Beyond Bennies

Beyond Bennies is an annual event sponsored by MSBESA (MSB Ex-student Association) for our ex-students to share their career journeys with our current students and their families. This year it will be presented in an Assembly format.

Join us at 9.30am on Wednesday 6 April in the College Hall as Melanie Drayton, Catherine Holliday and Julia Calixto discuss life Beyond Bennies.
Guests of the Assembly are invited to morning tea in the Bluegum Room after the Assembly.

Please RSVP below. RSVPs are essential.

 See below for details on each speaker.

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Melanie Drayton

Class of 1993


Melanie Drayton graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. She completed her Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice in 2001 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a legal practitioner that same year. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector, a community legal centre and the state and federal governments in various roles relating to juvenile justice, imprisoned parents, tenancy and privacy. She currently works for the Australian Information Commissioner providing strategic policy advice to government and business.


Catherine Holliday

Class of 1994 - Former Maredsous Captain


Catherine’s professional work has focused on developing solutions to some of the more difficult health system challenges. Catherine has significant experience working with government, not-for-profit organisations as well as research and international organisations including ten years working in Geneva, Switzerland with the United Nations, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UNICEF and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. Catherine has a passion for furthering her skills and has attained her PhD and two masters degrees in the areas of health and research.

Catherine is also proud to be a Registered Nurse and continues to practice in the field of coordination of care for brain, pancreatic and ovarian cancer patients.

Julia Calixto

Class of 2005- Former College Captain


Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Media at Macquarie University and has been working at SBS producing and reporting for SBS World News. She has completed a Masters of International Law, and taken part in a journalism fellowship at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta. She has covered major stories including the Sydney Siege, and was deployed to Indonesia following a terror attack in early 2016. Her current focus is international news and science and technology stories.