Fellows of Senate

Arthur Malcolm Eedy CBE

Arthur Malcolm Eedy CBE was a Fellow of Senate elected by the Fellows from 1924 to 1944.


Fellow of Senate 1924 - 1944

His early years

The son of Captain John Eedy, Arthur Malcolm Eedy was born in 1870.

In 1883, as head boy of Paddington School, he won the first entrance scholarship into the new Sydney High School which had just been founded under Dr Badham's scheme, and Eedy's name is still to be seen there, the first inscribed on the roll. He attended the secondary school from 1883 to 1886.

In sport he became captain of the school football team, and won the athletic championship of the school. On leaving school he played football, first for the old Randwick Club, and later for Parramatta, and when with the latter played against the visiting New Zealanders and Queenslanders

His career

At 16 Eedy joined the staff of the Mutual Life and Citizens' (MLC) Assurance Company. In 1899 he became general secretary, in 1906 was appointed a director and in 1927 was appointed managing director of the company in succession to the late Sir John Garvan.

In 1937, when he was chairman of directors of the Assurance Company and President of the Insurance Institute of NSW, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

He authored several authoritative papers dealing with life assurance.

Arthur Malcolm Eedy

photo, courtesy Sydney Boys High School.

Membership of Senate

Eedy was initially appointed in 1924 to fill the vacancy on the University Senate caused by the resignation of James Ashton MLC. He served until 1944.

Information from The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 August 1924 and The Brisbane Courier, 23 August 1927