LLEWELLYN, Frederick John
Chairman, New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation.
Frederick John Llewellyn was born in England on 29 April 1915 and educated at Dursley Grammar School and Birmingham University from which he graduated B.Sc. (with hons.); he is also Ph.D and D.Sc. From 1939–45 he was a lecturer in chemistry at Birbeck College, University of London. During the Second World War he was director of the Ministry of Supply research team at Birmingham University, and from 1945–47 he held an I.C.I. research fellowship at Birmingham University. At this time he went to New Zealand to become professor and head of the department of chemistry at Auckland University, but in 1955 Canterbury University made him vice-chancellor and rector. In 1959 he became a member of the Council for Technical Education and in 1960 was appointed chairman of the New Zealand National Council of Adult Education. In July of that year he was appointed chairman of the University Grants Committee, and in 1962, chairman of the newly constituted New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation. In May 1964 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. In 1965 he was appointed vice-chancellor of Exeter University, Devon.