Dr Bruce Reid AM, KNO Hon.DSc Econ

With the death of Dr Bruce Reid on 12 March 2005, Australia lost one of its great men.

Few Australians could claim a life as successful as that of Dr Reid, entrepreneur, Captain of Commerce, devout churchman, unashamed Australian patriot, humble philanthropist, great visionary, brave adventurer and dedicated family man. 

Bruce lent his financial support, his skills and wonderful expertise to many projects, spurred on by a belief in the community, an excitement about the future and the knowledge that his vast contacts could be used for good. 

Knowing this, but mindful of how busy he was, Fred McKay asked him to become National Chairman of the St Philip’s Outback Achievers Appeal.  He not only donated great amounts to the College but also became an integral part of the College community.

We were all devastated when Bruce suddenly died and, and with the Reid family’s support, the College established a practical memorial to him here, in the Outback he loved.  The Bruce Reid Sports Centre is a fitting memorial to this great man and features a commemorative display where the story of Bruce Reid is told.  Please read Bruce Reid – A Remarkable Life for his inspiring life story.