Lenox Hewitt

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Sir Lenox Hewitt
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Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department
In office
11 March 1968 – 12 March 1971
Secretary of the Department of the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts
In office
31 May 1971 – 19 December 1972
Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs
In office
20 December 1972 – 9 January 1973
Secretary of the Department of Minerals and Energy
In office
20 December 1972 – 24 August 1975
Personal details
Born(1917-05-07)7 May 1917
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Died28 February 2020(2020-02-28) (aged 102)
Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralia Australian
Spouse(s)Hope Hewitt (née Tillyard)[1]
ChildrenPatricia, Antonia, Hilary and Andrew[1]
OccupationPublic servant

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.[2]

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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Day, Mark (1 March 2020). "Obituary: Lenox Hewitt's crucial role in reforming Australian ecomony". The Australian. Retrieved 2020-03-02.