Compiled by Mr David Ashton (’65)
DON MOYES (’50) has always been a Scotch person. At school he played hockey and later captained an Old Scotch Hockey Club premiership side. Despite not making the lofty heights of the 1st XI, he was wicketkeeper for the 3rd XI, played in the 2nd XI, and has been devoted to cricket ever since. He has taken seven hat tricks in a career spanning many decades, with two unconfirmed hat tricks on the MCG. Playing for Victoria against South Australia in the 1956/57 Australian Churches Union Carnival, he took 13/2. Don worked in hire purchase and in various credit management roles, culminating in becoming CEO of 2nd Century, a small merchant bank. He married Gwen Thomson at Scotch in 1959. (Gwen died in 1993.)
ALISDAIR COURTNEY (’54) believes his father Charles (’14) may have been the instigator of a white stripe being added to the navy blue OSCA tie. Charles corresponded regularly with the great Scotch Headmaster, Dr William Still Littlejohn, and used to say that the white stripe was added to the tie at his (Charles’) suggestion. The OSCA tie has diagonal cardinal, gold and blue stripes, with the lighter blue of the stripes separated from the navy blue by a thin white stripe.
IAN DUDGEON (’60) lives in Canberra and is the principal of Ian Dudgeon and Associates Pty Ltd, a consultancy providing policy advice, risk management, research, training and human resources services to the government and private sectors, nationally and internationally.
He previously served for 32 years in defence, foreign affairs and trade portfolios. This included 12 years on overseas postings in the UK, the USA, Chile, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan. Ian is a former president of OSCA in Canberra. He has an ongoing interest in international issues and is currently president of the ACT branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He is married with three children.
DAVID EVANS OAM (’60) of Tamworth, NSW, rides his mare in Light Horse re-enactments, and at the time of writing was about to take off on his 10th annual Mountain Bike Bash of 700km, raising money for the New England Rescue Helicopter Service. He presents a weekly program on ABC Radio from Tamworth and works for the Black Dog Institute (the NSW version of beyondblue). David encourages anyone heading to Brisbane to drop in for a moment to Tamworth’s Bicentennial Park and see the bronze Light Horse Memorial he initiated in 2000 and saw through to its unveiling in 2005.
PETER LINLEY’s (’60) twin girls went to Lauriston, where Peter spent more than 10 years on the Lauriston foundation board. Son Tim (’00) attended Scotch. Peter’s wife, Thea was president of the Junior School Parents’ Association and her aunt, Olive Turner was one of the longest serving Junior School teachers. Peter sailed for many years at Royal Brighton Yacht Club with Steve Atherton (’60). His family has skied at Mt Buller for more than 50 years, where he participated in interschool ski races. Peter ran a printing business which employed 35 people and he has had a long printing friendship with Peter Ingham (’62). After he developed Huntington’s disease, Peter (Linley) sold the business in 2003. In retirement he has joined the Rotary Club of Hawthorn, along with Ian MacFarlane (’59). Peter’s brother, Stuart (‘60) lives in Sydney and Ian (’56) lives in Brisbane.
KEITH STOKES (’60) is adjusting well to retired life after a medical career in which he had a particular interest in newborn, thoracic and gastrointestinal surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. His retirement interests include his two beautiful granddaughters, fly fishing, golf, travel and the resurgent Bombers. Keith has enjoyed his involvement in Scotch football as doctor for the 1st XVIII, and has participated in six Scotch football visits to Darwin and the Tiwi Islands. He is also a stalwart supporter of the Old Scotch Football Club, and participates in the medical roster on game days.
After leaving Scotch in 1970, ANTONY PEARSE studied Economics, and joined Repco in 1974, becoming general manager of the Repco Cycle Company. In 1979 he married Pam Lachal, who is now a nurse at Cabrini. Pam and Antony have three children, Louise, Tom (’04) and Fiona.
When Repco was split up in the mid-1980s, a group of nine people, including Antony, did a management buyout of the engine parts division and formed Automotive Components Ltd. In 1991 ACL purchased a business in Atlanta, USA and the family moved there for six years.
He left ACL three years ago and is now general manager of Nason Engine Parts. He lives in Glen Iris and has a house at Sorrento.
MARK LATIMER (’74) was the physiotherapist for the British Virgin Islands team at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games. This followed work with the British Virgin Islands team athletes while he looked after the Oceania team at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Mark has been a sports physiotherapist for more than 18 years. He worked with the Australian and Victorian weightlifting teams, which gave him experience at many national, international, and world championships, at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and in the Australian medical headquarters team at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. Although sports treatment has been his passion, he has also become a leader in breakthrough treatments of stiff, painful or clicking jaw joints.
ANDREW SUTHERLAND (’84) is sales director of IT software company iWebGate. The company’s online security product won an award for ‘best cyber product for Asia’ in the Global Security Challenge, meaning that the company was one of six competitors shortlisted for the title of ‘best cyber product in the world, small and medium enterprises category’. Andrew described the competition as ‘outstanding’, and said: ‘When we looked in detail at each competitor, it was like they were all out of Mission Impossible or James Bond!’
No problem – iWebGate took out the best in the world title in its category.
MATTHEW SNAPE (’86) has lived in the UK for the last 11 years, where he works as a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in vaccines.
For the past seven years he has been working with the Oxford Vaccine Group (University of Oxford), running studies of meningococcal and swine flu vaccines for children. He was recently awarded a Doctor of Medicine for published work in these areas. As well as his interest in vaccines, Matthew is continuing clinical work as a consultant at the Horton and John Radcliffe hospitals in Oxfordshire. Matthew is married to an Australian, Leanne, and they have two daughters aged six and eight years.
JUSTIN HANNEBERY (’89) and Sara Dennis welcomed a son, Patrick, born on 28 October 2009, a brother to Sophia.
DAVID SHERGOLD (’90) completed Building and Commerce degrees in the mid 1990s, and has since been involved in the domestic building industry, including new dwellings and land development.
David and his wife, Nat have two daughters, Olivia (aged six) and Chloe (aged four).
After leaving Scotch in 1992, ROD DAVIS immediately moved to the USA, attending the Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he majored in Economics as part of a liberal Arts degree. Rod later graduated with a diploma in electronics. For some years he travelled around the world working for Swiss company Gretag, a manufacturer of cryptographic equipment. Rod now lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he works for Kodak and is raising two sons: Jackson (8) and Andrew (5).
PETER MATHEWS (’93), brother of John (’01) went to live in Seoul, South Korea in July 2010 to teach English Literature at a Korean university, and is starting to become fluent in the Korean language.
ANTHONY TEASDALE (’94) and his wife Amelia welcomed their second son, William John Playfair, on 30 January 2010. Anthony and Amelia live in Sydney, where Anthony works in the NAB’s debt capital markets business.
JOHN MATHEWS (’01) lives in Canberra, and works for the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. John recently became a senior assessment officer in the marine division of the department’s sustainable fisheries section. He practices what he preaches, going fishing every few days to supplement his family’s diet – or at least that of his pet dog.
Living in the USA, NICHOLAS CHONG (’02) is now working on his Ph D in music history at Columbia University in New York. In 2009 he graduated with a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and then decided that a life in academia was more appealing to him than a career as a professional musician, though he does continue to perform regularly as a conductor and as a singer. Nick is enjoying life in New York, but looks forward to a Melbourne visit.
Congratulations to DOUGLAS TSOI (’04), who recently received the 2010 Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence in Service Delivery to Multicultural Victoria.
This award recognised Douglas’s efforts in advocating for and serving international students during his time as national executive officer for the Australian Federation of International Students.
It also recognised his contributions to the Chinese community of Victoria as an executive member of the Chinese Community Council of Australia, Victorian chapter. Douglas attended Scotch for three years, from 1996 to 1998.
He said: ‘I would like to thank Scotch College Junior School, as the School and its teachers instilled in me a culture of leadership from a young age’.
LINCOLN PHILLIPS (’07) is a champion BMX bike rider, described in a recent magazine article as ‘an idol to all the riders at his local [skate park]’.
The article continued: ‘The way Lincoln can ride makes even some of Australia’s better BMX riders sit down and just watch in awe’. Lincoln was an excellent rower at school: he rowed in the seven seat in the 2007 1st VIII which won the Head of the River.
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