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Ashley William Goldsworthy

business educator

Ashley William Goldsworthy, business educator. Order of British Empire, Her Majesty Queen of Australia, 1982; Officer of Order of Australia, Her Majesty Queen of Australia, 1991.


Goldsworthy, Ashley William was born on November 2, 1935 in Culcairn, Australia. Son of William Thomas and Mary Kathleen (Ferguson) Goldsworthy.


Bachelor of Commerce, University Queensland, Australia, 1960. Diploma in Public Administration, University Queensland, Australia, 1962. Master of Science, Griffith University, Australia, 1980.


Director economic statistics Australian Bureau Statistics, 1968-1970. Senior executive State Government Institute Office, Queensland, 1970-1979. Chief Executive Officer Suncorp Building Society, Australia, 1979-1987, Jennings Group, Australia, 1987-1990, Australian Computer Society, 1990-1994.

Dean School Business, professor leadership Bond University, Gold Coast, 1991-1996, executive director business/higher education roundtable Gold Coast, since 1997. World president International Federation Information Processing, 1986-1989. President Australian Computer Society, 1974-1976, 82-83.

World vice president International Union Building Societies and Savings Association, 1986-1987. Director Jupiters Ltd., Gold Coast, 1988-1991, Centro Properties, Australia, 1987-1990.


Federal president Liberal Party Australia, 1990-1993. Chairman Queensland Theatre Company, 1996-2000. Director Australian Ballet, 1988-1995.

Member Business Council Australia, 1987-1990. Trustee Queensland Performing Arts Trust, 1997-2000. Fellow Australian Academy Technology Engineering Sciences, Chinese Institute Electronics.

Member Center International Research and Communications Information Technology (chairman since 1989), Australian Science and Technology Council.


Married Shirley Anne Wilkinson, May 11, 1957. Children: Deborah, Christopher, Mark, Terrence.

William Thomas Goldsworthy

Mary Kathleen (Ferguson) Goldsworthy

Shirley Anne Wilkinson

Deborah Goldsworthy

Christopher Goldsworthy

Mark Goldsworthy

Terrence Goldsworthy