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Biographical entry Norgard, John Davey (1914 - 2010)

AO

Born
3 February 1914
Died
3 October 2010
Occupation
Mining chemist and Industrial chemist

Summary

John Davey Norgard, a senior executive with BHP, arranged for Lewis Weeks, one of America's most famous geologists, to visit Australia in 1960 and report on the oil permits held by BHP. His report that oil would be found in Bass Strait led to BHP becoming associated with Esso, a project that within ten years led to the production of 60% of Australia's annual oil needs. Norgard was educated at the South Australian School of Mines and University of Adelaide (BE) and was a Chairman of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission).

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1936
Career position - Joined Broken Hill Proprietary Company Ltd (BHP)
1942 - 1945
Career position - Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Australian Air Force
1949
Career position - Assistant Manager of Australian Iron and Steel Ltd
1951
Career position - Assistant Manager of BHP in Newcastle, New South Wales
1952 - 1956
Career position - Manager of BHP in Newcastle
1956 - 1963
Career position - Assistant General Manager of BHP in Newcastle
1963 - 1967
Career position - General Manager of Operations at BHP
1967 - 1970
Career position - Executive General Manager Operations
1970 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of the Metric Conversion Board
1972 - 1975
Career position - Deputy Chancellor of La Trobe University in Bundoora, Victoria
1976 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission)
1976 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of the Pipeline Authority
1982
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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See also

Rosanne Walker