Past Events

Zip CEO to Visit College

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Michael Crouch AO will be the Formal Dinner guest at Warrane this Wednesday, 13th October.

Mr Crouch is Chairman/CEO of Zip Industries. Zip Industries is the Australian manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading potable boiling and chilled filtered water delivery products. Zip was the first company worldwide to develop small instant boiling water heaters. Those heaters are now widely used throughout Australian offices and in the UK. They are also used by some fifteen Houses of Parliament globally, and in the offices of at least four Heads of State.

Michael Crouch is a prominent member of the Australian business community, with a long-held strong interest in promoting Australian exports. In 1996 he was appointed one of the three Australian representatives to the APEC Business Advisory Council by the Prime Minister at the time, John Howard. The Council of 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region reports to national leaders directly once a year on business perspectives, and the annual plans of Government to diminish barriers to trade. Remaining a member of APEC until 2007.

He has contributed to Australian business and the wider community for many years. Michael Crouch was appointed an Officer of the Order of St John in 1996 in recognition of his service to St John Ambulance Australia. He was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Governor-General in 2003 for his services to Australian society through international trade development. He was appointed to the Order of Australia as a Member (AM) Order of Australia in 1988 for service to conservation and the community and as an Officer (AO) in June 2004 for service to the manufacturing sector, to the development of export markets in the Asia-Pacific region and to the community through a range of conservation and charitable organizations.

A full biography is available here.


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Executive Search Consultant to Speak with Residents

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Formal dinner with guest, Andrew Horsley
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Samoa Workcamp 2010

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The annual Warrane workcamp will take place in November-December 2010 in Apia, Samoa.

For more details about the workcamp visit the website or contact Arthur Escamilla:

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Law Faculty Dinner 2010

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Emeritus Professor Peter Butt BA LLM (Syd) LLD (Syd) will be a guest of the College on Thursday 23rd September. Professor Butt is a lecturer and author in land law, native title, and legal drafting. He has delivered numerous papers at conferences and seminars in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, England, Canada, United States of America, on the topics of legal drafting and land law.

He is a consultant to Australian Government on land law aspects of the Native Title Act 1993, a consultant to New South Wales Law Reform Commission on various reforms to property law and a consultant in property law and legal drafting to Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Solicitors.

Professor Butt is also the Founding Director for the Centre for Plain Legal Language. He will speak to law students at the College about aspects of legal writing.


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Medicine Faculty Dinner 2010

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Professor Noel Dan will visit the College on Tuesday 21st September.

Professor Dan was a student at St. John's College, Sydney University. He graduated in 1965 and worked at the Mater and St. Vincent's Hospitals as well as the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1968 and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Neurosurgery) in 1971. Subsequently he has had senior appointments at the Mater, St. Vincent's and Concord Hospitals and a professorial appointment at the University of Sydney from 1994-2009.

 

Professor Dan has presided over the following Societies: Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, NSW Neurological Society, 12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, and Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. He has served as chairman of the RACS board and numerous other bodies. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to neurological science and surgery through clinical practice, research and education and by fostering links between neurosurgeons in Australia and overseas.

Professor Dan's special interests include skull base surgery and spinal surgery. He has worked with the Royal Australian Navy and several sports teams for many years. Professor Dan also led the research team that provided the data used for the introduction of randomised breath testing in Australia.

Professor Dan's other interests include the literature of Chris Brennan and David Malouf, and the history of early Australian settlement  and exploration.


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Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Joan Cooper to Visit College

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UNSW Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Joan Cooper will be the guest at Warrane on Wednesday June 1.
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