Dedicated and known for his integrity
ONE of Tasmania’s most successful businessmen will be remembered as an intellectual and sincere man.
Former Liberal parliamentarian Brian Gibson AM was the managing director of Australian Newsprint Mills, now Norske Skog, from 1980 to 1983.
Following his presidency of the National Association of Forest Industries from 1987-1991, Mr Gibson was chair of the Hydro Electric Commission from 1989-1993.
He brought his strong business experience and recognition of workplace relations and energy concerns to the Liberal Party, serving Tasmania in the Senate from 1993 to 2002.
During the Howard government in 1996, he was appointed parliamentary secretary to then-treasurer Peter Costello.
Brian Gibson was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia medal in 1988, for his contributions to business, politics and the community.
Premier Will Hodgman said Mr Gibson would be remembered as dedicated, decent and known for his integrity.
Mr Gibson is survived by his wife, Pauline and their children Sharon, Kieran and David.