16 December 2021
Holly Jamieson Loveday (1997) was elected as the President of the Pembroke Old Scholars Committee in September 2021. Holly is the General Manager at Loveday Financial and a current parent at Pembroke.
What is your favourite memory of your time at Pembroke?
My favourite memories of Pembroke would have to be being able to spend so much time with my friends during the day. We have a cohort where many of us are still great friends today.
What is your biggest career highlight?
I am most proud of the fact that I have been self-employed since I was 23. I came from larger companies like Coco Cola where I learnt a lot – including the fact that I needed to be my own boss! This was also my biggest career risk, starting my own business at 23 – my mum thought I was crazy!
If I could change careers, I would be…
Working for Conde Nast reviewing hotels and holidays.
What do you enjoy about being a member of the Pembroke Old Scholars Association?
I love being able to see the School from all angles. I currently have three children at Pembroke – Ginger in Year 1, Jock in Year 3, and Coco in Year 7. I love having multiple perspectives of the School, being a current parent as well as being involved in Old Scholars. As President and as a member of the committee we get to see so much of what our old scholars get up to after Pembroke. We have a community filled with interesting people with amazing careers and to stay connected through the association is wonderful! I also love heading out to old scholars sporting matches on weekends – we have some extraordinarily successful clubs running at the moment which I am honored to be involved with.
If you could have coffee with anyone in the world, who would it be?
My friends who have been stuck in lockdown in NSW and Victoria. I do not think we would be drinking coffee though!
Where is the first place you'll travel when the borders open?
ANYWHERE! My family did spend a week in the small town of Jelsa, Hvar in Croatia just before lockdown and it was something we all found really special.
What is a talent you wish you had?
I wish I were multilingual. I’m sure it would help with my dream role at Conde Nast!
What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
Start saving money now!
What is something you are grateful for?
I am grateful for my family and friends. I know it sounds cliché, but I am lucky to be surrounded by some pretty amazing people.
A piece of advice that you would like to pass onto your children.
Act with integrity, be a loyal friend and have fun, lots of fun.