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Sir Eric Neal, Boral, Westpac

Joe Greenberg

watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil and fibre-tipped pen on paper (sheet: 50.8 cm x 26.2 cm, image: 37.7 cm x 17.8 cm)

Sir Eric Neal trained as an engineer at the South Australian School of Mines. He then spent a major part of his career at Boral Ltd, and was Chief Executive from 1974 to 1987. His many directorships include Westpac (where he was Chairman of the Board from 1989 to 1992), BHP, Coca-Cola Amatil, Wormald, John Fairfax, and Atlas Copco. He has chaired various government advisory bodies and served as National Chairman, Duke of Edinburgh's Award (1984-92), President of the Order of Australia Association (1989-92), Chair of the Opera Foundation (1990-96). He was Chief Commissioner of the City of Sydney in 1987-88 and a member of the Senate of the University of Sydney. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Sydney and the University of South Australia.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Accession number: 2003.191

Currently not on display

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.