Behind each Inspirational Story are these Inspirational alumni

Chris Kamen
Chris Kamen (‘01)
Chris Kamen is an independent filmmaker and newly hatched film and TV lawyer at the boutique Melbourne firm Shiff & Co. He has produced a variety of projects such as documentaries, short films, music videos and TV commercials. His last project was a documentary about the tiny house movement:www.smallisbeautifulmovie.com

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James Minas
James Minas (‘03)
James is a composer and co-founder of music production company Kudu Sounds (www.ku-du.com). In recent years, he has written original music for a range of projects including: TV commercials, documentaries, short films, fashion shows, film festivals and live theatre.
Tick Jiang

Tick Jiang (’05)

From International Student to International Business Broker, Property Development Manager, Specialised Business Interpreter, innovative Marketer and Hotel architect, Tick’s entrepreneurial ways and savvy business sense has seen her forge a career most would dream of.  And, despite all her career achievements and demands, Tick still makes time for Ivanhoe, to whom she credits much of her success.

William Wong

William Wong (’89)

With a set of skills gained at Ivanhoe William has gone on to be a leading light amongst the footwear manufacturers of Hong Kong.  He is the founder and Managing Director Goddess International Limited established 21 years ago, and also the founding CEO of Italian Fashion Galleria, China.  William has won numerous awards within the International Fashion arena and co-founded the Federation of Hong Kong Brands “to help small and medium-sized local manufacturers explore their opportunities”.

Emily Kelly

Emily Kelly (’01)

Comfortable taking the road-less-travelled, this edgy Freelance music journalist (for BEAT and Stack Magazines), with a palpable passion for music and the arts, saw Emily become co-owner of a boutique PR and Communications Company, Deathproof PR in 2011. Working with and representing bands and labels including: Frontier Touring, Soundwave, Sony, Warner and Universal Music, Emily might just have the “best job in the Australian Music Industry”.

Mark Buzza

Mark Buzza (’90)

“Blending” is what Mark does best. His strengths, passions and extensive experience working in various areas of medicine, research, business and the NFP sector has lead him to his current role as  Program Director – Global Action Plan at the Movember Foundation.

Andy McKeon

Andy McKeon (’86)

Andy is the Global Marketing Lead at Facebook and Instagram. The Australian advertising creative ‘checked-in’ almost two years ago as global customer marketing lead. He instructs brands how to leverage their influence using the Facebook site. He says his job helps bridge the gap between what clients want and what Facebook’s engineering teams are building.

Randal Marsh

Randal Marsh (‘77)

Internationally acclaimed architect, Randal formed his practice Wood Marsh in 1983 after graduating with first class honors. Winner of 28 awards for outstanding architecture. Major buildings include the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Deakin University, Eastern Freeway, Tower V Docklands and the Mansion Hotel.

Mark Squirrel

Mark Squirrell (‘89)
From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest, Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell has experienced more than many can dream about. His aid work has taken him to countries such as Sudan, Palestine and Afghanistan where he met child soldiers, negotiated with rebels and narrowly escaped imprisonment.

Sam Bramham

Sam Bramham (‘07)
Paralympian and sports mentor, Sam broke the 100m Butterfly world record at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games at the age of 16. In 2009 Sam was awarded with the Order of Australia Medal for services to his country and for being a role model for his younger team mates. Sam currently works within the sports industry as well as making regular speaking appearances.

Andreana Reale

Andreana Reale (‘02)
A writer who manages fundraising for Urban Seed – a local community development organisation based out of Collins Street Baptist Church, which walks alongside people experiencing homelessness and other marginalisation.www.urbanseed.org

Nicholas Pang

Nicholas Pang (‘94)
Previously a corporate restructuring specialist, Nick now owns and manages Temple Brewing Company –a craft beer brewing business in Brunswick East. Nick also manages a gym in Eltham, is a mentor and personal trainer. He sponsors contemporary Asian Art through the Wheelers Centre.www.templebrewing.com.au

Tony Clifton

Tony Clifton (’54)
Published author and celebrated war correspondent of forty years. Lived and worked all over the world, and in that time, talked to various grandees from Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto and Indira Gandhi to Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein and the Dalai Lama.www.smh.com.au/lunchwithtonyclifton

Derek Welton

Derek Welton (’98)
Opera Singer. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, where he studied Linguistics and German, and of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, bass-baritone Derek Welton has performed in many of Europe’s great opera houses and concert halls in repertoire ranging from Bach to Wagner and Richard Strauss. www.derekwelton.com