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Helena Carr

Person from Australia

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. She and Max Turner later bought Merritt Madden Printing and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1946-09
Place of birth
Taiping
Nationality
Australia
Spouse(s)
Bob Carr

Education

Institution From To
University of Sydney

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