Sir Eric James Neal
Sir Eric Neal, Chairman of Westpac Banking Corporation, was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering in a Conferring of Degrees ceremony in the Great Hall on 7 March 1989.
In his occasional address to graduating engineering students, Sir Eric said that learning was a continuing experience. 'The vast amount of knowledge and information that mankind is accumulating, and at an accelerating rate, will impose upon you the need to be constantly receptive to new ideas, to new methods in order that you continue to be an effective professional in a constantly changing environment,' he said.
(From 'The University of Sydney News', 4 April 1989)