Old Melburnians Annual Dinner 2021 - New Date 2 December

Old Melburnians Annual Dinner 2021 - New Date 2 December


All Old Melburnians are invited to the 2021 Annual Dinner – the centrepiece of the Old Melburnians program of events.

We have assembled a first-class football-themed program, right on the eve of the AFL finals for this year’s Annual Dinner.

Enjoy entertainment by the much loved Coodabeen Champions and hear from our guest speaker Gillon McLachlan, CEO of the AFL. Catch up with old friends and enjoy a three-course meal and drinks in the Olympic Room at the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Gillon McLachlan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League.

He has worked for the AFL since 2000, initially as a consultant in strategic planning and in November, 2003, was appointed General Manager, Commercial Operations.

He subsequently assumed additional responsibilities for broadcasting and major projects in 2006 and in 2008, was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2008 with responsibility for AFL broadcasting, digital media, fixturing, venue agreements and stadia infrastructure. 

In December, 2012 he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer on April 30, 2014 to succeed Andrew Demetriou.

Key outcomes in his various roles with the AFL have included the last AFL Media Rights Deal, still the largest in Australian Sports Rights History, the establishment of AFL Media, and the establishment of the two new clubs (Including raising the funding for, and building their stadia).

He has a Bachelor of Laws from Melbourne University, a Bachelor of Commerce from Adelaide University and completed the Senior Executive Program at Stanford University. 

You will also have the chance to meet and hear from Old Melburnian and Melbourne Grammar School’s new Headmaster, Philip Grutzner (OM 1981).

Dress: Lounge suit / cocktail

Seating arrangements: please specify your seating preference at the time of booking. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.

Please note, if the event cannot proceed due to Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions, guests will be eligible for a full refund.