Tony Hyams

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Anthony J. "Tony" Hyams AM (born 2 November 1945) has spent most of his career in banking, finance, and investment, and since 1996 he has been a professional non-executive company director.


Early life

Hyams was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 2 November 1945 to David Victor Hyams and Maidie Eunice Hyams (née Flint). He began his education at Toorak Central School (1952–53) and Vermont State School before moving to Melbourne Grammar School in 1955; He graduated in 1963. He then completed a double degree in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1969. [1]

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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Melbourne Grammar School Independent, co-educational, primary, single-sex girls, secondary, day and boarding school in South Yarra & Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

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Financial career

After university in 1970, Hyams worked as an articled clerk and solicitor with the Melbourne firm Phillips, Fox and Masel. In 1971 he joined the Swiss Financial Services group Credit Suisse in Zurich. On returning to Melbourne he joined the Swiss group of companies, leading Credit Suisse in Australia until 1992. In that period he was seconded part-time to Edward Keller Trading Company as an executive director and to the Switzerland Insurance Group as the investment manager and later senior adviser.

Hyams has been a director of various companies, including:

Hyams is a member of:

Hyams has been a participant in the World Economic Forum, participating on the Long Term Investment Council, the Role of Business Council, and at annual meetings in Davos. He was also the former Swiss Australian Chamber of Commerce.


Hyams became a member of the Liberal Party in 1975. [1] Hyams was named as the Liberal candidate for the southern Mornington Peninsula seat of Dromana for the 1992 Victorian state election after the sitting member Dr. Ron Wells lost the party endorsement. [2] He won the seat with 62% TPP. [2] He served in the Kennett government and on Public Accounts and Estimates Committee. [1] He announced that he would not be running again and his term came to an end on the day of the 1996 election. He was succeeded by Martin Dixon.

The Liberal Party of Australia is the state division of the Liberal Party of Australia in Victoria.

Mornington Peninsula peninsula and region of Victoria, Australia

The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is surrounded by Port Phillip to the west, Western Port to the east and Bass Strait to the south, and is connected to the mainland in the north. Geographically, the peninsula begins its protrusion from the mainland in the area between Pearcedale and an area south of Frankston. The area was originally home to the Mayone-bulluk and Boonwurrung-Balluk clans and formed part of the Boonwurrung nation's territory prior to European settlement.

Electoral district of Dromana was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria from 1967 to 2002.


On 11 June 2012, Hyams was named a Member of the Order of Australia for "service to the superannuation industry through leadership and executive roles, to the financial services sector, to the Parliament of Victoria, and to the community. [3]

Order of Australia National order of chivalry of the Commonwealth of Australia

The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours.

Personal life

Hyams is married and has three children.

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  1. 1 2 3 "Profile of Tony Hyams". Parliament of Victoria. September 2001. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. 1 2 Antony Green (September 1995). "1992 Victorian state election - Summary of results" (pdf). Australian Broadcasting Corporation: 18 . Retrieved 3 July 2012.Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia - The Queen's Birthday 2012 Honours Lists" (PDF). Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia. 3 July 2012. p.  116. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2012.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Dr. Ron Wells
Member for Dromana
Succeeded by
Martin Dixon