Where are they Now – Graeme Mehegan (OH ’72)
Graeme Mehegan (OH ’72) was part of the first school year to complete secondary school (Years 7-12) at the Keysborough campus.
After completing an Accounting degree at RMIT Graeme worked in a number of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles for multinationals including publishers Pitman Publishing and Random House.
In the early 2000’s, Graeme was the CFO and Deputy Managing Director for Pioneer Electronics before commencing as CFO for the Australian Stem Cell Centre, the main body managing Federal Government funding into Stem Cell Research in Australia. He was involved in winding the Centre down as the federal funding had ceased and relaunching it as the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia and is now in the role of General Manager. This is an “exciting and rewarding” role assisting with funding research projects in Australia and each year the Foundation awards the Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research to two up-and-coming scientists to boost their career to the next level. In this role, Graeme gives presentations to Rotary and Probus Groups on Stem Cell Research and is available upon request.
Graeme has been happily married to Jan for 45 years (first photo taken after lockdown!) and they love living on the Mornington Peninsula. He is a keen golfer, supporter of the Melbourne Football Club and loves travelling. Also for the past 10 years he has focussed on his talent for acrylic painting born from his Haileybury days. Graeme’s landscapes and still life paintings have even featured in a few exhibitions!
Graeme’s son Andrew attended Haileybury Keysborough and he now has two grandsons (Tristan and Ethan) at Haileybury Berwick. The Berwick community were honoured to have 3 generations of the Mehegan family present at this year’s OHA Generations Berwick Breakfast.
We look forward to seeing you again, Graeme, at your Class of 1972 50-Year Reunion on October 28th!