You are cordially invited by The Victorian Vernier Society for Lunch on Thursday the 12th of October @ 12:30pm at The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong.

An excellent lunch will be served. The meeting will close around 3:00pm.

Please remember to bring cash to our lunch for paying the almoners for any indiscretions for which you may be responsible.

Book early as the room capacity is limited to 44 people.

For financial Friends of Vernier and general admission guests, please book using Humantix :

Our speakers will be:

Rod Sims AO

“Three linked challenges for Australia: making our market economy, our democracy and our climate policy work for everyone”

Rod Sims AO is a Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, Canberra; Chair of The Superpower Institute, a non-profit organisation focussed on Australia benefitting from the world’s transition to net zero emissions; Chair of Opera Australia, Australia’s largest performing arts company; Chair of the Competition Research Policy Network at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Paris; and Chair of Australia’s National Data Advisory Committee. He is also an Expert Adviser to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority on digital platform issues, and an Expert Adviser to the Democratic Resilience Task Force in the Department of Home Affairs.

From 2011-March 2022 he was Chair of The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Prior to that he had a range of senior corporate positions, including on Boards based in Australia, the UK and Singapore, and advising many major Australian companies on corporate strategy issues. He has also worked in the Australian Public Service including as the Deputy Secretary in charge of all domestic policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, one of three positions working to the Head of that Department.

From 1988-1990 he was the Principal Economic Adviser to Australia’s Prime Minister Bob Hawke

Prashant Chand – a numerical model for the human cardiopulmonary system

Prashant is a PhD student with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, Australia. Prashant is a graduate Mechanical engineer who has research interests in the field of medical-wearable technology, Cardio-Respiratory engineering, and Artificial Intelligence. His doctoral research involves the introduction of an automated hybrid (physiological-circuit) control and safety system for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation treatments. His research will also involve developing a novel AI-ECMO Assistant which will predict the onset of adverse events and raise an alarm to clinicians for early identification and intervention.

Our future program:

  • 9 November Jas Johnston – Candor