Ded­i­cated and known for his in­tegrity

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - Brian Gib­son AM

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.

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