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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) 1958-82 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Details

Born Tamworth, New South Wales, 1910. CBE 1962; Kt 1965; AC 1980. Educated University of Sydney (BSc) and University College London (PhD). Chief Chemist, CSR Ltd 1938-51, Senior Executive Officer 1951-56, Assistant General Manager 1956-57, General Manager 1958-72, Director 1958-82, Chairman 1978-80. Director, Westham Dredging Company Pty Ltd 1975-91; Chairman, CIBC Australia Ltd 1974-89; Chairman, Volvo Australia Pty Ltd 1980-89; Chairman, O'Connell St Associates. Leighton Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1965; John Storey Medal, Australian Institute of Management; Order of Sacred Treasure 1st Class Japan; Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1976. International President, Pacific Basin Economic Council 1980-82.

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  • Burrell, Steve, 'Obituary: Sir James Vernon, AC, CBE', The Age, 24 July 2000. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker