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Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre

Burwood Road & John Street

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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Join us for the inaugural AGSE Oration in honour of a significant entrepreneur, philanthropist, businessman and leader - Geoff Harris.

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A keynote lecture followed by networking drinks and canapes.

Geoff Harris Biography

Geoff Harris was a founding partner of Flight Centre commencing 1982 and invested $3,000 to open the first Flight Centre in Melbourne. Geoff's shares in Flight Centre are now worth $850 million and Flight Centre is now the third largest Retailer in Australia.

Geoff stepped back from the business full-time in 1998 to focus on Youth based Community charities, new business start-ups, and the Hawthorn Football Club.

Since then he has been involved in the growth of Boost Juice and Top Deck Travel UK. He joined the board of Hawthorn Football Club in 2004 and concluded his Vice-Presidents role after serving the maximum 9 year term in 2013.

In 2008, Geoff sponsored 2 full time psychologist carers for 3 years at Open Family, and recently has sponsored a new head office rental for the merged Whitelion/Open Family in Melbourne.

In 2012 Geoff became the major sponsor of Streat, a Social Enterprise in Melbourne that does work for severely disadvantaged, unemployed and homeless youth and more recently in 2015 he purchased a 25% shareholding and is a Director of Fonda a "Fresh Casual" dining restaurant concept in Melbourne and now has 8 company owned outlets and a plan to grow to 22 company owned stores within 5 years in Australia.

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