Proud, John Seymour, Kt cr (1907-1997)

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Proud, John Seymour (1907-1997)
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Engineer; Company director
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John Seymour Proud was a distinguished mining engineer, Company Director and benefactor. He was a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Institute of Marketing Management and of the Institute of Engineers Australia. He was also a Life Member of the Royal Society of New South Wales. Proud was also Knighted in 1978, had the mineral Proudite named in his honour and received two honorary doctorate degrees.

After working in the family business for a short time, John Seymour Proud enrolled in the University of Sydney where he completed a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Mining and Metallurgy. After several years in research and practical engineering his career switched to the field of management. During his career Proud had numerous jobs including Director of CSIR, Manager of Peko Mines and later Chairman of Peko-Wallsend and was Founder and Chairman of Trustees of the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation. Proud was also a very generous man with an passion for the Arts and environment. He was a major force behind the establishment of Earthwatch Australia and established the Sir John Proud Fund for the purchase of Rare Books.

Proud was extremely lucky to have achieved all this because his life was almost cut short at the age of 29. On a flight between Brisbane and Sydney in 1937 Proud was involved in an airplane crash. He and two of his fellow passengers survived but were badly injured. Not only did they survive the crash, but also the eleven days it took rescuers to find them.

  • Life event - Plane crash in McPherson Ranges during flight between Brisbane and Sydney
  • Career position - Chairman of Peko-Wallsend Ltd
  • Career position - Trustee of the Australian Museum
  • Award - AusIMM Award received from the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Career position - Director of CSR Ltd
  • Career position - Fellow of the Senate at the University of Sydney
  • Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
  • Career position - Chairman of Electrical Equipment Ltd Group
  • Career position - Chairman of Oil Search Ltd.
  • Career position - Inaugural Chair of the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation
  • Education - Doctor of Engineering (DEng) received from The University of Sydney
  • Education - Doctor of Letters (DLitt) received from the Australian National University

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  1. Proud, John Seymour
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sir John Proud 1907-1997
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    Published: 1997
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 130, 3&4, 120-121

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