*MIRABELLI, Vincent   BJuris, LLB

Proposer — Gaetano (Tony) Pagone
Seconder — Leonard Santalucia

I am a Senior Consultant with MDM Lawyers and have practiced in the areas of commercial, civil and common law litigation since 1975. I am a director of various companies and was previously on the board of CO.AS.IT. I am a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, CO.AS.IT, the RACV City Club, the East Melbourne Group and the Australian Italian Lawyers Association.

I am grateful for my university education at The University of Melbourne and am passionate about the needs of graduates at all career stages. Across all sectors, postgraduate education through life is essential in today’s competitive job market and to maintain the agility of mind needed to work with people from different disciplines globally.

I hope to contribute to The Graduate Union with not only my legal and governance expertise, but also by tapping into my national and global networks for the benefit of earlier career graduates.

Current Council Status: Current Member of Council

Length of Continuous Membership of The Graduate Union: 4 years, 6 months

Outline your view on the development and growth potential of The Graduate Union in the next three years.

Vice-Chairperson of Council

Member of the following subcommittees of Council:

Buildings and Facilities

Fundraising and Benefactions

Governance and Nominations

Past member of the Membership and Marketing subcommittee.

Outline your current involvement with The Graduate Union.

I have been a Council Member for the last 6 years and have one final term (3 years) to serve, if re-elected.

I am currently on the Membership and Marketing Committee (Chair) and also the Finance and Audit Committee. I also assist with the Remuneration Subcommittee as required.

Through the Rotary Club of Carlton (who meet at Graduate House weekly) and the Rotary International District 9800, I act as an informal Liaison Officer between Rotary and the Graduate Union/Graduate House.

I was also the designer of the inaugural Twilight Seminar Series on Health and Wellbeing 3 years ago which could well be reborn and revitalised later this year.

List relevant industry and community-based experience.

Legal practitioner: 44 years

Hospitality and entertainment: 50 years

Music and cultural: 50 years

List academic qualifications (year of award, awarding body and name of academic qualification awarded).

B Juris (Monash) 1973

LLB (Melbourne) 1974