Cranbrook School
Old Cranbrookians’ Association (OCA)

Old Cranbrookians’ Association (OCA)

Connecting Cranbrookians: Past, Present and Future. 

The interconnection between a School, a parent and a child is a relationship that is vital to maintain. At Cranbrook, we don’t believe our students’ association with the School ends in Year 12.

The Old Cranbrookians’ Association (OCA) was founded in 1921 to create active and beneficial opportunities for Old Cranbrookians to support the wellbeing of the School, while providing the Old Cranbrookian fellowship a network of reunions, events and supporter activities for current and future students.

The OCA promotes and fosters relationships amongst Alumni, and between Alumni and the School. It provides a way for Alumni of all ages to keep in touch with each other, delivers mentoring opportunities, post-School support and connection, and continues the sense of belonging to Cranbrook.

 There is no doubt that the impressions our students make during their time at Cranbrook will shape their lives; the friendships they have made throughout their School years will endure and the connection and value they place on the education they have received will remain with them long after the final bell rings.

JOE KARSAY, PRESIDENT OF THE OCA

A Strong and Supportive Network

More than 5500 former Cranbrook students are now OCA members, benefiting from their connections with each other and our School, and feeling supported as they transition to life and careers outside Cranbrook.

The major aim of the OCA is to reconnect Old Cranbrookians.

A Truly Global Network

Our Old Cranbrookian network extends across the globe, with our former students having made impressive and extensive career and personal contributions. Among them Olympians Murray Rose and Steven Solomon, Sculptures by the Sea Founder David Handley, ex-professional Cricketer Ed Cowan, Entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes and former Chairman of the SBS, trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, former member of the Judicial Commission for NSW and Importer of Consumer Electronics, Nihal Gupta.

Membership Benefits

Membership of the OCA offers additional benefits including exclusive invitations to valuable events, such as reunions, the annual Business Breakfast which last year featured global tech entrepreneur and Atlassian Co-CEO and Co-Founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, Business Directory linkage and a soft and printed copy of the landmark OCA Magazine.

Through the Old Cranbrookians’ website and social media, Old Cranbrookians can keep up to date with Association and School news and upcoming events, keep in touch with contemporaries, register for reunions and events, participate in the OCA’s mentoring programme, search the online business directory and much more.

To join the Old Cranbrookians’ Association, please enquire here alumni@cranbrook.nsw.edu.au

The OCA Committee

Every year, the OCA Committee is voted in at the Old Cranbrookians’ Association Annual General Meeting. 

The latest committee was voted in at the 2021 meeting, with the current President being Mr Joe Karsay.

Governance

Committee of the Old Cranbrookians Association

OfficeOffice HolderYear
PatronHeadmaster, Nicholas Sampson
PresidentJozef Karsay1998
City VPDaniel Amor1990
City VPHoward Barton1982
Country VPWilliam Andreas1987
Country VPAndrew Parker1987
Hon. TreasurerMartin Cayzer1988
Hon. SecretaryEdward Strong2013
U26 CommitteemanTom Findlay2021
U26 CommitteemanPeter Foord2019
2021 LeaverAsher Learmonth2021
CommitteeChristopher Cunio2015
Alex Lesmond2015
Joshua Cohen2008
Evan Hansimilaki1999
George Paul1960
Sean Kelly1986
Jason Graham-Nye1987
Charles Kekovich2015