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