Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Mr John Hilliard AO (1933)

Mr John Hilliard was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 1981, for services to the accounting profession. After serving in World War II, John returned to his pre-war employer, Smith Johnson & Co (later to become KPMG), was admitted as Partner in 1954, and remained there until his retirement in 1980.

John was invited to join the State Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1962, and served on it until 1975, during which time he became State Chairman and served on the National Council and Executive Committee.

In addition John has served the community, in a variety of positions, including as a Councillor of Latrobe University, and as Treasurer of the Heart Foundation of Australia and Australian Red Cross Society.