Honorary Doctorate Has Been Awarded To The President Of Ireland

Last week I was invited to the conferral at Melbourne University of the Honorary Doctorate of Law for the President of Ireland, Michael Higgins. President Higgins has received this Honorary Doctorate in recognition in of his significant role in advancing the arts, humanities, and education in Ireland and beyond. The degree was conferred by [...]

Are Australian Universities Any Good?

Dr Simon Marginson has given this year’s R. Douglas Wright Lecture at Melbourne University. His insights proved to be very thought-provoking in his analysis of where Australian Universities are in the global pecking order. “I’ve realised that academic cultures in Australia really are a bit patchy, with some major exceptions. There are areas in [...]

The Power Of Story Telling Through Dance

Recently in Sydney, I attended the truly beautiful performance of Bennelong, by the Bangarra Dance Theatre. Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for its powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice, and utterly unique soundscapes, music, and design. [...]

The 10th World Chamber Congress – Thought Leaders And Bright Minds Presented From Around The Globe

The 10th World Chamber Congress #10WCC was a real highlight of September. Held every two years, the event this year was in Sydney at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. This year’s event attracted attendees from over 100 countries. From a personal perspective, I was particularly pleased to see Timor-Leste Chamber of Commerce not [...]

Tour De Timor – A Truly Tough Mountain Bike Race That Puts Timor On The Map

Between the 19 and 23 September 2017 it was wonderful to see Timor come alive with 220 of the world’s most exciting mountain bike riders circuiting the country on a five day, five stage battle for mountain biking supremacy. As a sponsor of the Tour De Timor I was fortunate enough to have the [...]

Cyber Security Challenges Facing Our Organisations

Last week, along with several of my McMullin Group colleagues, I attended a highly relevant and informative breakfast hosted by VCCI (Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) to hear from cyber security professionals discussing the security challenges facing organisations today. VCCI did an impressive job facilitating this breakfast, with an impeccable line-up of industry professionals [...]

Peter and Ruth McMullin Honoured As New Inductees To The Wilson Society

On 23 August 2017, Melbourne University honoured and recognised new inductees to the Wilson Society at a dinner hosted by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis AC. The Wilson Society recognises exceptional philanthropic support from donors to the University.  The Society was established in 2015 and is named in honour of Sir Samuel Wilson who made [...]

Nurturing The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Over the last couple of weeks, together with my mother, Jeanne and brother, Ian we have been privileged to visit two very inspiring Centres that are fostering the next generation of business development, including the Wade Institute and the Melbourne Accelerator Program. The Wade Institute located in Ormond College was established in 2015 by Peter Wade [...]

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