Lachlan Murdoch’s smoky Christmas drinks attracts a who’s who of Sydney elite
First to arrive was Football Federation of Australia chief David Gallop, just before 5 pm when the temperature topped 31 degrees. Following hot on his heels was fashion designer Collette Dinnigan, who introduced the couple over two decades ago. She came brandishing a children’s book as a Christmas gift for one of the three young Murdochs.
Celebrity chef Guillaume Brahimi was trailed by a posse of News Corp people including executive chair Michael Miller, former head of Sky News Australia, now head of Sky Arabia Angelo Frangopoulos, and Daily Telegraph columnist Joe Hildebrand.
Former premier Mike Baird and wife Kerryn arrived after Prime Minister Scott Morrison had already departed.
Other guests including league legend Matty Johns, NSW racing supremo Peter V’Landys and Sky News business editor Ticky Fullerton.