Rick Allert

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Richard Hugh "Rick" Allert AO is an Australian businessman who was chairman of Tourism Australia from 2007 to 2012.

Before this, he worked with Carroll Winter & Co Chartered Accountants from 1959 to 1960, and then with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company from 1960; he was a partner with them from 1973 to 1979. He was a senior partner of Allert Heard & Co Chartered Accountants (1979–89) until it was acquired by the then Arthur Andersen & Co in 1989.

He was Chairman of Southcorp (1989–2002). In 1995, he was appointed a director of Coles Myer.[1] He was chairman of Coles Myer from 2002 until it was acquired by Wesfarmers in 2007. Rick is also Chairman of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd, Voyages Hotels & Resorts Pty Ltd and a Director of the Australia Business Arts Foundation.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1997,[2] an Honorary Doctor of the University of South Australia in 2000, awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001,[3] and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2008.[4]

Director List[edit]

Chairman List[edit]

• Chairman of the James Morrison Academy of Music

Charity Positions[edit]


In 2011, Rick Allert was the recipient of The Ernst & Young Champion of Entrepreneurship Award, Central Region. This award is given to those individuals "with a long-term record of outstanding entrepreneurial achievement, who have driven the growth of an Australian company, or companies over a sustained period of time and made a significant contribution to their community.[6]"

Other Positions[edit]


  1. ^ Board of Directors, Coles Myer
  2. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia (AM)". 9 June 1997. For service to business and to the community, particularly through the National Heart Foundation 
  3. ^ "Centenary Medal". 1 January 2001. For service to Australian society through rail transport, business and taxation 
  4. ^ "Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)". 9 June 2008. For service to the business sector through visionary leadership and promotion of corporate social responsibility, and to the community through involvement with and support for a range of artistic, charitable and educational organisations. 
  5. ^ "western desert resources ltd (WDR:Australian Stock Exchange Ltd)". Business Week. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "EY Champions of Entrepreneurship". Ernst & Young. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Review of Business Taxation: [1]