Bob Ruddick receives our "Distinguished Business Leader Award"
This week we hosted our annual Launceston Faculty Breakfast at the beautiful QVMAG in central Launceston. Amongst an exciting group of guests was Bob Ruddick, founder of Ruddicks Chartered Accountants. The new Dean of the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, Professor Chris Earley, was very pleased to award Bob the award, which reflects Bob's significant contributions to business and to the university, which include:
- Director of the Australian maritime College since its amalgamation with Utas in 2008;
- State Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2000 and 2001;
- Chairman of Marine Biotechnology Australia Pty Ltd, a company supported by local investors which has been exploring the anti-viral properties associated with blood from Tasmania Abalone;
- Chairman of the very successful tourist venture Pumphouse Point on St Claire; and
- Bob's firm Ruddicks employs 25 people, the bulk of whom have received their qualification from the School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania.
Congratulations Bob and we look forward to a continued engagement with you.