Alan Scott (’48) is the proud grandfather of a troupe of fourth generation Scotch Collegians. The photo shows them: from the top, Oliver Georges (Year 9), Alexander Georges (Year 7), James Georges (Year 5), William Scott (Year 3) and James Scott (Year 1). Oliver, Alexander and James Georges are the sons of Alan’s daughter Arabella, and William and James Scott are the sons of Alan’s son, Tom (’82). Alan’s elder son Hamish (’75) also attended Scotch, as did Alan’s father Thomas (’22).
Ross Munro (’49) has now retired from VicRoads, having earlier worked at S A Cheney Pty Ltd, where his work colleagues were Old Scotch boys Keith (’27) and Ron (’30) Cheney.
John Anstee (’58) is a surgeon in private practice and at the Alfred Hospital. He wrote: ‘I’m pretending to be a farmer and a pilot, wondering what happened to the fit, relaxed 17 year old of 1958’.
David Evans OAM (’60) is pictured riding his purebred Arabian mare Santara Park Sarah and carrying the flag during the Anzac Day parade this year at Gunnedah, NSW. Last year David earned his OAM partly for his dedicated work as the originator and chairman of the memorial to the Australian Light Horse (the Tamworth Waler Memorial), which was unveiled in 2005. David has always had a deep interest in horses, and rides in Light Horse re-enactment parades on commemoration days such as Anzac Day and Beersheba Day. A champion athlete at school, David missed selection in Australia’s 1964 Olympic team only through an untimely injury. He stays fit, and rides his mountain bike in various events, raising money for the Westpac rescue helicopter service at Tamworth, and also does on-air work on ABC local radio.
Mike Burns (’68) has had a varied and interesting life since leaving Scotch. ‘I have been the father of two great kids, a musician/ethnomusicologist/composer, a luthier (a maker/repairer of stringed instruments), the composer of the first Aboriginal opera, creator of the Wayang Kelly for Australian and Javanese audience, community music coordinator for the Pilbara, teaching gamelan, classroom music and playing rock/jazz/folk in most states of Australia’. As if that isn’t enough to keep him busy, Mike lived in Western Australia for about 25 years, and has been building a house in the Hunter Valley since 2000. He has also travelled the back roads of Java 10 times.
After studying Engineering at Monash University with an emphasis on water resources, Hugh Duncan (’68) has worked with the Board of Works/Melbourne Water during his entire career. He has been on full-time secondment to the Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology and its successors since 1994, looking at a wide range of urban water issues. He is married, with three children. Hugh has had a long association with the Melbourne Bushwalkers, and university choral societies and other choral groups.
Rodger Morton (’68) has run his own graphic design business in Sydney for the past 20 years. He lives with his wife Susie and their children Peta, Tom and Samantha on Sydney’s lower north shore near the harbour. He skis and enjoys playing tennis twice a week.
After leaving Scotch, Ken Crompton (’68) graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Business and was later admitted as a Fellow of CPA Australia. He worked for a number of companies before joining Alcoa of Australia in 1981. He was posted to Western Australia in 1983 to negotiate Alcoa’s interests in the construction and commissioning of the 1600km Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline. He was later appointed to commercial management roles in alumina refinery operations, refinery and gold mine construction, and had global accountabilities for procurement of raw materials for both alumina refining and smelting. Now ‘retired’, he enjoys running private investment portfolios in Australia, the UK and the United States. Ken and his wife Helen have two children
Robert Evans (’77) married Michelle Simberg at Elliott Lodge, Healesville, on 10 August. Both Robert and Michelle are Venturer Leaders at Scotch, travelling to Hawthorn each Friday night from their alpaca stud in Gippsland. Robert has been a Venturer Leader at Scotch for 26 years; he is also a leader trainer and assessor with Scouts Australia, and is a trustee of the Elliott Lodge property at Healesville. Both Michelle and Robert run major activity camps for the Venturer section of Scouts Australia – Victorian Branch.
Andrew Campbell (’78) is a sales manager in the automotive manufacturing industry. He is married, with three children.
A devotee of real (royal) tennis, Andrew Gould (’78) is president of the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club. Andrew is a veterinarian. He is married with two children, one of whom is currently at Scotch, and he lives on a farm at Gisborne.
David Roberts (’78) has spent most of his career working for government at both state and federal levels. In recent years he has worked as a senior adviser to a minister and has held senior positions in the industry, regional development and non-veterans’ affairs portfolios at the state level. David and his wife Jenny have three children – Annabel (17), Sam (15) and Tom (12).
Apologising for his inability to attend the Class of ’78’s 30-year reunion earlier this year, John Rodsted explained that at the time he would be ‘on an ice floe chasing polar bears near Svalbard’ (an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole). He spends much of his time travelling between Norway and Australia, with period in Lebanon, Afghanistan and ‘other hectic holiday spots’, as he describes them. John was involved with negotiations relating to the Cluster Bomb Ban Treaty, signed in Dublin.
Eamonn Beamish (’79) is coach of the Old Scotch Soccer Club and has been appointed Coach of the Scotch College 1st soccer team for the 2009 season. In his spare time, Eamonn runs a rapid-response technology service called ‘Geeks on Call’ specialising in IT needs for small to medium-size businesses and home IT.
Tony Stubbs (’87) and his wife Sarah have welcomed their first son, Hugo Jack Stubbs, born in Sydney on 13 August.
Michael Beaumont (’88) lives in Sydney with his wife Kate and children Luella (3) and Hugh (1). He is a partner at law firm Herbert Geer and Rundle, specialising in corporate merger and acquisition activity.
Ben Harrison (’88) is currently teaching at Carey Grammar, and he has previously taught at Trinity Grammar, Camberwell Grammar and Yarra Valley Grammar. He has coached the Carey and Yarra Valley 1st XVIIIs, and is a former Eastern Ranges Football Club development coach. He was co-coach of the APS representative team in 2006.
After studying Economics at Monash University, Stuart Cumming (’88) moved into human resources, working in manufacturing and the legal industry. He has been an HR manager at Fairfax for the past four years. Stuart and his wife Sarah live in Moorabbin, and the couple has a two-year-old daughter, Olivia.
Andrew Marshall (’88) works in the film and TV industry, and has been unit manager for more than 30 projects, including Shine, Underbelly, Halifax fp, Stingers, The Bank, Queen of the Dammed and The King. He also runs his own mobile film facilities and logistics business, Starbus Film Services, which is now the largest supplier of location vehicles for film and TV in Victoria. In 2004, Andrew was appointed convoy operations manager for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. He now specialises in transport logistics for international sporting events, while continuing to build and manage his film logistics business. Andrew and his wife Cristina have two children, James (4) and Kate (2).
David Rolleston (’88) has been working for one of the world’s largest recruitment firms, Robert Walters, for the past 10 years, in Melbourne and London. He is currently associate director for the firm’s finance, banking and sales marketing division, in Melbourne. David and his wife Tors and have two children, Angus (4) and Milly (2).
Sam Fletcher (’87) has announced his engagement to Virginia Fielding.
Steven Marshall (’91) brother of Andrew (’88), married Sarah Emmerson, granddaughter of Roderick Aitchison (’39) on 7 June at the Hawthorn Town Hall, with a reception following at Canvas Restaurant. Steve’s best man was Richard Barrack (’91). Other old boys attending were Andrew Marshall (’88), Stuart Braden (’91), Anthony Walker (’96), Philip Herbert (’70) and Alistair McComas (’00). Steve and Sarah are now based at Shoreham where Steve owns a busy agricultural/horticultural consulting business.
Thomas Gregg (’93) has been working for the UN in Afghanistan for a number of years. During a recent visit to Washington DC, he was pictured (second from right)with the outgoing US President, George W Bush.
Matthew (’94) and Maija Gwynn have welcomed their first daughter, Raina, born in Melbourne on 14 October.
Sam Troon (’01) emailed that he is living in Dubai and playing for appropriately named local Aussie Rules team, Dubai Heat. ‘We train three nights a week in the heat (about 42 degrees) but we all love it.’ Sam said. ‘The group is made up of mostly Melbourne boys, with a huge amount coming straight out of the A Grade Amateurs.
Nicholas Tam (’06) has been selected as one of 12 Australian university students for the UniCapitol Washington Internship Program for 2009. He will spend two months in Washington DC working for US Senator Michael D Crapo, and will be present at the inauguration of the new US president and Congress.
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