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Former Member Details

Mr Ronald Bruce RAINES, F.C.A (1929 - )

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Date of Birth: 06/11/1929
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 12 Oct 1977 05 Nov 1978 1 year 25 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 12 October 1977. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. H.J.A. Sullivan, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Country Party. Member since 1976. National Party.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Chartered Accountant. Educated at Sydney Boys High School (1941 - 1946). Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, qualifying in 1953; Fellow of the Australian Society of Accountants. Fellow of Australian Institute of Management. Partner of R.A Irish & Michelmore 1955 - 1965. Chairman of AEI Ltd and subsidiaries 1964 - 1968. Chairman of New South Wales State Dockyard. Director of BMI Limited, Enacon Limited, Kemtron Limited, Conqueror Cables Limited, National Mutual Life Association, Eutetic (Australia) Limited, Johnson Matthey Limited, Kosta Boda (Australia) Limited, CitiNational Holdings Limited, 600 Machinery Limited, Metropolitan Waste Disposal Authority. Director of Alexander & Alexander Ltd, W.C Penfold Ltd, Deputy Chairman Letona Co-op Ltd, Director AON Superannuation Ltd, Director of Eastmet Ltd, Deputy Chairman of Alexander Stenhouse Ltd. Recreational interests include horse racing and cattle breeding.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Douglas William Raines, Accountant, and Jean Laurie Pilcher. Married Helen Janet Cadwallader on 21 October 1977 at Sydney and had issue, 1 daughters and 2 sons.
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