The Council of the Harvard Club of Australia
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.
Saturday 16 September 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Westin Sydney, Heritage Room, No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Cocktails and canapés
If you are unable to attend the evening, but would like to make a donation to the HCA Foundation to build scholarship funds:
The 2017 Harvard Club Program for Leaders, 'Digital Innovation and Leading Transformation' in action!
Presented by Harvard Business School Professors Karim Lakhani and Tsedal Neeley.
Over 80 participants from Qantas, Suncorp, Dept of Defence, Woolworths, ANZ, Telstra, DEXUS, ABC, to name a few.
- Paul Thomas, CEO, Gateway Credit Union;
- Paul Hunyor, Regional Head, BCG Digital Ventures,
- Jason Pellegrino, Managing Director, Google Australia and New Zealand;
- Brad Banducci, CEO and Managing Director, Woolworths Group.
2017 Non-profit Fellowship Awards event with guest speaker, Alan Schwartz AM
By Lisa George (MPP, 2006)
The Non-profit Fellowship Awards event is an annual highlight in HCA’s calendar. This year, Club members and guests gathered at Macquarie Group’s global headquarters in Sydney for the luncheon to meet the 2017 recipients and hear from distinguished guest speaker, Mr. Alan Schwartz AM, Chair of Philanthropy Australia.
The Non-Profit Fellowships of A$12,500 each have been generously supported by Bill and Lea Ferris since their inception in 2001. The fellowships enable two outstanding Australian non-profit CEOs to attend the renowned Harvard Business School course titled “Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management” (SPNM) which is held each year in July. The 2017 panel was chaired by Lisa George (former HCA Co-President), and included Club members Patrick Regan (former HCA President), Ben Sebel, Anita Kumar (2012 Non-profit Fellow), and Tony Massaro.
Mr. Ted Blamey, HCA Councillor & past Chairman of these Fellowships (2001-2015), had the honour of presenting the Awards. The recipients were Jane Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer of Tasmanian Land Conservancy, and John Hutcheson AM, Chief Executive Officer of Legacy NSW Associated Clubs.
The Tasmanian Land Conservancy raises funds from the public to protect irreplaceable sites, endangered species’ habitats, and rare ecosystems by buying and managing private land. At Harvard, Jane hopes to develop the capacity to steer the organisation towards developing future capital (financial and intellectual) and exploring new opportunities for the organisation to achieve conservation well into the next century.
The mission of Legacy is to ‘strive to ensure social justice for the dependents of incapacitated and faller military personnel.’ Legacy provides the necessary assistance to families, reducing some of the financial and other burdens, thereby assisting with the veteran’s recovery. The challenge John will take to Harvard is to build an organisation capable of collaboration across the sector to share resources and knowledge.
In presenting the Awards, Mr. Blamey reflected on why these Fellowships have been so successful for 17 years: the ongoing success of past Fellows, providing much-needed investment into the non-profit sector and the esteemed history and brand of Harvard University. Speaking of previous fellows, Ted remarked, “They have been prominent contributors while at Harvard, impressing the course leaders and their peers alike. Then, back home in their organisations, they have tackled important issues, met difficult challenges and led from the front. All have improved our communities, some powerfully.”
This made for an inspiring send-off for our 2017 recipients and set the stage for the Non-profit Leadership Address by Alan Schwartz AM.
In his opening remarks, Mr. Schwartz foreshadowed a provocative speech, entitled ‘What’s wrong with profit?’, and the audience was not disappointed! In his speech, he described a few ‘irritations’ from the many years spent in the business and community sectors. These include: the ability for businesses to declare profits without any regard to accounting for negative externalities they may cause; non-profit organisations that aren’t efficient or accountable for outcomes; and finally outstanding, efficient, accountable, not for profits, doing amazing important work but unable to scale because they cannot access capital.
He challenged the conventional definition of profit, arguing instead for a ‘common currency’ for both non-profits and for-profits, whereby value added and value destroyed could be measured. Mr Schwartz passionately went on, “It is this single currency of value creation that would be used to allocate resources in our society rather than the narrower measure of profit.”
This radical idea prompted many questions and a spirited Q&A session following the speech. So much so, that the event had to be concluded with many more hands still in the air, the sign of a truly inspiring and thought-provoking address.
Two of Australia’s most promising public servants win Harvard scholarships
30 June 2016
Simon Draper, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and Marc Innes-Brown, First Assistant Secretary, Middle East and Africa Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are the 2016 recipients of the Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship.
The scholarships will Mr Draper and Mr Innes-Brown to undertake an executive education program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2016 or 2017.
With the support of the former chairman of the World Bank, Jim Wolfensohn, the Harvard Club of Australia established the Wolfensohn Scholarship in 2012 to promote the development and delivery of good public policy. Each of the candidates was chosen on the basis of their potential to contribute to the benefit of Australian society.
Mr Draper’s chosen course is Senior Managers in Government and Mr Innes-Brown’s chosen course is Senior Executives in National and International Security.
The two recipients were chosen from a wide field of candidates, all nominated by a Commonwealth, state or territory department or agency head. A shortlist of candidates was interviewed by a panel of Harvard University alumni comprising Luke Woodward (Gilbert + Tobin), Nick Whitlam (Port Authority of NSW), Joanne White (Commonwealth Bank) and Peter Thompson (the Australia and New Zealand School of Government).
Contact: Luke Woodward, 0402 257 604
Harvard Club Councillor and Convenor for Western Australia, Elizabeth Carr:
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Ms Elizabeth Jessie CARR, Perth WA 6000
For significant service to the community through voluntary contributions to the health, aged care, education and social services sectors. Service includes:
Inaugural Chair, icare Foundation, since 2016. Non-Executive Director, icare, since 2015.
Board Member, Safety, Return to Work and Support, 2010-2015.
Member, Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund Investment Board, 2012.
Non-Executive Chair, Risk Audit Committee, Department of Family and Community Services NSW, since 2014.
Member, Urban Growth Development Corp NSW, since 2015.
Member, Australian Technology Park NSW, since 2015.
Chair, Seton Villa, Disabilities NSW, since 2015.
Chair, St Catherine's Aged Care Services (NSW), since 2013.
Director, Board of Governors, Kambala School for Girls, Rose Bay, NSW, 2007-2013.
Member, Medical Research Advisory Council NSW, 2011-2012.
Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors, since 2011.
Board Member, Environmental Protection Authority, Western Australia, since 2011.\
Chair, South Metropolitan TAFE WA, since 2016.
Chair, Challenger Institute of Technology, WA, 2015-2016.
WA Council Member, The Funding Network, since 2013.
Council Member, Western Australian Branch, Harvard Club Australia, since 2012;
Member, since 2006. Director, Board of Governors, St Mary's Anglican Girls School, WA, since 2011 and Chair, since 2017.
Non-Executive Director, Kokoda Track Foundation, since 2010.
Non-Executive Chair, Macular Disease Foundation (formerly the Macular Degeneration Foundation), 2006-2016; Inaugural Director, 2001-2003.
Secretary, Paddington Branch, NSW Liberal Party, 2006-2010.
Advisory Council Member, Big Brother/Big Sister Program, YMCA, 2001-2003.
Advisory Council Member, National Youth Initiative, 2001-2003.
Vice-President, Rotary Club of Sydney, 2002-2003; Director, 1997-2003;
Chair, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, 1994-2003; Committee Member, 1995-2003. Member, Rotary Club of Heirisson, 1990-1992.
At the Rosabeth Moss Kanter special event last week, a number of members asked for access to the key points from her presentation at the World Business Forum. As a service to interested members we provide the following link, hosted by WBF Sponsor, NAB, which gives members not only access to the key points from her presentation but to all the presenters at the WBF.
Justin Greiner, President, Harvard Club of Australia
Q: Has Apple and Ford lost their edge with the iPADs and cars with steering wheels no longer in demand? Is there an UberX or Airbnb about to hit your industry? What can you do to disrupt your own organisation? How will you select the right bottle of Penfolds if the electricity grid puts your cellar in the dark?
A: Find out at the Harvard Club’s 3rd Business Innovation Series on June 23rd and July 28th at EY’s Head Office in Melbourne.
For many business leaders, disruption is a very frightening concept. The demise of Kodak, Blockbuster, Garmin and other once-thriving companies is clear evidence that disruption can indeed occur across a wide range of industries. But disruption need not be fatal – it can not only be survived,it can be anticipated and managed. Moreover, disruption can become a successful strategy for organisations that understand their core strengths and their industry. This series will draw on the experiences of Australian companies to illustrate effective ways of dealing with disruption.
The Business Innovation Series uses the innovative 'Case Study' method of learning pioneered by Harvard Business School. Harvard case studies on AGL, Ford, Toyota, Penfolds and and Naked Wines will be taught by our faculty, led by former Harvard Business School Professor Michael Vitale.
This is a unique opportunity for Alumni, their colleagues and their clients.
Held in EY’s newly opened Innovation and Design space in the Melbourne CBD, this 2 day program is spread across one day in June and one in July.
Places are strictly limited to 60 attendees.
Click here to download the detailed brochure for information on Learning outcomes, dates, faculty, participant eligibility and application closing dates or visit the Harvard Club of Victoria website. Alumni and any participants they nominate pay a lower fee.
Net proceeds from the series will be used to help fund the Harvard Club of Victoria's Non-Profit Fellowship that sends up to 3 CEO's of Victorian Non-Profit organisations to Harvard each year.
I look forward to seeing you or those you nominate at the series.
Business Innovation Series Convenor
Tel 03 9473 3678
P.S. Please share this opportunity with any Business Owners, Senior Executives or HR leaders that you know.
Harvard scholars set their sights on improving international security issues and strengthening indigenous peoples’ relationship with the environment
Two outstanding achievers who have a drive and vision for how we can improve international security issues and strengthen indigenous peoples’ relationship with the environment in Australia have been awarded the prestigious RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard for 2017.
Claire Rochecouste, a foreign service officer with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade intends to draw on her expertise from serving in conflict states and cities such as Baghdad, Afghanistan and Argentina, to focus her US public policy training on international security issues with an emphasis on the role of women in foreign policy making and the prevention and resolution of armed conflict. Claire is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and Monash University and holds degrees in Arts and Business. She will enter the mid-career Masters of Public Administration at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government in August 2017.
As Assistant Crown Counsel to the Crown Law Office of New Zealand, Ellen Chapple is a graduate of the University of Sydney and the Australian National University and holds degrees in Arts and Law. She plans to use her expectant Masters of Law at Harvard Law School to contribute to the future of natural resources law in Australia, particularly the legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ relationship with the environment.
The scholarships valued at US$60,000 each are Australia's most prestigious national awards for postgraduate study in the United States and are jointly awarded by the Harvard Club of Australia and the Australian National University.
Claire and Ellen will start at Harvard later this year. The scholarship selection panel was impressed by their vision for how they might improve current systems in Australia based on their early-career experiences, and how they could use international knowledge not currently maximised in Australia.
Both scholarship recipients have also dedicated significant time to volunteer activities in the community in line with their professional passions.
BACKGROUND ON THE SCHOLARSHIP
The RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard
The Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarships to Harvard are Australia's most prestigious national awards for postgraduate study in the United States. Inaugurated in 1967 by prominent Australian alumni of Harvard to honour the Australian statesman and longest-serving Prime Minister, the Menzies Scholarship grants at least one annual award to talented Australians who have gained admission to a Harvard graduate school. The ideal candidates for the Scholarship are Australians whose primary objective, after completing their studies at Harvard, is to make a significant contribution to this country's development.
Awarded in partnership with The Harvard Club of Australia and the Australian National University, the scholarship is administered by the ANU for postgraduate study in the at Harvard University in the United States.
The scholarship has been awarded to over 80 scholars since 1967.
The Selection Committee may award up to two Menzies Scholarships valued at up to US$60,000 each. An additional Menzies Scholarships valued at US$60,000 may be offered every second year by HCA Philanthropy - 'Class of 1970', for a Menzies Scholar to study at the Harvard Business School.
Dear HCA Members,
OPPORTUNITY TO HOST HARVARD UNDERGRADS (AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE)
For many years Harvard a Capella groups of 12 undergraduates have visited us as part of their world tours conducted during the university summer recess - the Harvard Krokodiloes (annually) & Harvard Din and Tonics (every second year). This year, we are delighted to learn that the Radcliffe Pitches (all-female) will be visiting us here in Sydney after a long hiatus.
The Sydney stop on these tours has proven to be a highlight for the group members over the years in no small part due to the generous hospitality provided by HCA members in hosting them via homestays. It is a chance for them to relax a bit from the rigors of the road and to catch up on basics like laundry, emails, Xbox (seems to be a big thing these days).
This year we have had late notice that The Pitches will be visiting 8-11 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend) and we welcome back the Krokodiloes a month later 8-11 July.
We are in urgent need of places for the gals and guys to stay. Hosting duties are a delightful experience and not onerous (typically meeting the students at the airport, giving them a place to call home for a couple of days, providing washer/dryer and internet, and letting them make their breakfast when they roll out of bed). For the most part they come and go in accordance with their performance schedule and look after themselves.
The University has acknowledged the importance of this gift and our long support in aiding visiting students. We seldom see any current undergraduates given our distance from Cambridge, so this activity provides one of the few opportunities for us to interact with today’s student body. Hosts always report it is a joy, indeed a privilege.
This is your opportunity to host one or two really outstanding young men or women for a couple of days. It is chance to give an immediate gift that is rewarding and more personal than a financial bequest. Please consider the opportunity as soon as possible.
Then contact Dave Stump (email@example.com) and Suzie Ruse if you think you can help or would like more information.
David Stump (host families convenor) and Ted Blamey.
2017 Australia Harvard Fellow Dr. Sean Cain was presented with his Fellowship Citation in Melbourne by A-HF Victoria Co-ordinator, Lee Gilmour. Dr. Cain is heading off to The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to continue his collaboration with 2016 Fellow Dr. Elizabeth Klerman. Their work aims at better understanding the impact of sleep and circadian cycles on wellbeing and productivity.
As part of our club's ongoing commitment to helping our members succeed and fostering stronger links across generations of Harvard alumni, the Harvard Club of Australia is offering mentors to a small number of Harvard graduates.
Applicants should be 3 year members of the Harvard Club and have graduated from one of the Harvard schools relatively recently. You will be matched with senior members of the Harvard Club of Australia based on your answers to the application questions. So please take time to consider your answers and be as specific as possible.
The program is scheduled to be launched with a kick-off & networking event (likely to be in June), and will formally run until the end of year. Mentors & Mentees will form their own agreements about meetings and conversations and we will support each mentoring pair by providing some guidelines at the beginning of the program. We will also check in on each mentoring pair every few months and be available throughout the program to discuss any issues that might arise.
Interested in participating? Please see details below.
Applications are due by Friday 19 May 2017.
Any and all questions, please contact us. We look forward to this year's program!
Application Questions for Mentees - please email answers and send your CV to Club Administrator Suzie Ruse:
- Phone number:
- Are you looking for a particular type of Mentor (eg. any particular experience, background or interest)?
- Are you looking for mentoring in a particular industry?
- What are you hoping to achieve from the mentoring program (either resolving particular issues or achieve some broader aim)?
7 April 2017
Harvard Scholars Announced
The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are excited to announce the 2017 Harvard Club of Australia Scholars. The three outstanding principals from across Australia are off to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to undertake a professional education program.
This year’s Harvard Scholars are:
- Brett Burgess, Principal at Bribie Island State High School, Queensland
- Jacquie O'Donnell, Principal at Rockingham Beach Primary School, Western Australia
- Melissa Proctor, Principal at Bass Hill Public School, NSW
Each Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarship is valued at approximately $14,000 and includes program tuition for one of two Harvard Graduate School of Education programs: Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership or Leadership: An Evolving Vision. The courses run in June and July 2017.
The Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarships were established by the Public Education Foundation in 2013 offering principals around Australia the opportunity to ‘reflect, focus and recharge’ through a professional education program tailor‐made for school principals. The 2017 Harvard Scholars will join the alumni of 14 Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarship recipients.
Harvard Club of Australia: Since its founding in 1961, the Harvard Club of Australia (HCA) has dedicated itself to the mission of furthering exchange between Australia and Harvard. HCA aims to promote fellowship among alumni of Harvard University in Australia and helps Australians to further their education, either by attending Harvard or by learning from Harvard professors in Australia. The Harvard Club of Australia is affiliated to the Harvard Alumni Association.
Teachers Mutual Bank provides key financial services to Australian educators. Teachers Mutual Bank Limited is one of Australia’s largest mutual banks, comprising three brands: the original Teachers Mutual Bank, UniBank, and Firefighters Mutual Bank. With over 186,000 members and more than $6 billion in assets, Teachers Mutual Bank Ltd is one of Australia’s largest mutual banks
The Public Education Foundation works in collaboration with the schools, communities, business and both the state and federal governments to provide equity and excellence scholarships for students in public education; provide professional learning and leadership scholarships for teachers and principals; and enhance the value and reputation of public education.
Public Education Foundation
PO Box 1393, Darlinghurst NSW 1300 Australia
T: 02 9266 8681 | F: 02 9244 5665 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia-Harvard Fellowship awards for 2017
HCA Foundation is proud to recognise four outstanding researchers to become the 2017 Australia-Harvard Fellows. Recipients will be contributing to the advancement of scientific research in Australia, and to the enhancement of links between Harvard University and Australian academic institutions.
The four 2017 Fellows are:
- Dr. David Haig, George Putnam Professor of Biology at Harvard University’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
- Dr. Noel Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry at Harvard University’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
- Dr. Zdenka Kuncic, Professor of Physics, at the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Sydney
- Dr. Sean W. Cain, Senior Lecturer at Monash School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
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).
Professor Noel Michele Holbrook
Prof. Michele Holbrook studies the physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes. She will be visiting the Dept. of Plant Sciences at the University of Tasmania to study how the strength of liquid transport channels in plants impacts their ability to draw water from the soil, and thus sustain photosynthesis during drought. This work may lead to new ways of breeding or engineering drought-resistant crops, and provide insights to help model how native species will respond to climate change.
Professor Zdenka Kuncic
Prof. Kuncic leads a highly interdisciplinary research program at the interface between physics and medical/life sciences, applying fundamental physical principles to advance our understanding of complex living systems and human diseases. Prof. Kuncic will visit Gordon Center for Medical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital to further her collaboration with 2013 Fellow, Dr Georges El-Fakhri. Their project aims to develop a novel nanotechnology platform for medical imaging that would enable sub-clinical detection, diagnosis and targeted elimination of metastatic tumour cells, improving survival rates in cancer. They will also work on developing a detailed plan for a first-in-human clinical study in Sydney.
Doctor Sean Cain
Dr. Cain’s research focuses on basic circadian rhythms, learning, arousal and cognition. He will visit Harvard’s Broad Institute to work on a study of the genetics of circadian system’s response to light, and in particular how genetic markers of a propensity for circadian disruption lead to disabling conditions such as Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Type 2 Diabetes. He will also continue his collaboration with 2016 Fellow Dr. Elizabeth Klerman, on a study that aims to better understand how sleep habits of college students affect their mood and academic performance.
These awards take to 64 the total number of Australia-Harvard Fellowships granted since the program’s inception in 2004. Harvard Club of Australia Foundation congratulates these 2017 recipients and offers heartfelt thanks to our volunteers involved in selecting, monitoring and administering the program.
25 February 2017
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We are proud to announce that the Harvard Club of Australia received the Club/SIG (Shared Interest Group) Recognition Award at the annual Alumni Leadership Conference on 9 February 2017. This is in recognition of HCA's exceptional efforts resulting in outstanding and innovative programming.
Harvard Club of Australia in The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/harvard-club-of-australia-named-universitys-best-club/news-story/478debab25a98c7f3bfced4618a945b6
The Harvard Club of Australia's citation read:
Since its founding in 1961, the Harvard Club of Australia has dedicated itself to the mission of furthering learned exchange between Australia and Harvard. Its myriad scholarship programs fund nine post-graduate students at various Harvard schools and programs every year. Its Australia-Harvard Fellowship reinforces existing academic networks at mid-career and senior levels, with substantial impacts on scientific discovery and career advancement. The Club's focus on building connections amongst alumni includes a robust calendar of social, intellectual and cultural events; a vibrant mentoring program for Harvard graduates returning to Australia; and a focus on developing a strong Council that encourages all members to take a leadership role. As a result of their engagement efforts, the Club has doubled its paid membership in the past seven years to over 500 active members.
More details of the Awards at: http://harvardmagazine.com/2017/03/haa-clubs-and-sigs-awards
Harvard Club of Australia named university’s best club
“It just doesn’t get much bigger than this,” laughs Justin Greiner as he speaks of the Harvard Club of Australia, of which he is president, being named Harvard Club of the Year.
Beneath the mirth is genuine pride at the efforts the club has made over the past decade or so to foster a two-way, public good relationship with the university.
“We’ve had a concerted focus in the past 10 years on bringing Australians to Harvard and Harvard to Australia,” said Mr Greiner.
The club funds a series of scholarships and fellowships that see 20 to 25 people travel to Boston to study. These include postgraduate scholarships, including one for an indigenous postgraduate researcher, as well as a range of others for school principals, public servants and not-for-profit leaders.
That level of philanthropy doesn’t come cheaply, with most of the funds raised from the club’s 600 members, a range of partnerships and from putting the profits from its leadership program back into its endowment.
“We hope to get to the point that the scholarships can be funded out of interest on the endowment,” Mr Greiner said.
His experience was a two-year MBA at the top university, graduating in 2000. The experience, he said, was a “privilege”.
“It was the most wonderful opportunity in my life and I’m still very grateful.”
Mr Greiner is six months into his two-year term as president of the Harvard Club of Australia. He said he was constantly surprised by the diversity of the alumni group — including people who have studied divinity, business, politics and health, just for starters. He said their generosity could be informed by their American experience. Harvard’s own endowment is worth $US38 billion ($50bn).
“Certainly, having gone to the US and been exposed to the level of philanthropic activity in universities there changes people’s awareness and understanding of what can be achieved,” Mr Greiner said. “They understand the importance of giving back.”
So was there a reward for the Harvard Club of Australia as a consequence of its exceptional works?
“We got a certificate and the satisfaction that you have to keep going.”
HCA Members Sarah Tesar and Charles Walker hosted the inaugural young/recent Harvard alumni drinks on Friday 10 February at The Argyle in Sydney. Around 15 alumni attended and then the drinks even progressed to an impromptu Mexican dinner for some of the group, photo below!