John Elliott ( Businessman ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

John Dorman Elliott was an Australian businessman and state and federal president of the Liberal Party know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

John Elliott  ( Businessman ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
John Elliott Businessman
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Name John Elliott
Birthdate ( Age) 3 October 1941
Place of Birth Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Amanda Drummond-Moray (m. 1987–2002), Lorraine Elliott (m. 1965)
Children Tom Elliott, Caroline Ann Elliott
Parents Name not Known
Education Not Known 
Profession Australian businessman
Net Worth $ 5 Million
Last Update September 2021

John Dorman Elliott was an Australian businessman and state and federal president of the Liberal Party. He had also been president of the Carlton Football Club. He frequently provoked controversy due to his political affiliations, his brushes with the law, and his abrasive personal style. 

Former Liberal Party president and Carlton boss John Elliott has died in hospital aged 79.The businessman was federal president of the Liberal Party from 1987 to 1990 as well as treasurer and vice-president of the Liberal Party in Victoria, as well as its federal treasurer.

Early Life and Family

Born in Melbourne in 1941, He completed his secondary schooling at Carey Baptist Grammar School in Kew. He then attended the University of Melbourne and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree and later completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the Melbourne Business School.

John Elliott Wife 

John Elliott  was married two times.He was divorced from the late Lorraine Elliott, a former Victorian state parliamentarian for the Liberal Party. They had three children.The eldest is Tom Elliott (born 1967), an investment banker and radio and television presenter. His daughter Caroline Elliott is vice-president of the Liberal Party in Victoria.He also had two children from his second marriage, which also ended in divorce. His second wife, Amanda Elliott, later became the first female chairperson in the Victorian Racing Club's 153 year history.

John Elliott Net Worth

John Dorman Elliott was an Australian businessman and state and federal president of the Liberal Party has an estimated Net Worth around $5 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Elliott joined BHP for two years. He then joined global consulting firm McKinsey & Company and worked in both Australia and the United States for six years. In 1972 he acquired control of IXL, an Australian Securities Exchange listed food manufacturer.

From there, he and his team built the company up through a string of acquisitions throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, including Australian corporate icons Elders Limited, an agricultural services concern, and Carlton & United Breweries, now part of the Foster's Group. 

The acquisition of Courage Breweries in the United Kingdom, followed by Carling O'Keefe Breweries in Canada and UK-based Grand Metropolitan Breweries, made the Foster's Group the fourth largest brewer in the world.

During this time he was also a high-profile president of the Carlton Football Club (1983–2002) and federal president of the Liberal Party. He was an effective advocate for the club on a range of issues. During his presidency the club won two VFL (now AFL) premierships.

In 1985, Elliott's company, by then called Elders IXL, played an important role as a white knight in fending off Robert Holmes à Court's attempted takeover of diversified mining company BHP. Elders bought a large share in BHP which blocked Holmes à Court's attempt to take control. As a result, Elliott joined the BHP board. He then attempted a management buyout of Elders, but this was unsuccessful and left his A$80 million fortune considerably reduced.

He was also a director of a number of public companies including BHP, National Mutual, Bridge Oil and North Limited. Elliott has been a member of the Liberal Party for over thirty years. He held positions in the party including Federal President (1987–1990), Federal Treasurer, State Treasurer and Vice President in Victoria.He was Chairman of the 500 Club, which he formed in the 1980s, and was the biggest donor to the Liberal Party in Victoria.

Cause of Death

His son Tom Elliott confirmed his father's death to the Herald Sun on Thursday evening."Sadly, my father, John Elliot, died just a couple of hours ago," The Age reports Tom Elliot as saying."He had been ill for a few weeks. He had a bad fall a little while back and had been at the Epworth Hospital at Richmond."We got the very sad news this afternoon that he had taken his last breath."Elliott would have been 80 in October. 

He was a regular guest panellist on the ABC program Q&A and in 2010 appeared on the televised Dick Smith population debate, where his vision to harness Northern Australia’s excess rainfall via pipeline to the Murray-Darling headwaters in Queensland received wide support. He featured on talkback radio station 3AW with his son Tom on Fridays and previously (2012) on the ABC's Agony Uncles.

Tributes have come in from Liberal party members at both state and federal levels.Prominent Liberal party figure Brian Loughnane tweeted his condolences."An important figure in the life of the Party nationally and in Victoria during a crucial period," he wrote."Always a source of sage advice. Will be greatly missed."

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