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CEDA patron wins prestigious engineering award

Engineers Australia’s top national awards were announced this week with CEDA Patron, the Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC being awarded the prestigious Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal.

“I am pleased to announce Engineers Australia’s highest award, the Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal – Career Achievement Award has been awarded to Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, for his overwhelming contribution to the engineering profession and the Australian community at large,” said National President of Engineers Australia Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd.

“Sir Eric’s engineering contribution to the community culminated in the 14 years he was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Boral Ltd, and Director of its subsidiaries in Australia, the UK, the USA and Pacific Islands. Sir Eric was Chief Commissioner of the City of Sydney in 1987-88, and served as South Australian Governor for five years.

“Sir Eric helped establish Flinders University as a world class establishment when he was Chancellor from 2002-10, and served on the Senate of the University of New South Wales. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Sydney, University of South Australia and Flinders University. Sir Eric is also the Principal Patron of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide and one of only nine Honorary Fellows of the Australian Institute of Building," he said.

Sir Eric Neal is a patron of CEDA. CEDA's patrons have made valuable contributions to CEDA over many years and champion the organisation's mission and goals.

CEDA congratulates Sir Eric Neal on his accolade.