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Robert Piper AO

Service to Prince Alfred College had been a generational commitment for the Piper family. Bob Piper, like his father and grandfather, served on the College Council and as President of the PAOCA. Bob’s four sons attended the school and one of his grandsons is a fifth generation PAC student. 

Bob Piper was the first lay person to be Chairman of the College Council and held the role for thirteen years. He was involved with the selection of Headmasters Bean and Webber, and attributes his success as Chairman to the abilities of these men. Bob helped to bring new practices and a streamlined structure to the College Council, was instrumental in the establishment of the PAC Foundation, and supported the establishment of the Scotts Creek Outdoor Centre. 

Bob Piper shared Malcolm McLachlan’s vision of a fund with the principal aim of securing the school’s long term financial security, leading to the establishment of the school Endowment Fund, of which he was the first Chairman.