Helena Carr

Helena Carr is a Malaysian-born Australian businesswoman and the wife of former Premier of New South Wales, and current Senator and Foreign Minister Bob Carr. She was born Anne Helena John in Perak, Malaysia, the youngest of six children. In 1965, she came to Sydney to study at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta. As economics was one of her strongest subjects, she majored in economics at the University of Sydney. Carr joined Leigh Mardon in 1976, first as market research officer and then as product manager. She left in 1981 to join Amatil before returning to Leigh Mardon as business development manager and then division manager, where she was responsible for a staff of 1000. In 1972, she met Bob Carr on a vacation in Tahiti and the two were married on 24 February 1973. Bob Carr became Federal President of Young Labor shortly after. Helena Carr started a successful business career and by the 1980s, she was the Managing Director of Leigh Marden, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Amatil. In 1992, her bid to buy Offset Alpine for a sum approaching A$15 million was unsuccessful, losing out to a syndicate headed by Rene Rivkin.

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Date of birth
September, 1946




1. University of Sydney Colleges/University

The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the southwestern outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. It has 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students (2011).

Type Public university
2011. 829 mil. AU$
2008. 1.3 bil. AU$
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2006 - Sydney, New South Wales
2012. 33,088
2011. 32,393
2008. 30,705
2012. 17,118
2011. 16,627
2008. 15,349
Official web page www.usyd.edu.au
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b. 1947., Politician
b. 1951., Diplomat
b. 1946., Judge
b. 1946., Chemist
b. 1944., Writer
b. 1950., Novelist
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