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Ben Lochtenberg

(Western Australia & Brasenose 1954) (10 March 1931 - March 2022)

Graduating with Honours in Engineering from the University of Western Australia, Ben then pursued doctoral studies at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Subsequent to graduation, he joined ICI Australia in 1956, became General Manager in 1970 and later contributed to the development of the company in both Canada and the United States.

Upon retirement, Ben devoted his considerable business and management skills to a variety of community and charitable organisations, especially in health and welfare. He was a member of the Council of the University of Melbourne for over ten years and its Deputy Chancellor in 2005-06.

From 1996 to 2016 Ben was a member of the council of Newman College, renewing and consolidating his association with the Jesuit tradition. A "man for other", and a gentleman to his fingertips, Ben will be fondly remembered for his wise and practical advice, especially during the challenges of the University’s transition to the Melbourne Model.