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Biographical entry Vernon, James (1910 - 2000)

AC, CBE

Born
13 June 1910
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Died
10 July 2000
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Industrial chemist

Summary

James Vernon was Director of CSR (Colonial Sugar Refining Company) 1958-1982 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Details

Educated University of Sydney (BSc) and University College London (PhD). Chairman, O'Connell St Associates. John Storey Medal, Australian Institute of Management

Events

1938 - 1951
Career position - Chief Chemist, Colonial Sugar Refining Company
1951 - 1956
Career position - Senior Executive Officer, Colonial Sugar Refining Company
1956 - 1957
Career position - Assistant General Manager, Colonial Sugar Refining Company
1958 - 1974
Career position - Director, Colonial Sugar Refining Company
1960
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1962
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1965
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1965
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1974 - 1975
Career position - Chairman, Post Office Commission of Inquiry
1974 - 1989
Career position - Chairman, CIBC Australia Ltd
1975 - 1987
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1975 - 1991
Career position - Director, Westham Dredging Company Pty Ltd
1976 - 1987
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1978 - 1980
Career position - Chairman, CSR Limited
1980
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for service to industry and to government
1980 - 1982
Career position - International President, Pacific Basin Economic Council
1980 - 1989
Career position - Chairman, Volvo Australia Pty Ltd
1987 - 2000
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1987 - 2000
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Sciences

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Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Burrell, Steve, 'Obituary: Sir James Vernon, AC, CBE', The Age (2000). Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker