Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Dinner
On Thursday 17 July I had the pleasure of attending the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Dinner at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its sixth year and with more than 800 guests, the Hall of Fame inducted six more Queensland leaders, businesses and families at the gala event. Her Excellency The Honourable Ms Penelope Wensley AC, presented the awards to inductees. Professor Jan Thomas, Chair of the Library Board of Queensland accepted the prize on behalf of Queensland’s first businessman, John Williams (1797– 1892). Other inductees were: Teys Australia, Sir Vincent Fairfax CMG, RACQ, Bank of Queensland and Sarah Jenyns. You can find out more about each inductee online.
The Queensland Business Leaders History Award was awarded to the Birdsville Hotel for excellence in its business record keeping and the public exhibition of the iconic hotel’s history. We hope that awards of this type encourage other businesses to be aware of their history and consider how they document that history as it happens.
Sponsored by Crowe Horwath and many other organisations, the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame is a joint venture between State Library of Queensland, Queensland Library Foundation and QUT Business School.
Mary Kajewski - Directorate Support Officer, State Library of Queensland