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Biographical entry Mackney, Alan W. (1913 - 2003)

OBE

Born
6 September 1913
Alstonville, New South Wales, Australia
Died
2003
Occupation
Organic chemist

Summary

Alan Mackney graduated from the University of Sydney in 1934 and shortly after joined the CSIR Division of Forest Products 1935-1940. In 1944 he joined N.Z. Forest Products Ltd as Chief Chemist eventually becoming Director of the company 1978-1981.

Details

Born Alstonville, New South Wales, 6 June 1913. OBE 1982. Educated University of Sydney (BSc (hons) 1933, MSc 1934). Senior demonstrator in organic chemistry, University of Sydney 1935; research assistant, Division of Forest Products, CSIR 1935-40; assistant chief chemist, Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd, Tasmania 1940-44; chief chemist, New Zealand Forest Products Ltd 1944-50, general manager, New Zealand Forest Products Ltd, Penrose Industries 1950-61; general manager, New Zealand Forest Products Ltd, Production 1961-66; deputy managing director, New Zealand Forest Products Ltd 1966-73, managing director 1973-78, director 1978-81. L.R. Banjamin Award, Australian & New Zealand Pulp & Paper Technical Association 1972; Thomson Medal of Royal Society (New Zealand) for services to science in New Zealand 1985. Chairman, National Research Advisory Council 1979-86; president, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry 1984-85.

Events

1982
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Archival resources

Private hands (Mackney, A.W.)

  • Alan W. Mackney - Records, 1930 - 1988; Private hands (Mackney, A.W.). Details

Published resources

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.