2018 Hall of Fame: Gallery (below)
In the words of Dr Primo Bentivegna, “I haven’t been back for 32 years, but standing here tonight, I feel like I’m home.” Congratulations to 2018 Young Achiever David Ballerini and 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees, Gerard Rodrigues, Primo Bentivegna and Gino Gaspari.
2018 Young Achiever, Dr David Ballerini is Founder of the ‘Liven’ app, which enables users to pay their restaurant bill through the app to earn a portion of their bill back as ‘Liven Cash’, which can be used the next time they dine at any ‘Liven’ venue, or alternatively, can be donated to charities such as the RSPCA, NBCF, Heart Foundation or beyondblue.
Gerard Rodrigues is Counsellor (Europe and Africa) of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection at the Australian Embassy in Brussels, and has helped deliver significant trade and national security outcomes for Australia. As Director of Cargo Operations at the Australian Border Force, Gerard oversaw Australia’s largest ever seizure of drugs, valued at over 700 million dollars.
Dr Primo Bentivegna is founder of his own medical practice, The Chadstone Clinic in Malvern East, which is well known for being a welcoming and professional family practice, with many families attending the clinic over three generations. Over the last two years, Primo has also been a mentor of General Practice Registrars who are completing their postgraduate studies to attain their FRACGP.
Gino Gaspari is currently managing a team responsible for investigating serious Commonwealth Crime at the AFP, Melbourne Crime Operations, while completing his final year of a Bachelor of Policing (Investigations). In his career, Gino was seconded to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) International Deployment Group (IDG).
View the photos from our 2018 Hall of Fame below.