The Faculty wishes to extend the very best of luck to Graduate School of Business and Economics student Cameron McKenzie-McHarg, who is a member of Australia’s Olympic rowing team for London 2012.
One of the most experienced members of the eight for London, McKenzie-McHarg has competed at nine World Championships, picking up a silver medal with the men’s four in 2009 and a bronze medal with the men’s eight in 2010.
In 2008, Cameron, Francis Hegerty, James Marburg and Matt Ryan missed selection for the Australian Olympic eight, but they formed a near unstoppable coxless four that almost took gold at the Beijing Olympics. McKenzie-McHarg and the Australian crew qualified their boat for the Games at the eleventh hour and went on to win a silver medal.
Cameron was born in the Victorian country town of Leongatha in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges. He took up rowing when he started high school at Scotch College in Melbourne and he currently works as a financial advisor.
Cameron is one of 12 members of the Olympic and Paralympic teams that are represent Australia. Follow all of the action on the London Olympics on the Melbourne University Sport blog.