Old Haileyburians Association

Chris Pfeiffer (OH 1967) Named 2021 OHA Medallist

Mr Chris Pfeiffer (OH 1967)

Congratulations to Chris Pfeiffer OAM (OH 1967) who has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Old Haileyburians Association (OHA) Medal.

The medal was awarded for the 14th time at the Founders Day Assembly in Aikman Hall, Keysborough and was presented by OHA President, Brad Hyde (OH 1982).

The Old Haileyburians Association Medal is awarded to an Old Haileyburian in recognition and appreciation of their exceptional achievement and their contribution to the community. The Association now has more than 18,000 members and being awarded this medal is a major achievement.

After 10 years working for Lindemans Wines, Chris and his wife Robyn purchased the Seppelt’s Distillery in Rutherglen and began Pfeiffer Wines. Over time, they have developed Pfeiffer Wines to become a winery with significant national and international distribution. The company has been a James Halliday Five Star Winery for more than a decade.

Chris represents the wine industry to government through industry groups and the wider business community. He was Chair of the Winemakers of Rutherglen for 21 years, was a Board Member of the Victorian Wine Industry Association, and was a Foundation Board Member of the Victorian Winery Tourism Council.

Chris has been recognised for his services to the wine industry on several occasions. In 2007, he received the President’s Medal for services to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and the Victorian Wine Industry Association Distinguished Service Award. The icing on the cake was being awarded an OAM for services to the wine industry in 2012.

Congratulations again, Chris.

Class of 1982 Enter the ’40 Years On’ Club

The Class of 1982 was formally inducted into the ’40 Years On’ Club at the Founders Day Assembly where they were honoured on stage in front of current Senior School students.

Presentation of the Class of 1982 to the Founders Day Assembly

Celebrations for this milestone began a few weeks earlier with the Old Haileyburians Association hosting a terrific evening at The Deck Restaurant in Brighton. The drinks and stories were plentiful and a wonderful night was had by all.

The Class of 1982

Russell Davidson

Director of Development & Alumni Relations