Gallery of Achievement Inductees

The Camberwell Grammar School Gallery of Achievement has been established to acknowledge and celebrate the success of generations of Old Camberwell Grammarians.

It is an ongoing, evolving project, which aims to inspire current and future students to pursue excellence in a wide range of careers, community service and sport.


Allan, Mr Thomas Heath (2005)

Tom Allan began playing hockey at the age of five. He played in the CGS First Hockey team from when he entered Year 7 until he captained the team in Year 12. He represented Victoria each year in his age group up to and including Under 21. This success led him to be included in the Victorian Institute of Sport program for four years.

While playing Outdoor Hockey he was introduced to the new sport of Indoor Hockey and he was attracted by the pace, high skill level and tactics required. From 2004 to 2008 he presented Victoria in his new sport and in 2008 was selected in the Australian squad.

In 2009 Tom played for Australia in the Indoor Tri-Nations Tournament in England and Scotland and was the leading goal scorer for Australia. He stayed on in Scotland after this tournament gaining international experience in the prestigious Euro Hockey Indoor Club Championships.

In 2010 Tom was again selected in the Australian team and represented Australia against Russia, Czech Republic and Poland.

Altman, Mr Tim (1984)

Tim Altman has been involved with Kayaking and Surf Life Saving for over 30 years as an athlete and a coach.

As an athlete he has won numerous Victorian and Australian medals and titles in both Flatwater and Surf Kayaking, culminating in representing Australia in the Flatwater/Sprint Kayak teams in 1985 and 1990.

While he still paddles competitively, Tim now focuses on coaching and he coaches paddlers from novice to international level, including athletes aiming for Olympic selection.

Tim’s interest in fitness led him to a career in Clinical Naturopathy, where he focuses on using nutrition and natural medicine modalities to complement conventional medical strategies.

Angus, Mr Ian Bamfield OAM (1948)

Ian Angus was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2006 for service to electronic engineering, particularly through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and to the community.

Ian had 35 years at RMIT where he pioneered training programmes for the television industry both broadcast and receiving. He retired as Vice Principal of the Technical College in 1988 after a long teaching and administrative career. He was an examiner for the Australian Broadcasting Control Board and a consultant to Silliman University in the Philippines for the International Development Program of Australian Universities and Colleges and a member of a Mission to Nanjing Institute of Technology.

Ian was a Member - Australian College of Education; Member – Engineers Australia; Senior Member – Institute of Radio and Electronics Engineers (Aust); Fellow – Television and Electronics Institute of Australia and presenter of papers to professional institutions.

On retirement from RMIT Ian had 12 years of consulting. Ian’s other interests have included Charter Membership of the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne – Sunrise; Member and Treasurer of the Collins Street Baptist Church; Board Member of Urban Seed and Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the Gospel Hall Trust.

(1931 - 2021)

Anjou, Mr Mitchell D AM (1978)

Mitchell Anjou was awarded the Order of Australia for his significant service to optometry and public health, particularly in the Indigenous community, as a researcher, clinician and educator in 2013.

He is Deputy Director and Associate Professor at the Indigenous Eye Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne, a position he has held since 2010. Before taking this role, Mitchell held a range of positions in optometry including Senior Fellow, Department of Optometry, University of Melbourne, 1991–2008; Councillor, Australian College of Optometry, 1992–1996, 2007, 2015-2021; Director, Optometry Clinic, 1992–2010; Coordinator, Clinical School, 1989–2004 and Manager, Victorian Eyecare Service, 2001–2010.

He led the expansion of eye care services for a range of disadvantaged groups in Melbourne and country Victoria, including the homeless, those with intellectual and physical disabilities, and those in aged care facilities.

He was instrumental in establishing an eye clinic at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, in 1997. These services expanded in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation including a network of visiting optometry services in Aboriginal Medical Services throughout Victoria.

As well as his research and clinical work, Mitchell has been a Board and committee member of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand since 2011; a Practitioner Member, Registration and Notifications Committee, Optometry Board of Australia, 2010-2016; member and Vice-President, Optometrists Registration Board of Victoria, 2000-2010; a member of the Victorian Optometrists Training and Education Trust, since 2010, and has been involved in committees of Optometry Australia in Victoria and nationally.

Mitchell has been a Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry since 1985.

Archbold, Prof Neil Wilfred (1969)

Neil Wilfred Archbold was Professor and Personal Chair in Palaeontology at the School of Ecology and Environment at Deakin University. He was also the Coordinator of Earth Sciences at the University.

Neil spent much of his professional life as an educator and researcher in the fields of earth history, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, palaeobiogeography, and evolution of life, extinction events and the history of science. He authored over one hundred scientific works and was an active, long-term member of many top scientific bodies including the Royal Society of Victoria, the Geological Society of Australia and the Paleontological Society of USA.

Neil was known and respected nationally and internationally for his research and teaching and for his service to his profession.


Arthurs, Mr Wayne (1988)

Wayne Arthurs has represented Australia in The Davis Cup since 1999, and represented Australia in the 2004 Olympic team.

Wayne began playing tennis on the international professional tennis circuit in 1990 and in that time has had many career highlights. These include reaching the semi-finals in Doubles at Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open and the Australian Open, and being a member of the winning ATP team, in the World Team Championships in 2001. He has been ranked as high as ninth in the world in doubles and forty-fourth in the world in singles. In 2003 Wayne won 4 ATP titles and teamed with fellow Australian Paul Hanley, to play in the Tennis Masters Cup – a competition for the 8 best doubles pairs in the world.

He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

Atock, Mr James Kenneth (Ken) (1939)

James Kenneth (Ken) Atock, VX-5403 of the 2/7th. Infantry Battalion, 6th. Division AIF was awarded with “Mentioned-in-Despatches” approved by King George VI in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service in the field during the Second World War.

Ken was the first CGS student to enlist for service in WWII aged only 18 years. He registered on the first day the newly formed 2nd AIF was established at Puckapunyal. Ken’s academic ability was quickly recognised by the Army and he was assigned to the intelligence section of the 2/7th Battalion. He performed intelligence activities and training in Egypt and Palestine and then went on to fight in active service in Libya, mainland Greece and Crete.

Ken was taken as a prisoner-of-war during the chaotic evacuation of the allied forces from Crete. During his incarceration in the POW camp, he secretly compiled intelligence information on the enemy. His notes recorded the military tactics, arms used, numbers of aircraft and troop movements in minute detail - everything of military value about the enemies’ invasion of Crete. Ken knew it was important to get this information to the AIF high command in Alexandria. He attempted to escape from the POW camp but was killed by machine gun fire on the fence wire by prison guards.

At CGS in Form V in 1936, aged 15, Ken designed, built and launched an experimental rocket at Fisherman’s Bend for the purpose of transporting mail. Ken’s achievements in rocketry were reported around Australia and recorded in the Crome collection of the National Library of Australia as the “Rarest of all Australian Rocket Firings”. The Australian War Memorial in Canberra has preserved Ken’s rockets as important historical and war related artefacts. The “Kenneth Atock Memorial Scholarship” was established in 1976, by bequest, to support CGS students’ academic performance in scientific education with the emphasis on space and rocketry.


Aylott, Dr Nigel Paul (1983)

Nigel Aylott was an outstanding academic and sportsman.

He was Dux of Camberwell Grammar School, completed a double Honours Degree in Science (1986) and Engineering (1988) at Monash University, a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering (1994) and a Master of Business Administration (1998) also at Monash University. Whilst at university he played club hockey, played in the university orchestra, and played cornet with the Box Hill City Band. He had a distinguished 14 years career with Telstra, culminating in his appointment as Senior Integration Architecht.

Nigel began his outdoors adventure career with the Monash Bushwalking Club, and went on to State, National and International Championships in rogaining, as well as being a leader in the administration of his chosen sport.

Nigel’s sporting achievements include, World Rogaining Champion (Canada) 1998; Australian Ultra Runners of Australia – 50 mile and 50 km track champion – 5 time winner; Australian Three Peaks Race Champion – 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004; and Australian Rogaining Champion 2001 and 2002.

(1966 – 2004)


Baillieu, Clive Latham , 1st Baron Baillieu, KBE, CMG (1907)

Clive Latham Baillieu studied law at the University of Melbourne, graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford University with the degree of Master of Arts, and was admitted to practice as a Barrister at law in 1914.

He gained the rank of Major in the Australian Imperial Forces during World War l, and gained the rank of Temporary Lieutenant- Colonel in the Royal Flying Corps. He was invested as an Officer, Order of the British Empire in 1918, as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St George in 1929, and as a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire in 1938.

From 1942 until his retirement he held many senior positions in government and industry. These included Chairman of Central Mining and Investment Corporation between 1945 and 1955, Head of British Trade Mission to Argentina in 1944; Chairman of Dunlop Rubber Company 1949 – 1957; Director of English Scottish and Australian Bank Limited and Joint President of Dalgety and New Zealand Loan Ltd.

He was created 1st Baron Baillieu of Sefton, Commonwealth of Australia and of Parkwood Co. Surrey, UK in 1953.

(1889 – 1967)

Ballard, Mr William B. (1932)

Bill Ballard had a distinguished school career both academically and in sport – he was one of the first recipients of the prestigious Triple Colour Pocket. Bill continued his sporting success after leaving school, representing Australia in Hockey against India, New Zealand and Pakistan.

Bill joined the Army as a volunteer in 1940, and served in Townsville, Milne Bay and Borneo, reaching the rank of Captain. His working life was spent predominately in marketing, firstly with William Angliss Meat Products and later with the State Electricity Commission, where he established the reputation of being one of Australia’s most successful marketers. He was awarded a number of prestigious marketing awards through his career and he pioneered the teaching of marketing at RMIT University and Mt Eliza Business School.

(1914 -2001)

Barber, Brigadier Charles Stanley MC (1908)

Charles Barber served in the Australian Army during WWI rising to the rank of Captain and being awarded the Military Cross. He served between the wars in the Citizens Military Force, and in WWII rose to the rank of Brigadier.

Charles completed a Bachelor of Mining Engineering at the University of Melbourne. While at University in 1910, he joined the Melbourne University Rifles and reached the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

When WWI started, Charles was working in Broken Hill as a mining engineer where he enlisted on 29 August 1914 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Field Company Engineers of the AIF. On 22 September 1914 he embarked from Melbourne for Alexandria with the 3rd Field Company. He trained in Mesopotamia and his company built and maintained a pontoon bridge over the Suez Canal until embarking for Gallipoli from Alexandria on 5 April 1915.

Charles arrived at Anzac Cove about 10.30am on 25 April 1915, about five hours after the first troops landed to attack Turkish positions. On 27 July 1915 he transferred to 4th Field Company Engineers and was promoted to Captain. By 12 September 1915 he was leading the 4th Field Company at Lone Pine.

On 29 January 1916 he was awarded the Military Cross.

At the outbreak of WWII Charles was involved with the training of the 4th Infantry Brigade and in 1941 was promoted to Brigadier and later served in Papua New Guinea.


Barker, Mr Peter R AM (1973)

Peter has spent most of his career as a freelance professional Chinese interpreter and translator.

He first began learning Chinese at CGS in Year 7 and continued his studies in Chinese through to Year 12. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) at the University of Melbourne with majors in Chinese and Indonesian and a sub-major in French. Peter was awarded an Australian Government scholarship to study in China upon completion of his university studies, one of only seven recipients each year. He studied at the Beijing Languages Institute and Beijing University at a time when China had yet to open up to the outside world.

In 1980 he returned to Australia to complete his Diploma of Education and the following year taught Chinese to native Chinese speakers and English as a Second Language at Richmond Girls High School. He was also heavily involved in the development of Chinese language textbooks for Australian students.

In 1982 Peter received a Victorian Government Teacher Scholar Award where he returned to China to study at Nanjing University and taught one day a week at the Jiangsu Education Institute. He returned to Australia in 1983 and again taught at Richmond Girls High School for another eighteen months.

In 1984 Peter successfully took part in national examinations for an Australian Government scholarship to study in China to become a professional interpreter. He undertook a two-year course at the United Nations Interpreter Translator Centre in Beijing where he majored in simultaneous interpreting. He was the only non-Chinese student to complete the course. He then went on to work in the Australian Embassy in Beijing as an interpreter for the Australian ambassador.

Peter returned to Australia in 1988 and established his company working as a freelance interpreter. For thirty years he acted as Australia’s most senior Chinese interpreter working on all major government bilateral exchanges between Australia and China as well as with private industry and at international conferences. Peter also worked two months a year for the Getty Conservation Institute based in Los Angeles on their heritage conservation projects in China for twenty years.

Peter received an Order of Australia in 2018 for his achievements in developing Australia’s relations with China. Peter retired in 2019.

Barkoczy, Professor Stephen L (1980)

Stephen Barkoczy is a Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at Monash University where he lectures in taxation law. He holds BA, LLB, M Tax Law and PhD degrees from Monash and is the author of a number of legal textbooks. Stephen is a recipient of Monash University's Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and a recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2008, he received the Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year.

Barr, Mr Andrew D (1977)

Andrew Barr completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Educational Studies at Monash University and a Diploma of Education at the University of Sydney. Andrew joined The Age newspaper as a journalist covering general news, business, politics and sport; he worked at The Age from 1983 until 1988.

From 1988 until 1997 he taught at Scotch College, where he was a Boarding House Master and coached hockey and cricket. During this time Andrew spent some time at Merchant Taylors School in Watford, England.

Before taking his current position in 2013 as Principal of Geelong College, Andrew was Head of the Caulfield Campus of Caulfield Grammar from 1998 until 2002, and Principal of Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston from 2002 until 2012.

Andrew was the Regional Director of the Round Square Association of Schools from 2008 to 2011, and has held the positions of National Chair of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) and Director of the Principals’ Australia Institute.

Birtles, Mr Samuel George (1939)

Sam Birtles was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for his service to sport, particularly squash. He was Founder of the Victorian Referees Association and its President for the first 10 years. He was involved with squash for 20 years – as a player, referee and administrator.

Following a distinguished military service in the RAAF Sam returned to Melbourne and joined the Hampton Rovers Amateur Football Club, where he established a remarkable career, captaining the club, winning the A Grade Best and Fairest Award, and representing Victoria numerous times.

After retiring as a player, Sam turned to umpiring and also played in, and refereed squash tournaments. Even after having both legs amputated. Sam continued to be active in sport, both in administration of squash and in playing golf and surfing.


Blackburn, Rev Dr. Geoffrey Herbert OAM (1931)

Rev Geoffrey Blackburn was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1997 for services to the Baptist Church, in particular through the Baptist Union of Australia, and the Baptist World Alliance.

Since his ordination in 1939, Geoffrey has travelled all over the world in a variety of roles with the Baptist Church. These include Army Chaplain in the Pacific Islands, President of the Baptist World Alliance and President of the Baptist Union of Victoria.

He has had an active life in several pastorates in the Baptist Church, and since retiring in 1986 has continued his pastoral work with retired Baptist ministers and ministers’ widows, as a member of Rotary International.


Brenan, Mr John O (1962)

John Brenan studied English, History and Philosophy at Melbourne University then added a Bachelor of Education. John taught part time throughout his undergraduate years, but began teaching full time at Trinity Grammar, intending to help out for a term but enjoying it so much that he stayed eleven years. Experience in some tough UK schools, further qualifications from the University of London, posts in other Australian colleges, and part time lecturing at Melbourne and at Monash followed. In 1987 he became Principal of Eltham College. During his thirteen years there he initiated CBD-based special studies, now widely emulated. Overnewton Anglican College was his next school, after which he oversaw the establishment of the City Cite for Ballarat Grammar.

Following an invitation from DEECD, John moved into school reviews and project management. As portfolio leader for a major international consultancy he oversaw projects for 300+ schools in Victoria, with equivalent numbers in the other states during the exciting if hectic years of ‘Building the Education Revolution’, the Australian government’s successful response to the GFC.

A surprising last hurrah as a school Head was to help put Worawa Aboriginal College on a strong footing as a fully boarding school for Aboriginal girls.

John has chaired several national and state professional associations, chiefly in the areas of English, innovative curriculum, sports for co-educational schools and school leadership. He has served on a number of consultant committees for government and he has written and edited extensively. Now retired, John continues to consult—chiefly for Independent and Catholic schools.

Bridie, Mr David (1980)

David Bridie, a seven time ARIA award winning songwriter and composer, has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Australia's most innovative performers with a strong emphasis on indigenous and traditional music.

As lead vocalist, keyboard player, co-composer and co-producer of critically acclaimed band Not Drowning, Waving, David built a world-wide reputation through the six albums and two soundtracks that the band released during its career.

David is acknowledged as an international soundtrack composer for both film and television; producer, and lyricist with a uniquely Australian musical sound.

He has also been involved as a musical director for the Federation Yeperenye Festival (2001) in Alice Springs and the Sing Sing concerts (1999, 2006, and 2007), he has won numerous accolades as a soloist and as a producer, and many prestigious awards for his soundtracks for film and television.

Bridie, Brigadier Phillip Keith H AM (1976)

Phillip entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon on scholarship in 1977, completing a Science degree. He graduated in 1981 into the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.

Phillip served as a troop leader in both the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 1st Armoured Regiment before being promoted to Captain. He was a Tank Squadron Second-in-Command, Regimental Technical Adjutant and Regimental Liaison Officer at 1st Armoured Regiment before transferring to the Army Reserve in 1987 whereupon he remained at the Regiment as a Squadron Second-in-Command.

On promotion to Major in 1990, Phillip served as an Officer Commanding in 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse. This was followed by time at 3rd Reserve Command and Staff College both as a student on the Intermediate Staff Course, for which he was awarded a Blamey Award, and as a tactics instructor on Junior and Intermediate Staff Courses. He then was posted to Headquarters 4th Brigade. On relocating to Sydney for work in early 1996 he was posted to Headquarters 5th Brigade.

On promotion to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1998, Phillip had the honour of Commanding 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers, a Reserve reconnaissance regiment, for three years. After two years at Land Headquarters as the Projects Staff Officer in Training Branch, he moved to Army Personnel Agency - Sydney (APA-S) as Staff Officer Grade One Officer Career Management.

In 2004, Phillip was promoted to Colonel and served as Colonel Projects Land Headquarters before taking up the posting of Director APA-S in 2005. In 2006 he participated in the Senior Officer Development Program travelling to England and Israel to study complex military operations.

In 2007 Phillip was promoted to Brigadier and posted to Headquarters Training Command – Army as Brigadier Projects. There followed the personally most rewarding posting of his career to date, being command of the 8th Brigade for three years from 2009 to 2011. The Brigade consists of seven Army Reserve units and operates in the northern half of NSW from Northern and North – Western Sydney to the NSW – Queensland Border. Whilst there where many highlights, he is most proud of the operational focus of the Brigade which culminated in the operational generation of Timor Leste Task Group 3.

For his service as Commander 8th Brigade, Phillip was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2012 Honours List.

Brock, Geoffrey Hutton DSO (1925)

Geoffrey Brock enlisted in the army on October 20, 1939. He served in Greece and the Middle East, where he was promoted to the rank of Major and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on July 8, 1941 for “distinguished service, zeal and efficiency”.

He later served in Sri Lanka, and then New Guinea with the 31/51 Battalion as its Commanding Officer, where he was “Mentioned in Despatches”. He returned to Australia in 1943.

(1907 - 1943)

Brown, Associate Professor Douglas J AM (1962)

Douglas Brown is the Director of the Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health. Prior to this appointment Douglas held a range of appointments at Austin Health and at other Australian and international health services.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Australasian College of Rehabilitation and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS), as well as a member of numerous medical societies and associations.

Douglas has also lectured to, supervised and examined medical students at the University of Melbourne.

Douglas is internationally recognised as a leader in his field and has contributed to many medical journals and written and presented papers both nationally and internationally.

Douglas was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2021 for significant service to medicine, particularly to spinal cord research.


Campbell, Mr Tony G (1985)

Tony enjoyed a very successful career in sport at Camberwell Grammar School, being awarded a triple pocket for football, cricket and athletics.

He was recruited directly from the School to the Melbourne Football Club and played a total of 118 AFL games, 75 for Melbourne and 45 for Footscray, now the Western Bulldogs. In 1985 as a recruit, Tony played in the Under 19s as a defender but by 1988 played as a forward. Over the next three seasons, Tony moved between attack and defence, kicking a career high of 22 goals in 1990. He played eight games exclusively as a defender in 1991 before his season ended with shin splints and he was traded to Footscray at the end of that year.

Tony went on to play two seasons for the Western Bulldogs before leaving for America to try his hand at punting. When Tony failed to land a NFL contract, he returned to Australia and played for the West Australian Football League in Perth in 1994, in an attempt to make the inaugural Freemantle squad. Unfortunately, an Achilles injury ended the season for him, though he returned to Victoria to play one last game for the Bulldogs.

Tony was one of the very few players of his era (along with Alastair Lynch) who matched up well with all time VFL/AFL record goal kicker Tony Lockett (1360 goals). Tony Lockett would rarely beat Tony in a man on man contest due to Tony's speed, strength and athleticism.

Carter, Mr Nicholas S (2003)

Nicholas’ career has taken him all over the world and has seen him work with a wide range of orchestras and musicians. From 2011 to mid-2014 he was Kapellmeister at the Hamburg State Opera, as well as serving as musical assistant to Music Director Simone Young. This engagement followed a three-year association with the Sydney Symphony, first as Assistant Conductor, working closely with Vladimir Ashkenazy and a number of the orchestra’s guest conductors, and subsequently as Associate Conductor.

In Hamburg, Nicholas conducted performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Die Zauberflöte, Cosi fan tutte, Lucia di Lammermoor, Hänsel und Gretel, Cleopatra by Johan Mattheson and Orontea by Antonio Cesti. Furthermore, as Musical Assistant, he was heavily involved in the preparation of a vast repertoire, including in the presentation of 10 Wagner operas, from Rienzi to Parsifal as well as a complete Ring Cycle, to celebrate the bicentenary in 2013 of the composer’s birth.

As guest conductor, Nicholas has conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Staatsorchester Braunschweig, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Dalasinfoniettan Sweden and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra in a Gala with Diana Damrau as soloist. At the invitation of Donald Runnicles, Nicholas served as Associate Conductor of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming from 2010-2013.

In Australia, Nicholas enjoys collaborating regularly with many of the country’s finest orchestras and ensembles, such as the Sydney, West Australian, Melbourne, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, the State Opera of South Australia, Victorian Opera, Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Australian Youth Orchestra. He has also appeared with the Malaysian, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras and in 2011, Nicholas led a Gala concert with the Sydney Symphony and Anne Sofie von Otter.

The 2021/22 season marks the beginning of Nicholas Carter’s tenure as Chief Conductor and Co-Operndirektor of Opera Bern in Switzerland. This will see him lead among other things a full production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. This season also includes debuts with The Metropolitan Opera New York (Brett Dean’s Hamlet) and Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro).

In recent seasons, Nicholas has conducted the Santa Fe Opera Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rundfunk Symphonieorchester Berlin, BBC Scottish Symphony, BBC Welsh, Dallas Symphony, Hang Kong Philharmonic, as well as all major Australian Orchestras.

From 2016 to 2019 Nicholas served as Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the first Australian to be appointed to such a role with an Australian Orchestra in almost 30 years.

From 2018-2021, Nicholas was Chefdirigent of Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Kärntnersinfonieorchester, where he led many new productions and appeared regularly in the orchestra’s concert series.

The coming season sees a return to the Metropolitan Opera New York (Peter Grimes), Zurich Opera (Pearl Fishers), Glyndebourne Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden’s Semperoper and the Atlanta Symphony.

Chapman, Lieutenant Colonel Ross (1997)

Lieutenant Colonel Ross Chapman entered the Australian Defence Force Academy after graduating from Camberwell Grammar School in 1997. After completing an Arts Degree, he entered the Royal Military College – Duntroon and graduated as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army in 2001.

Over the next three years, Lieutenant Colonel Chapman served as a Platoon Commander within an Infantry Battalion and completed a nine-month tour in East Timor. Following successful selection for the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) in 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Chapman completed a number of different roles within the unit over the following eight years. This included numerous operational deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and a separate rotation to Afghanistan with a United States Special Operations Command unit.

In 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Chapman was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for leadership in combat while performing duties as an SAS Troop Commander in Afghanistan. On another rotation in 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Chapman was awarded a Commendation for Distinguished Service for leadership in his role as an SAS Squadron Commander. Lieutenant Colonel Chapman is currently serving in Indonesia where he is attached to the Indonesian military as an Instructor at the Indonesian Command and Staff College.

Charlton, Mr Jon A (1975)

Jon has a rich history of working with young people in schools, on the street, and in church.

Early in his career as a teacher, he worked at Elwood College as Student Welfare Coordinator. Following that, he fulfilled the roles of Chaplain, Counsellor and Daily Organiser at Kilvington Girls’ Grammar. In late 1999, Jon was appointed Head of Middle School at Kingswood College. While at the College, he led the development of an experiential City Campus for Year 9 students.

From 2003–2007, Jon held the role of Deputy Head (Pastoral Care) at St Michael’s Grammar School in St Kilda. During this time, his expertise in pastoral care had a deep impact, as did his talent for school operations.

In 2008, Jon returned to Kilvington Grammar as Principal where he was instrumental in its successful transition to a co-ed school after a 90-year history as a girls’ school

Jon has trained and practised as a Baptist pastor working with young people in the Blackburn and St Kilda areas.

In 1995, through the St Kilda Baptist community, he was responsible for establishing Machaseh House, which provided 16–18 year old students, who were unable to live at home, a safe and secure environment so that they could complete their secondary education and improve their opportunities in life. Jon served on the Machaseh House Board for 18 years, six as Chair.

Jon has completed two degrees—a Science degree from Monash University and a Theological degree from Melbourne University.

Jon’s passion is to see all young people achieve their very best, and to become responsible and involved global citizens by helping others.

Chesterman, Dr Ian Arthur AM (1953)

Mr Ian Chesterman was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2001 for service to the community of South Australia, particularly as a supporter of cultural, educational and social welfare organisations.

Ian’s career in international banking and finance culminated in his appointment as CBA General Manager, SA and NT. This followed a series of appointments and promotions within the Commonwealth Bank including Chief Manager, Corporate and International, and Deputy General Manager, based in London. Since his retirement in 1998, Ian has served the South Australian community in a variety of roles including as Pro-Chancellor of Flinders University, as a member of Council of Anglicare SA, and as President of the South Australian Commandery of The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, a world-wide organisation committed to fund-raising to assist needy areas of the community.

Chesterman, Professor Simon (1990)

Simon Chesterman was named Australian Rhodes Scholar in 1997 and went on to study International Law at Magdalen College, Oxford University. He completed his doctorate in 2000, writing on the subject of humanitarian intervention.

Simon interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and worked for the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia before joining the International Peace Academy in 2000. In 2004 he moved to New York University and then the National University of Singapore in 2007, where he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law in 2012.

He has written or edited various non-fiction works, as well as the Raising Arcadia trilogy of young adult novels. His most recent book is I, Huckleberry (2020), another young adult mystery set in Oxford.

Church, Mr Reginald Bruce OAM (1948)

Bruce Church was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2011 for his service to cricket. He was a Committee Member of the Melbourne Cricket Club from 1978 - 2003. During that time he served as Treasurer from 1989 - 1991, Vice President from 1991 - 1997, and President from 1997 - 2003.

As well as his service to cricket, Bruce, a Chartered Accountant, has been a Director of the Royal Dental Hospital, Power House and the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Foundation. He was also the pro bono auditor of Lord Somers Camp, Power House and the Victorian Amateur Football Association.

(1931 - 2021)

Cole, Dr William Geoffrey (1959)

William Cole is a Professor of Surgery and a member of the Institute of Medical Science and School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist in the Genetics and Genomic Biology Program, The Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children. His research, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, focuses on the genetics of normal and abnormal development of the skeleton.

He has over 220 peer-reviewed publications including publications in Nature, Nature Genetics, Cell and the New England Journal of Surgery. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) and the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health and is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics.

He has given over 100 presentations and lectures at national and international meetings. William is also active in resident and fellow teaching. He runs a paediatric trauma course for Residents and Fellows as well as an elective paediatric course.

William serves on the Scientific Review Committee of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (USA) and was President of the IVth International Congress on Osteogenesis Imperfecta in 1990. He has served as a full member and currently as an ad hoc member of various study sections of the National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review (USA). He also serves on research panels for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (USA), the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Shriner’s Hospitals of North America.

His research focuses on the molecular pathology of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) - a tissue-laxity syndrome - and the skeletal dysplasias - a group of disorders affecting the development of the skeleton. He is also studying genes involved in bone development and bone health.

Curphey, Mr Alfred Noel OBE (1932)

Mr Noel Curphey was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire in 1960. He has had a long and distinguished career in Australia and internationally, in business and in service to the community.

The positions he has held include CEO of the Victorian Chamber of Manufacturers, member of President Reagan’s US Presidential Task Force, member of President Bush’s Presidential Task Force, and Founder of the American Migrant Scheme to Australia.

His community and charities work span 60 years. He was a Board Member of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, the Red Cross Society and the Moomba Festival, and worked on numerous charitable committees.

He was awarded President Reagan’s Medal of Merit in 1987.



Danchin, Professor Peter G (1987)

Peter Danchin completed his B.A. in classics and LL.B. with first class honors at the University of Melbourne in 1994 where he was President of the Law Students’ Society and Editor-in-Chief of the Melbourne University Law Review. He was named a Lionel Murphy Scholar in 1996 and went on to study international law at Columbia University in New York. In 1999, he was a law clerk to Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson at the Constitutional Court of South Africa before returning to Columbia where, from 2000 to 2006, he directed the Human Rights Program at the School of International and Public Affairs.

After completing his doctorate on freedom of religion in international law, he became Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 2006. He was appointed to Professor in 2011 and Jacob A. France Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty in 2020. For the last decade, he has directed the school’s International and Comparative Law Program teaching courses, conducting research and leading research projects in Australia, Egypt, Europe, Ireland, Latin America, Southern Africa and Taiwan.

He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton in 2014-15 where he co-lead an inquiry on law and religious freedom and A.W. Mellon Visiting Fellow in law and religious studies at the University of Cape Town in 2013-14. He has held visiting fellowships and in 2023 was appointed as an Honorary Professor in the College of Law at the Australian National University in Canberra.

He has published widely in the fields of international law, human rights and comparative constitutionalism with a focus on the politics of religious freedom in legal, political and moral thought. His publications include Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities in Eastern Europe (Columbia 2002), United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security (Cambridge 2010), and Politics of Religious Freedom (Chicago 2015).

Danks, Professor David AO (1948)

Professor David Danks was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 1990 for services to medical research. His dual interests in the development of basic understanding of human genetics, and the practical application of this knowledge in clinical genetics, dominated his career.

David was Director of the Murdoch Institute for Research into Birth Defects from 1986 until his retirement in 1995. He also held a number of positions at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Childrens’ Hospital, and its Research Foundation – these included Professor of Paediatrics, Professor of Paediatrics Research, Director of RCM Research Foundation and Reader in Human Genetics. He was also one of the founders of the Paediatrics Research Society of Australia, and the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.

Darling, Mr Harry Guy (1943)

Guy Darling enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy in May 1943. After basic training he joined the mine sweeper HMAS Ballarat as Petty Officer Radar Mechanic. After being discharged from the Navy in 1947, Guy studied mechanical engineering at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1950. He joined the RAAF as a civilian in the Aeronautical Research and Development Unit, becoming the scientist responsible for all aircraft research and development.

During a secondment to Paris in 1961 as part of the Mirage Selection Team, Guy’s interest in viticulture was sparked, and he began to combine his scientific training with his passion for wine. In 1970 he planted the first commercial acreage grapes in the Upper King Valley, and he was soon followed by many surrounding landowners who recognised the potential of the valley as a grape growing region.

In 1983 he became a founding member of the King Valley Grape Growers’ Association (now the King Valley Vignerons), writing its constitution and serving as president for many years. He worked tirelessly to promote the valley and to promote the welfare of the grape growers and winemakers of the valley. This commitment extended beyond the valley when he joined the board of the Murray Valley Winegrowers in 1998.

He was instrumental in helping to create the Wine Grape Growers Council of Australia (now Wine Grape Growers Australia), a body set up to represent growers at a national as well as regional levels. He served as chairman of this Council. Perhaps his most enduring legacy stems from his foundation work on the Geographical Indications Committee established in 1993 as a statutory body to enable Australia to determine its wine grape-growing regions as required by the European Commission-Australia Wine Agreement.

(1925 – 2008)

de Kretser, Professor David Morritz AC (1956)

Professor David de Kretser was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2000, in acknowledgement of his significant contributions to medical science and men’s health over the last 30 years.

David is Associate Dean, Biotechnology Development, in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University. Prior to this appointment in 2001, he was Director of the Australian Centre for Excellence in Male Reproductive Health, and from 1991-1999 was Director and Professor of the Institute of Reproduction and Development at Monash University.

As well as being a highly regarded doctor, scientist and teacher, David is a member of many National and International committees, editorial boards and medical societies, has presented at medical conferences all over the world, and is a widely published author.

David was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in June 2006 for distinguished contributions to public life as a medical researcher of international reputation in the field of reproductive biology, to the development of the biotechnology industry, and to bioethics.

Governor of Victoria 2006-2011.

Denton, Mr John Grant AM, OBE (1948)

John Denton was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1977. He has had a long career in missionary work and in administration of the Anglican Church. His vocation took him to Africa in the fifties, an experience which served him well in his long time role on the Board of World Vision, Australia.

After returning to Australia, John was appointed Registrar of the Diocese of Sydney, and in 1978 he became the first full time General Secretary of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia, a position he held until retirement in 1994. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for service to the Anglican Church of Australia and to the international community through the programs of World Vision.

(1929 - 2020)

Derham, Colonel Alfred Plumley MC, OBE (1906)

Alfred Derham was awarded the Military Cross in 1915, The Order of the British Empire - Commander (Military) in 1946, and the Order of the British Empire – Commander (Civil) in 1948.

In August 1914, Derham interrupted his medical course to enlist in the A.I.F. After service in Egypt, Gallipoli (where he was wounded and awarded the M.C.), France and Belgium, he returned in 1917 to complete his degree. In 1918 Derham joined the A.A.M.C., but the war ended before he could return to Europe.

After working as a medical officer at Point Nepean Quarantine Station, Derham was appointed in 1920, Honorary Physician to Out-Patients at the Children's Hospital, and to In-Patients in 1935. Derham was also Director of the R.S.L. Children's Health Bureau from its inception in 1933, medical officer of the City of Kew, and he served with the A.A.M.S., where he rose to the rank of Colonel.

In 1940 Derham was appointed Director of the Medical Service and left for Singapore, where he was captured by the Japanese. He remained a prisoner of war with his eldest son Thomas, until 1945. After Derham's release he resumed civilian practice, but was obliged by ill health to retire in 1955.

(1891 – 1962)

Derham, Major - General Francis Plumley CB, DSO, VD, C de G (1901)

Francis Plumley Derham was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1917 and the Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1944, for his service and gallantry in World War II. He was also awarded a Croix de Guerre and the Volunteer Officer’s Decoration.

He helped to establish Camberwell Grammar School as a Church of England Public school, was one of the founders of the OCGA, and one of the original four School Houses, Derham, is named after him. After gaining a Law degree from the University of Melbourne in 1906, Frank joined his father as Derham & Derham. Later the practice became Moule, Hamilton & Derham, and Frank became well known for his work in industrial relations.

(1885 – 1957)

de Steiger, Dr Richard Noel (1976)

Richard graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1982. After passing his initial surgical entrance exams he entered the Australian Orthopaedic training program and graduated as a surgeon in 1991, becoming a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1992.

In 1992 Richard was offered a fellowship to work at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, where he furthered his operative skills, and researched hip and knee replacement.

On return to Australia in 1995, Richard combined his Orthopaedic surgery practice with Undergraduate and Post Graduate teaching and research.

He is Director of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and runs a private practice at the Epworth Hospital.

Richard has been closely involved with many innovations in Orthopaedic Surgery, including minimally invasive hip and knee surgery; computer guided joint replacement surgery and more recently the introduction of stem cell technology for the treatment of fractured bones.

He is in demand nationally and internationally to speak at scientific meetings and his research has been widely published in scientific journals.

Dickinson, Mr William Rivers AM (1952)

Mr William Rivers Dickinson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1991 for services to education. He has had a long and distinguished career in education, culminating in his appointment as Headmaster of Scotch College, Perth, in May 1972.

During his time as Headmaster, Bill was a long-term member of numerous committees and associations including the National Council of Independent Schools of Australia, Australian College of Education, Tertiary Admissions Examination Committee, and the Secondary Education Authority, and he was Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching from 1988-2002.

Since his retirement from Scotch College in 1997, Bill has continued to work in education as a consultant. He has particular interest in the appointment and appraisal of Principals, and the review of school administration structures.


Dodgshun, Mr Keith (1912)

Keith Dodgshun was a wheat farmer and politician. After graduating Dux of Burnley Horticultural College, Keith managed his family’s property at Egerton in Victoria.

After years in local politics and the Victorian Farmers’ Union, Keith joined the Country Party. He held the portfolios of Chief Secretary, Electrical Undertakings and Immigration, and became Deputy Leader in 1945, a position he held for 10 years. He was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1950 until 1952.

His significant legislative achievement was the introduction in 1950 of full adult suffrage for Legislative Council elections, and he was known as a calming and moderating influence in the Victorian Parliament.

(1893- 1971)

Down, Mr Harold OAM (1942)

Harold Down was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the community through Lions International.

Since 1967 Harold has been involved in large and small projects to assist disabled, disadvantaged and homeless people in Dandenong and Boroondara. Harold and his family have hosted overseas students from many different countries, and have spent many holidays in Aboriginal Communities, and in Papua New Guinea, where he organised and conducted a Dental Project and a Student Exchange Programme.

Harold’s most recent community work had focussed on reconditioning portable typewriters for use in schools and offices in the parts of East Timor that do not have electricity.


Durst, Mr Johan Handoko (2008)

Johan first came across hockey in Year 7 at Camberwell Grammar School when several classmates suggested hockey as a winter sport he could play and alluded to the School’s great hockey program and proud history in the sport. When the winter season came around, the Year 7A hockey team needed a goalkeeper and Johan was willing to give it a go.

While hockey became an increasingly important part of school life, music would remain Johan’s greatest passion through his school years as a keen trumpet player and singer involved extensively with the School’s orchestras, bands, choral groups, and drama productions. After school, Johan initially went on to study opera at the Victorian College of the Arts however balancing a music career with high-performance sport proved challenging, with sport eventually winning out and Johan deciding to pursue undergraduate studies in economics and Indonesian.

Johan’s first opportunity to represent Victoria came later than most as a top age player in the 2009 Under 18 National Championship in Darwin. Following a strong performance during the tournament he received a full scholarship to the Victorian Institute of Sports Hockey Program. In 2010, Johan was selected in the Victorian Under 21 Team which won gold in front of a home crowd in Melbourne and later that year was included in the Under 21 Australian Team which won a five game test series against Malaysia.

During the 2011 season, Johan captained the Under 21 Victorian team and also led the Under 21 Australian Team that won a silver medal at the inaugural Sultan Johor Tournament in Malaysia. Following a hip injury which saw him sidelined for the 2014 season, Johan’s career breakthrough came in 2016 when he was part of the Victorian Open Age Team, the Vikings, which won the Australian Hockey League for the first time since 1996. The Victorian Vikings went on to win the title again in 2017 and Johan was also awarded Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

In 2018, Johan was selected into the Australian Men’s Hockey Team, the Kookaburras, and moved to Perth to join the team’s training base. Later that year he made his debut in a two-all draw against Germany and was part of the Kookaburras team that won gold at the 2018 Champions Trophy as well as the inaugural edition of the Hockey Pro League in 2019. Johan remains part of the Kookaburras as the team prepares for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, is a proud member of the Hawthorn Hockey Club in Melbourne and is the current Chair of the Australian Hockey Players’ Association.

Away from his hockey career, Johan has spent several years working in corporate finance at the National Australia Bank since joining as a graduate in 2016. He is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in energy and minerals economics and later this year will be joining BHP in their mining strategy and development division.

At the end of 2019, Johan married fellow Hawthorn Hockey Club member and former Hockeyroo Claire Messent and the couple currently live in Perth.

Dutton, Mr Logan J (2013)

Logan started paddling in Year 7, 2008. At school he competed in 6 Murray Marathons, captaining 3 teams.

He has competed in 8 National Marathon Canoe Championships, and represented Australia as a junior in 2013 in Denmark.

As a senior paddler, Logan has represented Australia in the USA in 2014, in Germany in 2016, and South Africa in 2017.


Ellwood, Major General Justin F B DSC AM CSC (1987)

Major General Justin (Jake) Ellwood assumed the appointment of Deputy Chief of Army on 3rd May 2018. He graduated from the Royal Military College – Duntroon in 1990 into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. His early career includes platoon command in the 2nd/4th Battalion and operational service with the Irish Guards in Kosovo as Second in Commander of a Warrior Company. Major General Ellwood commanded an infantry company in East Timor and served as the Brigade Major of the 1st Brigade.

Major General Ellwood was appointed Commanding Officer of the 5th Battalion from 2007 to 2008. During his tenure, he commanded a light armoured battlegroup in Iraq and a light infantry battlegroup in East Timor. He has also served as Commander of the Combat Training Centre. Major General Ellwood was deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Operations within Headquarters Resolute Support from 2104 to 2015. His career also encompasses diverse staff roles as Director Reserves – Army, Liaison Officer of the United States Marine Corps, Chief of Staff Headquarters Forces Command and as Director General Career Management – Army.

Major General Ellwood’s personal awards include Commander British Forces Commendation and Divisional Commander’s Commendation. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his command and leadership in Iraq and a Commendation for Distinguished Service and the United States Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) for his service in Afghanistan.

He holds a Bachelor and Masters of Arts from Deakin University, a Masters of Management (Defence Studies) from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Education (secondary) from Monash University. Major General Ellwood is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College and Higher Defence College, as well as a graduate of the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Program.

Major General Ellwood was appointed a Member in the Military Division of the Order of Australia for exceptional service as Deputy Chief of Army, Director General Career Management - Army and Chief of Staff Headquarters Forces Command, and for contributions to the management of Army's people capability.

Major General Ellwood was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross in the Military Division for outstanding achievement as Commander of the 1st Division, Commander Joint Task Force 637 and Commander Deployable Joint Force Headquarters.

Major General Ellwood is married to Nicole and they have two children. His hobbies include distance running, military history, fishing and scuba diving.

Evans, Mr David Stewart (1987)

David Evans consistently represented Australia in Cross Country Championships and Track and Field Championships from 1991 until 2000.

His events included the World Student Track and Field Championships in Sheffield in England in 1991, at which he won a Silver Medal for the 5000m. He competed in the World Cross Country Championships in Boston in 1992 and Marakesh in 1998, was in the Australian Road Relay Ekiden Team in 1991, 1994, 1998 and 2000, and was selected in the World Cup team to compete in Cuba in 1992.

He has held scholarships at the Australian, Victorian and New South Wales Institutes of Sport, and has won and had track placings in numerous Australian competitions over the years he has competed.


Fittock, Mr Mark E (2001)

Mark Fittock is an Australian space engineer and project manager who specialises in space flight hardware. He has worked across a number of domains within space technology and has been involved in over 30 flight missions.

Mark studied mechanical engineering, astrophysics and mathematics at Monash University before pursuing a double Masters in Space Technology and Instrumentation in Europe. He began at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) running a programme to launch student experiments on rockets and balloons.

Among his achievements are the development, build and testing of DLR’s HP3 Experiment for NASA’s InSight mission to Mars which landed in 2018 and dug into the surface of Mars to make detailed measurements of the sand and Mars itself.

Mark works in Germany for the company OHB as a project manager for future exploration and science missions including European Space Agency’s (ESA) Hera mission to the Didymos asteroid pair that shall investigate the effect of impacting asteroids as part of the joint NASA/ESA Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment study.

Foley, Mr Stephen John (1976)

Stephen Foley represented Australia from 1978 to 1981 in Athletics – Track and Field. His events were the 1500 metres and 5000 metres. He competed in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland, as well as throughout Australia.

In 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981 Stephen was Australian Champion in the 1500 metres, and through until 1984, he had numerous placings in Regional, State and National Athletics competitions.

Francis, Mr Charles Hugh AM, RFD, QC (1941)

During World War ll Charles Francis served in the RAAF as an air gunner. He remained on the Reserve and became a Group Captain and Judge Advocate General (1979 – 1982). He was awarded the Reserve Forces Decoration and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

He became a trial lawyer in 1949 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1969. He was Chairman of the Victorian Bar (1987 – 1988) and served on the Australian Bar Association Council (1987 – 1989). He was Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association (1983 and 1984) and served on the Common Law Bar Association Committee between 1989 & 2002.

He was a Member of the Victorian State Parliament from 1976 to 1979, and was for many years, an independent lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Charles is the author of papers on legal history and human rights, and has lectured in USA, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and Singapore.

In 1959 he convened the Australian Regional Conference of the World Congress of Families and in 2003 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the law and to the community.


Frew, Sir John Lewtas OBE (1930)

John Frew graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1938. In March 1941 he was appointed a Captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps and was posted to Malaya. While a prisoner of war from 1942 to 1945, he treated soldiers and civilian labourers working on the Burma – Thailand Railway.

In the post war period, John Frew held every post available to him at the Royal Melbourne Hospital: honorary physician to out-patients (1946-57) and in-patients (1958-72), Subdean of the clinical school (1947-55) and consultant physician (1972-85).

A gifted teacher, John Frew was a clinical instructor (1948-72) at the University of Melbourne’s faculty of medicine. Through the Colombo Plan and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, he advised on the development of medicine in India and South-East Asia. He served as a member (1954-79), Vice-President (1968-73) and President (1973-79) of the RMH committee of management, as well as Chairman (1967) of the hospital’s medical staff. For the RACP he was Censor (1956-66), Censor-in-chief (1966-70), Vice-President (1970-72) and President (1972-74). He was a member of the Medical Salaries Committee (1959-62), the Victorian Nursing Council (1963-74), the Australian Hospital Association (1977-79), the Victorian Hospitals Association (1974-79) and the National Health and Medical Research Council’s first medical research ethics committee (1982-84); a commissioner (1967-69) of the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories; and chairman of the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (1982-85) and the Freemasons Hospital board of management (1983-85).

Appointed an OBE in 1976 and knighted in 1980, he was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and an honorary fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, the Australian Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

(1912 – 1985)


Gell, Mr Robert A AM (1970)

Rob Gell is an environmental geographer, and specifically a coastal geomorphologist. He has become one of Australia’s most valuable communicators on environmental issues and in particular on the science of climate change and the impacts, risks and opportunities it presents.

Rob is well known for the innovation, information credibility and authority that he gave to television weather news, introducing satellite image sequence, and analysis and explanation – making the science of weather accessible to viewers.

Rob is currently President of Greening Australia Limited and Chair of Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation. He is a member of numerous voluntary Boards and Councils including Surfing Victoria, Victorian Coastal Council, Environmental Jobs Network, Life Education Victoria, Wildlife Victoria and Sustainability Street. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an Inaugural Fellow of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Rob was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for significant service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environments, and to the community.

Gibson, Mr Sam R (2004)

Sam is a professional Australian Rules footballer who has played over 100 games for North Melbourne in the AFL.

Sam studied Civil Engineering and Commerce at the University of Melbourne, going on to work as a civil engineer at McConnell Dowell Construction Company. During his studies and work Sam played for Box Hill in the VFL, until he was drafted by North Melbourne in 2012. During his 100 senior games with Box Hill he was Captain and Best and Fairest in 2011.

Sam retained a part-time role with the construction company during his first year at North Melbourne, only leaving in his second season. He was a member of the North Melbourne Leadership Group in 2014 – 2015.

Sam notes that his trajectory to the AFL was not a common one but his persistence paid off and he hasn’t missed a game since being selected at the age of 26.

Gilbertson, Mr Ashley Peter (1995)

Ashley Gilbertson has been described as one of the world’s best photo journalists. His work has taken him to Afghanistan, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Iraq, free lancing for the New York Times, Newsweek and Time magazine. His work focuses on social issues and conflict.

He has been to Iraq to photograph the conflict over 8 times in the last 6 years and has produced more work on Iraq than any other Western photo journalist. He has been commended for his commitment to documenting the war.

In 2004 Ashley won the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal for Courageous Photography. His book “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War was released in 2007.

Gill, Mr Terry Patrick Reynolds (1957)

Terry Patrick Reynolds Gill was born on 25 October 1939 in Truro Cornwall, UK. At the age of 10, his family migrated to Australia where he grew up in Melbourne and went to school at Camberwell Grammar on a music scholarship for his singing.

When he was 19 years of age Terry got the acting bug from doing the Malvern Little Theatre version of The Diary of Anne Frank, which made him decide to follow his career of acting back to the UK. There he did Theatre Summer Season, acting and stage managing and this is where he met his future wife and acting partner, Carole Ann Aylett. They got married in 1963 in London and both continued acting in theatre and TV until they migrated back to Australia in 1964.

Terry and Carole Ann worked in Sydney and Adelaide before finally moving to Melbourne where Carole Ann worked at The Lido Theatre Restaurant and Terry, known just as Gill, was singing, acting as well as producing on such TV Channels as 9 and 7. Terry then formed the singing duo Double Tempo which won the Grand Final of New Faces, alongside Paul Hogan in 1972. He had also started a family, with daughter Erin being born in 1969.

During the 1970s Terry appeared constantly on TV and film, with famous roles in I Can Jump Puddles, Bluey and Bellbird. He also had a son Edan and started the Bull N Bush Theatre Restaurant with Carole Ann in Warrandyte where they lived for many years. They also wrote, produced and directed numerous children’s pantomimes in Westfield and in many other shopping centres.

In the late 1970s and 1980s he had recurring roles in Prisoner Cell Block H and Flying Doctors, but one of his most famous roles was in the movie, Crocodile Dundee, where he got knocked out by Mick Dundee and shot at by a kangaroo.

Terry continued in the entertainment industry for many years with his Naughty Nineties Theatre Restaurant, Tivoli Theatre Restaurant, Terry Gill Productions Children’s Pantomimes, radio voice-over work, commercials and various roles in film and TV, however he will be remembered forever as Santa in Carols by Candlelight, a role which he played for 27 years.

(1939 – 2015)

Gleeson, Mr Nicholas (1979)

Nick Gleeson is an adventurer, sportsman, advocate, academic and public speaker. He was formerly the Community Development Officer of Vision Australia in Sydney, where as well as his primary role of conducting staff training programs, he ran the Speaker’s Network – a group of volunteer public speakers who educate the public on blindness and Vision Australia services. Nick currently runs his own consultancy, staff training and motivational speaker business.

Nick has represented Australia in athletics, goal ball and cricket, and in 1984 he represented Australia in the Paralympic Games in New York.

In 2000 Nick competed in the gruelling 90km Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa, and soon after became the first blind Australian, to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa. He has competed in the New York Marathon twice, carried the Olympic Torch and raced up the 1,576 steps of the Empire State Building.

Nick was named Australia Day Ambassador for the City of Fairfield, NSW in 2011

Goode, Mr Arthur Charles (1932)

Arthur Goode is a well known name in Australian financial circles. His interest in financial matters began when as a young journalist, he moved from sports writing to finance. This led him to move from journalism into stock broking, and in 1958 he established his own firm AC Goode & Co.

He was an entrepreneur and constantly sought new interests and opportunities for his company and his staff. He established the All State Group, and established two merchant banks, one in collaboration with the Chase Manhattan Bank, and another with the Chemical Bank.

Arthur has been described as one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian financial system through his wide involvement with the financial sector over a period of 70 formative years.

The AC Goode Foundation that he established continues to distribute funds to the National Gallery of Victoria and numerous charities in Melbourne.

(1915 - 2000)

Goodwin, Brigadier Shirley Thomas William DSO (1912)

Shirley Goodwin served Australia in both World War l and World War ll. He served with the 1st Division Artillery in Egypt during the First World War and in Syria and New Guinea in the Second World War, as Commanding Officer of the 2/12th Field Regiment.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on February 18, 1943 for “outstanding ability and great efficiency in the Middle East”.

Brigadier Goodwin was killed in action on October 25, 1943. Tribute was paid to him by General Douglas MacArthur, who described him as “an exceptional officer” and stated “his death is a severe loss which will be mourned by Americans equally with Australians”.

(1894 - 1943)

Gunnerson, Dr Max (1946)

Max Gunnersen was Dux of Camberwell Grammar School in 1946, and proceeded to the University of Melbourne where he gained First Class Honours in Science. In 1952 he was awarded the first Rutherford Memorial Scholarship from the Royal Society of London, which took him to The Cavendish, (Mond) Laboratory, Cambridge University for his doctorate – he was the first to determine the Fermi Surface of a metal in the field of low temperature, solid state physics.

In 1957 he joined the UK Ministry of Defence, where he led research teams which studied radiation effects, semiconductor detector development, and high powered lasers. This research also included close liaison with both American and French research teams. Max also assisted in developing gamma-ray imaging of cancer tumors at Marsden Hospital, UK.

With the equivalent rank of Brigadier-General, Max directed and co-ordinated the UK’s participation in defensive radiation anti-missile weapon development within President Reagan’s USA Strategic Defence Initiative program.

Gyngell, Mr Kim (1970)

Kim Gyngell has been involved with theatre, music, film and television since leaving school - a performance career spanning 37 years.

He has performed regularly with the Melbourne Theatre Company, with Arena Theatre Company, and with groups and theatres throughout Australia, playing both comedic and dramatic roles.

Kim has had roles in feature films and short films and he won the AFI Best Supporting Actor for Boulevarde of Broken Dreams (1988) and Best Actor, St Kilda Film Festival for Sunday Hungry (1998) and the Writer (2005).

In television he is well known for his work with the Comedy Company, Full Frontal, Back Berner, Blue Heelers, Sea Change, the Col’n Carpenter Show, and more recently the Librarians, Underbelly and City Homicide. He was part of Full Frontal, when it won the Logie for the Most Popular Comedy Program from 1994 – 1997.


Haintz AM, Mr David Antony (1983)

David is a Certified Financial Planner and a past director of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), in which time he was instrumental in the push for professionalism. He had a 26 year career with his own firm, and subsequently became a founding director of Shadforth Financial Group (in a 13 way script for script roll up - at the time $80m revenue, $25m ebit, & c8000 clients), with over 100 advisers; which through growth listed on the ASX and was taken over in 2014 for $670m - at the time $13b FUM, $165m revenue, $58m ebit, & c13,000 client.

David was the sixth adviser in Australia to be awarded a Fellow of the FPA, and served on the FPA Disciplinary Committee for seven years, the FPA Professionalism Committee for six years, and was a National Judge at the FPA’s inaugural Value of Advice Awards. He is a founding trustee of the Future2 Foundation, and lectured at the FINSIA for six years, and was a member of international Financial Planning Standards Board – Developing Markets Practice Management Working Group.

He has presented at international conventions such as the UK Institute of Financial Planning, and the South African Institute of Financial Planning conferences; in 2018 had consulting engagements in 18 countries including diverse locations such as UAE, Germany, India, South Africa, and New Zealand.

David remains the only adviser in Australia to be awarded the two prominent awards - Australian Financial Planner of the Year (2005), and Australian Best Practice of the Year (2004).

Since 1989, he has founded and grown a highly systemized and profitable advice business striving continually for global best practice. For nearly three decades, through all facets of founding, building, growing, renovating, creating enterprise value, M&A, developing internal succession, listing and monetized that value, and seamlessly exiting, he has excelled at both small and large business advice models.

Having departed Shadforth in 2015, he has established Global Adviser Alpha – a B2B consultancy with a passion for helping leading global advice businesses become world class and achieve outstanding result for all stakeholders, in particular to radically transform the way advice is delivered.

In 2017, David published a book titled The Life-First Advisor – How the new financial coach connects ‘money’ with ‘meaning’.

In the 2022 Australia Day Honours List, David was awarded as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) “recognising outstanding and meritorious service for significant service to financial planning, to business, and to the community".

Ham, Mr Greg (1971)

Greg Ham, a founding member of the successful Melbourne band Men at Work was awarded a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1982. The Grammy Awards are presented annually by the USA National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, for outstanding achievements in the record industry.

In 1982 their single Who can it be? became a huge hit as did their debut album Business as Usual. In 1983 the band became well known for their hit single Down Under, which reached No 1 on the music charts in Australia, the USA and England simultaneously.

Greg who plays the saxophone, flute and keyboards has had a long career in music. He has performed nationally and internationally, and has pursued a career in film and television. His performances and music credits in films include Pandemonium and Backstage; he has been Musical Director for 3 ABC series, has written corporate themes for a number of national organizations, and he runs his own audio production facility – Secret Garden Studios.

Greg has combined his composing, producing and performing with teaching and examining music at Secondary and Tertiary level, and he has been a member of the Victorian Ministry of Arts Music Advisory Panel.

Hamilton, SQNLDR Sean A CSC (2001)

Sean Hamilton was a member of Macneil House and a CUO with the Camberwell Grammar School Cadet Unit. Upon graduating in 2001, his positive cadet experiences and his teachers’ encouragement (Mr Carter and Mr Green in particular) led him to join the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Sean attended the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). He had developed a strong interest in history due to his CGS history teacher’s energetic style (Mr Townsend). Therefore, he chose to study a Bachelor of Arts, graduating in 2004 with a double major in History and Computer Science.

Sean completed the RAAF’s pilot training between 2005-2008, graduating from Basic Flight Training School (CT-4s), 2nd Flying Training School (PC-9s), 79SQN and 76SQN (Hawk-127s) and 2OCU (F/A-18As). In 2008 he was posted to 77SQN in RAAF Williamtown as a F/A-18A Hornet fighter pilot.

Sean completed F/A-18A tours at 77SQN and 3SQN before deploying to Afghanistan as a Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operator in 2012. Over the six-month deployment, Sean and his team provided Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) for the Australian Regular Army and the Special Operations Task Group in the war against the Taliban. Providing overwatch during this time was particularly rewarding, detecting and reporting enemy ambushes in advance of friendly patrols.

After returning from Afghanistan, Sean was posted to 1SQN flying the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. After completing the Fighter Combat Instructor (FCI) course, he deployed as the 1SQN FCI to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to conduct strike operations in Iraq. Throughout this 2014-2015 deployment, Sean and his SQN provided Close Air Support (CAS) to defend Iraqi and Kurdish Security Forces (ISF and KSF) in contact with the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL). During this period, the KSF recaptured Sinjar, Tal Afar and Kirkuk, with the ISF making advances in Fallujah, Ramadi and Baji supported by coalition strike operations.

Between 2015-2017 Sean focused on tactics development, furthering the RAAF’s warfighting capabilities’ through enhancing their technical and tactical integration. In 2017 he returned for a second strike deployment to the UAE, this time as 1SQN’s Flight Commander. This deployment was the last rotation of Australian fighters to Iraq, ISIL being heavily degraded by coalition air power and ISF and KSF operations.

Sean completed his tour as 1SQN’s A-Flight Commander in 2020, being awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for his contribution to RAAF Air Combat tactics development and training. Sean is currently a Squadron Leader (SQNLDR) completing a Masters of Strategic and Defence Studies at the Australian Command and Staff College.

Hammond, Mr Casey Dawson (2012)

Casey completed his education at Camberwell Grammar School in 2012. He then went on to study building and construction and now works as a lead carpenter for Dreamline Homes, his family business.

Casey received a General Excellence Scholarship to Camberwell Grammar School in 2009 and during this time represented the School, Associated Schools of Victoria (AGSV), Victoria and Australia. Casey captained the School’s premiership hockey team in 2010. In 2013, he received a full scholarship to the Victorian Institute of Sport Hockey Program and was named in the Australian Men’s Development Squad. Casey represented the Under 21 Australian Team at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival held in Sydney and won gold. Casey was then selected in the Under 21 Australian Team to compete in the Junior World Cup Tournament held in New Delhi, India.

During 2014 and 2015, Casey played for the Under 21 Victorian Team which he captained in 2015 and won gold. Between 2014 and 2017, Casey was selected into Victoria’s Open Age Hockey Team, the Vikings, who won the Australian Hockey League Championship in 2016 and 2017. Casey was selected into the Australian Men’s Hockey Squad, the Kookaburras, in 2016 and moved to Perth. Whilst in Perth with the Kookaburras, Casey played with Curtin University for a season and won the Club’s Most Valuable Player medal and Western Australia’s Olympian Medal for the Best and Fairest player in the Perth Premier League competition.

In 2017, Casey returned to Melbourne to complete his building and construction course to be recognised as a registered builder and further establish himself in the family business, Dreamline Homes. Casey represented Australia 19 times in hockey and remains a member of the Australian Development Squad, trains with the Victorian Institute of Sport and represents the Footscray Hockey Club.

Hansford, Mr Brian Rupert (1951)

Brian Hansford discovered an interest in singing when his voice broke at the age of 13. He joined the choir at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury, choir and at 16 began singing lessons with the Choir Director Cecil Trowbridge, enjoying a rapid development of repertoire and performance experience. At 23, Brian won the Herald Sun Competition in 1957. Part of his prize was a scholarship to study abroad with the celebrated German bass Hans Hotter.

Following a further success in the 1959 International Singing Wettbewerb, West Germany, baritone Brian Hansford’s professional career began in Germany when he accepted the offer of a contact with the Bavarian State opera in Munich. He also gave numerous recitals and broadcasts with Germany’s leading pianist Hans Altmann in both Germany and Austria.

From 1962, Brian’s career continued in Australia and New Zealand (where he made eight concert tours), singing in all major cities of both countries. He was one of the most prolific broadcasting singers for the ABC, making more than 150 broadcast recitals for them and for Radio New Zealand. Brian specialised in the field of German Lieder, recording all the major song cycles, and during the 1970s and 80s he was a principal singer with the Victorian State Opera and sang leading roles in seven television operas produced by the ABC. He also performed as principal soloist in 80 different Oratorio roles in both Australia and New Zealand and toured with the country’s major orchestras.

As a teacher, Brian enjoyed a distinguished and successful career that began in 1963 on the Faculty of Music staff at the University of Melbourne. In 1974, he was appointed the first lecturer in Singing at the newly formed School of Music of the Victorian College of the Arts, retiring as Head of Vocal Studies in 2003. He taught at the Melbourne Faculty of Music, was acting Head of Voice in 2007 before retiring from tertiary teaching in 2010 when the VCA Music became amalgamated with the Faculty of Music.

Hardman, Mr Travis Lyndsay (1994)

Travis began playing handball at school in House Sport for Bridgeland, and after graduating from Camberwell Grammar in 1994, moved on to play with Doncaster in the Victorian Handball Association.

He was selected to represent Victoria in 1997 and again in 1998, and in both years the teams finished in second place. In the 1997 National Championships, Travis was the leading scorer across all players, and on the back of this was selected in the National Team squad in the position of Left Wing.

After two years in the national squad, Travis made the decision to relocate to Sydney in 1999, to embark on a fulltime training program with the National Team. As well as this fulltime national training program, Travis was a member of the NSW Institute of Sport, and also undertook additional training programs at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

This dedication was rewarded when Travis represented Australia in the World Handball Championships in Egypt in 1999, which was the 16th edition of the World Championships. The World Championships hosted the top 24 teams in world including the likes of Germany, France, Russia and China. Australia’s pool was based in Port Said, where they came up against Spain and Yugoslavia (amongst other countries) who eventually won Gold and Bronze respectively for the whole Championship.

In addition to the World Championships, Travis spent a season playing Handball in Lund in Sweden, and also undertook tours with the National Men’s team to Sweden, Poland and Hungary. Upon retiring in 2000, Travis relocated back to Melbourne, and reconnected with past school mates at the Old Camberwell Football Club.

Travis is now married with three children, with one of his boys commencing Year 7 at Camberwell Grammar in 2021.

Hardy, Mr Ian Kenneth AM (1968)

Ian Hardy has been Chief Executive of Helping Hand Aged Care in South Australia since 1990. One of the state’s largest aged care providers, Helping Hand built and piloted the first “ageing-in-place” care facility in Australia and is well known for innovation in rehabilitation, hospital avoidance, mental health and social support services for older people.

Ian has spoken at health and ageing conferences throughout Australia and in New Zealand, Singapore and Spain, and lectured at universities in Ravensburg, Vienna and Berlin.

In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary Medal and in 2004 was the recipient of an “Individual Award for Excellence” given by Aged and Community Services Australia. In 2005 Ian was awarded the honorary title of University Fellow by the University of South Australia, and in 2007 a Federal Minister’s Award for Excellence in Leadership and Management in Aged Care.

In 2008 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) “for service to the community, particularly in the area of aged care as a leading contributor to the development of better services, and for support for opera” – the latter reflecting his 12-year chairmanship of the SA-based touring opera company “Co-Opera”. He has recently returned from a Churchill Fellowship tour to investigate “consumer-directed” aged care in the UK, Europe and Japan.

Hart, John K M (1991)

John has been involved in coaching the sport of Gymnastics for more than 30 years. Over this time John has coached athletes to represent Australia at ten World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. Notably, he is the only Australian Gymnastics coach to have had gymnasts represent Australia at the past four consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) as well as being the only Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Australian coach to have had gymnasts medal at the last four consecutive Commonwealth Games (2010, 2014, 2018, 2022).

John has been named in the Coaching Team of the Year numerous times over the years by both Gymnastics Victoria and Gymnastics Australia, has been a finalist for Victorian Sport Coach of the Year on three occasions and was the Australian Women’s Gymnastics Head Coach at the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games.

John received a Centenary of Federation Scholarship in 2001 and was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2021. Most recently, he received the International Gymnastics Federation Honorary Coaches’ Diploma which is awarded to a coach who has represented his or her country at a minimum of eight International Gymnastics Federation competitions (Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, World Championships) as a National Coach or a personal coach. John is one of the first WAG coaches in Australia to be awarded this Diploma.

John is renowned for his exceptional coaching techniques, work ethic and passion for learning and is considered one of Australia’s most highly regarded gymnastics coaches.

Hassed, Professor Craig OAM (1977)

Professor Craig Hassed trained in medicine at Melbourne University, graduating in 1984. After four years of postgraduate training in hospitals and general practice Craig took up a position in the Monash University Department of General Practice in 1989 where he worked until 2021, gaining his fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1995. Over that time he has been instrumental in introducing a variety of innovations into medical education and practice with teaching, research and clinical interests including mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, health promotion, lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine and medical ethics.

Craig has a particular interest in fostering wellbeing among medical students and has assisted various universities around Australia and the world, including in the UK, Canada and New Zealand, to introduce similar programs. At Monash University Craig’s role in promoting professional development and wellbeing has expanded to other faculties including physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, law, engineering and the MBA program. Craig is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in various health, professional, government and corporate contexts and has been a driving force in the integration of mindfulness-based approaches into many schools around Australia.

Craig’s other positions and awards include being the Deputy Head of the Department of General Practice from 2009 to 2012, receiving the Award for Exceptional Performance in 2003, and being the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association. He has been a regular media commentator and has written regularly for medical journals.

Craig has published seventeen book chapters and fourteen books including New Frontiers in Medicine (Volumes 1 and 2), Know Thyself, The Essence of Health, General Practice: The integrative approach, Mindfulness for Life, Mindful Learning, Playing the Genetic Hand Life Dealt You, and The Freedom Trap. He is also co-author of the two globally leading massive online open courses (MOOCs) on mindfulness which are housed on the FutureLearn platform. In 2021 Craig took up the position as the founding Director of Education with the newly formed Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies.

Craig was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019 for service to Medicine.

Hayes, Mr Kenneth William OAM (1941)

Ken Hayes was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1994 for service to farm management and land regeneration. The award cited him for “bridging the gap between academic institutions and farming reality”. He was well known for educating farmers, planners, conservationists and developers on the nature of the land and how to manage it for sustainable long-term health and profit.

His knowledge and experience of the impact of bushfires on farmers’ land and improvements was highly valued and led him to develop a new replacement Forestry Valuation methodology which now forms the basis of land insurance valuations around the world.

As well as his commitment to land care and sustainable farming, Ken started the first agricultural consulting firm, and was actively involved in community groups such as the Mornington Peninsula Conservation League, the Grasslands Society of Victoria, the Conservation Council of Victoria, the Beef Improvement Association and he was a foundation Council Member of the Marcus Oldham Agricultural College.

(1924 - 2007)

Hepburn, Dr Cameron (1993)

Professor Cameron Hepburn has had a career in academia, business and public policy. He is a Professor of environmental economics at Oxford University (funded by George Soros and James Martin), and Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. He is also a Fellow at New College, Oxford. He has co-founded three successful businesses in the energy, environment and economics, and has invested in several other start-ups. Cameron has served as an advisor to the World Bank, the United Nations, the OECD, a variety of governments (including Australia) and various private sector clients. He is a serving member of the Economics Advisory Group for the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Cameron has degrees in law and engineering from Melbourne University, a masters and a doctorate in economics from Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), and over 30 peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology, including two background papers for the 2006 climate change by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern. His work has appeared in publications including the Economist, the Financial Times, the AFR and the Age and he has appeared on BBC and ABC outlets.

Herborn, Mr Donald Southwell OAM (1936)

Donald was an Australian Army Lieutenant in Malaria Control in Rabaul in 1947. In that year he resigned from the Army and joined the PNG administration as Health Inspector at Lae. He retired from the Administration in 1973 and worked for the Lae City Council in the capacity of Senior Health Inspector until 1980. He was active in the Lae community taking a keen personal interest in the indigenous employees he supervised. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1981 for public and community service in Papua New Guinea.

(1918 – 2008)

Hill, Mr Raymond Leslie OAM (1938)

Mr Ray Hill was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1997 for service to the community through the Citizens Advice Bureau, The Australia-Japan Society of Victoria, The Lions Club, The Scout Association and The Uniting Church World Mission.

In 2002, Ray was presented with the Emperor of Japan’s Award – The Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver Rays), in recognition of meritorious service in the promotion of the Australia-Japan relationship, and in particular, fostering friendly relations and mutual understanding between the two countries.


Hilliard, Mr John AO (1933)

Mr John Hilliard was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 1981, for services to the accounting profession. After serving in World War II, John returned to his pre-war employer, Smith Johnson & Co (later to become KPMG), was admitted as Partner in 1954, and remained there until his retirement in 1980.

John was invited to join the State Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1962, and served on it until 1975, during which time he became State Chairman and served on the National Council and Executive Committee.

In addition John has served the community, in a variety of positions, including as a Councillor of Latrobe University, and as Treasurer of the Heart Foundation of Australia and Australian Red Cross Society.

Hodder, Mr William L (1964)

William Hodder graduated in Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 1968. During his years at university he captained the yachting team to a national championship.

He has had a lifetime interest in sailing and yachting, competing world wide in numerous national and international regattas, ocean racing and match racing events.

In 1992 he was a member of the Australian Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games, as helmsman in the 3 Man Soling Class.

As well as his sporting life Bill pursued a career in stockbroking in London and Melbourne, and later became involved in the printing industry. He is currently farming in northern Victoria.

Holmes, Dr Ian Hamilton (1953)

After completing degrees at the University of Melbourne and Australian National University, Ian Holmes lectured in microbiology at the University of Melbourne. He pioneered and championed the use of electron microscopy in identifying and fighting viruses – first with rubella, then with rotavirus, a major killer of children.

During his career Ian applied his virological skills to understanding the structure and molecular biology of the virus. He has trained many students in Australia and overseas. His work underpinned the international battle against rotaviruses in people and animals.

As a world renowned researcher he is represented in over 100 publications, has sat on numerous editorial Boards and spoken frequently both nationally and internationally. In 1998 he was awarded the Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award for his work.


Hopkins, Dr Ian James OAM (1951)

Ian graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in 1957, and was awarded the Michael Ryan Medal in Surgery, and the Margaret Ryan Medal in Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital. In 1962 he was awarded the Syme Medal for the top student in the Doctorate of Medicine course.

In 1963 he commenced his study overseas in paediatric neurology, returning to Melbourne in 1966 with joint appointments at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital. His main clinical interest has been childhood epilepsy and its treatment.

Ian has written and co-written more than 50 medical papers on topics relating to child neurology, he has held positions including Director of Neurology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Paediatric Neurology at the University of Melbourne, Chairman of the Australian College of Paediatrics Scientific Programme Committee and Foundation Executive Member of the International Child Neurology Association.

Upon retirement in 2002, he was honoured by his colleagues at the Royal Children’s Hospital by the naming of the annual Hopkins Symposium in Child Neurology, and the Hopkins Klug Neuroscience Library and Seminar Room.

(1946 - 2019)

Houston, Dan Cameron (2015)

Dan made his debut with the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2017 after he was their third selection and forty-fifth overall in the 2016 rookie draft. Prior to the start of the 2017 Season, he was promoted to the senior list and subsequently made his debut in the twenty-eight point win against Sydney in the opening round of the season at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Houston received the AFL Rising Star nomination in 2017 for Round 21 after gathering 21 disposals and kicking his first AFL goal in the 27-point win over Collingwood at the Adelaide Oval.

In 2018 Dan received the Gavin Wanganeen Medal awarded to the Port Adelaide’s best performing AFL player under the age of 21. Dan also received the Coaches’ Award as player who is deemed to be the most improved by the coaches.

Dan has finished third for the John Cahill Medal for the best performing Port Adelaide AFL player in both the 2019 and 2022 season. In 2019 Dan was named in the 22 Under 22 team, an honorary representative Australian Rules Football team created by the AFL Players' Association that seeks to recognise the best young talent in the Australian Football League

In 2023 Dan was selected for his first All Australian Team.

Dan has signed to stay at Port Adelaide until at least the end of 2027.

Hudson, Mr Paul A (1988)

Paul Hudson played Australian Rules Football for Hawthorn, the Western Bulldogs and Richmond. Paul joined Hawthorn Football Club in 1990 and played with them for six years, kicking 264 goals, and playing in their premiership side.

In the 1992 Pre Season Competition Paul won the first ever Michael Tuck Medal for his performance on the field.

Paul joined the Western Bulldogs for the 1997 season, and earned All-Australian selection in 1998. He went on to play for Richmond in 2001.

Since retiring from playing, Paul has maintained his involvement with AFL football.

He is currently the Development Manager of the St Kilda Football Club, having previously worked as an assistant coach with the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood.

Huggins, Rt Rev’d Philip J (1966)

Philip Huggins was ordained in 1977, and has held clerical appointments in regional Victoria, metropolitan Melbourne, and appointments of Assistant Bishop in Perth and Bishop of Grafton, NSW. He returned to Melbourne in 2003 after ten years interstate, taking up the appointments of Incumbent of St Stephen’s Richmond and Bishop to the Northern Region. In 2007 the region was extended to include over 70 parishes in both the Northern and Western Region of Melbourne and Geelong.

Philip is Chair of the Board of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, President of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, and a Board Member of St Laurence Community Services and Overnewton Anglican Community College. He is also an Executive member of the National Council of Churches of Australia, and a Member of Christian World Service Commission. He has Episcopal oversight of Cross-Cultural Ministry.

Philip has a strong interest in and actively contributes to welfare and multi-cultural issues and activities. He tries to hold together both contemplation and action, in the Spirit of Jesus. His key priority is to look after people in the Northern and Western Region—their needs and issues—and to offer them encouragement and support.

Humphries, Mr Barry AC, CBE (1952)

Barry was an Australian comedian, actor, author and satirist. He was best known for writing and playing his stage and television characters Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. Humphries' characters brought him international renown. He appeared in numerous stage productions, films, and television shows. Originally conceived as a dowdy Moonee Ponds housewife who caricatured Australian suburban complacency and insularity, Dame Edna Everage evolved over four decades to become a satire of stardom – a gaudily dressed, acid-tongued, egomaniacal, internationally fêted "Housewife Gigastar".

Barry’s other satirical characters included the "priapic and inebriated cultural attaché" Sir Les Patterson, who "continued to bring worldwide discredit upon Australian arts and culture, while contributing as much to the Australian vernacular as he has borrowed from it"; gentle, grandfatherly "returned gentleman" Sandy Stone; iconoclastic 1960s underground film-maker Martin Agrippa; Paddington socialist academic Neil Singleton; sleazy trade union official Lance Boyle; high-pressure art salesman Morrie O'Connor; failed tycoon Owen Steele; and archetypal Australian bloke Barry McKenzie.

In 1993 he won the J.R. Ackerley Prize for his autobiography More Please. Barry was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1982 and as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 for his services to entertainment. He has received an Honorary Doctorate from Griffith University and an Honorary Doctorate of Law from The University of Melbourne.

Barry was appointed an Order of Australia for eminent service to the arts as a comedian, actor, author, satirist and entertainer, to the promotion of Australian culture, and as a patron of organisations in 2023.

(1934 - 2023)



Jackson, Mr Adrian Peter (2001)

Adrian Jackson is the first Australian to become a World Champion in any Orienteering discipline – he won a Gold Medal in the 2004 World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships for the Middle Distance Discipline. In the same competition he won a Bronze Medal in both the Long Distance and Relay Disciplines.

Before turning to Mountain Bike Orienteering Adrian had won 3 Australian titles in Foot Orienteering – Under 18 in 2000; Under 20 in 2002 and Under 20 in 2003.

Mountain Bike Orienteering and Cross Country Mountain Bike racing is now his major sporting focus and throughout 2005, 2006 and 2007 he has maintained a place in the top four in the official world rankings for Mountain Bike Orienteering.

Jopling, Mr Peter J AM, KC (1972)

Peter Jopling obtained his law degree at the University of Melbourne. After being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Peter became an Associate to Sir Keith Aickin, then a Justice of the High Court of Australia, and thereafter the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen, also a Justice of the High Court of Australia.

In 1980 Peter became a member of the Victorian Bar and was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel for the State of Victoria in 1996.

Peter has been a member of the Board of Examiners of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 1997, and was its Chair in 2003. He has also been a member of the Legal Services Board of Victoria since 2010.

Peter has been a Vice President of the Howard Florey Institute and is a Governor of the Florey Neuroscience Institutes. He has been a director of the Melbourne Business School and is a director of the Ian Potter Museum, and a trustee of the McClelland Sculpture Museum. He is also a member of the Centre for Ethical Leadership at the University of Melbourne. His other appointments include Deputy Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, a director of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, member of the Victoria College of the Arts Foundation and a director of the Sir Robert Menzies Foundation.

In 2014 Peter was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law in Victoria and to the community.

Jost, Mr Cecil David Mack AM (1935)

Mack Jost studied music at the University of Melbourne, gaining a Bachelor of Music in 1939, and later a Diploma of the Master School of Music. He was appointed Chief Study Teacher at the Melbourne University Conservatorium in 1949, and in 1962 became Senior Lecturer in Pianoforte. He taught and examined for over 50 years, in recognition of which he was awarded a Honourary Fellowship of the AMEB.

During several international concert tours Mack performed in European capitals as well as in Asian centres. In Australia he was engaged by the ABC to collaborate with distinguished visiting artists, and performed 21 different concertos with the Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmanian orchestras. He was also an avid art collector, and donated over 250 works of Australian Art to the Horsham Art Gallery.

Mack was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1986 for services to music and the arts.

(1918 – 2000)


Kellaway, Dr Nigel J (1972)

After studying piano and composition at the universities of Melbourne and Adelaide, Nigel embarked on a career as a dancer and theatre artist. He was the first Australian actor to work with the Suzuki Company of Toga (Japan, 1984-85) and also worked with butoh artists Min Tanaka and Kazuo Ohno in Tokyo.

Over fifty years, he has created more than eighty seminal full length, dance and music works with companies including The Sydney Front, The One Extra Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Entr’acte, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Sidetrack Performance Group, Legs on the Wall, Ihos Contemporary Opera, theAustralian Dance Theatre, Stalker, Calculated Risks Opera Productions, the Song Company, Splinters Theatre of Spectacle, Urban Theatre Projects, Stopera and his own company The opera Project Inc., and for venues including Performance Space (NSW), the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (WA), Salamanca Arts Centre (Tas), the Royal Court Theatre (UK) and Centre Nationale de la Danse (France). His work has featured in major festivals nationally and internationally.

He served on the Dance Board of the Australia Council from 1993-96, and was awarded the 1997 Rex Cramphorn Theatre Scholarship by the NSW Ministry for the Arts and a senior artist’s Fellowship by the Theatre Board of the Australia Council (2004-05). Since 2011 he has been an artist-in-residence at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon Estate.

Awarded a Doctorate in Creative Arts by the University of Wollongong (2015), he continues to work as a freelance director, performer and mentor.

Kelly, Mr Raymond Edward (1946)

Raymond (Ray) spent twenty years with the Soil Conservation Authority in Victoria, initially in the field, assisting landholders to overcome soil erosion problems and then later, with broad scale water catchment and land management issues, including in Victoria’s Alpine region.

In 1977, Ray moved to Queensland and assumed a role developing, implementing and overseeing environmental programs involving land revegetation, water management and air quality control over eight large coal mines in Central Queensland, which included environmental assessments of areas under exploration in Australia.

Ray is a founding member of the Cumberla-Witton Catchment network, with a passion for recording and analysing rainfall, water quality and changes in the creeks of Brisbane’s inner west. For more than twenty five years, Ray has maintained scientific records of the local waterways, as well as implementing training standards to establish best practice for a team of volunteers.

Ray has been instrumental in guiding and mentoring members of the catchment group to undertake water quality assessments. As a result of Ray’s encouragement and coaching, several members of the group have undertaken training in water sampling and testing as a component of a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.

In 2017, Ray was presented with the Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Achievement Award by the Brisbane Lord Mayor

Kerr, Professor Frank John (1933)

Frank Kerr made major contributions to the understanding of astronomy through his work with the CSIRO as Senior Principal Research Officer and as Professor of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, USA.

Frank was very involved in conceptual studies for the Parkes radio telescope, and when the telescope became operational in 1962, he embarked on an extensive galactic structure program. Between 1986 and 1990, Frank successfully searched for galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way, thus opened up a new and active field of research.

Frank was a leader, advisor, innovator and mentor for his scientific colleagues around the world.


Kerr, Dr Frank Robison DSO (1904)

Dr Frank Robison Kerr was named Australian Rhodes Scholar in 1913 and studied physiology and pathology at University College, Oxford. Whilst a medical undergraduate at the University of Melbourne, he was awarded Triple Blue in cricket, football and athletics.

Frank went to France in December 1914 as a Medical Officer in the British Army, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for “conspicuous gallantry and splendid devotion to duty at peril of his own life”.

On return from World War I, Frank practised medicine for 3 years, gained the Diploma of Public Health, and was appointed to the Industrial Hygiene Division of the Commonwealth Department of Health. In 1925 he became Commonwealth Medical Officer in Melbourne.


Kibel, Mr Jeremy H (1991)

Jeremy Kibel is an artist, gallery director, publisher, and entrepreneur.

Between 1992 -1993 Jeremy worked as a studio assistant in New York. On his return to Melbourne, he was a studio assistant for the celebrated Australian artists Robert Jacks and Jenny Watson.

Jeremy has been exhibiting his work in solo and group exhibitions since 2000. He has been a finalist several times in the prestigious Archibald Prize. He has also been a finalist in the Wynne and Sulman Prize, the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, ABN-AMRO Emerging Art Award, National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and the Paul Guest Drawing Prize. In 2011, he won the Substation Contemporary Art Prize. In 2006, Jeremy co-founded Block-projects art gallery, which show-cased the works of many emerging and established artists.

A few years later, he launched Blockeditions, which enabled artists to make innovative editions of prints.In 2012, Jeremy was selected by property development firm, Hamton to create artwork for their boutique development, Fifty Albert, which sub-sequently won the Best Contribution to Urban Art Award from The City of Port Phillip’s 12th Design Development Awards in 2014.

In 2014, Jeremy launched NKN Gallery with partners Bill Nuttall and Yasmin Nguyen. One arm of the gallery is his consultancy business, which focuses on financial investment diversification into blue chip Australian and international art. Jeremy is the founder and director of Vault: New Art & Culture magazine, which features local and international art and artists; fashion; architecture and other areas of creative expression. He currently sits on the advisory board of NotFair, a biennial art exhibition established in 2010, which presents the work of emerging and undervalued mid-generation artists.

Kilvington, Mr Basil (1985)

After leaving Camberwell Grammar School Basil Kilvington studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1898.

While working as a demonstrator at the University, Basil began his study of the regeneration of nerves, for which he won the David Syme Research Scholarship in 1908.

In 1918 Basil was elected Honourary Surgeon to inpatients at the Melbourne Hospital; at the university he lectured in surgery, and was later Chairman of the Board of Examiners in Surgery. In 1926 he was one of the Founders of the College of Surgeons of Australasia.

Through out this time he maintained his interest in research and published 18 papers on his work on nerves. In 1993 he was described as the “father of peripheral nerve surgery”, whose substantial and prophetic discoveries were generations ahead of the means to apply them through micro surgical techniques.

(1877 - 1947)

Kollmorgen, Mr Stuart Charles OAM (1986)

In 2019, Stuart was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to the LGBTI community and sporting organisations and also for his pro bono legal work.

As a student during the 1980s, thinking about how life would be for a gay teenager and man was challenging. There were few role models, and the topic was taboo apart from the ‘grim reaper’ campaign against the AIDS pandemic, scandals in the Truth newspaper and tragic endings to Hollywood films. Homosexuality was still a mental disorder to be diagnosed according to the World Health Organisation until 1990.

While Camberwell Grammar School was relatively enlightened, at that time, there was no reference to homosexuality in class. Rather, there was derogatory comment in the schoolyard, which weighed heavily and made being honest and coming out in the school environment difficult. Stuart turned this into a challenge to be defeated, applying energy and tenacity with openness.

Whilst working as a solicitor in Melbourne for 20 years as a partner of a global firm, Stuart also spent his spare time volunteering and taking board roles in LGBTI organisations. He leveraged his positions to lead and provide pro bono legal advice to community organisations, culminating in his leadership of the Victorian Pride Centre, which, completed in 2021, became the largest purpose-built pride centre in the world .– offering support to the Victorian and Australian LGBTI community and beyond into the Asia-Pacific region. That task completed, Stuart now chairs The Pride Fund, a fundraising charity for LGBTI causes.

Stuart continued his athletics and wider sporting interests that commenced at school to become a senior lawn bowls administrator with Bowls Victoria and a four-time individual world champion for his age group in race walking.


Lang, Mr Paul G (1972)

Paul was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2017 for outstanding public service through the provision of legal advice to the Commonwealth.

After graduating from law at the University of Melbourne, Paul worked as a solicitor in private practice prior to commencing with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s legal practice in 1987. During the 1990s, when the Australian Government was engaged in a large scale privatisation program, he was one the Commonwealth’s foremost legal experts on asset sales and privatisations, working as a key member of the legal teams for transactions including Qantas Airways Limited, Australian Airlines and the long term leasing of federally owned airports.

In the early 2000s he provided advice on a series of significant Commonwealth industry funding projects, including automotive industry programs and low emissions technology. His contributions over the past 15 years on major Defence projects has covered a wide range of areas including housing and accommodation, logistics, major capital acquisitions and through life support. Most recently, he has contributed to the success of the Future Submarine Program Competitive Evaluation Process, the largest defence acquisition undertaken by Australia.

Paul was commissioned as an infantry officer in Melbourne University Regiment in 1974. He received the Reserve Force Decoration (RFD) for completing 15 years commissioned service in the Army Reserve. Mr Paul G

Lee, Mr Andy T (1999)

Andy Lee and his close friend and collaborator Hamish Blake, have been among Australia’s most popular entertainers for well over a decade.

After graduating from Camberwell Grammar School, Andy went on to study Commerce at Melbourne University, which is where he met Hamish Blake and their exceptional partnership was born. Andy commenced his career on radio with Hamish in the early 2000s, rising to unparalleled success with listeners and becoming the highest rating radio program in Australian history. Their national drive show reached around 2.5million listeners each week and held that audience for an extraordinary 4 years, before they retired from the drive slot in 2011 to pursue other media ambitions.

With a desire to establish their careers on TV, they continued to captivate audiences, this time with a stream of successful seasons of their global “Gap Year” expeditions, airing on the Nine Network. The show featured their escapades in New York, the UK, Asia, South America, India, New Zealand and Europe, earning 3 Silver Logies for the show.

Together with mainstream radio and TV, they’ve also held comedic reign with their podcasts, having topped the iTunes charts as the #1 Australian radio podcast. In 2008 Hamish and Andy released their “Unessential Listening” CD that went platinum, selling well over 100,000 copies. In 2010 they released a second CD to great acclaim, “Celebrating Over 50 Glorious Years”.

In June 2015, Hamish and Andy made their highly anticipated return to the HIT Radio network, once again hosting the top rating week day national Drive show they are known and loved for.

2017 sees another exciting development, as they will perform the final year of their radio show to make way for their return to the Nine Network with the debut of their exciting TV series, ‘True Story with Hamish and Andy’. Throughout his career, Andy has made guest appearances on many TV shows including The Project, Molly, Spicks and Specks, Have You Been Paying Attention, Rove, Thank God You’re Here, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and Kinne.

Lee, Mr Stephen Chinghin OAM (1960)

Mr Stephen Lee was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2003 for service to education, particularly through the promotion of Chinese Language teaching in Victoria.

Stephen was Head of Chinese and Careers Counselling at Camberwell Grammar School from 1961 until his retirement in 2001. In 1974 he Co-Founded the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria, an Association of which he was President from its inception, until 2001.

During his teaching career Stephen was part of numerous committees and associations, serving in Executive roles. These groups included The Education Sub-Committee of the Premier’s China Advisory Committee, Joint Victorian/Chinese Standing Committee on Educational Cooperation, Society of Educational Counsellors, and the RMIT Advisory Committee – Vocational and Educational Counselling. Stephen was also an active part of the Victoria Board of Studies as a Panel Chair, Reviewer, Trainer and Chief Assessor for Chinese as a Second Language.

Letch,Mr Michael D OAM (1967)

In 2012 Michael Letch was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to people with a disability through the Disabled Divers Association, an association which he founded in 2007 and of which he is still President. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2006 to study programs in Europe and the USA that had successfully trained people with disabilities to snorkel and scuba dive.

As well as his work Michael has been active on a range of committees and councils including the Sports Federation Council, the Disability Action Centre; and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Sexuality and Disability Policy.

He has worked as a Consultant and Case Manager with Acquired Brain and Spinal Injury as Co-ordinator of the Major Accident Division of the TAC, and as Director of Wheelchair Sports Victoria.

Michael has represented Australia in road races and marathons in his custom-made wheelchair in competitions in Europe, USA and Japan. He is a three time winner of the Melbourne Marathon. He is currently a scuba diving instructor and Marine Environmentalist – Australia’s first paraplegic dive professional.


Lethbridge, Mr Robert (1970)

Robert Lethbridge represented Australia at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand, winning a Bronze Medal in Decathlon.

His success in athletics began in primary school, when he won the Victorian Primary Schools’ Championship in Triple Jump, setting a new record for the event. His success continued throughout his secondary schooling, culminating in him becoming Victorian Under 17 Champion in Long Jump, and Under 19 Champion in Javelin and Pentathlon.

Whilst studying at the University of Melbourne, Robert continued to compete in athletics, setting Victorian and Australian records in Under 19 Pentathlon and Open Decathlon. In 1975 Robert was placed first in the Australian Championships in the Open Decathlon, and in 1984 and 1985 was Victorian Champion in Javelin.

Liffman AM, Dr Michael (1964)

Dr Michael Liffman (BA hons. Melb; M.Sc [Social Admin] LSE; PhD Melb) was founding Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment (now the Centre for Social Impact) at Swinburne University. The Centre pioneered professional education in grantmaking and social investment in Australia and beyond.

Michael has a background in social policy and research, community work, and philanthropy, and was CEO of one of Australia’s leading private foundations, The Myer Foundation, and President of the Australian Association of Philanthropy (now Philanthropy Australia) of which he is a Life Member.

While at the Myer Foundation he established The Cranlana Programme, and was closely involved in the establishment of Asialink. He was the first Australian Director of the International Network on Strategic Philantropy.

His publications include A Tradition of Giving: Seventy-five Years of Myer Family Philanthropy, (Melbourne University Publishing, 2004).

He is a director of Montsalvat.

Michael was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2022 for services to higher education and the not-for-profit sector.

Lind, Brigadier Edmund Frank DSO (1906)

Edmund Lind was Dux of Camberwell Grammar School in 1905, and went on to study medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1914. He immediately enlisted in the first AIF as Captain, having served with the Melbourne University Rifles since 1910, and was posted to Egypt and prepared to land on Gallipoli. Throughout the war he served with a number of units and was promoted to Major in 1916, becoming Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services for 11 ANZAC corps.

He received the DSO in January 1918 and was twice Mentioned in Dispatches.

On returning to Australia he established a medical practice, and rejoined the Melbourne University Rifles, commanding the unit on a number of occasions. He was promoted to Brigadier in 1938, and in 1940 took command of 23 Brigade,

8th Division, and in June of that year was appointed a Companion of the British Empire (Military Division)

(1889 – 1944)

Lipshut, Dr Keith Jacob OAM (1939)

Keith Lipshut was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2010 for his services to the community as a General Practitioner.

Keith’s services to the community have not been limited to his work as a GP. He is a Life Member of the Tennis Club and a life-long member of the Racing Club and Golf Club.

He has had a 50 year association with Legacy for which he was recently recognised by the Wangaratta/Myrtleford Legacy Group. Keith also held the position of Medical Officer of Health for the local Shire for many years, and was a founding member of Neil Stewart House, a facility set up by Uniting Care to provide support for dementia patients and their families. The Red Cross Blood Bank was another beneficiary of Keith’s support during his 67 years of medical practice in and around Wangaratta.


Little, Emeritus Professor Jonathan D (1983)

Composer, author, and scholar Jonathan David Little was the first Australian to win the Collard Fellowship – one of the most prestigious awards of the City of London’s ancient Worshipful Company of Musicians – and the first composer to receive a Professional Development Award from the UK music business’s own charity, the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund.

Jonathan studied music at the University of Melbourne, winning the Lady Turner Exhibition, completed a Diploma in Theology, and then undertook a PhD at Monash University studying the development of "exotic" orchestration. A former Prefect of the National Boys’ Choir, and member of the Australian Youth Orchestra (participating in the 1988 Grand Bicentennial European Tour), Jonathan performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and for new music workshops of the Australian Opera.

As a composer, Jonathan’s works have won multiple ASCAP and critics’ choice awards in America, as well as BBC, RPS, Arts Council, Bliss, Chagrin, and Leighton Trust Awards in the UK. His first major album, Terpsichore, was one of US Fanfare magazine’s top recommended recordings for 2008, while his 2012 album, Polyhymnia – featuring three European orchestras – was nominated in Spain for Best Album of the Year. His Australia Council sponsored choral album, Woefully Arrayed, was Runner-Up for the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work.

As writer, Jonathan was Consultant Editor of A&C Black’s Musicians’ and Songwriters’ Yearbook, a researcher/contributor to the Hudson Institute’s American Outlook and the British Academy’s Heart & Soul: Revealing the Craft of Songwriting, and his two-volume survey of musical and literary Orientalism won an Authors’ Foundation / Royal Literary Fund Award in 2011 – with a second award in 2016 for his Anatomy of Musical Composition.

Posts held have included: Founding Principal of the Academy of Contemporary Music (formerly Europe's leading such institution – and the first music education institution to win the Queen's Award for Enterprise), as well as lectureships at Surrey and Buckinghamshire New Universities, before being appointed inaugural Professor of Music Composition and Music History at the University of Chichester – then, from 2019, youngest ever Professor Emeritus. He holds Fellowships from the London College of Music and the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Little, Captain Robert A DSO*,DSC*, C de G* RN (1914)

At the completion of his schooling, at the beginning of WWI, Robert Little sailed to England to enlist in the Royal Naval Air Service. Three months later, at the age of 20, he was commissioned as a probationary Flight Sub- Lieutenant, and began reconnaissance flights along the coast of France.

He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant in 1917 and to Commander in January 1918 with No. 3 Naval Fighter Squadron, flying a Sopwith Camel. In April 1918, after the merging of the Royal Flying Corps and the Naval Air Service, Little was promoted to Captain in 203 Squadron Royal Air Force.

Little was awarded a Distinguished Service Order and Bar, a Distinguished Service Cross and Bar, and the Croix de Guerre with Star (France). He still holds the record for the most enemy aircraft destroyed by an Australian pilot, some 47 aircraft.

Robert Little was fatally wounded in May 1918.

(1895 – 1918)

Lycett, Mr Randolf (1904)

Randolf Lycett attended Camberwell Grammar School from 1895 to 1899, before relocating to England, where he established himself as a champion tennis player.

In 1919, 1921, and 1923 he won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles, and in 1921, 1922 and 1923 he was Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Doubles Champion.

As well as winning these titles, Randolf played in Wimbledon finals every year from 1919 to 1923.

He represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup against Spain in 1921, and against Spain and Belgium in 1923.

(1886 – 1935)

Lyons, Mr Kenneth Jacob OAM (1942)

Ken Lyons was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012 for service to veterans and their families, and to the community, through a range of volunteer roles.

Ken’s contributions to the Australian community are numerous and they span Rotary, RSL, Theatre Groups, Carols by Candlelight, Senior Citizens groups, Probus Club, Scouts, the Victorian State Emergency Service, School, Hospital and Nursing Home support, SIDS, Red Cross and the Good Friday Appeal for the Children’s Hospital.

Ken has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Medal from Rotary; the 2010 Senior Achievers Award, Mountain Views Newspaper Honoured Citizens Award, and the Victorian Volunteer State Award.

He is a broadcaster on health matters for seniors on Community Radio as a retired pharmacist, and hosts a light entertainment program for seniors on 3WBC 94.1 FM.

(1924 - 2023)


Macaulay, The Honourable Justice Cameron C (1974)

Cameron Macaulay was appointed as a judge of the trial division of the Supreme Court of Victoria in September 2010, after nearly 27 years’ practice at the Bar. Having served as a trial division judge for 11 years, in February 2022 Cameron was appointed to the Court of Appeal as a judge of appeal.

Prior to his appointment as a judge, Cameron studied Arts/Law at Monash University and worked as a solicitor in Box Hill for nearly three years before joining the Victorian Bar as a barrister in 1983. Cameron practised substantially in commercial law and was appointed Senior Counsel (SC) in 2003.

While at the Bar, Cameron held a variety of Victorian Bar Committee memberships including: Chairman - Professional Standards Education Committee; Supreme Court - Civil Litigation Committee; Chair - Commercial Bar Association - Insurance and Professional Negligence Section; and Barristers’ Chambers Limited -Board of Directors.

McCoy, Mr James Ian OAM, JP (1943)

James McCoy was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1996 for services to the community. He has spent over 40 years working for local government and associated bodies and has been on the Boards of institutions including Monash University, The Syme School of Business, George Vowell Hospital for the Blind and Quayside. He is a Life Governor of the Alfred, Box Hill and Prince Henry’s Hospitals and the Association for the Blind.

In his professional life he made a significant contribution to the success of the companies he served as CEO, Director or Chairman. These included Petersville Ltd, Peters Ice Cream, Charles & Hunting and Barker Green & Parke. Jim was also a Trustee of the Committee of Economic Development for Australia and a Commissioner of Frankston Council.

McElhinney, Mr Geoff OAM (1938)

Geoff McElhinney was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005 for his service to country music, and his support of community and senior citizens’ groups.

Geoff’s musical career was established during World War II. He enlisted in the RAAF, and whilst serving in Borneo his ability to play the guitar and sing was noticed, and he was seconded to entertain the troops with visiting guest stars.

At the end of the war Geoff went to Japan with the Occupation Forces to perform, and was appointed to Radio WLKS as the voice of the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces.

In 1959 his song, “I’ve been everywhere” was a hit in Australia and was later at the top of the song charts in the USA, Germany and Japan. The song has now been recorded in 131 different versions. Geoff was inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee in 1963, into the Hands of Fame at Tamworth NSW in 1978, and he received the Tamworth Song Writer’s Association Song Maker Award in 1997.

(1922 - 2017)

McFarlane, Mr J Andrew (1969)

Andrew McFarlane is an instantly recognisable personality to Australian film, television and theatre audiences.

Over three decades on television, he has become an icon of the Australian screen, having appeared in some of our most successful programmes. His broad ranging appeal has delighted children for almost a decade on Play School, he also played beloved 70s/80s character JOHN Sullivan in The Sullivans, and Dr. ’Tom CALAGHAN in The Flying Doctors among many other memorable TV appearances in programs including: Glitch, A Place to Call Home, Love Child, his ASTRA Award winning role in Devils Playground (mini-series), Janet King, The Alice, Neighbours, Through My Eyes, Heroes’ Mountain the Thredbo Story, The Day of The Roses, Home & Away, Water Rats, Blue Heelers, Shortland Street, All Saints, Murder Call, The Violent Earth, Heartbreak High, Spellbinder, Halifax fp, GP, Rafferty’s Rules, Patrol Boat, Division 4 and Homicide. He is currently shooting the new Channel 9 series Hyde & Seek and the ABC mini-series Seven Types of Ambiguity to be screened later in 2016.

Andrew appeared as Donald Mackay in Underbelly II, A Tale of Two Cities - Australia’s highest rating television series launch ever. He is also a regular on the popular reality programme 20 to One. Andrew’s film credits include Truth, The Shallows, The Falls, Razzle Dazzle, Little White Lies, Returning Lily, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Doctors and Nurses, Break of Day and Born to Run.

Andrew has also appeared in leading roles in countless stage productions, many with Sydney and Melbourne main stage theatre companies. His credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, King Lear, Henry 1V Pt 1, A Month in the Country, Private Lives, Emerald City, After the Ball, Woman in Mind, Scarlett O’Hara at the Crimson Parrot, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, as well as, Salieri in Peter Shafer’s Amadeus. Andrew premiered in David Williamson’s Let the Sunshine, and more recently, Nothing Personal. Following his appearance in the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s production of Arcadia, Andrew starred in the Melbourne Theatre Company production of The Heretic, Tamarama Rock Surfers’ I Want to Sleep with Tom Stoppard and in Griffin Theatre Company’s Dreams in White. In 2016 Andrew appeared in Quartet for Queensland Theatre Company.

Andrew recently delighted audiences in Perth performing with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and joined Gordon Frost Organisation’s blockbuster musical FAME as resident director and in the role of Mr Myers.

Andrew has also enjoyed a successful voice-over career, playing characters such as Big Nut Brown Hare and Otter in the children’s classic Guess How Much I Love You as well as narrating audio books for the blind.

McLardy OAM, Mr Don (1975)

Don McLardy has an extensive insurance career starting in the 1980s with the progressive insurance broker OAMPS. In 1996, Don joined the fledging broking business Insurance Advisernet and subsequently became a Director & Shareholder. Insurance Advisernet grew to a national insurance brokerage with over 100 authorised representatives.

In 2007, Don sold out of Insurance Advisernet and with close friend Mike McShane concentrated on building his own broking business –the now well-known McLardy McShane Group. Don is still the CEO and has presided over the tremendous growth of the Group. In 2024, McLardy McShane now have 26 branches and joint ventures and over 100 Authorised Representatives across Australia generating a gross written premium of over $500 million. McLardy McShane has a great reputation for still maintaining a strong family culture and a community minded focus.

Don has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and is a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB).

A former President of the Melbourne Football Club, Don is still a passionate fan. He joined the Melbourne Football Club board with Jim Stynes in 2008, and in February 2012 assumed the position of President after Jim stepped down to focus on his courageous health battle. Don eventually stepped down from the Melbourne Football Club in June 2013 after 5 years as board member.

Don and all at McLardy McShane are strong supporters of many community initiatives including the Reach Foundation, created by Jim Stynes to inspire and empower Australian Youth to achieve their dreams. Don is a former board member and Chairman of Reach, and a former Governor of the Jim Stynes Foundation. He is also heavily involved with the amazingly successful FightMND campaign, led by his friend and AFL legend Neale Daniher.

In 2023, Don was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for his service to charitable organisations and to the AFL.

Middleton AM QC, The Hon Justice John Eric (1970)

John Middleton was Equal Dux of the School (Humanities) in 1970. Upon qualifying as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, he became an Associate to the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen, then a Justice of the High Court of Australia. He proceeded to become a member of the Victorian Bar in 1979, and became One of Her Majesty’s Counsel for the State of Victoria in 1991.

He has been actively involved for many years in the legal profession, being one time Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council (1995 – 1997) and Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1995), and since 2001 has been a member of the Legal Practice Board. In 2003 he was a recipient of the Centenary Medal for services as a former Chairman, Bar Council, to the community and to education.

John was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia effective from 31 July 2006. He was appointed a Deputy President of the Australian Competition Tribunal effective from 16 February 2009 and President effective from 1 July 2016. He was appointed a presidential member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal effective from 24 November 2010. He was appointed Part-time Commissioner to the Australian Law Reform Commission effective 28 November 2012.

His extra curial activities include being a former Council Member of The University of Melbourne, a member of The American Law Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Advisory Board and Judicial Liaison Committee and Patron of the Oxford Society in Victoria.

In 2022 John was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the judiciary and to the law, and to professional associations.

Miles, Mr John Gould (1947)

John Miles represented the Templestowe Province in the Victorian Legislative Council from 1985 until 1992, at which time he was the Coalition Upper House Spokesman for Education and Sport. During those years he sat on and chaired numerous Committees of Review, Joint Policy Committees, Administrative Committees and Parliamentary Conferences.

Prior to entering Parliament, John taught History, English and Politics at Scotch College and coached their cricket First XI for 22 years.

Following his parliamentary career John became Vice Chairman of the Australian South African Business Council (ASABC) a voluntary organization dedicated to developing business connections between Australia and South Africa, by working with government, organizations and individuals.

John has also been very active in Lions International (Past President of Hawthorn Club), he has played and coached cricket at an elite level and has been a Delegate on the Victoria Cricket Association.


Millikan, Mr Timothy J (1987)

Tim Millikan completed his schooling at Camberwell Grammar School in 1987 and undertook a youth exchange year with AFS to Thailand in 1988. Tim studied Arts at Monash University. He was active in student politics and was elected General Secretary of the Monash Association of Students in 1994. He was also an active member of the Monash University Choral Society, holding several committee positions including President. Tim graduated in 2004 with First Class Honours in Thai Language in Culture in 1994.

In 1995, Tim joined the Department of Foreign Affairs through its graduate program and completed a Master of Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade). Tim has had the honour to be posted in Port Louis, Mauritius (1998-2001); Brasilia, Brazil (2006-09); Accra, Ghana (2013-16) including Acting High Commissioner from December 2015 to April 2016 and shorter assignments in Bougainville as part of the Peace Monitoring Group (Jan-May 2002); Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (Oct 2010-Mar 2012); Harare, Zimbabwe (Oct 2016-Jan 2017); Pretoria, South Africa (Jun-Jul 2017) and Ankara, Turkey (Aug 2018-Sep 2019).

Tim is currently posted to Dublin, Ireland as Deputy Head of Mission and Consul, a role he commenced in September 2019. His current role includes reporting on developments in Ireland from Brexit, possible unification on the island of Ireland, and assisting Australians in Ireland affected by COVID and helping those who want to return to Australia.

Morris, Mr Russell G (1979)

Russell Morris was recruited from the North Shore Bombers in New South Wales.

He began his career with the Hawthorn Football Club in 1984, going on to play 93 games and kick 52 goals, as well as playing in the 1986 Premiership side.

In 1987 he represented Victoria in the State of Origin series, and was named in the All-Australian side that same year.

Russell moved to the St Kilda Football Club in 1991, playing 66 games and kicking 32 goals for the Saints. In 2004 he was chosen as a member of the AFL Team of the Century.

Since retiring from playing Russell has worked in the media and remains active with sports cubs and his business interests.

Murdoch, Mr Frank Garden (1904)

Frank Murdoch is one of the select few golfers who won the State Amateur Championships in 3 states – Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.

In 1912, at Sandringham, Frank won the Victoria title by 12 strokes.

In 1912 he also won the inaugural Australasian Foursomes Challenge Shield, a feat he replicated ten years later, in 1922.

At a local level, Frank was Club Secretary of Riversdale Golf Club from 1909 until 1914; won the Club Championship 4 times, and was the first player to break a gross score of 70 on Riversdale’s East Camberwell course.


Murdoch, Sir Keith Arthur (1901)

Sir Keith Murdoch was knighted in 1933. He began his career in journalism with the Melbourne Age as a correspondent for the district of Malvern. In 1907 he left for London where he attended the London School of Economics, and returned to Melbourne in 1910 as a staff reporter for the Age.

In 1912 Keith became a political correspondent for the Sydney evening Sun, and then in 1915 he transferred to London as Managing Editor of the United Cable Service of the Sun and Melbourne Herald. He was then commissioned to go to Gallipoli as war correspondent.

In 1942 Keith became Chairman of Directors of the Herald and Weekly Times, and Director of The Herald, Sun News-Pictorial, and associated publications.


Murdoch, Professor Sir Walter Logie Forbes KCMG, CBE (1889)

Sir Walter Murdoch was a distinguished essayist and biographer. He was Foundation Professor of English (1912-1939) and Chancellor of The University of Western Australia (1943-1948), and was knighted in 1964.

In 1974, on the 100th anniversary of Walter’s birth, Western Australia’s second university, Murdoch University, was named in his honour, in recognition of his inspirational educational vision.



Nicholson, Mr Roger Bailie OAM (1947)

Roger Nicholson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007 for services to the community, particularly through support for youth organizations including “Very Special Kids”.

On leaving school, (where he was School Captain) he joined the Shell Company. He worked in accounting, operations, and as Government Relations Manager representing the company with a Royal Commission, Trade Practices Commission, Prices Justification Tribunal and Foreign Investment Review Board. He later became the Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the umbrella organization for the oil industry.

His voluntary activities have included Lord Somers Camp and Power House, the Citizen Military Forces, Melbourne Rotary Club (President 1998/99) and Melbourne Probus Club (President 2006/7). He is also a member of the Australia Club, the Naval and Military Club and Metropolitan Golf Club.

On retirement he joined Very Special Kids supporting children with life threatening conditions. He visited overseas children’s hospices and family support systems and was heavily involved in establishing Australian’s first hospice for children, by negotiating premises, obtaining and organizing finance, and in supervising the building programme. Very Special Kids now supports more than 800 families.

(1929 - 2018)


Owen, Mr Peter Newton (1978)

In 2011 Peter was awarded the Newcombe Medal for Coaching Excellence from Tennis Australia. In the same year he was named Victorian Club Coach of the year by Tennis Victoria and the Tennis Coaches Association of Victoria.

These awards complement Peter’s history of excellence in tennis coaching, and his commitment to encouraging participation in sport by young people. Peter has also contributed to the development of tennis in Australia, through his participation on the Boards of the TCAV and the Tennis Australia National Coach Advisory Group.

As a player Peter has enjoyed State, National and International success including a Gold Medal at the 2002 World Masters Tournament and being named Victorian Tennis Series Pennant Player of the Year in 2004.


Palfreyman, Mr David (1963)

David Palfreyman is the only Australian to have represented his country as a coxswain, rower and coach. He began his coxing career in 1957 and first represented Victoria in 1960. Whilst still at Camberwell Grammar, he coxed the men’s Eight at the 1962 World Rowing Championships in Switzerland and later that year won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Perth, aged 16. As a coxswain, David represented Australia at two World Rowing Championships.

In 1964 David progressed to rowing where he once again represented both Victoria and Australia. During his eleven years rowing, he won national titles nearly every year and also represented Australia at the 1966 World Rowing Championships.

From 1975 David shifted his focus to coaching. He has coached two Olympic crews, including the first women’s crew to represent Australia at the Moscow Olympics in 1980 and more recently the women’s Double Scull at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. In between, David has coached nine Australian crews at the World Rowing Championships as well as a number of men’s and women’s crews to national titles.

In total, David has represented Victoria 18 times and Australia 13 times.

Parker, Mr Ronald John OAM (1939)

Ronald Parker was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012 for services to the community through a range of volunteer roles.

His voluntary work spans over 47 years within a wide range of organisations. He served as a volunteer counsellor and support worker in the Emergency Department of the Austin Hospital for 12 years, has been a Guide and Education Officer at the Victorian Supreme Court for 10 years; has been a Zone Leader for Neighbourhood Watch for 25 years, and has guided tours at the MCG for 10 years.

His other roles have included Committee memberships, and Executive roles in Lord Somers Camp, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Collingwood Cricket Club, World Ship Society and the Maritime Heritage Association.

Ron was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

(1923 - 2021)

Perry, Mr Wesble Kenneth DFC (1939)

During World War ll Wes Perry was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Beginning in 1941 he served with the Fifth Battalion, Victorian Scottish Regiment, and from 1942 until 1945 he served in the RAAF becoming a Flight Lieutenant Pilot with the RAAF/RAF Bomber and Transport Commands in Europe, Canada, USA and the Pacific areas.

As well as this distinguished career in the RAAF, in civilian life Wes served as Bursar of Haileybury College for 27 years, beginning in 1959. In this role he became a key player in achieving best practice in school bursars’ administration. In retirement Wes played a pivotal role in the development of the Australian Retired Bursars’ Association, as convenor.


Playfair, Dr Tom Justin AM (1961)

Justin still has a vivid memory of his enjoyable five years at Camberwell Grammar School from 1956 to 1960. He missed out on the Matric year as he returned to Sydney with his parents.

During the six years at Sydney University Medical School, Justin developed an interest in Ophthalmology. He was encouraged to return to Melbourne to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital as it was at the forefront of modern innovative Ophthalmology. These three years inspired him to study further at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge. It was here that he developed his skill in vitreo-retinal surgery and also married his Scottish wife, Jacqueline.

Justin returned to Sydney in late 1977 as he had taken up an offer from Professor Bilson to share with him his vision for Sydney Eye Hospital. For the next 40+ years he worked as a vitreo-retinal surgeon, becoming Head of Ophthalmology and President of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation before retiring.

In 2021 Justin was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to ophthalmology, and to professional colleges.

Pringle PSM, Mr David (1988)

David Pringle PSM was formally appointed by the Governor-General as the CEO & Principal Registrar of the Federal Circuit and Family Court in 2020. His legal and public service career has included high level experience as a litigation lawyer and mediator, and playing a leading role in court reform in a number of Commonwealth Courts.

As a Partner and legal practitioner, David specialised in commercial, contract and intellectual property litigation, including, in 2002, successfully running the High Court case known as Daniels, in which the Full Court of the High Court found legal professional privilege to be a fundamental human right requiring protection.

In 2009 David Joined the Federal Court of Australia rising to the role of Deputy National Operations Registrar. In his 10 years at the Federal Court, David specialised in mediating complex disputes, including large class actions such as the Banks Fees case and the Queensland First Nations-related Stolen Wages case. David also played a leading role in reforming the Federal Court under its practice area based National Court Framework structure.

In his current role as CEO and Principal Registrar of both Division 1 and Division 2 of the Federal Circuit and Family Court, David has worked closely with the Chief Justice to spearhead fundamental reforms in the Courts’ operations in family law to develop an efficient and effective case management pathway for families, including parties and children at risk of family violence.

In 2024, David was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service through innovative leadership and vision. One of the reforms that David played an integral part in was also recognised internationally with the Courts’ Lighthouse program being awarded the Irwin Cantor Innovative Program Award in the AFCC in 2023.

Provan, Mr Barrie Alexander OAM (1953)

Barrie began at Camberwell in 1939, completing his education in 1953 Barrie played 1st XI cricket for five years at the School, 1st XVIII football for four years, 1st IV tennis for three years and represented the School in Athletics throughout his senior years. He received triple colours in his final year and was a School Prefect in his final two years.

Barrie studied to become a chartered accountant and became a partner in a firm of chartered accountants going on to establish his own firm, Wilson, Provan and Co, which merged with another firm in 1975 to become Danby, Bland, Provan and Co. The firm is now known as Accru with six partners and sixty plus staff. During his accounting career, Barrie was Honorary Treasurer of the Mission for Seamen for more than thirty years, Treasurer and Council member at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School for a similar period and was auditor in his own name for the Melbourne Cricket Club for twenty-five years.

Barrie along with three others, created and developed the Overnewton Anglican Grammar School which now has enrolments in excess of 2500 pupils. He also contributed to the establishment of the Geelong Christian College. On retiring from Accru, Barrie was appointed Chair of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home complex, a position he held for twenty one years. In 1992, Barrie purchased Suma Park on the Bellarine Peninsula and developed it as a conference centre with accommodation, a vineyard, a working train station connected to the steam train in Queenscliff and a cricket ground.

Barrie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2018 for service to the community of Queenscliff.


Rashleigh OAM, Mr Peter

Peter was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in 1971. After three years overseas, in 1974 he joined the firm then known as Phillips Fox & Masel. 50 years later, he is still with the firm which is now part of a global legal firm known as DLA Piper. Peter has enjoyed a diverse insurance and commercial litigation practice. This has covered all aspects of liability and insurance law and a broad range of commercial litigation.

He is now a consultant, having previously been managing partner and national chairman of the firm.

Peter has been a member of the Preliminary Evaluation Committee, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Victoria, since 2012, member of the Law Institute of Victoria, since 1971 and member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group.

Since the early 1980s Peter was a founding member and committee member of the Victorian Branch, Australian Insurance Law Association

He is a former member and alumnus of the Committee for Melbourne.

In 2016 Peter was awarded the Insurance Law Prize, Australian Insurance Law Association and has received the LIV President's award for legal ethics.

He also received an award for distinguished service to the Victorian branch of the Australian Dental Association.

Peter was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2023 in the General Division for service to the Law.

Reid, The Hon Sir George Oswald (1922)

George Reid studied law at the University of Melbourne where he graduated LLB. After practising as a solicitor and barrister, Reid was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1947 as the Liberal member for Box Hill. He served in State Parliament from 1947 to 1952, and from 1955 until his retirement in 1973.

During his career he held a number of portfolios in the government, including Labour and Industry and Electrical Undertakings (1956 – 1965); Fuel and Power (1965 – 1970), and Attorney General (1967 – 1973).

(1903 – 1993)

Robertson, Mr Ian L AO (1973)

Ian Robertson attended Camberwell Grammar School for 12 years, from 1962 to 1973. He then studied law and commerce at the University of Melbourne where he resided at Queen’s College. He obtained degrees in Law and Commerce in 1978 and then commenced as an articled clerk with the Melbourne law firm Gillotts (which later merged to become part of Minter Ellison). In 1981 he was appointed the sole in-house counsel at David Syme & Co Limited, publisher of The Age newspaper and owner of a number of other media businesses. Ian’s involvement in the Australian media industry commenced at that time and has continued ever since.

In 1989 Ian joined the Melbourne law firm Holding Redlich as a Senior Associate. He became a partner the following year and, in 1994, agreed to move to Sydney to establish the firm’s Sydney office. He was the Sydney Managing Partner of Holding Redlich from 1994 until 2015, and he has been the National Managing Partner of Holding Redlich since 2015.

Ian has held a number of public sector board appointments mostly related to media or the arts including Next Wave Festival—Board of Management (1989–1993), Melbourne Parks and Waterways (now called Parks Victoria)—Board Member (1994–1996), Film Australia Limited—Board Member (1991–1997) and Deputy Chair (1996–1997), Cinemedia Corporation (now called Film Victoria)—Board Member (1998–2000), Australian Broadcasting Authority— Member (1997–2004), Ausfilm International Inc—Board Member (2001–2009) and Chair (2003–2007), Screen Australia—Deputy Chair (2008–2013), and Film Victoria—President of the Board (2011 - 2020). He has been a director of the ASX-listed screen production and distribution group Beyond International Limited since 2005.

Ian was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australian in 2018, for distinguished service to the arts, particularly the Australian film industry through executive roles in the screen production sector, as a patron and benefactor, and to the law.

Robinson, Colonel Christopher Joseph CSC (1980)

Colonel Chris Robinson completed a BA in International Relations at LaTrobe University in 1983, and went on to study at the Officer Cadet School, Portsea. He was subsequently allocated to the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. Early Regimental appointments included service in 104 Signal Squadron (1st Brigade) and 152 Signal Squadron (The Special Air Service Regiment).

Subsequent appointments as a Captain included postings to Headquarters 1st Division and to Materiel Division (Army) as the Officer Commanding, RAVEN Commissioning Team, where he was responsible for the introduction into service of a High Frequency Radio System to units of the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.

In 1998 Colonel Robinson was appointed Officer Commanding 229 (Berlin) Signal Squadron, 7th Signal Regiment, British Army, based in Krefeld, Germany. His Squadron provided communications support to 1st (UK) Signal Brigade and Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. He commanded the Squadron on Operation AGRICOLA (Kosovo War (1999)) in both the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo, and was the Deputy Commander of the Regiment for two months during this deployment. As a result of this service he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for “Outstanding achievement as the Squadron Commander of a United Kingdom Trunk Communications Squadron”.

Since 2000 Chris has been involved in the planning, management and implementation of strategic communications support to the Australia Defence Organisation; was appointed Commandant of the Army School of Signals in 2002, and in December 2002 became the inaugural Commandant of the Defence Force School of Signals, responsible for Communication Information Systems and Electronic Warfare training for the Australian Defence Force.

Colonel Robinson is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College (1997) and the National Defence University, Pakistan (2008). He holds a Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications System Management (1988) from Swinburne Institute of Technology, a Graduate Diploma of Management (1997) from the University of Southern Queensland and a Masters of Science in Defence and Strategic Studies (2008) from the National Defence University.

Ross, Mr Andrew G AM (1965)

After being involved in the Melbourne student and alternative theatre scene in the 1970’s, Andrew Ross set up a schools touring Theatre Company in Perth, WA.

After undertaking post-graduate director training in the UK with the British Council, he returned to WA for the 1982 Festival of Perth.

On his way back to Australia he travelled through India, Malaysia and Indonesia, taking every opportunity to see live performances, commencing a lifelong interest in the performing arts of South Asia and South East Asia.

In 1991 he became the first Artistic Director of the newly formed Black Swan Theatre Company in Western Australia, where he stayed until 2003. During that time he worked closely with composers, designers and painters directing premieres of musicals including Bran Nue Dae, “Corrugation Road” Manu, and adaptations of novels including Merry-Go-Round in the Sea and The Year of Living Dangerously.

In 2003 Andrew took up the position of Director of the newly opened Brisbane Power House, overseeing local and touring productions. He has taught and directed productions at the VCA and at WAPA where he was Associate Professor. In 2013 Andrew received an Australia- Indonesia Merdeka Fellowship. He is now Artistic Director of the Darwin Festival.

In 2019 Andrew was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the performing arts industry.

(1946 - 2022)


Schenken, Mr Tim T (1960)

Tim Schenken started his racing career in Melbourne competing in local hill-climbs and Club races then quickly progressed to a Lotus 18, winning a number of local titles, including the 1964 Australian Hill Climb Championship. Tim decided to pursue a professional career and travelled to the UK in 1965. During this time he won a number of British Championships, including those for Formula Ford and Formula 3. This led to being noticed by Jack Brabham - and a drive.

In 1970 he competed in the first of 35 Grands Prix for Frank Williams. Later, with Brabhams, he scored his best Formula One placing in Austria, where he finished third and is one of only five Australians to have scored points in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Other drives included races with Ferrari, Ford, Porsche, and Jaguar factories. The sports car drives lead to two victories in the Nurburgring 1000kms.

In 1976, he founded Tiga Racing Cars and built over 400 racing cars. He was also a team owner and manager, running cars in the European F2 and British F3 championships.

In 1984, he returned to Australia to take up a position with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd. (CAMS – now Motorsport Australia) in 1984. He is now the Director of Racing Operations at Motorsport Australia and the Chairman of the Organising Committee and Clerk of the Course for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. For 34 years he was the Race Director for the International Supercars Championship and also a member of a number of the FIA Commissions, including the President of the FIA Circuits Commission. Tim also served as a FIA Steward for Formula E, F2 and F3. He regularly carries out international track inspections as a FIA platinum inspector.

Tim has received the following honours:

2000 Australian Sports Medal 2008 CAMS Member of Honour 2016 Order of Australia Medal

2018 Member of the Australian Motor Sports Hall of fame 2019 FIA Président d’Honneur de Commission

Schofield, Mr James Edward AM (1939)

James Schofield studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, and then left his studies to join the Air Force. James trained as a pilot in Victoria and Tasmania. After graduating with a commission, he was posted to the Middle East where he was trained on Hurricane aircraft. He returned to Australia in 1944 after 32 months of unbroken flying duties.

He then successfully applied for an RAAF post to train test pilots. On completion of this course he secured a position with the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation as a test pilot. In the late 1940’s he embarked on a new career with the Department of Civil Aviation as an Inspector of Accidents and played a key role in raising air safety standards in Australia.

In 1987 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for public service to the Aviation Industry in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Other senior positions included Civil Aviation Liaison Officer at the Australian High Commission in London and Regional Director of Aviation for Papua New Guinea. In 1977 James was Deputy Secretary (Air Operations) to the Australian Department of Transport, and on retiring from this position consulted to industry and government.

Schofield House is named after School Council Member, Archdeacon J A Schofield, James’ father.

(1921 – 2005)

Shipley, Mr Michael R (1974)

Mike Shipley is a Grammy-award winning mix engineer who has been prominent in the global music industry for several decades, having worked on projects with combined sales in the hundreds of millions of records and CD’s.

After a short stint at art school, he moved to London, where he got his first big break working for Wessex Studios, home to huge acts including Queen and The Sex Pistols. His first engineering sessions were during the punk-music explosion of the late 70’s and early 80’s and included recordings with the likes of these names and others, including The Damned. His contemporaries at Wessex included producer Roy Thomas Baker, Chris Thomas, and engineers Tim Friese-Greene and Bill Price.

Asked to work with Joni Mitchell, Shipley went to Los Angeles in 1984, where his career has been at full-steam ever since, and has included huge successes, including particularly Shania Twain, The Corrs, Anberlin, Maroon 5, Faith Hill, India Arie, Kelly Clarkson, Green Day and Nickelback.

He has produced and mixed albums for such diverse artists as Queen, AC/DC, Lynam, Joni Mitchell, The Cars, Meat Loaf, Def Leppard, A Flock of Seagulls, Winger, The Clash, Van Halen, The Corrs, Anberlin, Kim Carnes, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Blondie, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Foreigner, Devo, Cheap Trick, Jimmy Barnes, Enrique Iglesias, Tim McGraw, Ashley Tesoro, Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies, Berlin, Faith Hill, Nickelback, Michael Bolton, Ronan Keating, Thomas Dolby, Ric Ocasek, Jefferson Airplane, Green Day, Blessed By a Broken Heart, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss, Casey Chambers, Papa Roach, Shawn Colvin, Takota, John Waite and My Chemical Romance.

Until recently, he was a Senior Director at Bardic Records, a company founded by Jack Ponti with bases in New York and London. The company has since merged into another entity called The Platform Group, with which Mike is still affiliated.

Smith, Mr Matthew David (1993)

Matthew left Camberwell Grammar School in 1993 and studied a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management at the University of Alabama. He worked as a Project Manager at Reclink Australia, firstly as the Katherine Regional Manager and then as the Indigenous Projects Manager at AFL Northern Territory, going on to be the National Project Co-ordinator, Australia Programs for World Vision. In 2013 he set up Yuenduma Sports Academy and then became CEO of WANTA in 2015.

Matthew represented Australia in the Mare Nostrum Tour in Europe in 1995. In 1997, he represented Australia in swimming in the Pan Pacific Championships in Fukuoka, Japan in the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle. Also in 1997, at the Australian Swimming Championships, Matthew was placed first in the 800 freestyle and third in the 1500 freestyle. He was part of the team that broke the Commonwealth record for the 4 x 200 freestyle at Melbourne Vicentre. Matthew was awarded a full scholarship for swimming to the University of Alabama in 1998. He was placed sixth in the 1650 yard freestyle at the South East Conference Championships. Matthew was also Victorian State champion for the 800 freestyle on six occasions and the 1500 metre freestyle on seven occasions.

Smith, Mr Gregory Robert AM (1969)

Greg Smith was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to Industrial Relations through conciliation, mediation and arbitration, and by assisting employers and employees to achieve fair and effective agreements.

He was appointed to the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in 1987 and since then his expertise has been in demand nationally and internationally. He has advised on labour relations in Southern Africa, and has also instructed and examined students from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana in a Post Graduate Diploma in Law (Conciliation and Arbitration). Greg facilitated a dispute involving the United Nations and its Staff Associations which took him to the USA and Italy.

Greg has also been a guest speaker at a wide range of international forums and conferences on issues relating to Employment Contract Law and Industrial Relations. These include conferences in the China, Japan and Germany.

Stafford, Federal Agent Anthony Burton OAM (1982)

Tony Stafford was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2011 for service to international relations in the Solomon Islands, and to the community, as a Member of the Australian Federal Police.

His Commander wrote: “As part of the Regional Aid Mission, he showed a sincere desire to do whatever possible to improve the plight of the Solomon Islanders. His work ethic and commitment have been publicly recognised throughout the Asia Pacific Region with the successful investigation into the murders of Father Geve and the Anglican Missionary Brothers. This was only possible through Agent Stafford’s leadership and dedication as Coordinator of Investigations. As lead negotiator he managed the peaceful surrender of key militants of the Guadacanal Liberation Front and then negotiated the safe return of internally displaced people to the South Guadacanal Region.”

He was an outstanding ambassador and totally dedicated to the securing of a more positive future for the Nation’s people.

He was also instrumental in the establishment of an Australian Rules Football Clinic ‘Solkick’ for the youth of the Solomons. The AFL subsequently became involved in the program.

Stephens, Dr Henry Douglas (1895)

Henry Stephens was a foundation student of Camberwell Grammar School in 1886, and Dux of the School in 1894. He studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne, and became Resident Medical Officer at the Children’s Hospital in 1901.

Serving the Children’s Hospital for 45 years, Henry became recognized as one of Australia’s leading paediatric surgeons. Co-founder of the Melbourne Paediatric Society, he was its Honorary Secretary for 20 years, and in 1950 was the foundation President of the Australian Paediatrics Association (Australian College of Paediatrics).

He served from 1931 to 1940 on the Faculty of Medicine and lectured at the university on diseases of children; from 1935 to 1940 he was Dean of the clinical school, Royal Children’s Hospital; and he was a councillor of the Royal Victorian College of Nursing and the Victorian Society for Crippled Children.

(1877 - 1952)

Stephenson, Mr Thomas A (1967)

Tom completed a Bachelor of Building (Q. S.) at the University of Melbourne in 1974. During this time he built a Half-Ton Class Ocean Racing Yacht Providence, in which he won the Australian Half-Ton Championship in Sydney, February 1975.

He represented Australia at the World Half Ton Cup in Chicago USA in September 1975, convincingly winning the event in Foxylady, against many of the world’s best sailors at the time. In 1976 he was named Australian Yachtsman of the Year and many International Sailing Event invitations and successes followed.

He was construction manager and sailing master for Victoria’s first successful contender, Superstar, for a place in the three boat Australian team for the 1977 Admiral’s Cup, UK.

In 1978 he skippered the radical 36’ One-Ton Class racer B195/Magic Pudding, in the three boat Australian team for the inaugural Pam Am Clipper Cup in Hawaii, USA, with the team winning this event, and Magic Pudding winning the final long distance (775 nautical mile) Around the State Race.

From 1977 to 1985 Tom turned his time and attention to boatbuilding where he developed and produced a range of performance sailing boats, and from 1986 to 1997 he consulted internationally in marina construction. In 1997, 1998 and 1999 he was Event/Race Director for the World Sailing Championships, a highly successful Melbourne Major Event.

In recent years he has established a reputation as a marine model maker; his best known work is perhaps, the Sydney Hobart Race winners display at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, where he has made every winner of the race and continues to do so.

Stimson, Dr Anthony J (1966)

Tony Stimson studied History at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

In 1990 he founded, with two others, Eynesbury College, a specialist Years 11 and 12 college in Adelaide, and it quickly established a reputation as a leading academic school. Two English Language Centres and two Institutes of Business and Technology followed, all with a focus on international education and highly successful examples of partnerships between privately owned tertiary institutions and South Australia’s universities.

Tony stepped down as school Principal in 2007. He later consulted on governance for Independent schools and co-founded Community Action for People with Disabilities in Africa, a development organisation building capacity in local disability-care providers in Tanzania. As a historian, he now writes on Australian involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902.

Strachan, Mr Gregory J (1975)

Gregory Strachan graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in Optometry, BSc Optom, in 1980. Since then he has worked in private practice and as a Clinical Instructor at the Victorian College of Optometry.

He has held a wide variety of positions in professional associations in his chosen field including Chair of the Optometrists Registration Board Complaints Sub-Committee; Member of the Optometrists Registration Board of Victoria, and President from 2005–2010.

Alongside his busy professional life, Greg found time to play 154 Senior Games with the Richmond Football Club from 1976 until 1987, including playing in the Premiership side in 1980. Greg was made a Life Member of Richmond Football Club in 1987.


Taliadoros, Mr Kimon (1985)

Kimon Taliadoros made his Socceroo appearance in 1990 in the 3-0 win over Indonesia in the Merlion Cup. He went on to represent Australia 9 more times in the National team.

He played over 14 seasons in the National Soccer League playing for Victorian clubs South Melbourne and Collingwood Warriors, and New South Wales clubs, Marconi, Sydney Olympic and Parramatta Power.

Kimon’s playing honours include a NSL Championship, NSL Premiership and NSL Golden Boot, all with South Melbourne.After retiring from playing Kimon focussed on a business career as well as working as a commentator for several TV programmes, a coach, a referee and football administrator.

In March 2015 Kimon was elected President of Football Federation Victori

Taylor, Mr Alister (1995)

Alister Taylor became a member of the Mercantile Rowing Club after leaving school and was awarded a Victorian Institute of Sport Scholarship. He has competed in Single Scull, Double Scull, Coxed Four, and Quadruple Scull at State, National and International levels.

His early career highlights include Victorian Champion Elite Single Scull in the 2003/2004 season; Elite Quadruple Scull National Champion; Elite Single Scull Champion (NSW); Elite Quadruple Scull Champion (NSW) and Elite Coxed Four Champion (Vic) all in the 2004/2005 season.

In 2008 Alister won the National Championship in Elite Coxed Four and was a member of the Victorian State Team for the President’s Cup.

In 2009 he was Australian National Champion Coxed Four and Champion Elite Double Scull. Most recently, in 2010, he was the winner of the Henley Royal Regatta Prince of Wales Challenge for Club Coxed Four, and also the Belgian National Champion Coxed Four. Alister is currently undefeated in Coxed Four in the UK and international regattas.

Taylor, Dr Bruce E (1967)

Bruce graduated from the University of Melbourne in Dental Science and completed a post graduate degree in Orthodontics in 1981.

He recently retired from clinical practice having been involved in many facets of the profession for over forty years and being awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Dental Association.

Throughout his life he has been a keen sailor representing Victoria and Australia on numerous occasions both locally and internationally. He has completed in 36 Sydney to Hobart races in a series of yachts named Chutzpah. Whilst an overall win has eluded him he has achieved two seconds, a third, and a fourth coupled with a record breaking eleven divisional wins.

In 2016 Bruce and his son Andrew (1988) became the first father/son combination to team up for 25 Sydney Hobarts. Andrew, based in Hong Kong, campaigns his yacht Ambush on the Asian circuit where Bruce often joins him.

Bruce is a past Commodore and Life Member of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and plans a few more years of ocean racing.

Taylor, Mr Richard B Taylor (1991)

Recruited by Hawthorn from Camberwell Grammar at pick 39 in the 1991 national draft, Richard made his debut in 1992 against Essendon contributing 3 goals in a 160 point win.

After suffering a second ACL knee injury requiring reconstructive surgery in 1994 he was delisted, but was picked up again by Hawthorn in the pre-season draft for 1995.

In 1999, Richard was a member of the Hawthorn Night Premiership side and in the same year ran second in the club’s Best and Fairest award. His other awards with Hawthorn include Most Courageous Player in 1998, Most Improved Player in 1996 and winner of the Beau Wallace Award in 1992.

Richard went on to finish with 112 games for Hawthorn and 28 games for the West Coast Eagles. Hawthorn from 1992-2000 and West Coast Eagles from 2001-2002.

After retiring from AFL football, Richard studied Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and Sports Science at Edith Cowan University. He is currently completing a Masters in Physiotherapy and is part of a research team investigating the risk factors associated with acute and recurrent hamstring muscle strain injuries in the AFL. Richard has also continued to work closely with the AFL in the National Under 18 program as a senior physiotherapist for the Victorian State Football Academy.

Thompson, Dr Fraser Keir (1995)

Dr. Fraser Thompson is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Sun Cable, which is developing the world's largest solar energy infrastructure network, making it possible to power whole cities with renewable energy. This includes the Australia-Asia PowerLink project, which will export renewable electricity from the Northern Territory to Singapore. The project, which has been granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government, is backed by two of the world’s most successful business leaders, Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes.

Before that, Fraser was the Managing Director and co-founder of AlphaBeta, an economic strategy firm with headquarters in Singapore, which was acquired by Access Partnership in 2021. Fraser previously was a consultant with McKinsey & Company for 9 years, having worked across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Prior to joining McKinsey, Fraser worked at The World Bank focused on East Asia and Northern Africa, and as an economics tutor at Oxford University. Fraser is passionate about deepening Australia’s economic engagement in Asia and was a founder and President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in ASEAN, which he launched with Prime Minister Turnbull in Singapore in 2017. He was also a board member of AustCham Singapore.

Fraser received a Doctorate and Masters in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar and was President of the Oxford University Athletic Club, including being named Athlete of the Decade (with previous winners including Sir Roger Bannister). Fraser is a keen runner, and has represented Australia at international level and was a dual All-American in track and field, and cross country.

Thomson, Mr Stewart Lindsay (2005)

Stewart Thomson began kayaking at school when he became involved in the Murray River Marathon. His school days’ success encouraged him to continue with the sport and he has built on that success in recent years. Australian canoeing is strong and competitive and Stewart has continued to excel in his chosen sport.

In 2004 he was selected to represent Australia in the Junior Men K1 Marathon team in Portugal, and followed this with selection for the World Cup Championships in France in the K1 event, and the K2 event in Norway. In 2005 he again represented Australia in the World Championships in Perth in the K2 event.

Thorn, Mr Christopher I AM (1981)

Christopher is a partner in EY’s Climate Change & Sustainability practice. He has a particular focus on building the Impact Investment and Social Finance market in Australia.

His studies include a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University; a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from The Securities Institute of Australia; a Sales Management Program at Columbia Business School and the Non-profit Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

Christopher is an accomplished financial services executive who has 30 years’ experience working across private wealth management, institutional equities, philanthropy and social investment in Melbourne, New York and Brisbane. Having developed an extensive network particularly at the intersection of government, community and business sectors, Christopher has established a reputation as a thought leader in the development of social capital markets, his deep industry knowledge has been sought by a diverse and extensive Australia wide client group.

His voluntary positions have included Membership of the Australian Advisory Board to the G8 Impact Investment Taskforce; Director of Impact Investing Australia; Council Member of Philanthropy Australia 2005 – 2013; Chairman and Founder of ShareGift Australia, 2006 – 2016 and he is the Founding Chairman of StreetSmart Australia.

Christopher has a long term interest in social finance and increasing awareness of philanthropic issues and fostering relationships between interested parties in order to facilitate the giving process.

On Australia Day 2017 Christopher was honoured with an appointment as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to the Not for Profit sector and for advisory roles on philanthropic strategic planning and to the community.

Thornton, Mr Wayne (1976)

Wayne began playing hockey with the Camberwell Hockey Club at the age of 5, following in the footsteps of his father Keith, who represented Australia in 1948.

Wayne was selected for, and captained Victoria at every age group – Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 21. At the age of 17, in 1977, he was selected for the Victorian Hockey Team. In 1980 he was selected for Australia, and in 1984 he toured Europe with the Australian Indoor Hockey Team.

Wayne and his father Keith, were the first father and son to represent Australia in hockey.

After retiring from national and local competition in the mid 80’s due to business commitments, Wayne relocated to Hong Kong with the Amcor group. He immediately became involved with the local hockey community, which led to him being appointed as coach of the Hong Kong National Squad.


Thorp, Mr Richard Graham (1961)

Richard graduated in architecture from The University of Melbourne in 1967. He then commenced full time work with Daryl Jackson Architects with whom he had worked during his undergraduate years.

He headed overseas in 1968 spending several years travelling and working in Europe, before moving to the USA where he joined Mitchell/Giurgola Architects in Philadelphia. 1976 and 1977 were spent working in Rome after which Richard returned to Mitchell/Giurgola in their New York Office. It was from here that the Partnership of Mitchel/Giurgola & Thorp was formed to enter the International Architectural Competition for the Australian New Parliament House in 1979.

Richard was the nominated architect for the new firm who were announced as the winner of the Competition on 4 July 1980. At the time, this was the largest ever architectural commission in Australia, and Richard moved to Canberra to establish an office and head up the massive $1.1 billion undertaking as Project Architect. He was joined by Senior Partner Romaldo Giurgola and several of the New York team, in an enterprise that lasted for 8 years and saw the office grow to 160 staff. Following completion of the New Parliament House on time for Australia’s Bicentennial in May 1988, Richard moved to Sydney to open a second office for the firm. The following 14 years saw Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp (MGT) emerge as one of the most highly awarded architectural firms in the Australia with major commissions across the nation as well as overseas.

After more than 40 years focussed on the design and construction of major public buildings, Richard retired from active practice in 2009, and is currently a Consultant to his firm. He has been President of the Architects Registration Board of NSW since 2004 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects; he has been an Associate of the American Institute of Architects and a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects for many years. He was appointed a Member of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission in 2008.

Timpson, Mr Chris OAM (1958)

Chris Timpson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport and to children with disabilities, particularly through the ACT Junior Talent Squad for Athletes with Disabilities. In 1967 Chris commenced work with the YMCA in Canberra, and became involved with children with disabilities.

He has combined his working life with volunteer work with young athletes, and over the years has helped hundreds of young people in their chosen sports. In 1975 Chris managed the Australian Gymnastics Team at the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand, and in 1978 he managed the team at the World Championships in France. Chris continues to work with disabled athletes in Track and Field, including a paraolympian who represented Australia in the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

Timpson, Rev Thomas H AO (1931)

Reverend Thomas Timpson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1978, for his service to education.

Before his appointment as Headmaster at Camberwell Grammar School in 1955, Tom was a Housemaster and teacher at Canberra Grammar School, served in World War II as a RAAF Chaplain – which included eighteen months in Papua New Guinea, and to broaden his experience, spent 2 years teaching in England at Uppingham School.

Tom’s time as Headmaster was a time of consolidation, foresight and development, all of which are well documented in the school’s history, By our Deeds. In a Grammarian tribute to Tom Timpson in his final year, it was said that his immense capacity for kindness, understanding and love of his fellow men, had done more to shape the growth of the school than anything else.

After Camberwell Grammar, Tom became Secretary to the Victorian Universities and Schools Examinations Board, a position he held for over 10 years. He followed this position with the Registrar’s role at the Australian College of Education for 7 years, before retiring in 1981.

(1913 – 2004)

Tonkin, Prof John M (1956)

John was born in Melbourne in 1939. He attended Camberwell Grammar School from 1948 to 1956 where he was Head Prefect, Captain of Derham House and Captain of Football. He also represented the School in Cricket and Athletics and was an Under Officer in the School Cadets. He went on to study at Melbourne University and then at the Melbourne College of Divinity. At that time his intention was to pursue a career as a minister in the Church.

John married Barbara Armstrong in 1963 and they left for America where he completed his PhD. During this time abroad he came to a decision to change his career direction in favour of an academic career in European history, with a particular interest in the Reformation. On their return to Australia, John took up a position in the Department of History at the University of Western Australia (UWA) where he remained for the rest of his academic career. They have two children, Kati and Christopher, both of whom have academic careers at UWA. John and Barbara’s marriage came to an end and he married Lesley in 2001.

John’s academic achievements are best summarised by quoting a record compiled by a long-time academic colleague at UWA, for presentation at John’s funeral in 2019:

‘John Tonkin was Emeritus Professor at the University of Western Australia. His first degree was a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Thereafter he studied a Bachelor of Divinity at the Melbourne College of Divinity and proceeded to a Doctorate of Philosophy at Drew University in the United States. He was appointed to the Department of History at the University of Western Australia and was promoted to the position of Professor of History there. For many years he served both as Professor and as Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He was greatly respected and even revered in both capacities. On the strength of his many outstanding publications he was elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

In addition to his formal duties, John was also a dynamic force in promoting the Arts at UWA. Together with colleagues, Professor Lorenzo Polizzotto (Italian) and Professor Christopher Wortham (English), in the mid-1980s he established a new postgraduate Master of Philosophy degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies that attracted many postgraduates who went on to their own academic careers. He was also an active supporter and occasional lecturer for the thriving Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group.

On retirement, John was accorded the honorary title of Emeritus Professor and continued active association with the University as Senior Honorary Research Fellow. Like many dedicated academics he remained immensely active in retirement. He was appointed as Cathedral Scholar at St George’s Cathedral and in this capacity, he gave whole series of lectures on church history and related topics in the Cathedral’s Centre for Education and Spirituality. He also served the Anglican archdiocese in numerous other capacities. Bravely and with great determination in the face of a long and debilitating illness, for as long as possible John remained active.

Over the course of his long academic career he was the author of several major works. His doctoral dissertation, The Church and the Secular Order in Reformation Thought, was published by Columbia University Press in 1971. His magnum opus, The Reformation in Historical Thought, was co-authored with the English Reformation historian A.G. Dickens. When it came out in 1985, it was hailed as the new standard critical guide to the main developments of Reformation studies. “Its vast scope and penetrating analysis”, said one reviewer, “will make it a classic of early modern European intellectual history.”

John also wrote Cathedral and Community: A History of St George’s Cathedral, Perth in 2001. He also contributed widely as editor and co-author of other books and many articles. He was a fine translator and translated French historical works into English. Among his later works were multiple entries for the New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, published in 2008.’

John is remembered not only for his academic achievements but also as a gentle, caring man who enjoyed the company of his friends, a good joke and a glass of red. He is greatly missed by his family and friends.

(1939 - 2019)


Urwin, Bishop Lindsay G (1972)

Lindsay Urwin travelled to the UK in 1976 to ‘see the world’ and stayed. He trained for the ministry at Cuddesdon, a theological college just outside Oxford and was ordained in 1980, working for three years in inner city south London, just a mile from Camberwell Green after which our own Camberwell was named.

After a further five years as a parish priest in the same district he was appointed Diocesan Missioner in the Chichester diocese with a roving brief to encourage evangelism and spiritual renewal in Sussex. It was a preaching ministry that took him to various parts of the world to preach and teach including several trips to Australia, and this continues to be a feature of his ministry.

In 1993 he was appointed Area Bishop of Horsham in the same diocese. At 37 years of age he was one of the youngest bishops in the Anglican Communion and the youngest to be ordained in England for over 60 years. He remained the youngest bishop for a further ten years.

In 2009 he resigned as Bishop of Horsham to become the spiritual leader at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, a place of pilgrimage originally founded in the eleventh century, and to which thousands of people journey each year.

He has a particular interest in ministry among young people, and in education. For ten years he chaired the Chichester Diocesan Board of Education responsible for over 150 schools, and was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Bishop for School Chaplains. He is the Southern Provost of the Woodard Corporation, a family of Anglican independent and state schools in the UK.

He is a professed Brother in the dispersed religious community the Oratory of the Good Shepherd.

His masters degree is from Heythrop, the Jesuit College in London, and in 2011 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Nashotah House Seminary, Wisconsin, USA.

Urwin, Mr Michael (1971)

Michael Urwin was appointed as Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School in 1996.

From the age of 12 or 13 Michael knew he wanted to be a teacher. After graduating from Camberwell Grammar School in 1971 he attended the University of Melbourne and successfully completed an Honours Arts Degree, majoring in Chinese.

After university Michael returned to Camberwell Grammar School to teach Chinese and Mathematics—Camberwell was one of few schools offering Chinese at this time.

In 1982 Michael spent 12 months living in Nanjing, China, when he was awarded one of the first Victorian Government International Teaching Fellowships to China.

In 1991 he was appointed Deputy Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School. After just four years he returned to Melbourne in the role of seventh Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School, a role he successfully filled for 18 years.

Beyond the school gates Michael has made a significant contribution to the education sector, sitting on a number of Drug Education Committees at both state and national level. He served as a member of the University of Melbourne Bachelor of Arts Advisory Board; a member of the Committee of Management of the Australian Anglican Schools’ Network (2002–2005), Chair of the Associated Public Schools Heads’ Association (2004–2006), Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (2005–2007) and member of the AHISA Executive Committee (2005–2011). He was on the national AHISA Standing Committee Board from 2005–2007 and again in 2009. Michael was also a Trustee of the Independent Boys’ School Coalition from 2007 until July 2013.

He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. Michael is currently Chair of the Board of Benetas, an Anglican-affiliated Aged Care Company, and serves on the boards of the Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Schools Commission and Christ Church Grammar School.

Usher, Mr John C OAM (1957)

In 1963 John left his teaching career to join the family bus business, becoming Managing Director of the business in 1968. During the next 33 years, Croydon Bus, trading as “Invicta”, grew from a 20 bus fleet to operating more than 80 buses in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Invicta introduced several firsts into bus operation in the Melbourne area, including “TeleBus”® demand responsive services, radio communication with buses, and the first articulated bus and low-floor midi-buses to operate in Melbourne. John has been involved in the Tasmanian bus industry since 1985, and holds a controlling interest in TassieLink Transit. Previous achievements of this business and its staff include (as Tasmanian Wilderness Travel) several Tasmanian Tourism Awards, which culminated in the acceptance of the business into the Tasmanian Tourism “Hall of Fame”.

John was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1975/76 to study the supply and contracting of outer suburban bus services. His report led to further investigation by Government and Industry, finally culminating in the adoption of a contracting model for the provision of bus services.

John is a Life Member and Past President of Bus Association Victoria, and a Past President of the Australian Bus and Coach Association, and has represented the bus and coach industry in various negotiations with Victorian and Tasmanian transport departments. He has consulted in Australia and New Zealand on bus operations.

He has also served as an industry representative on government committees at both State and Federal levels. He has presented/published numerous papers on public transport policy and operation, both in Australia and overseas. In 2007 he gained the Bus Industry Confederation Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry”.


Vaux, Dr David L (1977)

Professor David Vaux is Deputy Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). He has a medical degree and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. He was a Fellow in Pathology at Stanford School of Medicine, USA, and was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2003. In the middle of his medical degree, he spent a year at WEHI in Sir Gus Nossal’s laboratory studying immunology. Following an intern year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, he returned to WEHI to do a PhD in molecular biology.

He then continued his research at Stanford University, returning to WEHI in 1993. For his research on the molecular mechanisms of cell death he received the Victoria Prize in 2003. The Victoria Prize is awarded annually to an individual whose scientific discovery has significantly advanced knowledge of benefit to the community.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and received its highest award in the biological sciences, the Burnet Medal, in 2010. This biennial prize recognises scientific research of the highest standing in the biological sciences. David is recognised internationally as a leading researcher in bio-medical science.


Wallace, Mr Robert Neil (1969)


Robert (Rob) Wallace, elite marathon runner, running coach, and former retail owner of ‘Run On’ in Dallas, Texas, left many footprints on this earth. Born on 21 June 1951, and raised in Croydon, Rob started running as a 12-year-old encouraged by the CGS Sports Master, Roy Whitehead. He ran cross county for the school in the morning, then at Olympic Park for the Richmond Harriers in the afternoon.

He received an athletic scholarship to Long Beach State in California, eventually transferring to the University of Texas El Paso, where he set two running records in 1974, before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

In 1976, he placed second at the Australian Olympic marathon trials, won the Australian Marathon Championship in 1977, and represented Australia in the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games. He ran twenty marathons under 2hr 20mins, with several first-place finishes to his credit including the Dallas White Rock Marathon in 1980, and finished 9th at the Boston Marathon in 1982.

Rob and wife Rebecca started a running specialty shop named ‘Run On’ in 1995, which grew to six stores, and a race timing company before selling in 2012. He was regarded as a visionary in the retail running industry, setting an example for running stores all over the US. Between hundreds of marathon clients he coached and as the co-author of How to Train For Your Bucket List Marathon, he poured his soul into the running community.

Despite being diagnosed with a brain tumor in February 2019, Rob continued to run, hike, bike and climb mountains near his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he and Rebecca retired in 2014. He was an avid gardener, cook, and yogi, loyal to his canine companions, and always perturbed by United States’ continued use of the imperial measurement system.

(1951 - 2020)

Ward, Dr John Oastler (1957)

John was born the son of architect Donald Charles Ward and Tintern Ladies College student Lucy Grigg Ward in 1940.He was educated at Camberwell Grammar School and ended up Dux of the School. He then went to Melbourne University where he did his B.A. (Hons) and tutored students there. He subsequently proceeded to Toronto, Canada, where he completed his Ph.D on the medieval uses of the classical doctrines of rhetorical persuasion. He then returned to Australia and in 1968 took up a permanent teaching position at the University of Sydney, Department of History, where he taught, mainly, medieval European history for the rest of his employed life, retiring owing to ill health in 2003, although he continued his Medieval Latin Reading Group until 2015.

John ran courses on medieval history generally, but also on special topics such as Joan of Arc and Dante. He never went to a Faculty meeting, but remained close to his students and welcomed them into his University room at any time for long, or short, discussions of their work. He and his wife Gail usually also ran parties at their Summer Hill home to which students were invited. He was also one of the last teachers of the night school at Sydney University, History Department, where he enjoyed meeting fully employed people whose interests got them to take up nocturnal studies at the University. He attended numerous local and overseas conferences in his areas of speciality and was often invited to deliver special addresses at these events. He spent a month or two of every year studying at major libraries and institutions in America and Europe. He published books and numerous articles on his special subjects, and one of his latest efforts was: Classical Rhetoric in the Middle Ages: the medieval rhetors and their art A.D. 400-1300, with manuscript survey to 1500 CE (Leiden: Brill, 2019), which completely updated his earlier definitive treatment of a fundamental aspect of medieval and rhetorical culture.

During some of this time he was also alderman, councillor and ultimately Mayor and CEO of Ashfield Municipality, Sydney (now amalgamated into the Inner West Council), and this activity took up a lot of his spare time from 1978 to 1994. He emphasised heritage and respect towards the historic parts of his municipality and for a long time he was associated with the Ashfield and District Historical Society (of which he is a life member).

“Rhetoric and Renewal in the Latin West 1100-1540 – Essays in Honour of John O. Ward” was published in 2003, containing papers by Australian and overseas contributors. In their preface the editors wrote “This volume pays tribute to the enormous contribution of John O. Ward as a teacher, scholar, and friend to many people both within Australia and overseas, who have been touched in one way or another by his great generosity, learning and insight.” This book lists a Bibliography of 130 publications of, or contributed to by, John O. Ward. Rodney M. Thomson, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Tasmania, wrote in the book, under the heading “The Renaissance Man”, that John's “formal career scarcely reflects his brilliance and international standing.” John never sought the role of a senior academic administrator, but firmly believed he could better serve his students and community in other ways.

(1940 - 2023)

Weir, Brigadier Stuart Paul DSO, MC (1938)


After distinguishing himself both academically and on the sporting field whilst at school, Stuart enrolled at the Royal Military College Duntroon, graduating in June 1942.

He was immediately posted overseas, and was later awarded The Military Cross for bravery in the New Guinea campaign in World War II.

To add to his many prestigious postings, Stuart had the distinction of being the only officer to command Australian troops in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1971 for his command in Vietnam.

(1922 – 2004)

Wheelton, Mr Paul Laurence AM, KSJ (1973)


Paul Wheelton was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)in 2009 for service to children and youth through a range of charitable organisations.

Holding several Board positions in the NFP Sector Paul is also Chairman and co- founder of the Bali Children's Foundation and has 12,000 plus children involved in its education programs in remote areas of Bali and surrounding Islands. Paul and his family have established The Wheelton Foundation which supports many charities across Australia and overseas.

Numerous Scholarships are awarded each year via different Universities and Schools in Victoria.

A successful businessman, Paul is Managing Director and owner of one of the largest Budget Rent a Car franchise group in Australia, and Chairman of the Budget Rent a Car "Licensee Advisory Council".

He was appointed Australia Day Ambassador by the Premier and the Australia Day Council at Australia Day celebrations around the State.

Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2017 for significant service to a range of charitable organisations in Victoria through governance, fundraising and philanthropic contributions.

In 2017 Paul was inducted as a Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (KSJ) in recognition of his work involving hospitals and positive health outcomes.

Wickham, Mr Raymond Joseph (1947)


In 2007 Ray Wickham was inducted into Badminton Victoria’s Hall of Fame for his involvement with badminton for over 62 years.

His involvement has been with playing as a junior, an adult and as a veteran, and his involvement in the administration and coaching of badminton has been at local, regional and state levels. His sporting achievements include Australian Special Men’s Doubles Champion in 1955. He was awarded the Veteran of the Year Sports Star by the Wimmera Regional Sports Association in 2003, and was later awarded Life Membership of Badminton Australia.

Ray has introduced badminton to thousands of school children and has encouraged older and incapacitated people to become involved. He has coached at a wide range of levels and has been instrumental in the improvement and provision of quality playing venues across Australia.

(1929 - 2020)

Wille, Mr D Ian (1962)


After studying Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne, Ian was selected into the Department of External Affairs’ 1968 diplomatic cadet intake.

Since then Ian has had overseas postings in Wellington, Phnom Penh, Dhaka, Belgrade, Apia and New Delhi. From 1987 until 1990, Ian was Australian High Commissioner in the West Indies, based in Kingston, Jamaica, and was accredited as High Commissioner to the other 11 Commonwealth Caribbean countries. Since retiring from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ian has been employed part time in DFAT as part of a consultant team of Access Examiners, reviewing the Department’s classified material with a view to public release under the 1983 Archives Act.

As well as a busy life in the Diplomatic service Ian has maintained his love of cricket, playing all over the world and most recently he was selected to represent Australia in the first over 70s to tour England.

Wilson, Mr Leslie Alan (1959)


Alan Wilson started Austral Hardware in 1961, managing and growing the business until 1970. It was during this decade Alan learnt his trading and management skills. On the strength of this experience he was appointed to the Board of Directors of H J Reece (Holdings) Limited in 1969. At that time Reece was a small ASX listed hardware and plumbing supply merchant with an outlet in Caulfield and Clayton.

From 1970 until 1974 Alan was General Manager of the company, and was Managing Director from 1974 until 2008. In this role Alan oversaw the expansion and development of the company, which now operates as Reece Australia Limited and is the largest plumbing supplier to the trade and retail in Australia, having over 450 outlets and operating in all Australian States and New Zealand.

Throughout the 70s and 80s Alan contributed to his industry as a member of the Executive Committee of the PBMA (Plumbers Builders Merchants Association) and as President in 1977-1978.

In 2001 Alan was appointed Executive Chairman of Reece Australia Limited - now regarded as one of Australia’s highest performing companies which has been consistently listed in the ASX top 100 in recent years.

Wilson, Mr Bruce Walter C (1964)


The Wilson family took a controlling interest in H J Reece (Holdings) Limited in 1969. At that time the company was a small ASX listed hardware and plumbing supply merchant with an outlet in Caulfield and Clayton.

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, Bruce joined the family business in the areas of finance and administration, leading to roles of Company Secretary and Finance Director.

The holding company now operates as Reece Australia Ltd and is the largest plumbing supplier to the trade and retail in Australia, having 440 outlets and operating in all Australian States and New Zealand.

Reece Australia Ltd is now regarded as one of Australia’s highest performing companies and has been consistently listed in the ASX top 100 in recent years.

Winneke, Justice John Spence AC (1954)


John Winneke completed his law studies at the University of Melbourne in 1960, and served as a barrister from 1962 until 1995. From 1995 until 2005, he was President of the Court of Appeal in Victoria.

Apart from a distinguished career in the law, he was also a successful sportsman, playing football with University Blacks in A Grade, and in 1960, 61 and 62 with AFL Club Hawthorn, where he played in the 1961 Premiership team.

He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1999 for service to the judiciary in Victoria, to the Defence Force and to the community, particularly sport as an advocate and arbitrator. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2004 for leadership in the law, to the administration of justice as President of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and to the community.

Wong, Christopher Hoi-Kit (2012)

Chris joined Camberwell Grammar School in 2007 but has always been an avid ice hockey player, first on skates when he was 3 years old. He first represented Victoria in 2005 and continued to represent Victoria in multiple age groups and captaining multiple teams to gold and silver medals in state championships throughout his years at Camberwell Grammar School. He balanced schoolwork, music and ice hockey throughout his schooling years.

In 2011 he was selected to represent the Under 18 Australian National team as the youngest player on the team at 15 years old alongside his brother Marcus (captaining the team and also a student at Camberwell Grammar School). They won gold together at the World Championships. In 2011 Chris signed his first contract in the semi-professional Australian Ice Hockey League with the Melbourne Ice winning back-to-back national championships. In 2012 Chris represented Australia again in the Under 18 World Championships and in 2013 he captained the Under 18 National team. During 2010 – 2013 which included his last years at Camberwell Grammar School, Chris continually left the Australian summer to play in junior teams in Finland to hone his skills, but always returned to complete the school year back home; balancing the higher commitment with hockey (4-5 trainings a week and travelling on weekends), music (as lead cellist in the orchestra), and VCE studies.

In 2014 Chris represented Australia in the Under 20 national team in the World Championships but injury with a shoulder reconstruction meant he took a year off. Returning from injury, Chris continued to play for the Melbourne Ice and in 2016 was selected to play for the Australian Men’s National team in Romania. Chris won silver with the team. In 2017 Chris played a career best season with the Melbourne Ice and set a new league record with most wins and eventually took out the National Championship, the 3rd in his hockey career. Following the impressive season he was signed for his first professional contract to play in Sweden Division 2, playing one season with Sweden’s Boro Vetlanda. Chris represented the Australian men’s team two more times winning another silver and a bronze medal in Netherlands and Serbia respectively. In 2020, the onset of COVID-19 marked the end of his career as he believed he achieved all he could with hockey, focusing on other areas of his life.

Away from hockey, Chris studied industrial design and married fellow designer Christine Comelli in 2022. They have now both moved away from design and run their own business - Porcupine Eatery, transitioning from designer to a chef and restaurateur.


Zhou, Dr George (2007)

George Zhou is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a recipient of the NASA Hubble Fellowship, the CfA fellowship award and works as a member of the MIT-NASA led Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission science team.

George studied physics and astrophysics at the Australian National University and completed his Ph.D. on the discovery and characterisation of exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than our sun in 2015. He is a member of numerous scientific collaborations and has contributed significantly to the discovery of dozens of exoplanets. Among his achievements, are the discovery of the hottest and most extreme planetary systems and the investigations into the formation and origins of the solar system.

His interest in astronomy was sparked during his time at Camberwell Grammar School and he remains an avid stargazer in his spare time. George contributes to outreach efforts at Harvard to encourage STEM participation amongst high school students.