Australia Day

26 January 2015

282 days to go

Gerry Hanily

Gerry is passionate about many things:

  • His family (wife, Helen, and sons, Luke, Tim and Hugh)
  • The Starlight Children’s Foundation – he was an active member for over 10 years and Chairman of the Victorian Advisory Board for the past 4 years before retiring this year.  Although he spent a great deal of time working on the corporate and fund raising side of Starlight, he is happiest when he is interacting with the children and their families that Starlight assists.
  • KPMG – where he was a Partner for 23 years and is currently providing part time consulting services on business development in Victoria.
  • His local community – where he has been particularly supportive of schools and sporting clubs.
  • Mentoring and supporting young people – through KPMG and also as part of the Victorian Police leadership mentoring program where he recently mentored a senior member of Victoria Police.
  • Volunteering for St Vincent de Paul Society and the Heart Lung Transplant Trust
  • Trekking – with Helen, he has trekked to both Everest and Annapurna base camps in Nepal and in 2010, the famous Inca Trail in Peru.
  • Keeping fit – he has completed the Around the Bay in a Day bike ride 12 times, BRW Triathlons, Pier to Pub swims, half marathons and even (once) the Melbourne Marathon – all in very slow times! He plays competition tennis weekly and is a member of Kingston Heath Golf Club.
  • The Hawthorn Football Club – Go the Mighty Hawks.

In fact, many of the things Gerry is passionate about embody the Australian spirit and the Australian way of life!