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The Maristian November 2012
Chris Wheeler (1981)
After finishing at Marist, Chris completed degrees in
Economics and Law at the ANU. He is currently a partner in
King & Wood Mallesons in Canberra, specialising in
commercial and property law, heading up a team of 12
lawyers in the Canberra Projects and Developments team.
He is chair of the Mallesons in the Community board which
runs the company’s pro bono, charity and workplace giving
program. He wears a number of hats in the community,
including treasurer of the Property Council of Australia (ACT
Division) and Director of Canberra Glassworks which he
describes as “an amazing organisation.” Chris’s wife Fiona is a
law professor at the ANU and Chair of the academic board.
Paul Nulley (2005)
Paul Nulley (2005) is congratulated on his ordination to the
Diaconate in mid-October. Paul was vice-captain of
Darlinghurst House in 2005 and it was a privilege and
humbling experience for members of the Marist community
who joined Paul and his family at St Christopher’s, Manuka
for this wonderful occasion at which Bishop Max Davis
officiated. Paul’s two brothers Jonathan (2003) and Daniel
(2008) were there for the celebration together with their
parents Gabi and Lou. Gabi would be well known to parents
of many boys who have been through the Junior School
where she works in Learning Support.
The Kinnane Family
Although their first two sons were educated at St Edmund’s
College, a move to Curtin in the mid 1960s was the catalyst for Pat
and Pauline Kinnane to send their remaining boys to the soon-
to-be-opened Marist College in Pearce. Pauline recalls the change
from shouting ‘Go Eddies’ to ‘Go Marist’ on the countless sidelines
they found themselves, as the most challenging part of her
involvement with the new school! The rest was easy...
Pat and Pauline’s remaining five sons all attended Marist. Terry
enrolled in 1968 and was a member of the first graduating year in
1975 as well as being captain of both the inaugural First XV rugby
and First XI cricket teams. Gary also captained the First XV and
played in the First XI while Brian, Stephen and David all played
senior rugby, David also excelling at cricket. Pat was honoured to
become Marist Rugby’s second Life Member in 1997.
Pat and Pauline’s first grandchild, David Mead, started at Marist
while their three younger sons were still at the school, thereby
commencing an overlap that has seen at least one of their
children or grandchildren at the school every year from 1968 until
now, a record that shows no signs of ending.
Pat passed away in 1999. Pauline, who also worked at the school
from 1978 to 1986, is very proud of her long association with
Marist and was delighted to be present at celebrations and Mass
for the recent opening of Marcellin Hall.
All boys currently live in Canberra where Terry works in the
insurance industry, Brian and David in the Public Service, Stephen
as an electrician and Gary, who recently left the Public Service,
spends a lot of his time volunteering. Grandson Paul Mead is a
member of the PE staff of the College and a senior rugby coach.
Grant Halloran (1988)
A message from Grant - “I’m living in
the USA at the moment and enjoy being
kept up to date by the Maristian. I am
CEO of Orbis Global”
Nektar Giannitsios (1990)
While travelling through Egypt with an
archdiocesan WYD group, Deacon
Matt Ransom (1983) got into
conversation with a monk at St
Catherine’s Monastery at the base of
Mt Sinai. It turned out that he is an Old
Boy of the class of 1990, Nektar
Giannitsios. We imagine that it would
be a wonderful place to visit, all the
more so for this connection with
Jono Louden, MarcVandenbroucke, Nick
Kramer, Luke Cousins, CameronWickham,
Josh Winchester (Class of 2009)
The group recently travelled together
on Top Deck tour through Europe.
Highlights included Nick, Mark, Luke
and Jono skydiving in the Alps and
spending a day at Wimbledon.
Ben Bolton (1995)
Ben’s email address was reported
incorrectly in the previous Maristian,
his correct email address is:
Keeping In Touch
Over the next three months MCCOBA will restructure its operations to refocus on its core objective: Facilitating
ongoing contact and community amongst Old Boys of Marist College.
The future of MCCOBA will include a “think tank” group made up of representatives from as many of the graduating
classes as possible to support the executive. This group will meet every six months to determine priorities for the
association on behalf of their respective years. This will ensure the committee is representative of all ages and their
needs. The school has offered to host this biannual meeting over lunch and it should run for about 90 minutes.
The proposed new committee structure will take effect at the beginning of 2013. In the meantime, the executive will
focus on key activities such as organising reunions, developing business network links, keeping members updated on
news of Old Boys and their achievements etc.
2013 will also see the association forming stronger links with groups within the College as well as businesses and
organisations in the wider Marist community. To this end The Old Boys’ Association is supporting the Multi Challenge,
a fundraising initiative of the College Foundation, to raise funds for the Brother Mark May Bursary Fund – a charity that
provides assistance to families who are unable to meet the full cost of a Marist education.
For more information on the Brother Mark May Bursary, visit the Marist Foundation website.
If you would like to be involved in MCCOBA or have any enquiries about the future role of the association, please
contact Grant Slater - President 0418 280 957 email@example.com
Grant Slater, President of the Old Boys Association
The Kinnane Family
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Pat and Pauline Kinnane
Michael Peter Judy Terry
1968 - 1975
1969 - 1977
1974 - 1982
1976 - 1984
1977 - 1985
1994 - 1999
1985 - 1994
1982 - 1990
1995 - 1998
1999 - 2007
1992 - 1994
1992 - 2000
1995 - 2003
L to R standing: Vicki & Brian Kinnane, Amanda & David Mead, Gemma Kinnane, David Kinnane, Peter Kinnane;
Front: Wayne Mead, Pauline Kinnane, Paul Mead.
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