Alan Cooley

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Sir
Alan Cooley
CBE
Secretary of the Department of Supply
In office
1966–1971
Secretary of the Department of Productivity
In office
1977–1980
Personal details
Born Alan Sydenham Cooley
(1920-09-17)17 September 1920
Died 13 April 1997(1997-04-13) (aged 76)
Nationality Australia Australian
Occupation Public servant

Sir Alan Sydenham Cooley CBE (17 September 1920 – 13 April 1997) was a senior Australian Public Service official and policymaker.

Life and career

Alan Cooley was born in 1920.[1]

He began his Commonwealth Public Service career in the Department of Supply,[2] rising up the ranks to become Secretary of that department in 1966.[3] He transferred the department headquarters to Canberra in January 1968.[4]

Between 1971 and 1977, Cooley was Chairman of the Public Service Board.[1][5] In 1977, he was appointed to be Secretary of the new Department of Productivity.[6][7]

Awards

Cooley was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in January 1972.[8] He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in June 1976.[9]

In 2011, a street in the Canberra suburb of Casey was named Cooley Crescent in Alan Cooley's honour.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cooley Crescent, ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, archived from the original on 27 February 2014<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Cooley on sick leave". The Canberra Times. 23 April 1980. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. CA 57: Department of Supply, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 April 2014<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Supply arrives". The Canberra Times. ACT. 6 January 1968. p. 8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "PSB head staying". The Canberra Times. 16 October 1976. p. 3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Fraser, Malcolm (14 January 1977). "Secretary to the Department of Productivity" (Press release). Archived from the original on 20 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "PSB head to lead new department". The Canberra Times. 15 January 1977. p. 1; 7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Search Australian Honours: COOLEY, Alan Sydenham, Australian Government, archived from the original on 17 April 2014<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Search Australian Honours: COOLEY, Alan Sydenham, Australian Government, archived from the original on 17 April 2014<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Government offices
Preceded by
John Knott
Secretary of the Department of Supply
1966 – 1971
Succeeded by
Neil Currie
Preceded by
Frederick Wheeler
Chairman of the Public Service Board
1971 – 1977
Succeeded by
Mick Shann
Preceded by
D.J. O'Connor (Acting)
Secretary of the Department of Productivity
1977 – 1980
Succeeded by
Hugh Ryan (Acting)