BGS Old Boy reunions were held recently in Sydney and Melbourne. The School historian, Helen Penrose was the guest speaker at both events, sharing interesting Old Boy stories found while researching the BGS Sesquicentenary, a book which will be available for purchase next year.
Headmaster Anthony Micallef also spoke at the reunions, highlighting the vision for the School, including the upcoming 150th celebrations.
More than 60 BGS Old Boys attended the professional networking evening for finance hosted at Blue Sky Alternative Investments at Eagle Street on 8 March.
A panel of Old Boys who all work in management positions at Blue Sky, including Managing Director Robert Shand '98 who co-hosted the event, shared their personal career journeys and imparted valuable experience to an audience comprised of young BGS alumni.
Blue Sky is a fund manager specialising in alternative investment funds in private equity, real estate, hedge fund strategies and real assets. Shand, at just 35, took over the company midway through last year after working at Blue Sky since 2011.
The event was at full capacity, with many young alumni embarking on careers in finance taking the opportunity to ask questions of the more experienced Old Boys.
On 7 June 2017 BGS OBA Vice President Dr Michael Forrest '87 and Dr David Fielding '80 hosted a professional networking evening to provide career information for BGS Old Boys who are either in medical school or have started their residency or registrar training. They were joined by a number of Old Boys who have become leaders in their field including ophthalmology, radiology, dermatology, research, cardiology, cardiac imaging, maternal foetal medicine, respiratory medicine and plastic surgery, who continue to make an impact in our community.