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Biographical entry Somerset, Henry Beaufort (1906 - 1995)

CBE, Kt, FTSE

Born
21 May 1906
Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia
Died
15 September 1995
Occupation
Industrial chemist, University Administrator and Company director

Summary

Sir Henry Somerset was Director of Associated Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd from 1945 to 81. He was also director and chairman of many other companies. Somerset was educated at the University of Melbourne (BSc, MSc).

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1920 - 1933
Career position - Chemist, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, Billingham, United Kingdom
1927
Education - BSc, University of Melbourne
1928
Education - MSc, University of Melbourne
1933 - 1936
Career position - Chemist at ICIANZ (Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand)
1937 - 1945
Career position - Chemist with Associated Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd
1945 - 1981
Career position - Director of Associated Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd
1947 - 1981
Career position - Director of Goliath Cement Holdings Ltd
1949 - 1982
Career position - Director of Tioxide Australia Pty Ltd
1953 - 1976
Career position - Chairman of Tioxide Australia Pty Ltd
1953 - 1978
Career position - Director of EZ Industries Ltd
1957 - 1982
Career position - Director of Humes Ltd
1958
Career position - President of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1961 - 1978
Career position - Director of Australian Fertilizers Ltd
1961 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of Humes Ltd
10 June 1961
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), Managing Director of Australian Paper Mills
1963 - 1971
Career position - Director, Imperial Chemical Industry of Australia and New Zealand
1964 - 1972
Career position - Chancellor of the University of Tasmania
1965 - 1973
Career position - Member of the Executive of CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1966
Career position - President of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
11 June 1966
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1967 - 1982
Career position - Chairman of Goliath Cement Holdings Ltd
1968 - 1977
Career position - Trustee of the National Museum of Victoria
1970 - 1982
Career position - Director of NKS (Holdings) Ltd
1970 - 1983
Career position - Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Mineral Foundation
1971 - 1976
Career position - Director of ICI Australia Ltd
1971 - 1981
Career position - Director of Perpetual Executors and Trustees Association of Australia Ltd
1973 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of Perpetual Executors and Trustees Association of Australia Ltd
1975 - 1987
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1976
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1977 - 1982
Career position - Chairman of the Central Norseman Gold Corporation Ltd
1987 - 1995
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

Published resources

Books

  • Carolan, Jane Mayo, No run-of-the-mill : a biography of Henry Beaufort Somerset (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2006), 337 pp. Details

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See also

  • Who's who in Australia XXXIst edition 1995 (Melbourne: Information Australia Group, 1995), 1622 pp. Details

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