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Professions/Industry
WINNER:
David Baxby (1991)
David obtained his Bachelor of Laws and
Commerce from Bond University in 1993
and after a brief stint with Arthur Anderson
Corporate Finance, he joined Goldman.
After moving to London with the firm,
David served on the client team for the Virgin
Group, where he oversaw the public float
of Virgin Blue and came to know Sir Richard
Branson. He returned to Australia in 2004
as CEO of Virgin Management Asia Pacific.
In a move to Geneva in 2011, David
assumed the role of Co-CEO of the Virgin
Group, with a responsibility for approximately
50,000 people in 34 countries and global
branded revenues in 2011 totalling $21bn.
David is an avid supporter of the Tour de
Kids cycle event in support of the Starlight
Foundation, and has participated in the
1,200km annual ride for the past ten years
where he has personally raised $500,000.
He is also the Chairman of the Australasian
charitable foundation at Virgin called Virgin
Unite, which has contributed $2million
over the last five years to Australian charities
such as Brisbane Youth Services and Oasis in
Sydney to support at-risk youth.
He recently won the prestigious Robert
Stable Alumni Medal from Bond University.
Finalists:
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Dr Benjamin Burton (1992)
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Dr Scott Fanning (1991)
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Daniel Jensen (2001)
The Arts
WINNER:
Kylie Pocklington (1994)
Kylie completed her Bachelor of Education
at QUT followed by a Master of Creative
Industries (Dance Teaching). She is a Level
5 Cheerleading Coach and Cheerleading
and Dance Assessor for the United States
All Star Federation and the International
All Star Federation. She is also a Level 4 USA
Certified Coach for the National Council
for Spirit Safety and Education, a National
Cheerleading and Dance Judge and a Level
4 Cheerleading and Dance Judge with the
International Cheer Union.
Since 2010 Kylie has been a World
Champion Dance and Cheer judge for
both the International Cheer Union and
the United States All Star Federation.
In her capacity as an international
judge, Kylie has also been invited to judge
at the Singapore and Malaysian National
Championships.
Kylie has been the Events and Education
Director for World Cup Cheer and Dance and
assisted in growing the company from three
staff to over 20.
The relationships she has fostered in her
chosen field around the world, and the
partnerships that have grown from that
have well and truly ensured that Australian
cheerleading and dance is at the forefront
of international competition.
Finalists:
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Francesca de Valence (1998)
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Loren Hunter (2007)
Sport
WINNER:
Mitch Larkin (2010)
Mitch’s swimming pedigree was established
early when at the age of 14 he won five gold
and two silver medals at the Australian Age
Championships. He currently holds 12
Australian and All-comers records where his
name sits amongst other Australian swimming
greats – Ian Thorpe, Jon Sieben, Kieren
Perkins, Grant Hackett.
Competing at senior level in 2011 at the
Australian Swimming Championships, he won
one gold in the 200m IM and two silvers in
the 200m backstroke and 400m IM – again
breaking Australian and All-comers records.
He was subsequently selected in his first
senior Australian team for the 2011 World
Championships in Shanghai.
In 2012, Mitch was at his best, claiming
a place on the Australian Olympic
Swimming Team. His Olympic campaign
was phenomenal – recording two personal
best times in his heat and semi-final to book
a place in the final of the 200m backstroke
where he finished eighth. Top 8 in the world!
In terms of Australian swimmers and
all time rankings – he is the third fastest
Australian over the 200m backstroke, fourth
fastest in the 400m individual medley and 6th
fastest in the 200m individual medley.
Mitch regularly volunteers his time
as a speaker and presenter at schools and
club presentation days, swimming camps
and corporate charity events and was heavily
involved in community work in Manchester
in the lead-up to the London Games.
Finalists:
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Lara Korhammer (1989)
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David Ki (Year 10, 2006)
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Genevieve LaCaze (2007)
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Fletcher Dyson (1990)
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