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Biographical entry Zeidler, David Ronald (1918 - 1998)

AC, Kt cr, CBE, FAA FTSE

Born
18 March 1918
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
12 March 1998
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Company director

Summary

(Sir) David Ronald Zeidler was Chairman and Managing Director ICI Australia Limited 1973-80.

Details

Educated University of Melbourne (MSc).

Events

1942 - 1952
Career position - Worked at the CSIR, later the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1952 - 1962
Career position - Research Manager, then Development Manager, then Controller of the Dyes and Fabrics Groups at Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand Limited (ICIANZ)
1963 - 1971
Career position - Executive Director at Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand Limited (ICIANZ)
1971
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1971 - 1972
Career position - Managing Director at ICI Australia
1972
Career position - Deputy Chairman at ICI Australia
1973 - 1980
Career position - Chairman and Managing Director at ICI Australia
1976 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1979
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1980
Life event - Retired
1983 - 1988
Career position - President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1985 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1990
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

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Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Gottliebsen, Robert, 'Obituary: Sir David Zeidler, Chief executive', The Age, 25 March 1998. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.