James Vernon was Director of CSR (Colonial Sugar Refining Company) 1958-82 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Born Tamworth, New South Wales, 1910. CBE 1962; Kt 1965; AC 1980. Educated University of Sydney (BSc) and University College London (PhD). Chief Chemist, CSR Ltd 1938-51, Senior Executive Officer 1951-56, Assistant General Manager 1956-57, General Manager 1958-72, Director 1958-82, Chairman 1978-80. Director, Westham Dredging Company Pty Ltd 1975-91; Chairman, CIBC Australia Ltd 1974-89; Chairman, Volvo Australia Pty Ltd 1980-89; Chairman, O'Connell St Associates. Leighton Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1965; John Storey Medal, Australian Institute of Management; Order of Sacred Treasure 1st Class Japan; Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1976. International President, Pacific Basin Economic Council 1980-82.
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