Richard J Pratt

Richard J. Pratt was a prominent Australian businessman, chairman of the privately owned cardboard company Visy Industries, president of the Carlton Football Club and a leading figure of Melbourne society.

Born Richard Przecicki in Gdańsk of Polish Jewish parents on 12 March 1934 emigrating in 1938 and settled in Shepparton, changing their surname to Pratt. He lost his battle with prostate cancer on Tuesday 28th April 2009.

He was educated at Grahamvale Primary School, Shepparton High School and University High School and enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne in 1953.

Visy


Visy is the world's largest privately owned packaging and recycling company. Visy consists of six major divisions including: Visy Recycling, Visy Pulp & Paper, Visy Board, Visy Specialties, Visy Industrial Packaging and Visy Beverage and Visy Food.

The Pratt Foundation


The Pratt Foundation was established in 1978 by Richard and Jeanne Pratt with the shared vision of supporting charitable enterprises and adding value to philanthropy.

The Foundation is now one of the largest private sources of philanthropy in Australia. In the words of its mission statement, it aims "to enrich the lives of our community" and, in the words of Jeremiah, it works to fulfil this aim in a spirit of "kindness, justice and equity".

Friend and former Pratt Foundation boss Sam Lipski said Pratt would be remembered as "a very great, generous and visionary Australian" despite recent controversies. "History will vindicate Richard, not just as a great Australian, but as a remarkable man," he told The Age.




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