CHAC's 2014 Queensland Rhodes Scholar, Andrew Barnes (left) and the Past Students' Association Vice-President, Sam Walpole, met up in Oxford, where Andrew is currently studying, as part of his scholarship.

Andrew Barnes, who graduated from CHAC, as Dux of College, in 2006, is currently the CEO and co-founder of GO1, a technology services and products company and is an Associate Fellow (AFAIM) of the Australian Institute of Management. His awards include: Winner - Young Manager of the Year - Brisbane Australian Institute of Management, September 2012; Finalist in the Brisbane Young Entrepreneurs 2011, 2012, 2013 Brisbane Business News; B&T 30 Under 30 August 2012; UQBS PhD Scholarship University of Queensland Business School; and the Australian Student Prize in 2006. Andrew graduated from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in a BBusMan, a BEcon (Deans Honours), and is currently undertaking a PhD in Business Strategy, which he will continue at Oxford University as part of his Rhodes Scholarship.

Prominent Rhodes Scholars have previously included Bill Clinton and Edwin Hubble, and Australian political leaders, Tony Abbott, Kim Beazley, Bob Hawke and Malcolm Turnbull.

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world, which aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world's future. Scholars must be between the ages of 19 and 25 and demonstrate academic and intellectual excellence, integrity of character, respect for fellow beings and a capacity for leadership.