Michael HenryBorn 19 October 1946 to parents, Walter and Kathleen, Michael is one of three siblings. Attending the College between 1959 – 1962, Michael completed his Intermediate Education, now known as the Victorian Certificate of Education, during which time he was a member of School Religious Societies. Shortly after leaving school, Michael became the Secretary of the Salesian College Old Boys Cricket Club. Mike maintained and fostered strong links with the College, making himself available to umpire football games between competing schools during annual “Carnivals” over the years.
At ANZ, Mike commenced as a Junior Clerk before advancing to Senior Area Manager, and was responsible for five suburban branches. He worked for Catholic Church Insurances prior to joining the ANZ, where he contributed 34 continuous years of service, spending his last year as General Manager in the Mornington Peninsula. Mike held management positions in Banking, Area, Operations, Recruitment, Securities and Accountant roles at various branches.
Mike held great passion for AFL (formally VFL) Field Umpiring, with service from 1971 – 1977 (incl). He umpired 89 Senior Games, including 2 finals and A Reserve Grade Grand Finals.
He officiated at the infamous 1974 Windy Hill Brawl between Essendon and Richmond and was first Premiership Captain of the Salesian Old Boys Cricket Club 1964/1965.
Now retired, Michael lives in the Dromana parish area, where he plays an active role in the community, together with his wife Pauline, President of the local St Vincent de Paul Society.
Mike has been inducted as a Life Member AFL Umpires Association, Life Member of the Salesian Old Boys Cricket Club, Life Member of Team of the 60s Decade and Life Member Springvale South Tennis Club.
Married to Pauline for 46 years, Mike is father to Karen, Chris, Danielle and Sheree, and grandfather to Chelsea, Mitchell, Georgie, Halle, Rory, Jensen and Lachlan.
Mike acknowledges that self-satisfaction and success in the business and sporting field can be achieved through the constant application of an honest, reliable, ethical and common sense approach to life.
Hall Of Fame Inductee - Sport and Business
Griffin Winter 2016
2016 Hall Of Fame
Griffin Summer 2017
School Mates for Life