and their families with local Harvard alumni through fun, family-friendly activities, with a focus on alumni between six and twenty-five years after graduation (but all alumni are welcome!)

The Sydney event, which is being jointly sponsored by the HAA and HCA, will be held at The Greens North Sydney on Saturday, April 29, at 3pm–5pm. Join us and other alumni for drinks and lawn bowls at one of Sydney's best bowling venues with stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Attendance is $20 (paid at the venue), or free if not participating in lawn bowls.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the venue.

All Harvard alumni, HCA members, and guests are welcome. Please RSVP here or contact Sean Li (seanli@post.harvard.edu) with any questions.

 

 

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Apr
3
12:15pm12:15pm

Monday Club Lunch with Dr George Gittoes AM 'War and Art'

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch

with guest speaker

Dr George Gittoes AM, 2015 Sydney Peace Prize recipient, speaking on
“War and Art - themes from the frontline"

It was on Dr Brendan Nelson’s commendation that Dr Gittoes was invited to speak at our upcoming event.

Date: Monday 3 April 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 George Gittoes AM, is an internationally renowned painter, film maker, photojournalist and peace activist. For over forty-five years he has been documenting conflicts zones and their impact throughout the world. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of NSW.

Initially he enrolled in an Arts/Law degree at the University of Sydney. After hearing American art critic, Clement Greenberg give a lecture in Sydney in 1968, he left university and went to New York on Greenberg’s recommendation. He went on to study painting and drawing at the Art Students League of New York. During that period he met Andy Warhol and had the opportunity to work at The Factory, shooting reels of film and witnessing Warhol’s process.

On his return to Australia he was co-founder of the famous Yellow House in Potts Point with Martin Sharp. It was a place for artists to live and work and was in homage to Van Gogh’s “unrealised dream to establish a centre for artists to live, work and exhibit at his house in Arles, France.”

Since then he has won the 1995 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, for the work Open Cut (from the Heavy Industry series), the 1992 Blake Prize twice for Religious Art for the painting Ancient Prayer and in 1996 The Preacher. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas, including a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston has had his documentaries shown on the ABC, SBS and major international festivals.

Since 1986, when he made the film, Bullets of the Poets, in Nicaragua, he has been in the frontline of conflicts including documenting the Australian Defence Force as peacekeepers in Somalia and the Australian United Nations peacekeepers and observers in Western Sahara, Algeria, Sinai, Israel and Southern Lebanon in the early 1990’s. He has also worked independently in other arenas of conflict. Since the Taliban era prior to 9/11 he was focussing on the tribal belt of Paksitan and has extensive periods in that region.

Since the beginning of the Afghanistan war, he has spent extensive periods in that region. He travelled with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in 2002, done four trips to Iraq and produced an acclaimed film, Soundtrack to War, and later Rampage.

In 2011, he set up the Yellow House in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, that is a mulit-disciplinary art centre similar to the former Yellow House in Sydney. It was part of a vision he had to take in outcasts, street kids and artists and to teach them artistic skills in the midst of an area of destruction where the Taliban rules. He lives there with his wife, Hellen Rose, who runs women’s media workshops and the place is flourishing. In 2015 he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

 A book on Dr Gittoes has recently been published.

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Mar
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Disruption" Combined Schools Event - Stanford & Harvard

Stanford & Harvard Combined Schools Event

This event is the third year for the highly successful gathering of the Australian Alumni groups of our two great schools and we hope you will be able to join us. 

Enjoy drinks and canapés with fellow alums, followed by a series of short format talks. We're excited to have the following speakers confirmed:

  • Mark Carnegie

  • Jonathan Harley, Media Director at Twitter Australia

  • Nick Abrahams, Partner and APAC Technology Practice Leader at Norton Rose Fulbright; author of Digital Disruption in Australia: A guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors & Corporates

  • Dr Matthew Miles, CEO, MSResearch Australia

Date:         Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Time:         6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Location:  Norton Rose Fulbright, Grosvenor Place, 225 George St, Sydney
Dress:       Business
Cost:        $50, includes drinks & canapés

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Mar
6
12:15pm12:15pm

Special Event Monday Club Lunch with Dr Michael Fullilove 'Trump Presidency'

You are invited to a Special Event Monday Club Lunch

with guest speaker

Dr Michael Fullilove
“The Trump presidency - what's in store for Australia"

via video-conference in Brisbane & Canberra to allow maximum participation

Date: Monday 6 March 2017

Sydney Details: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm, JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, Host: Aaron Patrick.

Brisbane Details: 11.15am for 11.30am - 1pm, JBWere, Riverside Centre, 34/123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000. Host: Jon Lindsay. Dr Fullilove via videoconference

Canberra Details: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm, JBWere, Level 3, 60 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601. Host: Jamie Snashall. Dr Fullilove via videoconference

Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Dr. MICHAEL FULLILOVE is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. His area of expertise is Australian foreign policy; US politics and foreign policy; Asia and the Pacific; Global institutions

He has been associated with the Lowy Institute since its establishment. He wrote the feasibility study for the Institute in 2002 and served as the Director of its Global Issues Program from 2003 to 2012. He has also worked as a lawyer, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and an adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating. He remains a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings and is a member of the NSW Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. He also serves on the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Dr. Fullilove writes widely on Australian foreign policy, US foreign policy and global issues in publications including The New York Times, Financial Times, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Australian press. He is a sought-after speaker and commentator in Australia and abroad, appearing on programs such as RN Breakfast, 7.30 and the Charlie Rose Show. He graduated in arts and law from the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, with dual university medals. He also studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he completed a master's degree and a doctorate in international relations.

In 2015 Dr Fullilove delivered the Boyer Lectures. He is the editor of Men and Women of Australia! Our Greatest Modern Speeches (Viking) and editor and author of numerous books and publications. How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World (Penguin) won the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Adapted from: www.lowyinstitute.org/people/executive-directors/bio/michael-fullilove

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Feb
6
12:15pm12:15pm

Monday Club Lunch: Brexit – British Politics and Implications for Australia

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch

with guest speaker

Colin Chapman
“Brexit - British Politics and Implications for Australia"

Date: Monday 6 February 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: Union Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Dress: Business Attire (jacket & tie or equivalent, sorry no exceptions)

Colin Chapman is an Australian-based specialist in geo-politics and geo-economics. He honed these skills after four decades working at senior level in international journalism, and, more recently, as vice-president Asia Pacific at Stratfor, an American intelligence company in the private sector. 

Currently he undertakes confidential assignments for chairmen and CEOs of significant global companies, while also running a number of publishing and multimedia projects, and undertaking writing and broadcast assignments in Australia and overseas. He travels extensively to fulfil this work.

Colin’s international media career has spanned three continents, and encompassed roles as a writer and broadcaster, and in senior management. His most recent management job was at The Financial Times, where over a 15-year period he launched two weekly newspaper titles as editor/publisher before becoming the FT’s director of television. In that capacity, he created a broadcasting subsidiary that for many years provided 11 hours programming each day for CNBC Europe, as well as programmes for business channels in the Middle East and South Africa. Colin was a member of the Pearson Group media development committee, and a director of Thames Television. As well managing the business and content, Colin produced and presented a weekly Strategies programme, which was broadcast worldwide and on a number of airlines.

Colin gained his early television experience when he was appointed economics correspondent of BBC TV News. For five years from 1965 he reported nightly on Britain’s most watched news program. Subsequently he spent a year as a presenter of BBC TV’s The Money Programme, and BBC Radio’s Financial World Tonight

In his earlier career on Fleet Street, Colin was foreign news editor of the London Sunday Times for four years. Other posts have included deputy business editor of The Observer, deputy editor of The Australian, and executive producer of the ABC program PM

He has written several books, including August 21, the Rape of Czechoslovakia (1968), How the Stock Markets Work (nine editions), Selling the Family Silver, the story of privatisation, and (with George and Meredith Friedman) The Intelligence Edge

He is an alumnus of the London Business School, and has an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. 

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Dec
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

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: Thursday 15 December 2016
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 Friday 9 December

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Nov
29
12:15pm12:15pm

HCA QLD Lunch with HBS Professor, Rawi Abdelal

Lunch with HBS Professor, Rawi Abdelal

The Harvard Club of Australia invites you to join us at an intimate lunch with visiting Harvard Business School professor, Rawi Abdelal. the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at HBS and the Director of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His primary expertise is international political economy.

This is the second year we have been privileged to welcome Rawi to Brisbane. Last year he observed the reaction against globalization which has accelerated during 2016. With the US Elections fresh in the memory and Brexit a reality, Rawi’s informal sharing will once again bring real insight from one of the world’s foremost observers on the global economy.

 

Date:    Tuesday 29th November
Time:    12.15 for 12.30 – 2pm
Venue:    Stamford Lounge, Stamford Plaza Hotel, Corner Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane
Dress:    Business casual
Cost:    $70.00/person
RSVP:    Please book online by Tuesday 22 November 2016

Places are strictly limited, so please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.
Personal guests are welcome but please check with the HCA QLD Convener, Jon Lindsay, on 0407 799 875 if you wish to bring more than one guest.

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Nov
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

HCA QLD 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 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 24 November 2016
Time:    6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
Venue:    The Edinburgh Room, The Brisbane Club
    Post Office Square
    241 Adelaide Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000

Prices:    $125.00 HCA members and immediate guests
    $145.00 Other Guests

Dress:    Lounge suit
RSVP:    by Friday 11 November 2016

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Nov
15
5:45pm 5:45pm

HCA WA Meet the US Consul General

The Harvard Club invites you to meet the US Consul General – Rachel Cooke: 15th November 2016

 

Dear Harvard Club Members and friends

I am delighted to invite you to welcome the new US Consul General to Western Australia. Her impressive bio is found below.

Ms Cooke will introduce herself and her aspirations for her time in Western Australia. As this is a week after the US elections no doubt there will be snippets and behind the scenes views on the outcome of the election also.

Thank you once again to Mark Paganin and Clayton Utz for hosting the event.

We hope that you will be able to join us. Please feel free to bring along a guest.

Best wishes – Elizabeth Carr
elizabeth@ejcarr.com.au
0423235804.

Date:     Tuesday 15th November 2016
Time:    5:45pm for a 6pm start.
Format: The Consul general will speak for approximately 20 minutes with a further 20 minutes or so for questions.
Close:   The event will continue with networking until 7:30pm.
Location: Clayton Utz: Level 27, QV1, 250 St Georges Tce Perth WA.
Cost: $30pp - please book online

Rachel Cooke assumed the position of U.S. Consul General in Perth on August 11, 2016 with responsibilities for Western Australia.

A career Foreign Service Officer, Rachel most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Department of State office that oversees bilateral policy between the U.S. and six southeast Asian nations.  Prior to that she spent five years working on Afghanistan issues, focusing primarily on education development and media engagement, and leading joint civilian-military training.  Rachel has also served in Malaysia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, where she was Acting Public Affairs Officer during both the 2005 and 2010 revolutions.  

Prior to joining the Foreign Service Rachel worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and for NASA.  She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand teaching fish farming.  Rachel has a B.S. in Marine Biology, and Master degrees in Environmental Management and Public Policy from Indiana University.  Having grown up on the beach in New Jersey, she is delighted to have the opportunity to serve in Australia and check out the surf (as is her husband Martin).

 

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Nov
7
12:15pm12:15pm

Monday Club Lunch - the state of Australia's coastal environments

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Emma Johnston
speaking on
“State of the Coast” - the state of Australia's coastal environments

Date: Monday 7 November
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: Union Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney
Price: $30.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Dress: Business Attire (jacket & tie or equivalent, sorry no exceptions)

Emma Johnston is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of marine ecology and ecotoxicology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She investigates the ways in which human activities impact coastal ecosystems, from the tropics to the poles. In 2014 she was awarded the Australian Academy of Sciences Inaugural Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science and in 2015 the Eureka Prize for the public communication of science. Johnston is also a television presenter for the BBC/Foxtel series, Coast Australia, and Vice President of Science and Technology Australia. Professor Johnston contributes expert opinion to state, federal & international government agencies and consults with industry through the development and implementation of environmental monitoring programs.

 

 

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Nov
3
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunch with Fiona de Jong, CEO, Australian Olympic Committee

You are warmly invited to

Lunch with guest speaker & fellow alumnus

Fiona de Jong

CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee

“Reflections on the 2016 Olympic Games"

 

Date: Thursday 3 November

Time: 12.15pm for 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Union Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

Price: $30 for members & guests

Dress: Business Attire (jacket & tie or equivalent, sorry no exceptions)

Limited places

A former international triathlete and lawyer, Fiona de Jong is CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

Fiona is responsible for managing key aspects of the preparation and implementation of sending Australian Olympic Teams to summer, winter and youth Olympic Games.  Since joining the AOC in 2004 as Director of Sport, Fiona has been involved in five Australian Olympic Teams in Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 and two Youth Olympic Teams ‐ Singapore 2010 & Innsbruck 2012. Fiona is Deputy Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Fiona also played a key role in the successful delivery of four Australian Youth Olympic Festivals between 2005‐2013.

In her role Fiona implements the strategic and operational plans by working closely with all 28 summer and 7 winter national sporting federations to ensure Australia's Olympic athletes achieve their goals.

Prior to the AOC, Fiona was a lawyer with law firm Blake Dawson Waldron specialising in IT before project managing large eCommerce projects in the finance industry.

Fiona graduated from Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2013 and holds degrees in Law (Hons) and Information Technology.

Fiona is a Board member of Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Olympic Foundation, Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, Bond University Alumni Board, Director of Olympic Winter Institute Australia and Governor on the Centennial Parklands Foundation.

Fiona is married with one young son.

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Oct
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Private Harvard Club Event at NIDA, "Another Country"

You are invited to a private Harvard Club Event at NIDA!

  • See the graduating student production “Another Country”

  • Chat with NIDA’s Head of Acting, John Bashford

  • Enjoy pre-show drinks and food in the new NIDA Graduate School

  • And post-show drinks with cast and crew.

 

Date: Thursday 20 October 2016
Time: from 6:30 pm, play at 7.45pm
Venue: The National Institute of Dramatic Art, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington (free parking on-site)
Cost: $67.50 per person, includes play, drinks, finger food and meet the cast & crew
Book online by Friday 14 October
Your Harvard Club event host is Ted Blamey.  Your guests are welcome.
Enquiries to Suzie Ruse: suzie.ruse@iinet.net.au

Format:

October is peak activity time at NIDA as the graduating students display their awesome talents in acting, costume, design, lighting, staging and theatre crafts at the end of their three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Harvard Club members are invited to meet NIDA’s Head of Acting, John Bashford whilst relaxing with some pre-show drinks and finger food.   John will share with us his vision for our nation’s future actors and his approach to this production.

We move to the NIDA Atrium about 7:45 to enjoy the play. Afterwards more drinks for those who wish to stay and meet with the cast and crew.

Free parking is available from 6pm in the car park adjacent to the NIDA Building (turn right off Anzac Parade at Day Avenue and into Western Campus Drive.)

Please note this performance is held in NIDA’s undercover, outdoor venue, so please dress appropriately for the evening’s temperature.

About John Bashford:

A NIDA graduate with extensive industry and teaching experience, John Bashford joined NIDA as Head of Acting in 2016.

John comes from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where he was Associate Principal and taught acting and directing at undergraduate and graduate levels.

He has directed and written for theatre companies around Australia, including as Artistic Director of Warehouse Theatre Company. In the UK he continued to build his directing career working with Sir Peter Hall and a variety of companies on international and national tours and in the West End. Throughout his career he has been involved with the training of some of the world’s leading actors, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Chewitel Ejifor and Richard Armitage. His specialist areas include Shakespeare's verse, text analysis and contemporary plays.

About the play: Another Country - By Julian Mitchell - Directed by John Bashford

He’s precisely what this school was designed to produce. Not empire builders – dear me, no. Building empires needs imagination. Empire rulers.

Set in an English Public School in the late 1930s, the play explores how the world of private wealth and centuries of tradition is challenged by two unorthodox pupils. Bennett is coming to terms with his sexuality while Judd embraces a revolutionary philosophy. The fourth year common room becomes a political battlefield where the snobberies and tribalism of the Establishment come under scrutiny as one young man seeks a future within the world of the elites, while the other rails against it.

Featuring NIDA graduating Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management and Staging students.
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