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economist , consultant , company executive

John Sydney Dawkins, Australian economist, consultant, company executive. Patron Menzies Sch Health; mem nat exec Australian Labor Party, vpres, 1982; bd dirs Fred Hollows Found.


Dawkins, John Sydney was born on March 2, 1947 in Perth, Australia. Son of Alec Dawkins.


Student, Scotch College. Diploma in Agriculture, Roseworthy Agricultural College, Australia. Bachelor in Economics, University Western Australia.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University South Australia. Doctor of Science (honorary), Queensland University Technology.


Former staff, Australian Bureau Agricultural Economicsmember of staff, Australian Department Trade and Industry, 1971-1972;trade union secretary, Australian Department Trade and Industry, 1973;member, Australian House of Representatives, Canberra, 1974-1975, 77-94;opposition spokesman for education, Australian House of Representatives, Canberra, 1980-1983;opposition spokesman for industry and commerce, Australian House of Representatives, Canberra, 1983;minister for finance, Government of Australia, 1983-1984;minister assisting prime minister for public service matters, Government of Australia, 1983;minister trade, Government of Australia, 1985-1987;minister assisting prime minister for youth affairs, Government of Australia, 1984;minister employment, education, training, Government of Australia, 1987-1992;treasurer, Government of Australia, 1992-1993;representative for special investment, Government of Australia, 1994-1995;press officer, Australian Trades and Labor Council, 1976-1977. Director Sealcorp Holdings Australia since 1994. Chairman Impac (Australia), M&C Saatchi (Australia), since 1996, Medical Corporation Australiasia, since 1997, John Dawkins & Company, since 1994.

Chairman advisory board Indian Ocean Centre. Board directors Fred Hollows Foundation.


Patron Menzies Sch Health. Mem nat exec Australian Labor Party, vpres, 1982. Bd dirs Fred Hollows Found.


Married Maggie Maruff, March 2, 1987.

Alec Dawkins Dawkins

Maggie Maruff