Alan Cooley

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Sir Alan Cooley
CBE
Secretary of the Department of Supply
In office
1966–1971
Secretary of the Department of Productivity
In office
1977–1980
Personal details
Born Alan Sydenham Cooley
(1920-09-17)17 September 1920
Died 13 April 1997(1997-04-13) (aged 76)
Nationality Australian
Occupation Public servant

Sir Alan Sydenham Cooley, CBE (17 September 1920 – 13 April 1997) was a senior Australian Public Service official and policymaker.

Life and career[edit]

Alan Cooley was born in 1920.[1]

He began his Commonwealth Public Service career in the Department of Supply,[2] rising up the ranks to become Secretary of that department in 1966.[3] He transferred the department headquarters to Canberra in January 1968.[4]

Between 1971 and 1977, Cooley was Chairman of the Public Service Board.[1][5] In 1977, he was appointed to be Secretary of the new Department of Productivity.[6][7]

Awards[edit]

Cooley was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in January 1972.[8] He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in June 1976.[9]

In 2011, a street in the Canberra suburb of Casey was named Cooley Crescent in Alan Cooley's honour.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cooley Crescent, ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, archived from the original on 27 February 2014 
  2. ^ "Cooley on sick leave". The Canberra Times. 23 April 1980. p. 1. 
  3. ^ CA 57: Department of Supply, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 April 2014 
  4. ^ "Supply arrives". The Canberra Times. ACT. 6 January 1968. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "PSB head staying". The Canberra Times. 16 October 1976. p. 3. 
  6. ^ Fraser, Malcolm (14 January 1977). "Secretary to the Department of Productivity" (Press release). Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "PSB head to lead new department". The Canberra Times. 15 January 1977. p. 1; 7. 
  8. ^ Search Australian Honours: COOLEY, Alan Sydenham, Australian Government, archived from the original on 17 April 2014 
  9. ^ Search Australian Honours: COOLEY, Alan Sydenham, Australian Government, archived from the original on 17 April 2014 
Government offices
Preceded by
John Knott
Secretary of the Department of Supply
1966–1971
Succeeded by
Neil Currie
Preceded by
Frederick Wheeler
Chairman of the Public Service Board
1971–1977
Succeeded by
Mick Shann
Preceded by
D.J. O'Connor (Acting)
Secretary of the Department of Productivity
1977–1980
Succeeded by
Hugh Ryan (Acting)