- Nelson Meers
Nelson John Meers
77th Lord Mayor of Sydney In office
Preceded by Leo Port Succeeded by Doug Sutherland Personal details Born 1938 Nationality Australian
Prior to his term as Lord Mayor, Meers established an extensive commercial and defamation practice as a partner of two leading international law firms. In 1974, Meers was elected as an Alderman of the City of Sydney and served in successive years as Chairman of Properties, Chairman of Works and Deputy Lord Mayor. Meers is also a past President of the Civic Reform Association which, until recently, was the governing authority of the Council of the City of Sydney.
Following a successful career in business after his Lord Mayoralty, and in order to formalise his personal tradition of philanthropic giving, in 2001 Mr Meers founded the Nelson Meers Foundation. The Nelson Meers Foundation was the first ‘Prescribed Private Fund’ to commence operation in Australia. In 2005, the Foundation won the Goldman Sachs JBWere Artsupport Australia Philanthropy Leadership Award.
Meers is married with four children and five grandchildren and lives in Sydney. His daughter Samantha Meers is the executive director of the Nelson Meers Foundation.
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- ^ a b "About the Nelson Meers Foundation". 2006. http://www.nelsonmeersfoundation.org.au/nmf2006/aboutNMF.htm. Retrieved 8 Feb 2010. [dead link]
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