Friday 17th May 2024
State Library Victoria, The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, Melbourne


Paddy Handbury (M’72), Chair of Geelong Grammar School Council,
Rebecca Cody, Principal, and Vanessa Mahon, Chair of Geelong Grammar Foundation,
warmly invite you to join them at the 2024 GGS & GGF Dinner.

Date: Friday 17th May 2024
Venue: State Library Victoria, The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm – 11.00pm
Dress: Black Tie
Cost: $170
Book: Bookings have now closed.
RSVP: by Thursday 9th May 2024
Enquiries: Naomi Tobiasson E: events@ggs.vic.edu.au

The 2024 Geelong Grammar School Medal for Service to Society will be awarded to Amanda Bissex (A’87).

Amanda Bissex (A’87) has dedicated her career to child protection and providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children in Asia, Africa and the Pacific. She is currently UNICEF Deputy Representative in China, having previously served as UNICEF’s Chief of Child Protection in Laos, Thailand, Zambia, the Pacific and Indonesia, and as Regional Advisor on Child Protection at UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia in Nepal. Amanda began her career with CARE Australia and worked with Australian Volunteers Abroad on landmine clearance programs in Cambodia and Laos before joining UNICEF, with an initial focus on child trafficking. Amanda holds a master’s degree in international relations from Deakin University, with a focus on human rights and humanitarian law.


The 10th James R. Darling Memorial Oration will be given by Professor Rufus Black (Glamorgan ’81).

Professor Rufus Black (Glamorgan ’81) is the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Tasmania. He was previously Master of Ormond College and an Enterprise Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing and a Principal Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Melbourne. His experience includes being a partner at McKinsey and Company, the President of Museums Victoria, and the Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University. Rufus has deep interdisciplinary interests, publishing in the fields of both ethics and economics, and recently co-authored Ethics at War (Routledge, 2024). He holds degrees in law, politics, economics, ethics, and theology from The University of Melbourne and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.