Leading Lights

Silvana Tedesco

Silvana Tedesco

Peer Year 2000
Business

A leading fashion designer in Australia with her own label and business,
Silvana is sought out by celebrities and socialites for her exquisite gowns.
A creative and entrepreneurial woman with a firm belief she was born to be a
leader, Silvana began designing at the age of 17. She has explored the fashion
world and worked in numerous industries, from skate labels to high-end bridal
wear. Silvana is thriving in the bridal industry and is passionate about ensuring
every woman who invests in her pieces feels fabulous, instilling a feeling of
beauty and confidence within.

The Pierce Brothers

Pierce Brothers

Peer Year 2006
Entertainment

Acclaimed artists, multi–instrumentalists and brothers, Jack and Pat are taking
the music industry and the world by storm. With irresistible energy and a
world class live show, they are playing sell out venues around the globe and
have sold over 50,000 EPs independently from busking and touring alone. The
Pierce Brothers share their talent and the stage with big name performers
and have signed record deals with Warner, Sony and a publishing deal with
Mushroom. They have enjoyed success in the ARIA charts in 2014 and 2015
and are about to release their debut album.

Liam Shiels

Liam Shiels

Peer Year 2009
Sport

A talented professional sportsman drafted by Hawthorn Football Club at
the age of 17, Liam has played over 120 games at the highest level of AFL
up to the start of the 2016 season. Liam’s awards include Best First Year
Player and Most Improved Player. He has also represented Australia in the
International Rules Team. Liam is a valued senior player at Hawthorn and
has played an important role in each of their consecutive premierships won
in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Louise Swinn

Louise Swinn

Peer Year 1993
Arts

From an early age, Louise displayed a talent for writing and a voracious
appetite for reading. Her passion for publishing began as a child when
she would write, illustrate, bind and catalogue books for her own pleasure
and that of her younger sister. Louise is co-owner and Editorial Director of
Sleepers Publishing House. A much sought after literary professional, Louise
freelances as a book reviewer for newspapers including The Age and The
Australian. She is a founding member of the Stella Prize, a major Literary
Award celebrating the writing of Australian women.

Renae Sayers

Renai Sayers

Peer Year 2003
Science & Technology

A love of performing, storytelling, star gazing in her backyard as a child, and
an email to NASA fuelled Renae’s fascination and passion for Science. Now
a much sought after International Science Communicator and professional,
Renae shares the wonders of Science in an energetic and exciting way,
travelling the world, collaborating, performing and teaching. Renae’s résumé
includes Theatre and Events Coordinator at Scitech in Perth, Science
Communications for the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Science
Circus Scholar at Questacon. She is employed by Curtin University to assist in
growing the Australian Planetary Science Community with NASA.

Michael Sukkar

Michael Sukkar

Peer Year 1999
Civics

Leadership through service defines Michael in his life and his career as a
Federal Member of Parliament. Before entering politics, Michael practised as
a lawyer and consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ashurst Australia. In
2013, Michael received his party’s endorsement to be the candidate for the
federal seat of Deakin, which he won at the 2013 election. As the Federal
Member for Deakin, Michael has championed many local causes by delivering
funding for better roads and transport, community facilities and public safety
and support for small business and families.