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Meet the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Vanguard Collective

20s Vanguard Style: Shefali Pryor (Vanguard Artistic Director), Kees Boersma, Emma Sholl & Christopher Harris.

The Sydney Symphony Vanguard is supported, advised and activated by the Vanguard Collective: Justin Di Lollo (Chair), Belinda Bentley, Amelia Morgan-Hunn, Jonathan Pease, Shefali Pryor and Seamus Quick.

Justin Di Lollo -Chair

Justin is one of Australia's leading corporate advisers on government relations. Having joined Hawker Britton in 1999, he became Managing Director in 2010.

Justin advises corporate clients in Sydney and Canberra on public sector decision-making, commercial processes, legislation, regulation and approvals.  He works with leading Australian and international companies in the finance, telecommunications, technology, insurance, infrastructure, transport, health and energy industries.  

Prior to joining Hawker Britton, Justin spent more than ten years as a political adviser to ministers and MPs in the federal parliament. He worked on Kim Beazley's personal staff - during Beazley's tenures as Minister for Finance, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition - from 1994 to 1999.

Justin holds a full-time MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management where he won the prestigious Boston Consulting Group prize for corporate strategy and the Butterworths prize for business law. He also holds a first-class honours in political economics.

Jonathan Pease

An 'ideas man' to the core, Jonathan is Tongue's Managing Partner and Executive Ideas Director. He's been in the communications game for the past 17 years on a global scale working with the likes of BBDO New York, Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, BMF and Mambo.

Over the years Jonathan has launched his own fashion brand into 13 countries, wrote and sold TV show formats and featured on several TV shows including Australia's Next Top Model.

Jonathan has a Master of Business from Sydney University and currently lectures about idea generation at AdSchool in Sydney. In his spare time he mentors at Juniperina Juvenile Detention Centre.

Shefali Pryor

Shefali is the Associate Principal Oboe with the Sydney Symphony and is a graduate of the Sydney Symphony Sinfonia program and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she received first-class honours. Since winning the Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards in 2006 she has performed as a soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, as well as a guest soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia.

Amelia Morgan-Hunn

The idea for SSO Vanguard was pitched by Amelia to the SSO at her job interview in 2010.  Needless to say, it got us excited and we thought she was glamorous and punctual as well as an ideas hot house (and her academic achievements gave us scroll-RSI).  She got the job!  And among all the joys of starting a new role, learning a whole new organisation and having (n+1) things to do - she has kept the dream burning.  We gave it some oxygen and Vanguard was launched on 4 April 2012.

Amelia holds a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of Sydney and a Masters of International Law from the ANU.

Seamus Quick

Seamus Robert Quick is a Director at Credit Suisse Private Bank. Based in Sydney he is co-head of the Executive Segment and a Team leader. Seamus joined Credit Suisse in 2008 after returning from New York City. He has been instrumental in helping launch Credit Suisse's Private Bank into the Australian Market. He is an alumni of The Scots College, holds a BA from Mount Saint Mary's University, Maryland and a former United States Marine. He is a Young Leader of the Australia Ireland Fund and a Board Member of The Scots College Foundation

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