Sir Eric Neal
AC CVO FTSE HonFAIB
|32nd Governor of South Australia|
|Premier||Dean Brown (1996)
John Olsen (1996-2001)
|Preceded by||Dame Roma Mitchell|
|Succeeded by||Marjorie Jackson-Nelson|
|Chief Commissioner of Sydney|
|Preceded by||Doug Sutherland
as Lord Mayor
|Succeeded by||Jeremy Bingham
as Lord Mayor
|Born||24 June 1924|
Sir Eric James Neal AC CVO FTSE HonFAIB (born 3 June 1924) was the Governor of South Australia 1996-2001, Commissioner of Sydney from 1987 to 1988, and until the start of 2010, the Chancellor of Flinders University.
He trained as an engineer at the South Australian School of Mines (now part of the University of South Australia), and became a successful businessman. The peak of his career was fourteen years as CEO of Boral. He was also a Director of John Fairfax Holdings, BHP, Coca-Cola Amatil and AMP Limited and Chairperson of Westpac.
He was appointed Governor of South Australia in 1996, being the first person from the business community to take up residence in Government House in Adelaide.
- He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- On 17 April 2007, Sir Eric Neal accepted the offer of the Adelaide University Soccer Club Blacks invitation to become the club's patron.
- Flinders University named its Engineering Building and the University of South Australia named its Mawson Lakes campus library after him.
- He is Principal Patron of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health at the University of Adelaide.
|Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)||1988|
|Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)||1992|
- Press release of appointment as Chancellor of Flinders University
- University of South Australia - Sir Eric Neal library
- Biography of Chancellor of Flinders University
- Australian Institute of Building Honorary Fellows
- Sir Eric Neal on the Flinders uni Wiki
- A U Soccer Club
Dame Roma Mitchell
|Governor of South Australia