Harvard Club of Australia Melbourne Christmas/EOY Drinks and Party

  • November 13, 2022
December 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Australia/Sydney Timezone
Harvard Club of Australia Melbourne Christmas/EOY Drinks and Party

Dear Oxbridge Partners and Affiliates,

Networking is undoubtedly an important aspect of any business venture. Oxbridge is pleased to invite members who wish to attend the Thanksgiving dinner in Brisbane or in Sydney as a guest of Oxbridge. Harvard alumni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harvard_University_people) are well known for their illustrious careers including the current CEO of the National Australia Bank Ross McEwan and the Justice of the High Court – the highest court in Australia Justice Stephen Gageler.



HCV members, other Harvard alumni and guests are invited to join HCV for an evening of holiday cheer on Friday the 9th of December. Catch up with fellow alumni and meet new HCV members for a relaxed evening of drinks and canapés.

This year the club is grateful once again for the generous offer from HCV Councillor Lisa Hennessy and her husband Jack Hennessy to host the event at their home in Toorak.

We hope to see you there!

Date: Friday 9th December 2022
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Home of Lisa and Jack Hennessy, Toorak (address details to be emailed to attendees closer to the date).
Members and their guests $40 (please note that you must be logged into the HCV website to purchase), Non-Members $50. Please click here to book

Jack Hennessy

Mr. Hennessy is a Managing Director at Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA), an Asia focused private equity fund with over US$21 billion in fee paying assets under management. He brings over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry and is based in BPEA’s Singapore office where he is involved in originating, monitoring and exiting BPEA’s investments. Mr. Hennessy focuses on investing in the for-profit education (K12 schools and vocational /undergraduate / postgraduate colleges), business & information services and healthcare sectors.

He serves as a member of BPEA’s Investment Committee and Portfolio Management Committee, and as Chairman of BPEA’s Exit and Liquidity Committee.

Mr. Hennessy was an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD from 2006 to 2008 where he taught the Leveraged Buyout (LBO) course. He received an MBA from INSEAD and Bachelor Degrees in both Engineering (with Honours) and Science from Monash University in Australia.

Lisa Hennessy

An accomplished executive and 30 years of experience including executive roles within organisations including Bain, General Electric, and Del Monte Foods in multiple markets including US, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. Currently seeking Non-Executive Directorships in medium-to-large listed entities. Ideal opportunities include those where M&A, international expansion and/or commercialising innovation is part of the business’s growth agenda or evolution.

Key Experience
• Experience as a Non-executive Director of ASX-listed entity
• Extensive Remuneration and Nomination Committee experience including recruiting and transitioning new executives. Developing or evaluate executive incentive schemes
• Able to provide valuable insights and experience-based counsel on mergers and acquisitions including post-merger integration.
• Practical knowledge and insights on raising funds through debt financing, capital markets, private equity and angel investors.
• US and Australian capital market experience with very strong financial acumen.

Board Level Strengths
• Problem Solving and Decisiveness – brings clarity and sound judgment when navigating difficult situations and has demonstrated courage, leadership and decisiveness in making tough decisions.
• Strategic Mindset – over a decade of experience in reshaping the strategic direction of complex organisations.
• Breadth of Context –Her valued insights and contributions are underpinned by her experience across multiple industries, business models, geographies, stage of business and functional areas.
• Risk Mindset – Demonstrated ability to quickly ascertain potential and unforeseen risks. Benefits from the strategic, operational and financial experience that enables her to critically examine internal control systems.

• Harvard University  Masters of Business Administration MBA 1997
• Purdue University  Bachelors of Science Electrical Engineering, with Honours  1989

The Oxbridge Team

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