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The Deakin Graduate School of Business annually hosts the Brookes Oration. Each year the top two MBA Graduates are named Brookes Scholars and presented with the Brookes Medal at this event.
Mr C H Brookes is a supporter of the Oration, named in honour of his father, Sir Wilfred Brookes, grandson of Alfred Deakin, the second Prime Minister of Australia, for whom Deakin University is named. Sir Wilfred continued the family's association with the University as Chairman of the Deakin University Foundation.
Sir Wilfred had a long and distinguished career in business and the corporate world. He was a decorated World War II veteran who worked with Australian Paper Manufacturers before the war, and on demobilisation served as Director of a number of companies including Western Mining Corporation, Associated Pulp and Paper Mills, BH South, Broken Hill Associated Smelters and North Broken Hill Holdings, Alcoa of Australia, Perpetual Trustees and Colonial Mutual Life. He contributed significantly to community life through his work with the Institute of Public Affairs, the Liberal Party, the Edward Wilson Trust and the Corps of Commissionaires.
Among his many community roles, he made a significant contribution to Deakin University and in 1981 Sir Wilfred honoured us by giving an address to the first MBA class on 21 March. Download the address [493KB].
The Brookes Oration was established by the Deakin Graduate School of Business to encourage thoughtful debate about the contribution of corporate Australia in the global community.
Presented by Allan Asher
Allan Asher is a visiting researcher at the Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University. He chairs the Foundation for Effective Markets and Governance and has, for 40 years, worked as an advocate for sound consumer and competition policy both within Australia and internationally. Allan was Commonwealth Ombudsman until October 2011 and prior to that Chief Executive of the Australian Communications Consumer Action network and Energy Watch in the UK. He has also undertaken the responsibilities of Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and within the UK Office of Fair Trading. Throughout his career Allan has campaigned for fair and effective markets.
Thursday 25 October 2012
6:15pm Brookes Oration
Arthur Streeton Auditorium
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street Melbourne
RSVP 11 October
T: 03 5227 1280
Download the invitation [268KB PDF]