2006 – David Corcoran

Tenor David Corcoran won the Opera Foundation Australia Italian Award in 2006 which enabled him to travel to Pisa in 2007 to work at the Accademia di Musicale di Pisana followed by a performance of Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Galati Theatre, Romania. David has also won a number of other awards, most notably … More 2006 – David Corcoran

2004 – Katharine Tier

Mezzo Soprano A former member of both the prestigious Merola opera program and the Adler Fellowship Program of the San Francisco Opera, Katharine Tier has achieved considerable recognition as a young artist in Australia and abroad. She has performed with San Francisco Opera, Opera North (USA), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Australia, State Opera of South … More 2004 – Katharine Tier

2000 – Aldo Di Toro

Tenor Aldo Di Toro graduated from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music and made his debut in opera as Oronte in Alcina for the West Australian Opera at the Festival of Perth. Aldo won two awards from Opera Foundation Australia: the 2000 Italian Opera Award which enabled him to study at Teatro Comunale di Bologna … More 2000 – Aldo Di Toro

Joseph Rizk

Joseph Rizk OAM is the CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia for the past 8 years. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, Joseph held the position of Chief Banking Officer for over five years, overseeing the retail, commercial and trade banking operations as well as its branch network, and being responsible for … More Joseph Rizk

Alfredo Bovier

Alfredo Bovier came to Australia in 1981 from Naples, Italy. During his time in Italy , Alfredo worked as a collaborator in an Italian free to air radio station concentrating on an opera based programme where he was able to travel and interview many popular opera performers such as the great Maria Callas, Franco Corelli, … More Alfredo Bovier

Barry Barakat

Professional Experience Barry has an undergraduate degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.  He has over 35 years of professional experience primarily in the investment banking sector.  After a six year stint in engineering, Barry commenced a career in investment banking and spent 12 years at Macquarie Bank.  As a division director, … More Barry Barakat

John Caputo

John’s professional qualifications include courses at the University of New South Wales in Planning, Law and Practice, a Certificate Course in Real Estate at Sydney Technical College, Advanced Valuation Diploma, Registered Valuer NSW and studied Law at Sydney University. John has been the managing director of First National Caputo Real Estate for the past 40 … More John Caputo

Julia Gao

Experience Julia has 20+ years of international professional experience in management consulting and private wealth management and is currently a Managing Director – Private Investments at Mason Stevens. Julia was a Strategy Consultant with Accenture in Australia and Singapore before moving into International Private Wealth Management in 2002. She managed an international portfolio of high … More Julia Gao

Allan Micallef

Professional Experience Allan spent 21 years with Qantas as an Engineer working mainly with the International Fleet in overseas ports; such as London, Singapore and Los Angeles as the Companies Technical Representative and finished his career as the A330 Fleet Specialist. In 2006, Allan was victim of a restructure which saw 480 Engineers and management, … More Allan Micallef