Born 25 October 1941
Parents: Albert Henry, plumber and gasfitter, and Florence Emma Benn
Marriage: (1) 26 Aug 1965 Ruth Priscilla Jennings; 3d. (2) 15 June 1985 Gayle Elizabeth Austen; 1s.
Occupation: Minister of religion
Religion: Church of England
Education: North Richmond State School, Richmond Technical School, Richmond Technical College, RMIT, plumbing and gasfitting apprenticeship, Ridley College, Melbourne University, ThL 1963. ThSchol., Aust. Coll of Theology 1970; B.Arts (Hons) Sociology, Monash University 1976. M.Science (MBA), Durham University Business School UK 1984. Leadership Development Program, Greensboro North Carolina USA 1988.
Career: Church of England minister of religion, St Mary's Caulfield 1964-1966, St Stephen's Richmond 1966-1968, St John's Healesville 1968-1973; member Victorian Institute of Secondary Education Council 1977-1979; management consultant Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, chartered accountants 1982-84. Manager, Corporate Communications IBIS Australia 1984-85. Member Directing Staff 1985-91, Director International Programs 1988-91, Australian Management College Mt Eliza 1985-91. Director, China-Aust. Management Centre, Beijing China 1991-95. Professional Development Director, Aust. Computer Society 1996-98. Managing Director, The Swish Group Limited 1998-2000. Executive Director, Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association 2000-09. Retired 2009. President of Independent Contractors of Australia 2008 to present. Fellow, Aust. Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Assoc. Fellow, Aust. Institute of Management. Member, Aust. Institute of Company Directors. Assoc. Member, Australian Computer Society.
Party: Liberal Party
Party Note: Secretary parl. party 1976-1979
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Ringwood||19 May 1973||19 March 1976|
|MLA||Warrandyte||20 March 1976||2 April 1982||Defeated|
Appointments: Assistant Minister of Education May 1979-Dec 1980. Minister for the Arts May 1979-Apr 1982. Minister of Educational Services Dec 1980-Apr 1982. Qualifications committee 1973-1974.
Publications: Community Education-Another Perspective 1980. Strategies and Structures for Education in Victoria 1981. Implementing Change 1985. Leadership in Australia 1990.
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.