Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 23.08.2017

Harry Guinness

Class of 2003
OCCUPATION Adviser, Office of the Foreign Minister
Lives canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Karri
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Arts/Economics
  • Masters, Development Studies
Work history
  • Adviser, Foreign Minister, 2013-2017
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What does life look for you now?

Living in Canberra working in Parliament House. Lots of friends and family. Plenty of time in Sydney and around the country. Work, friends, sport, books when possible.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

International development, gender equality, environmental sustainability, the effect of technology on the future of work - the fourth industrial revolution, rugby, running, cross-fit, reading, cooking, friends.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

It's pretty hard to get past coasties... but generally most of my Radford experiences were pretty incredible - rugby, soccer, rowing, choir, playing hacky-sack at lunchtime (do people still do that?), the collegiate environment and inclusive culture of Radford, amazing teaching staff. It really was a fantastic time.

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

Every Year 12 ever when I was in Year 7. Those teachers that genuinely cared about their classes. Mr Rose was particularly inspiring with his poetry classes.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

I'm still deciding. Don't let anyone tell you that you need to have your life sorted by 18, 21, 25, 31.... most people I know are still figuring it out!

Where are you now?