For The Labourer is Worthy of His Hire
Douglas Myers was educated at Kings College
Auckland, Cambridge University where he obtained a
BA, and the Harvard Business School. Mr Myers has worked
in England for Allied Breweries Limited and spent six
months with Spencecliff Corporation, Honolulu. He returned
to New Zealand in 1965 and became Managing Director
of the Myers family company, The Campbell and Ehrenfried
Co. Ltd. (C & E). In 1970 Mr Myers bought 100%
control of C & E. In 1971 New Zealand Wines &
Spirits Ltd (NZWS) was formed with equal shareholding
between Lion Breweries Ltd and C & E which was
managed by NZWS with Douglas Myers as NZWS's Managing
Director. NZWS became the largest integrated wine and
spirit manufacturer, retailer, importer/exporter in
Australasia. In December 1982 Douglas Myers became
Managing Director of Lion Breweries Ltd. Douglas Myers'
shareholding in Lion Corporation Ltd (formerly Lion
Breweries Ltd) was increased to over 30% in 1985. In
1988 Lion Corporation Ltd merged with L.D. Nathan &
Co Ltd to form Lion Nathan Ltd. Mr Myers became Chief
Executive Officer of the merged company.
In January 1991 Mr Myers became Chairman of the New
Zealand Business Roundtable, and in that year he was
made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire
for services to business management.
Bob Day is Managing Director of Homestead Award
Winning Homes, South Australia's largest homebuilder.
Mr Day was educated at the Gilles Plains State High
School and The University of South Australia where
he studied Applied Chemistry. His early career saw
him working as a Science Technician in a State Government
research laboratory. In 1975 Mr Day left the Public
Service and began working in the building industry
as a plumber. He attended night school and gained his
Plumber's ticket and General Builder's Licence. He
also took time out to learn to fly and gained his unrestricted
Pilot's Licence in 1980. In 1983 Bob registered `Homestead
Constructions' which later became Homestead Award Winning
Homes and built his first display home at Salisbury
in Adelaide's northern suburbs. By 1987 Mr Day entered
the land development business and is now one of the
State's largest land developers. He is Vice President
of the Housing Industry Association, Chairman of the
HIA Housing Development Board, Chairman of the Housing
The Homeless Council. He is actively involved in community
support programs and sponsors over 70 different sporting
clubs, charities, service clubs, schools and individuals.
In 1991 Mr Day was named Westpac Young Executive of
Ray Evans was educated at Melbourne High School
and The University of Melbourne. He graduated in Electrical
Engineering (1960), Mechanical Engineering (1961) and
later M.Eng.Sc. (1975). He worked in the State Electricity
Commission of Victoria as a graduate engineer 1961-68
and then jointed the Gordon Institute of Technology
as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering. In 1976 he joined
Deakin University as Senior Lecturer in the School
of Engineering and became Deputy Dean in 1980. He resigned
in 1982 to join Western Mining Corporation as Executive
Officer. In 1971 he was a founding sponsor of the Australian
Council for Educational Standards, and foundation editor
(1973-75) of that organisation's journal `ACES Review'.
Since joining Western Mining Corporation in 1982 he
has worked as personal assistant to Hugh M Morgan,
AO (Managing Director of Western Mining Corporation).
He has advised on issues affecting the Australian mining
industry particularly and business generally. Of special
concern have been the Aboriginal Land Rights movement,
the Environmentalist Movement and on the economic debates
affecting the industry, such as protection and privatisation.
He is Founder and President of The H R Nicholls Society,
an Australian society dedicated to the cause of labour
market reform. He is a Director of Quadrant Publishing
Company. He became a member of The Mont Pelerin Society
in 1989. Mr Evans has published widely.
Professor Macdonald (Mac) Boot; 1965 B.Sc (Econ.)
London Honours 2A in Economic and Social History, 1979
PhD. Hull, Thesis Title The Commercial Crisis of
1847. Professor Boot's fields of Research Interest
are history and development of banking and monetary
policy and institutions in Britain and Australia. Australian
economic problems in the 1970s and 1980s. History of
wages and human capital formation in Britain and Australia.
Forbes Ireland obtained his Bachelor of Arts
Degree at the University of Tasmania. He is the President
of the Australian Human Resources (Tasmanian Region),
President of the Hobart Toastmasters Club, member of
the Industrial Relations Society of Tasmania and is
a Director of the Hobart Rotary Club. In 1991 Mr Ireland
joined, as a Director, ABC-PACT (Management and Training
Consultants), a Tasmanian business based in Hobart
and Launceston. He is a Management Consultant specialising
in Industrial Relations and Training. Mr Ireland has
worked in the people management field for 23 years
in both the public and private sectors. He left the
position of Assistant Director (Personnel Management)
with the State Health Department in 1989 to set up
his own consulting firm. He has been actively involved
behind the scenes in the recent changes to the Tasmanian
Industrial Relations legislation and sees an important
role for local consultants in workplace reform.
Eric Abetz, BA (Tas), LL.B (Tas); Barrister
and Solicitor, President, Tasmanian Division Liberal
Party of Australia. Mr Abetz was educated at Taroona
High School, Hobart Matric College, University of Tasmania,
partner, Abetz Curtis and Docking, admitted practitioner
of Supreme Court of Tasmania 1983, High Court of Australia
1986, Commissioner, Supreme Court of Tasmania since
1987. Mr Abetz is Deputy Chairman Association of Christian
Parent Controlled Schools; Hon. Chairman Legal Adviser
to RSPCA (Tas), Assn. of Christian Homes for the Aged
Inc., Jireh House (women's shelter).
Michael Moore B.Comm (Melbourne) 1958. Mr Moore's
principal interests have been in the small business
area. Up to 1985 Mr Moore was involved with developing
the production of broiler chicks and the establishment
of Australia's first computer controlled hatchery at
Pakenham. Mr Moore's interests included development
of the Turoa Skifield on Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand.
He was also involved with the merger of Statewide Building
Society and RESI and the emergence of the Bank of Melbourne.
Mr Moore has served as Councillor 1975-84 with Pakenham
Shire Council, Councillor Central Award 1988-91 with
Melbourne City Council and has held appointments with
various organizations connected with rural Australia,
latterly with the Melbourne City Chamber of Commerce
in developing a proposal for the reform of the Melbourne
City Council to become a central business district
council. Mr Moore is currently Chairman Finance Committee
Geelong Independent Rural Education College, Vice Chairman
Pakenham Racing Club and Council Member of Melbourne
City Chamber of Commerce.
John Hyde was educated at Dalwallinu State School
and Hale School, Western Australia. He won and held
the Moore seat in the Federal Parliament for the Liberals
from 1974 until defeated in 1983. He was one of three
MPs who formed `the Dries'. He is presently Executive
Director of the Institute of Public Affairs which is
dedicated to encouraging understanding of the free
society and free enterprise. He writes a weekly column
in The Australian.
Peter Costello, MP is Shadow Minister for Corporate
Law Reform and Consumer Affairs. He was elected to
the House of Representatives for the seat of Higgins,
Victoria, in March 1990. He joined the Liberal Party
in 1980. Before entering Parliament he was a solicitor
1981-1984, a member of the Victorian Bar 1984-1990
and a part time tutor Law and Economics/Politics Faculty,
Monash University 1984-1986. As a barrister he practised
in the fields of commercial, taxation, industrial relations
and anti-discrimination law. He holds B.A. and LL.B.
Richard R S Tracey, QC 1969 LL.B. (Hons) University
of Melbourne, 1974 LL.M. University of Melbourne and
1979 LL.M. University of Illinios. He was admitted
to the Bar Australian Capital Territory January 1975,
Victoria May 1975 and New South Wales June 1975. He
is Signing of Roll of Counsel New South Wales 1975
and Victoria 1982. In 1970-72 Mr Tracey was Associate
to The Hon. Sir Richard Eggleston, Judge, Commonwealth
Industrial Court; President, Trade Practices Tribunal.
1972 Tutor, Law School, University of Melbourne; 1973
Senior Tutor Law School, University of Melbourne; 1973-74
Teaching Fellow Law School University of Illinios.
1975-79 he was lecturer Law School, University Melbourne
in the subjects of Constitutional and Administrative
Law, and Industrial Law. 1977-80 he was Sub-Dean, Faculty
of Law, University of Melbourne and in 1979-87 he was
Senior Lecturer, Law School, University of Melbourne.
Mr Tracey became Queen's Counsel Victoria in 1991.
Mr Tracey has published widely on many aspects of law.
John Dawson was educated at Dandenong High School,
Melbourne University, was founder Seymour Meat Processing
Co-op. He is a member of the Victorian Meatwork Federation
Industrial Association (formerly Victorian Farmers
& Graziers Employers Association). Mr Dawson is
a life member of the Law Institute Victoria 1979, former
Lecturer Professional Conduct Cl Legal Education Law
Chris Oldfield holds a Diploma of Arts (Sociology).
Mr Oldfield has been employed with Broken Hill Peko
Limited Group for ten years. His current position is
Public Affairs Manager Associated Pulp & Paper
Mills and has held many positions such as Public Affairs
Manager East Gippsland Pulp & Paper Development,
Employee Relations Manager Wesley Vale Export Pulp
Mill Project, Personnel Manager APPM Paper Division
and Asst. Manager-Personnel & Industrial Relations
Electrolytic Zinc Industries of Australasia (EZ).
Tony Thomas has 33 years experience in reporting.
He is an associate editor with BRW and has been a writer
with the magazine since it started in 1981. He has
a general brief to cover any area including business,
finance, manufacturing, trade, etc. He was economics
writer for `The Age' in the Canberra Press Gallery
from 1971-79. He has an economics degree (Australian
National University) and a Masters degree in literature
(University of Western Australia).
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