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SENIOR PUBLIC SERVICE APPOINTMENTS - STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILLIAM MCMAHON

Prime Minister - McMahon, William

Media Release - 10 September 1971

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FOR PRESS PMK NO. 87/ 1971
S E N LOR PUBLIC SERVICE APPOINTMENTS
Statement by the Prime Minister, Mr William McMahon
Two senior appointments in the Commonwealth Public
Service were made today.
The appointments are those of Sir Frederick Wheeler as
the Secretary to the Department of the Treasury, to succeed Sir Richard
Randall who will retire, and Mr A. S. Cc, Iey as Chairman of the Public
Service Board in sucxession to Sir Frederick. Mr Cooley is at present
Secretary to the Department of Supply.
Both appointments are effective from 1 November 1971L
Mr Cooley's appointment is for a term of five years in accordance
with the Public Service Act.
Both Sir Richard Randall and Sir Frederick Wheeler have
been outstanding public servants of national and international standing.
Mr Cooley is also an outstanding public servant with
lengthy experience in management in areas with a large and diverse
work force. An appointment to replace Mr Cooley will be made later.
CANBERRA, September 1971


BIOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND: Frederick Henry WHEELER
Date of Birth t 9 January 1914
Marital Status Married, three children
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
( i)
( ii) Bachelor of Commerce ( Melbourne)
Part-time lecturer at Canberra University College
1940-1943 inclusive.
History:-1920-1923
1924-1929
1929-1939
1939 1940 1943 1944
O 1946 1949 1952
O 1952 1953-1960
1961 1962 1966 1969 1970 Trinty Grammar School, Melbourne
Scotch College, Melbourne
State Savings Bank of Victoria
Economic Assistant to the Commonwealth Prices Commissioner
Research Officer, Treasury
Assistant Economist, Treasury
Economist, Treasury
Assistant Secretary, Treasury
First Assistant Secretary, Treasury
1%. cting Secretary to the Treasury
Appointed O. B. E.
Treasurer-Coinptroller of International Labour office,
Geneva
Chairman, Commonwealth Public Service Board
Promoted C. B. E.
Created Knight Bachelor
Appointed Member of the U. N. International Civil
Service Advisory Board
Appointed Member of the I. L. O. Joint Committee on
the Public Service
Special Positions:~
1941=-1947
1947-1949 Secretary of the Financial and Economic Committee
Comprised of Giblin, Copland, Melville, Wilson,
Sir Harry Brown, Coombs, Sir Daniel McVey, etc.
Secretary of the Investment and Employment Committee,
comprised of Prime Minister and Treasurer, Minister
for Post-Wqar Reconstruction and the Permanent Heads
of Treasury, Post-War Reconstruction Department, etc.
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1947-1949 Chairman of the Working Committee of the Investment
and Employment Committee.
1948-1951 Treasury Observer at Commonwealth Bank Advisory Council
1952 Served on Commonwealth Bank Board as Acting Secretary
to Treasury
Overseas Experience
1944 Treasury member of delegation led by Melville to
British Commonwealth Conference in London on Art.
VII of the Mutual Aid Agreement.
1944 Treasury member of delegation led by Melville to the
International ! Monetary Conference, Bretton Woods, U. S. A.
1948 Treasury member of delegation led by Prime Minister
( 1r. Chif icy) to Economic and Financial discussions,
London, July 1948.
1948 Treasury member of delegation led by Minister for
External Affairs ( Dr. Evatt) to British Commonwealth
Conference of Prime Ministers, in London, October 1948.
1949 Treasury member of delegation led by Prime ' Minister
( Mr. Chifley) to British Commonwealth Conference of
Prime !. inisters, London, April 1949.
1949 Treasury miember of delegation led by Minister for
Post-War Reconstruction ( Mr. Dedman) to British
Commonwealth Conference of Finance ministersin London,
July 1949.
1949 Leader of official delegation to New Zealand for
General Economic and Trade talks, November 1949.
19050 Treasury member of delegation led by minister for
External Affairs ( M1r. Spender) to British Commonwealth
Confer-ance, Colombo, January 1950.
1950 Treasury member of delegation led by Prime Minister
( Mr. Menzies) to United Kingdom and United States
of Amnerica.
1950 Leader of official dele;-gation to negotiate details of
first contract with the International Bank for
Reconstruction and Development.
1953 to 1960 Treasurer-Comptroller of International Labour office,
Geneva.
1969 Attended meeting in New York of International Civil
Service Advisory Board
1970 Attended meeting in Geneva of International Civil
Service Advisory Board
1971 Attended meeting in Vienna of International Civil
Service Advisory Board.


Alan Sydenham COOLEY
SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY
Date of Birth
Academic Qualifications
Decorations, Honours, Awards o 17 September 1920
B. Eng. Sc., A.. IoE. Aust.
Nil
Experience 1939 1940-1943
1943 1949 1950-1952
1953
O 1953-1955
1956-1957
1958-1960
1961-1962
1962-1966
1966 Clerk, Third Division, Department of Supply
Cadet Engineer, Department of Supply
Engineer, Grade I, Department of Supply
Engineer, Grade 3, Department of Supply
Engineering Representative, Department of Supply,
London
Head of Section, Ordnance Factory, Bendigo
Manager, Echuca Ball Bearing Factory
Engineering Representative, Department of Supply,
Washington
Manager, Small Arms Factory, Lithgow
First Assistant Secretary, Management Services,
Department of Supply
Controller-General of Munitions, Department of
Supply, Melbourne
Appointed, Secretary, Department of Supply.