Well-known Tasmanian businessman and the founding Chair of the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) Gerald Loughran has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community of Tasmania through business, education and arts organisations.
For close to 20 years, Mr Loughran was Managing Director of statewide electrical and home furnishing retail business Loughrans Pty Ltd, which was sold to Harvey Norman in 1998.
Mr Loughran has been a director of many well-known Tasmanian business and organisations including The Salamanca Arts Centre, University of Tasmania Foundation, Webster Ltd, The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, and was the Chair of The Trust Bank.
He was the founding Chair of the TCF from 2000-2009, taking on the role after orchestrating the sale of The Trust Bank and ensuring there was a long-term benefit left to the entire Tasmanian community. More ..