Seeley International announces the appointment of the former Governor of South Australia, Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) to the Board of Directors.

Seeley International founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM said that Mr Scarce has accepted his invitation to join the Board of Australia’s largest air conditioning and heating systems manufacturer.

Seeley International looks forward to his strategic input and wise counsel in his new role on the high-powered Board of Directors.

Having known Mr Scarce personally for a number of years, Mr Seeley said he has been most impressed with his integrity, vision, passion and commitment to South Australia, because it aligns so closely to Seeley’s own core values.

He added that Mr Scarce has played key roles in growing new industries, attracting new business and raising the profile of South Australia on national and global levels; Mr Seeley is confident that his wisdom and advice will play a key role in taking Seeley International through to the next stage of its journey.

Welcoming his appointment, Mr Scarce said he was excited at the opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of an award-winning manufacturer that shares its success by making significant contributions back into the community.

Having observed Seeley International’s professional growth, and having known Frank and Kathy Seeley personally for many years, Mr Scarce said he has remained impressed at the organisation’s unwavering philanthropic commitment to the community while also maintaining their leadership through significant investment in automation and innovation.

Mr Scarce aims to use his broad experience in business and government to offer an independent view to this very successful South Australian company.

Adelaide-born Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) was the 34th Governor of South Australia from 2007 to 2014. He served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1968, on HMAS Sydney during the Vietnam War and as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Cerberus between 1995 and 1997.

He also specialised in military logistics and procurement, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral and head of Maritime Systems at the Defence Material Organisation.

Rear Admiral Scarce completed a Bachelor of Financial Administration from New England, Masters of Management Economics at the University of New South Wales (Australian Defence Force Academy campus), and a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy at the US War College (National Defence University) in Washington, DC. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Flinders University in 2009 for distinguished service to the public of South Australia and an Honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the University of New England in 2014.

In addition to his role on the Seeley International Board, Mr Scarce is also the 16th Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, and was also recently appointed Chair of Cancer Council SA and President of Novita Children's Services.