Harry Debney

Mr Debney first attended the Gatton campus in 1968, obtaining a Diploma in Agriculture. He then went on to complete an Honours degree in Applied Science. He served as President of the QAC Student’s Union and spent three years at the Campus tutoring in Agricultural Engineering.

He worked in the Queensland horticultural industry for 10 years at the Committee of Direction of Fruit Marketing, establishing the technical services group and becoming assistant general manager.

Mr Debney joined the paper recycling and packaging company, Visy Industries in 1983, holding a variety of positions with the company including Visy Board national produce marketing manager, Queensland General Manager and General Manager, Australasia.

In December 1999 he was appointed Melbourne-based Chief Executive Officer of Visy Industries responsible for a corporation with a turnover of $2.1 billion and 6500 employees.


Gatton Gold Medal


Diploma in Applied Science
Queensland Diploma in Agriculture
Bachelor of Applied Science