Brisbane Grammar School pays tribute to Emeritus Professor John Hay AC, a former BGS Trustee, who passed away on Thursday (3 November 2016).
Headmaster Anthony Micallef said Professor Hay served on the BGS board for a number of years.
“During that period he generously supported the School, offered wise counsel and worked tirelessly to assist the Senior Leadership Team to deliver high quality programs for students,” Mr Micallef said.
“I will remember Professor Hay for his intelligence and vision, kind spirit, and wonderful support of staff and students at Brisbane Grammar School. Our deepest condolences are offered to the Hay family.”
As well as his work at BGS and serving on a number of boards, Professor Hay was renowned for his work as Vice-Chancellor and President at The University of Queensland, where he is being remembered as one of the most influential leaders in its 106-year history.
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said Professor Hay created a template for a 21st century Australian university CEO.
“John worked brilliantly with philanthropists, government, and business to maximise opportunities to enhance the teaching, research, and social and economic impact of UQ,” he said.
“His vision has given modern Queensland a university in the upper echelons of global university rankings and research ratings, fed by a pipeline of outstanding scholars and innovators from all over the world.
Read more about Professor Hay’s other extraordinary achievements on the UQ website at the links below.
Photo courtesy UQ.
The memorial service for Professor Hay will be held in Melbourne from 11.00am on Wednesday 16 November at the Great Hall of the NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road.