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All High Old Boys Lunch: Presenter Biographies

Read the biographies of the Old Boys keeping us entertained at the All High Old Boys Lunch on Friday 12th May!
29 Mar 2023
General

GEORGE MILLER AO - CLASS OF 1963

George Miller AO Class of 1963, is a filmmaker, director, producer and writer. He is a towering figure in the global film industry.

George’s first production released in 1979, was a very successful short film made during his medical residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and he combined medical practice and filmmaking through to the completion of Mad Max 2, The Road Warrior in 1981.

This second instalment Mad Max 2, and the fourth instalment, Fury Road are hailed as two of the greatest action films of all time. George however, has a very diverse genre and style, he directed the biological medical drama Lorenzo’s Oil, the dark fantasy The Witches of Eastwick, the animated Happy Feet films and he produced the family favourite fantasy adventure Babe and the sequel Babe: Pig in the City.

George is a co-founder of the production houses Kennedy, Miller, Mitchell, formerly known as Kennedy Miller, and Dr. D. Studios and his enduring cinematic achievements are complemented by a remarkable ability to balance astute financial judgement, measured risk taking and imaginative story telling.

The excellence of George’s work is reflected in an extensive list of national and international nominations and awards, numbering more than 100 with more than 60 being personal awards. Most notably these awards include a 1996 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy-Babe, a 1996 Oscar for Best Visual Effects-Babe, a 2007 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film-Happy Feet, a 2007 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature Film-Happy Feet, a 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Song-Motion Picture-Happy Feet and a 2007 Australian Film Industry Global Achievement Award. In 2016 Mad Max: Fury Road was the most acclaimed film at the Academy Awards winning an incredible six Oscars.

George was awarded an AO for service to the Australian film industry as a director, producer and writer and as a founding board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

JOHN STANLEY DELLATOLA – CLASS OF 1973

John Stanley is Class of 1973 and he is an exceptional radio broadcaster, who started his career in regional radio in Moree, Bega, Nowra and Canberra. John is a versatile talent-reporter, announcer, journalist, political correspondent, producer, election night host, Olympic Games caller and of course long time talk back radio show host with 2UE and then 2GB, the two premier Sydney based radio networks. John describes himself as the swiss-army knife of radio and he has seen them all come and go and sometimes come back-John Laws, Alan Jones, Mike Carlton and more recently Chris Smith.  John has a very loyal following and his 2GB night time talk back radio show continues to rate highly and win his time slot easily. John is known as a St George-Illawarra Dragons Rugby League tragic and a straight shooter, he will be our interviewer in Celebrating High Success.

MARK SWIVEL - CLASS OF 1983

Mark Swivel Class of 1983, is a lawyer, performer and writer. Mark has his own law firm, runs a legal clinic called Barefoot Law and is in-house counsel to Enova Energy. Previously, Mark was a senior executive with Barclays Bank at FIRSTPLUS and a director at Sydney Credit Union and a partner at Langes lawyers. Mark has a Masters in International and Community Development, with degrees in Arts and Law from Sydney University, where he won the JH McClements Prize for Criminology. He is also a graduate of NIDA Playwrights Studio, his play Water Falling Down ran in Australia and in the USA. Mark is very community minded with a long history of serving including his role as Ambassador for not-for-profit Good Returns. He does regular radio spots on Bay FM in Byron Bay and ABC North Coast.  Mark has toured his one-man story telling show and has been MC of Dustyesky, the leading genuine faux Russian choir.

EVAN WONG - CLASS OF 2010

Evan Wong class of 2010, is a leader who is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology and education. He also loves martial arts, physics, and has an obsession with the personal development of himself and others.

At the age of seventeen, Evan founded Hero Education, an award winning education company that impacted thousands of to-be-adults. He then founded the Sequoia-backed enterprise software company Checkbox (a $1B company in the making), which has helped many large enterprises transform the delivery of services using the no code workflow automation platform by putting the power of software development in the hands of the everyday professional and not just the IT team. Checkbox has won 20+ international awards and is used by customers across the globe. Evan has been included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.


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