Helena Carr
Australian businesswoman
Helena Carr
Helena Carr is a Malaysian-born Australian businesswoman and the wife of former Premier of New South Wales, and current Senator and Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
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  • 2005
    Age 58
    On 29 July 2005 Helena Carr was described by NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden as Bob Carr's "mail order bride". Brogden subsequently apologised for the slur and resigned from the leadership on 29 August 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He attempted suicide on the following day.
  • 2004
    Age 57
    She and Max Turner later bought Merritt Madden Printing and Advanced Graphics, a commercial printer producing prospectuses, annual reports, and trade magazines. In October 2004, she and Turner sold the business to the New Zealand company Blue Star Print Group.
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  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992, her bid to buy Offset Alpine for a sum approaching A$15 million was unsuccessful, losing out to a syndicate headed by Rene Rivkin.
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  • 1981
    Age 34
    She left in 1981 to join Amatil before returning to Leigh Mardon as business development manager and then division manager, where she was responsible for a staff of 1000.
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  • 1976
    Age 29
    Carr joined Leigh Mardon in 1976, first as market research officer and then as product manager.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    In 1972, she met Bob Carr on a vacation in Tahiti and the two were married on 24 February 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Bob Carr became Federal President of Young Labor shortly after. Helena Carr started a successful business career and by the 1980s, she was the Managing Director of Leigh Marden, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Amatil.
  • 1965
    Age 18
    She was born Anne Helena John in Perak, Malaysia, the youngest of six children. In 1965, she came to Sydney to study at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta.
    More Details Hide Details As economics was one of her strongest subjects, she majored in economics at the University of Sydney.
  • 1946
    Born in 1946.
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