Industry and IT

Industry and IT

Nicholas Paspaley AC (image courtesy of Paspaley)

Nicholas Paspaley AC
(image courtesy of Paspaley)

G.B.S. Falkiner (1907-61; in College 1926-30), sheep breeder (owner of Haddon Rig), pioneer of rural air transport and major benefactor to the University; initiated the production of parachutes for dropping supplies to troops in New Guinea during World War Two. [Australian Dictionary of Biography]

Sir John Dunlop KBE (1910-83; in College 1928-30), chairman of Edwards Dunlop and of CSR. [Age, 17 October 1983]

W.L. Hughes CBE (1917-99; in College 1934-39), Rhodes Scholar, played cricket for Oxford,ship-builder and exporter, chairman of Walkers Ltd and of Export Finance and Insurance Corporation.

Russell Ashton CB (1925-2003; in College 1943-46, Senior Student, 1945-46), Commissioner of the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission.

Sir Ian McFarlane Kt (1923-2008; in College 1941-44, 1946), a resources engineer who devised new methods of for oil shale in Queensland; donated the McFarlane Scholarship. [Sydney Morning Herald, 30 October 2008]

D.D. Benbow (b 1938; in College 1957-61), general manager of Magellan Petroleum; chairman of the Natural Oil and Gas Institute.

Nick Paspaley AC (b 1948; in College 1967-68), executive chairman of the Northern Territory pearling firm, Paspaley, and a major innovator and contributor to NT commercial life.

Rick Compton (b 1960; in College 1979-82), Vice-President of System Product Engineering, U.S.A.; pioneer in the field of 3G and 4G wireless technologies.

Nick Leeder (b 1969; in College 1988-91), CEO of Google France; former managing director of Google Australia & NZ.

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