Vale David Harley Jacobs AM
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Vale David Harley Jacobs AM

Vale David Harley Jacobs AM

It is with great sadness that we announce that our CEO, David Jacobs, passed away a short time ago. Although he had been ill for some time, few would have been aware of this as he continued to work until very recently, always with his usual consideration and good humour.

David has been a tower of strength as our CEO throughout his tenure and his contribution to the broader Australia/Japan relationship has also been widely recognised.

David’s funeral service was held in Sydney on Thursday, 26 November at 12 noon (AEDT). The service can be accessed at

David was respected and admired by so many in the Australia/Japan community. We will miss him greatly.

Our thoughts are with David’s wife Jane and his family at this most difficult time.

Sir Rod Eddington AO