Brisbane Grammar School fosters a community of lifelong learners and provides the best start in life for the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. We are proud of our Old Boys who continue to pursue excellence in their endeavours, making a positive impact on society.
Below are recent Old Boy stories.
Dr Sean Parsons ’97
COVID Breakthrough | $302 million COVID deal
Brisbane-based biotech company Ellume, founded by Dr Sean Parsons ’97, has struck a $302 million deal to deliver 8.5 million at-home COVID-19 tests to the US by the end of the year. Dr Parsons' invention uses a smartphone app to deliver a test result in 15 minutes. Read more here.
Dr James Fielding ’04
Hearing music better, not louder
A businessman, inventor, doctor and former PR man for a Hollywood producer – BGS Old Boy Dr James Fielding ’04 is certainly an all-rounder. He is also the CEO of Audeara, which produces the world’s first audio-perfecting headphones with a built-in hearing test. Read more here.
James Chin Moody '93
Enterprise with purpose
From space engineer to entrepreneur, every stage of Old Boy James Chin Moody's '93 career has been about identifying problems and finding innovative solutions.
Describing himself as a “space nerd”, the founder and CEO of Sendle – a small business parcel delivery service – draws a space analogy to describe the company he started in 2014. “We have now sent more than 11 light-hours of parcel delivery. That’s the equivalent of driving a one-tonne truck to Pluto and back. And it’s 100% carbon neutral,” Chin Moody said. Read more here.
Tom Bizzell ’19
Congratulations to Tom Bizzell ’19 who has been selected as a Schmidt Futures Reimagine Challenge winner. Tom proposed a global movement to tackle mental health issues associated with social isolation. His submission was the only winner from an Australian university, alongside recipients from Harvard, Yale and MIT.
Tom recently teamed with fellow UQ student and BGS Old Boy Jack Anderson ’19 to win the global 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with their proposal to uses software tools to increase fuel efficiency in the freight shipping industry. Read about how they are combating climate change on the world stage here.
Xi Rui Wen ’15
Science award for sustainability
BGS Old Boy Xi Rui Wen ’15 has received the MOLTEN 2021 Young Slag Scientist Award for his contribution to creating new and sustainable metallurgy processes, bringing more recycled materials into traditional lead and copper production. Wen’s research is a critical step forward to a circular economy. Read the full story here.