The HSOBA is responsible for cultivating life-long fellowship between alumni and our community through various engagement activities.
Committee Member profiles
Jim Wilkinson (’69) – President
Profile coming soon.
Larry Owen (’10) – Vice-President
As a fairly recent leaver, Larry is excited about the opportunity to return to the School as a committee member of the HSOBA. Since graduating from Hutchins, he has completed a medical degree at UTAS and is currently working as a junior doctor at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Larry is also a keen sportsperson and has spent the last few years playing for the Hutchins School Old Boys’ Football Club which he has thoroughly enjoyed.
John Groom (’86) – Secretary
John has been deeply engaged with the School for several decades, including serving on the School Board for nearly 10 years. His career includes legal practice, corporate and business ownership and he has now completed the circle by taking on the role of Director of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Hutchins. John works very closely with the President to ensure deep engagement with all Old Boys.
Jake McIntyre (’17) – Treasurer
Jake has had a long-standing involvement with The Hutchins School. He and his twin brother Nick commenced in the Junior School and completed Year 12 in 2017. With a passion for real estate, Jake completed his licence in 2018 and has been involved with residential sales ever since. He is currently working with Petrusma Property in Hobart and Sandy Bay. In his spare time Jakes enjoys a game of golf or football. Jake has a passion for getting involved with the community and also helps out with the Hutchins School Dance Troupe.
Barrie is a well-known Hutchins icon within our community, recently having the Barrie Irons Oval named after him and is also an Honorary Old Boy. Barrie retired from teaching at Hutchins in 2015. For over 25 years Barrie has played an intricate role within the School as First XI cricket coach, Head of Senior School, Deputy Headmaster, Registrar, Liaison Officer and resident photographer. Barrie still works as a relief teacher and since retiring he has been spending as much time as possible with his family; either helping out at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary with his son Greg (’01) or playing the role of doting grandfather to his grandchildren – that is when he is not on the golf course!
Robert Dick (’53)
Robert has been involved with the HSOBA since 1956 where he has seen many changes over the years. As a former boarder and past President of the HSOBA, Robert brings a wealth of experience and is a passionate supporter of Hutchins and the values of the School.
Chris Rae (’66)
Chris retired from teaching with his career at Hutchins spanning from 1972 to 2015. Chris also played an intricate role within the Hutchins community as Head of Boarding, Head of School House, Head of Senior School and coach of the First XVIII AFL team. Chris also played with the HSOBFC in 1978/79.
Mark Herd (’96)
Since leaving school, Mark Herd (’96) travelled and then completed a Bachelor of Laws at UTAS. Mark has been a lawyer for nearly 20 years and currently works at Simmons Wolfhagen. Outside of work, Mark enjoys, travelling, sport, music and keeping up with his young family, including his children Fletcher and Chloe. Mark is also a life member of the HSOBFC where he enjoyed many years as a player for the mighty Lions.
Judy began teaching at Hutchins in 1992 in the Prep School. The Prep School consisted of four classrooms housing Kindergarten, Prep, Year 1, Year 2 and a Staff room/office/First Aid room. 30 years on and she has enjoyed every moment teaching at Hutchins. Judy has worked in the ELC as a classroom teacher with the last 6 years in the Centre for Excellence teaching Literacy Support.
Rose Seddon (’76)
Rose joined the HSOBA Committee in 2021, she has a long affiliation with the School. She is a past student, staff member, parent and now grandparent of a current student. Her father Crom Wood was also a student, staff member and parent at the School.
Dale Ayres (’10)
After returning to Tasmania after some time away, Dale was eager to join the HSOBA Committee to find a way to give back and contribute to the Hutchins School community. Dale is a lawyer currently practising in Hobart, and is also a player and former committee member of the HSOBFC.