OTG Profiles

The Trinity Grammar School Gallery of Achievement
At the end of 2014, nine Old Trinity Grammarians were inducted into Trinity’s Gallery of Achievement.  The Gallery, which hangs in the corridors of the Centre for the Arts, now showcases 115 Old Boys. It was inspiring to hear about the contributions to the community that have been made by these exceptional OTGs and to hear about how the School and individual teachers made a difference in their lives.  We congratulate the inductees and welcome them to the Gallery of Achievement.

Mr Marshall McGuire (1974-81)
At Trinity, Marshall was School Music Vice-Captain and a St Paul’s Chorister; he is now acclaimed as one of the world’s leading harpists in contemporary and baroque repertoire. Marshall’s experience is broad and deep: he studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London and has performed as soloist with renowned orchestras, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the English String Orchestra. He has also appeared at international festivals and has received numerous fellowships. He has released seven CDs and received three ARIA Award nominations. In 1997 he received the Sounds Australian Award for the Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian Music.

Furthermore, Marshall is founding president of the New Music Network, a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Hephzibah Tintner Trust and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House and was head of artistic planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2011.

Marshall is currently co-artistic director of Ludovico’s Band and Music Programmer at Arts Centre Melbourne.


Professor Donald Campbell (1966-72)
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Don Campbell was a member of the St Paul’s Choir; he was also a good cricketer, a keen bushwalker and a highly capable student, who was awarded several scholarships. In 1972 he was School Captain. Don also worked part-time while at school; initially he delivered newspapers and later he worked in a shoe factory.

After school, Don attended Monash University and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours). He followed this up with a Master of Medical Science in Clinical Epidemiology (Newcastle), a Doctor of Medicine (Monash), and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Don’s research career has taken him from the bench top (Immunology) to the bedside and beyond. Whilst living in South Australia he conducted several epidemiological studies of asthma. Later, he established the Victorian Respiratory Support Service at Austin Health to assist ventilator-dependent patients to live at home, and then set up the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit at Melbourne Health.

Don is currently Director of the General Medicine Program at Monash Health, a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, and President of the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand.


Dr Paul Nisselle AM (1958-62)

Paul NisselleAt Trinity, Paul was a School Vice-Captain, Boarding House Captain, Editor of the Mitre, and was also involved in the choir, orchestra and drama. His interest in entertainment continued at university where he joined with four other Trinity students to form the ‘Idlers Five’ folk group.

As well as being a successful entertainer, Paul managed to achieve academically. He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Health and Medical Law (Melbourne). He is a Fellow of Australian College of Legal Medicine and a Foundation Fellow in the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (London).

After working in general practice for almost twenty years, Paul went on to hold senior positions in a number of Australian and English medical professional indemnity organisations. He has also held a number of senior appointments in a range of medical organisations; as well as ministerial appointments, and academic appointments at both Melbourne and Monash universities.

Paul now works as a general practitioner and an independent medico-legal and risk management consultant. In Melbourne, he is perhaps best known as the ABC’s ‘Dr Paul’, as he presented a fortnightly medical advice talk-back program between 1982 and 2009.

Paul was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 ‘for service to medicine and the medical profession’.


Mr Guy Outen (1973-78)
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Guy Outen was School Captain of Trinity in 1978. He was involved in many aspects of school life, especially sport. Indeed, as a Year 10 student he was chosen for the First XVIII Football team that won a premiership in 1976 (the last one before a long drought that was finally broken in 2012). Upon leaving Trinity, Guy completed a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Commerce and then a Master’s in Economics. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

As Executive Vice-President of Shell International, Guy is responsible for Strategy, Portfolio and Planning, supporting the CEO and Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc, one of the world’s largest enterprises. He has worked in various commercial, new business and finance roles across all parts of Shell’s business with responsibilities at various times including for LNG, commercial, new business development, audit and various CFO roles.

He has travelled extensively, working with a wide range of senior stakeholders across all continents and has been a member of many Boards and joint venture committees. Guy is a regular speaker on energy industry matters. Despite working in Sydney, Perth, London and The Hague (where he currently resides), Guy still maintains his passion for Australia and Trinity!


Mr Andrew Philpott (2004-07)
Andrew Philpott imageAndrew was a Vice-Captain of the School in 2007 and Captain of the First XI Hockey team, which won Trinity the first AGSV Hockey Premiership since 1990, after an undefeated season. With his brother Robbie, Andrew had many years of playing junior hockey at School and at Camberwell Hockey Club.

Andrew represented Victoria in under-age hockey teams and played in the Victorian senior team with fellow OTG James Webster. He gained national selection in 2013, and played against Korea after moving to Perth to join the Kookaburras squad. In 2013 he was a member of the victorious Australian team in the Oceania Cup in New Zealand, while in 2014, Andrew, playing in defence, was a an integral part of the Commonwealth Games Gold Medal-winning team in Glasgow. Andrew has earned 21 caps playing for Australia in his career so far.

Andrew is also a highly capable student, performing well enough in his VCE to gain admission to study medicine at the University of Melbourne. He graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and hopes to be able to become a surgeon and also to play in the Rio Olympics. Andrew is one of the few elite sportsmen who has been able to combine a sporting career with intensive study.


Mr Ian Armstrong OAM JP (1949-60)
Ian Armstrong imageAfter attending Trinity, Ian Armstrong studied Commerce at the University of Melbourne, and captained the Melbourne University Gymnastics team, which broke many records.

Post-university, Ian’s career, like his collections, has been eclectic and multi-faceted. Starting in his family’s shoe business, he became a prominent figure in footwear retailing. Ian also found success as an actor, playing Mulga Bill in the critically-acclaimed film ‘Banjo’s Australia’. Furthermore, he is a prominent penny farthing cyclist, a Poll Hereford stud farmer, a dedicated and multi-awarded member of Rotary and Apex, the creator of two successful antique businesses, and a Justice of the Peace since 1982.

It is, however, in his role as ‘Australia’s greatest collector’ that Ian has received significant community recognition and for which he was awarded the E W Cole Award. He is the owner of the Armstrong Collection, which has a huge number of treasures (including the “Charlotte” medal created by a convict in 1788 outside Botany Bay) and thousands of significant artefacts. Ian has very generously supported Trinity by loaning many items to the School for display in the Tudor Centre.

Ian is a highly respected valuer of museum collections and other collectibles. In 1988 (the bicentenary year), he was recognised as Victorian of the Year, and in 1990, Ian received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his significant contribution to Australian culture and heritage.


Professor David Wells OAM (1964-70)

davidwellsDavid Wells was an excellent student at Trinity, gaining a Commonwealth University Scholarship and a special distinction in English Literature. He was also talented at football, cricket and athletics, and a keen bushwalker.

David gained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University in 1976 and a Master’s in Criminology from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Monash, a Diploma from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and a Diploma of Medical Jurisprudence from the Society of Apothecaries of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Fellow of the Australian College of Legal Medicine and a Fellow of the faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in the UK.

After working in England, David returned to Melbourne and became Police Surgeon in 1984. The positions he held within the medical field were wide-ranging and his professional interests covered the full span of clinical forensic medicine, centred on non-accidental injury of children, sexual assault, injury interpretation and medical education. His international work (with the World Health Organisation, Amnesty International and the Australian Government), focused on assisting the establishment of medico-legal services for victims of sexual violence in developing countries. David coordinated the Monash University postgraduate program in forensic medicine and was a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at Monash University.

David was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2009 for his services to forensic medicine and forensic medical education.

In 2013 David began a well-earned retirement from the Head of Forensic Medicine position to spend his time as a part-time lighthouse keeper at Point Hicks and to continue his work with the World Health Organisation.


Professor Tim Lindsey (1968-79)
TimLindsey 2007 image _ PR Shot (2)Tim Lindsey credits his initial interest in and love of Indonesian culture with his first visit to the country whilst studying at Trinity. He went on to develop this interest through a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Letters from the University of Melbourne and completed his PhD thesis in Indonesian studies. Tim is now Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School.

He teaches and researches Indonesian law, shari’a (Islamic law), comparative law and law reform in developing countries. He is the Chair of the Australia Indonesia Institute and practises at the Victorian Bar. Tim is an authority on Indonesian law, governance and politics and is regularly consulted by the media on Australian-Indonesian relations – an area that has been topical of late. Tim has also worked with various Federal Government agencies consulting and advising on matters relating to Islamic law in South East Asia.


Mr David Pidgeon (1980-89)
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While at Trinity, David excelled in graphic design, sport, science and art. He decided from a relatively young age that graphic design was his passion.

During his third year at Swinburne, he met John Gollings, one of the most acclaimed architectural photographers in Australia (and a current Trinity parent), who offered him the opportunity to establish a graphic design business in conjunction with Gollings’ photographic business – an immense compliment and challenge for a third year university student. The business Gollings-Pidgeon was a pre-eminent firm in the area of design and photography.

David’s approach to solving design problems (with his company Design By Pidgeon) has rewarded him well and in 2006, he was inducted into Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), an elite international club of the world’s leading graphic designers and artists in a professional collaboration of common interest and achievement. David is also an active supporter of the arts and lectures on graphic design.

In the past eight years his work has inspired the attention of peers and critics alike and has been published in many international and Australian publications. In recent years he has picked up a trove of awards from organisations which include the Australian Graphic Design Association and the National Australian Business Arts Foundation.