Chair (2014 - present) - Class of 1973
Laurie has been a practicing public accountant in Hamilton for over 30 years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. Recently he was the National Chair of Brentnalls Aﬃliation of Chartered Accountants. Outside of the accounting and ﬁnance industry, Laurie is also a director of a number of highly successful companies involved in a diversiﬁed range of business activities from Agribusiness to hardware and timber. Laurie was Chair of the College Board from 2004-2012.
Class of 1967
Hugh has experience with private, community and government organisations having worked for the Department of Agriculture & Rural Aﬀairs, being a Farmer, Local Government Councillor/Mayor and a State Government MP and Minister for Sport and Recreation and Veteran's Aﬀairs. Also, a lifetime of sporting involvement as a player, coach, and administrator. Retired from politics in 2014.
Class of 1980
An experienced non-executive director, who has also served on government and not-for-proﬁt boards in the health and community services sectors. Currently State Manager - Victoria, for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Previous executive roles have included senior corporate and strategic management positions with successive Governors-General at Government House in Canberra, in emergency services, higher education, and the private sector. Awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003.
Bryan Roberts OAM
Class of 1960
Bryan was a Foundation student of Monivae at Port Fairy Road in 1954 and Ballarat Road in 1956. He graduated LLB from Melbourne University in 1965 and has successfully practiced in the area of aviation law, commercial law, planning applications, commercial property transactions trusts and business structures. He was awarded an OAM in 2013 for his Services to the City of Brighton and Rural Education. Bryan was Chair of the Monivae College Board from 2001 - 2005 and Foundation Chair, 2004 - 2013. He now lives and works in Hamilton with his wife Margaret.
Class of 1998
Lachy has undertaken a variety of roles since graduating from Monivae in 1998. Completing a Bachelor of Communications at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Lachy moved to Cricket Australia where he joined the Communications Team for 10 years and ﬁlled the role of Australian Men's Team Media Manager for seven years. Upon returning to the district with his wife Louise, Lachy undertook the role of Region General Manager with AFL Western District for four years and has recently been appointed as the Manager of Community Relations with the Southern Grampians Shire Council.
Class of 1967
An inaugural member of the first board of management at Monivae, Anthony has served the College as a Foundation member for the past 19 years. His leadership in the community, Country Fire Association, and the Victorian Farmers Association is well known. Anthony and his wife Michele own a wool-growing and grazing property "Indi" at Balmoral. Their four children all attended Monivae. Anthony is committed to seeing Monivae College continue to grow under the ethos of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
Patrick has had extensive involvement with Monivae College through the years. He was President of the Parents and Friends for 4 years and was Chairman of the original Capital Appeal before then becoming a member of the Foundation. The Howman family have been associated with Monivae from the very start at the turning of the first sod.
All Patrick’s 4 children went to Monivae College. Patrick is the Principal of HBH Legal and has run Legal Practices in the Western District for 35 years. He is an accredited Specialist in Family Law and Notary Public. He lives in Portland and is heavily involved in numerous community activities. All his children and grandchildren live locally.