Llew Edwards (politician)
Sir Llewellyn Roy Edwards
|37th Treasurer of Queensland|
15 Dec 1978 – 18 August 1983
|Preceded by||William Knox|
|Succeeded by||Joh Bjelke-Petersen|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
27 May 1972 – 22 October 1983
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||David Hamill|
|Born||2 August 1935|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
|Occupation||Electrician, Medical practitioner, Surgical Registrar|
Early life and education
Edwards entered Queensland state parliament as the Liberal member for Ipswich in 1972. He was the Minister for Health between 1974–1978 and then held the position of Liberal Party leader, Deputy Premier and Treasurer until 1983 when he retired from State Parliament to take on the role of Chairman and Chief Executive of World Expo '88, held in Brisbane.
He was Chair and CEO of the 1988 World Exposition, Brisbane's World Expo '88, and in 1993 he was elected the twelfth Chancellor of the University of Queensland, holding the office until 9 February 2009. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the university in 1988.
Sir Llew has sat on the boards of a number of publicly listed companies. He is the current chairman of the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation set up by James Hardie Industries to provide financial compensation for victims of asbestos related diseases caused by their products. He was a director of James Hardie Industries for a decade and has criticised the company for providing insufficient funds for the foundation, stating that they underestimated the liability of claims.
In 2010, Sir Llew was named by premier Anna Bligh as one of six "Queensland Greats". The citation stated that he was “an outstanding Queenslander who has made exceptional contributions to many fields”.
- "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- University of Queensland. (September 2010.) Alumni News Archived 4 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- Miles, Janelle (23 November 2008). "Sir Llew Edwards to retire after 36 years of public life". Courier Mail. Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Sir Llew truly one of the Greats". The Queensland Times. 5 June 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "2010 Queensland Greats recipients". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
- Principal Officers of the University of Queensland
- University of Queensland re-elects Chancellor and Deputy-Chancellor - UQ News Online, 08/02/2002
| Parliamentary Leader of the Liberal Party in Queensland
| Deputy Premier of Queensland
| Treasurer of Queensland
| Minister for Health
|Parliament of Queensland|
|New seat|| Member for Ipswich