David Hill (businessman)
As a child, David Hill was sent from Britain to Fairbridge Farm School in Molong, New South Wales with his two brothers, and has since written a book about the experiences of the pupils there. The documentary The Long Journey Home was aired on ABC TV on 17 November 2009.
He has been chief executive and director of the State Rail Authority of New South Wales, chairman and managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, head of Soccer Australia, head of Sydney Water, director of the Australian National Airlines Commission and Chairman of CREATE, a national organisation responsible for representing the interests of young people and children in institutional care. A former North Sydney rugby league junior, Hill was president of the North Sydney Bears Rugby League Football Club between 1989 and 1992. He was instrumental in the eventual ban on cigarette sponsorship of the game.
Hill is strongly in favour of the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. As well as being a member of the British Marbles Reunited campaign, he is the founder and current chairman of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures.
He lives in Sydney.
- Hill, David (2007). The Forgotten Children: Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Britain's Child Migrants to Australia. Australia: Random House. ISBN 1-74166-614-7.
- Hill, David (2008). 1788: The Brutal Truth of the First Fleet. Australia: Random House. ISBN 1-74166-797-6.
- Hill, David (2010). Gold - The fever that forever changed Australia. Australia: Random House. ISBN 1-74166-925-1.
- Hill, David (2013). The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia. Australia: Random House. ISBN 9781742751108.
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