David KEAR Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Imperial College, London, 1944. Bachelor of Science, Imperial College, London, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1963.
Served in Royal Navy 1944-1947. Prospecting Officer, Ministry of Fuel and Power, United Kingdom 1947. Geologist, New Zealand Geological Survey 1948, District Geologist, Ngaruawahia 1949-1958, Auckland 1958-1965, Chief Economics Geologist 1963-1967, Director New Zealand Geological Survey 1967-1974.
Assistant Director-General Department, of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand 1974-1980, Director-General 1980-1983. With FAO, W. Samoa 1969-1974. With Ministry of Energy, New Zealand 1978.
President Geological Society of New Zealand 1959-1960. Vice-President Royal Society of New Zealand 1975-1979 (Fellow 1973). President New Zealand Executive Manager Club 1978-1979.
Director Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources since 1983, Cluff Oil (New Zealand) N.L. 1984-1988. Consultant Geothermal Energy New Zealand Ltd. for Kenya, Indonesia and New Zealand 1985-1988.
New Zealand Liquid Fuels Trust Board 1978-1983. United Nations Advisory Committee on Science and Tech, for Development since 1988.
Married Joan Kathleen Bridges, August 25, 1948. Children: Philip, Susan, Andrew.
1949 - 1965
1974 - 1980
1980 - 1983