The HCA Ferris Family Fellowship Program 2021
Founding Patrons: William D. Ferris AC and Lea Ferris
Chair: Lisa George

Monday 17th May 2021

Harvard Club of Australia Ferris Family Fellowship Program 

Presentation of Fellowships Event 2021

Annual Nonprofit Leadership Address with Daniel Petre AO


Please join us for this special event, as we mark 20 years of the Harvard Club of Australia’s Ferris Family Fellowship.


Daniel has been a leading player in Australia’s technology industry for more than 30 years, including time working for Bill Gates at Microsoft’s headquarters in the US.  He has also been a leading technology investor in Australia founding AirTree Ventures (est July 2015),  ecorp and netus – both latter companies producing outstanding returns and establishing many (now) mainstream technology and media companies.


Over the past 25 years he has also been a leading advocate for philanthropy in Australia and has, through the Petre Foundation, made substantial donations to a variety of organisations and causes as well as undertaking research into the not-for-profit sector.


Daniel has served on a range of corporate and NFP boards including The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Sydney Theatre Company amongst other advisory roles. He is the author of 4 books, one dealing with the impact of the internet on Australia and 3 on the roles of fathers in their children’s development and work/family balance. He holds a BSc with majors in Computer Science and Statistics from UNSW, an MBA from the University of Sydney and a Hon DBus from UNSW. He was awarded an AO in 2003 for services to Business and Philanthropy.


Date: Monday 17th May

Venue: Macquarie Group, 50 Martin Place, Sydney (enter via Elizabeth Street)

Time : 12pm start until 2pm

Price: $80 per person

Capacity is limited due to requirements of NSW Health guidelines regarding COVID 19

Please advise any special dietary requests in the booking form