John Francis Brady (SPC 1954-57)

August 1, 2022

John Brady.

John pictured in recent years with his children, Nicole, Sean, Paul and Rebecca.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Old Collegian John Francis Brady (SPC 1954-57) who passed away peacefully on 15 July 2022 at Mercy Place, Sandringham, aged 82 years.
John was the son of John and Carmel and loving older brother of Bryan (SPC 1956-57, PY1959), Rosemary, Suzanne and Catherine.
John was the beloved husband of Claire and loving father of Nicole, Sean, Paul and Rebecca and a grandfather to nine.
John was a boarder at SPC and following his completion of a Masters Degree in Psychology at Melbourne University, he forged a career as a management consultant with Chandler & Mcleod and became the national management partner in charge of 125 psychologists.
John attended St Patrick’s College as a boarder from Doncaster for four years between 1954-57. He was also a Prefect in his Second Year Matriculation in 1957.

He was also a member of the Sodality of Our Lady Councillors, Holy Name Society Executive and Literary Society. John was a member of the undefeated Second XVIII football team in 1957 and also played in the ruck for Treacy in the Oval Footballl competition. He was a stroke in the second crew, which finished second in the 1957 Head of the Lake regatta.

John Brady pictured in his Prefects class photo in 1957.

After matriculating, John attended Burwood Teachers’ College and completed a Trained Primary Teachers’ Certificate. He then taught for two years in western Victoria and suburban Melbourne schools.
While teaching in Melbourne, he attended Melbourne University and eventually completed a Master of Arts degree, majoring in Psychology, and later gained a Diploma of Criminology.
John then worked as a psychologist for 25 years in management consulting and finished up as the National Managing Partner for Chandler and Macleod Consultants, which had over 100 psychologists working across Australia.
John also worked for a number of years as Sports Psychologist for the North Melbourne AFL club.
John is remembered fondly as a “lovely and charming gentleman” by his friends and we extend our deepest sympathy to John’s extended family at this sad time.

John Brady, pictured in his matriculation class photograph in 1957.

John Brady pictured in the Second XVIII football team photograph in 1957.

John Brady was also a member of the College’s Sodality of Our Lady, pictured here in 1957.


John Brady, pictured in the 1957 Head of the Lake seconds crew, which finished second behind Ballarat High School.