Sir Lenox Hewitt
|Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department|
11 March 1968 – 12 March 1971
|Secretary of the Department of the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts|
31 May 1971 – 19 December 1972
|Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs|
20 December 1972 – 9 January 1973
|Secretary of the Department of Minerals and Energy|
20 December 1972 – 24 August 1975
|Born||7 May 1917|
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
|Died||28 February 2020 (aged 102)|
Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia
|Spouse(s)||Hope Hewitt (née Tillyard)|
|Children||Patricia, Antonia, Hilary and Andrew|
Sir Lenox Hewitt (7 May 1917 – 28 February 2020) was an Australian public servant. He was the Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department under John Gorton (Liberal) 1968-71, and Secretary of the Department of Minerals and Energy under Rex Connor (Labor) 1972-75.
He remained active in public policy debate.
He was the father of Patricia Hewitt, a former Labour minister in Tony Blair's government in the United Kingdom.
Hewitt died, aged 102, of Lewy body dementia-related problems on 28 February 2020 at a care home in Edgecliff, New South Wales.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hewitt, Patricia; Hewitt, Hilary (3 May 2011). "Career woman led life of learning". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013.
- ↑ Reform of Australian Government Administration: Building the world's best public service, Submission of Sir Lenox Hewitt OBE Archived 19 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- ↑ Day, Mark (1 March 2020). "Obituary: Lenox Hewitt's crucial role in reforming Australian ecomony". The Australian. Retrieved 2020-03-02.