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Inaugural John Murry Memorial Dinner

The AIRA Board would like to invite members and industry professionals to a dinner in recognition of the late John Murray, whose contribution and dedication to the investor relations profession helped shape AIRA and the investor relations function in Australasia.
The inaugural John Murray Memorial Dinner is to be an annual event recognising John and the importance of investor relations for listed entities. 
This year's dinner is to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art and will coincide with Vivid Sydney 2020, the annual festival of light, music and ideas, including outdoor immersive light installations. 


DATE:  30 June 2020
TIME:  6.00pm to 10.30pm
VENUE:  Museum of Contemporary Art, Quayside Room,140 George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
GUEST SPEAKER:  Graham Goldsmith AO FAICD | Chairman, SEEK Limited and Former Chairman, Goldman Sachs Australia


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About John Murray

John was Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs of AMCOR Limited from 1999 to 2016.

He was truly one of the greatest exponents of how investor relations should be done by a listed company.  He was highly respected by his peers, company management, and the investment community in Australia and abroad. His service and contribution to the Association, and the industry more broadly, was exceptional.

He served six years as a Director of AIRA and was Chairman from 2007 – 2009. During this time his leadership was instrumental in shaping the future of the Association, and in ensuring that its key objectives were kept relevant to members.

John sadly lost his battle with cancer in October 2016.  

Guest Speaker:  Graham Goldsmith AO FAICD | Chairman, SEEK Limited and former Chairman, Goldman Sachs Australia.

Graham retired from Goldman Sachs Australia in 2012 after a 25 year career with the firm and its predecessors, including JBWere in Australia and the UK. He currently has a portfolio of interests across listed and private companies, and philanthropy.

He is chairman of SEEK Limited and a non-executive director of Djerriwarrh Investments Ltd.  He is an adviser to three family offices in Melbourne.  He also chairs Armitage Associates, a growth equity firm manager.

Philanthropic involvement includes being a trustee of Gandel Philanthropy, a non-executive director of Stars Foundation, and a panel member of Adara Partners.

Previously, he was Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.