Robert Kennedy was chairman of gold miner Ramelius Resources.

Robert Kennedy passes away

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 - 15:45

Company director Robert Kennedy, who was a director or chairman of four ASX-listed companies, has passed away after a short illness.

Adelaide-based Mr Kennedy was chairman of gold miner Ramelius Resources, gold processor Maximus Resources and diversified explorer Monax Mining.

He was also a director of aspiring iron ore miner Flinders Mines and until last December was chairman of Tychean Resources.

His career also included a 21-year stint as a director Beach Energy, including 17 years as chairman up to his resignation in 2012.

Mr Kennedy was an accountant who established his own practices, Kennedy & Co in 1996 and latterly RM Kennedy & Co, in Unley, South Australia.

Ramelius said in a statement that Mr Kennedy was a philanthropist and supporter of many arts organisations, and founder of the Kennedy Arts Foundation in 2012.

The company said he would be fondly remembered as a man of many talents, including as a singer and an artist.

Ramelius managing director Mark Zeptner said today: “The passing of Bob Kennedy is a very sad occasion in the life of this company”.

“On behalf of the board, employees and all involved at Ramelius, I extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the Kennedy family,” he added.

Maximus managing director Kevin Malaxos also expressed his condolences to Mr Kennedy’s wife and family.

“The sudden passing of Bob has been a great shock to us all, and he will be sadly missed,” Mr Malaxos said.

“The business community in South Australia has lost a stoic supporter and the loss of his advice and leadership will be sorely missed within the companies he led and supported.”