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Fred Hilmer AO

Fred Hilmer is the former Chief Executive Officer of John Fairfax Holdings Limited. Prior to joining Fairfax he was Dean & Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) in the University of New South Wales and a Director...

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Fred Hilmer AO's Biography

Fred Hilmer is the former Chief Executive Officer of John Fairfax Holdings Limited. Prior to joining Fairfax he was Dean & Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) in the University of New South Wales and a Director of Port Jackson Partners Limited.


Prior to joining the AGSM Fred Hilmer was a director of McKinsey & Company—responsible for managing the Australian practice. He holds a degree in law from the University of Sydney, an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Finance where he was appointed a Joseph Wharton Fellow. In 1991 the Australian Institute of Management awarded him a special John Storey medal for distinguished contribution to the advancement of management thinking in Australia.
Earlier in his career, Fred Hilmer was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and he also practiced law in Australia. He served on the Committee of Inquiry into Management Education during 1981 and 1982. He was a member of the Commonwealth Higher Education Council and Chairman of the Business Council of Australia’s Employee Relations Study Group. In 1992 and 1993 he chaired the National Competition Policy Review Committee. He is Deputy Chairman of Westfield Holdings Limited and previously served as Chairman of Pacific Power, Deputy Chairman of Foster’s Brewing Group Limited and as a Director of a number of other Australian companies.
Fred has written extensively on strategy, organisation and economic reform and is the author of a number of books, including: When The Luck Runs Out, New Games/New Rules, co-authored Strictly Boardroom, Working Relations and Management Redeemed.
Fred Hilmer AO is a challenging and powerful businessman whose thoughts on business and society can be quite provocative. He is the former CEO of Fairfax Holdings and currently Deputy Chairman of Westfield Holdings Limited. In mid 2006, he took up the position of Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of New South Wales.

Speaking Topics Include

Management Redeemed
New Games – New Rules
Power, Passion and the Press – The Business of Media
Strictly Boardroom
When The Luck Runs Out
Working Relations