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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.


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

The OCA Committee

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

The latest committee of the Old Cranbrookians’ Association is listed below.


Committee of the Old Cranbrookians Association

Old CranbrookianPositionOC Year
Martin CayzerPresident1988
Howard BartonCity VP1982
Dan AmorCity VP1990
William (Bill) AndreasCountry VP1987
Andrew ParkerCountry VP1987
Beau RobertsHonorary Treasurer2000
Edward StrongHonorary Secretary2013
Xavier FryerU 26 Committeemen2022
Peter (PJ) FoordU 26 Committeemen2019
James Pelly2023 School Leaver2023
Chris CunioCommittee member2015
Sean KellyCommittee member1986
Josh CohenCommittee member2007
Evan HansimikaliCommittee member1999
Hamish ThomsonCommittee member1997
Joe KarsayCommittee member1998
Luke AdamsCommittee member2002
Cameron HaynesCommittee member2003
Angus IslesCommittee member2009