Ivan Wilson

(Foundation President of CEA, Chemical Educator 2001)

Ivan Wilson was Chairman of the Chemistry Standing Committee of the Victorian Universities and Schools Examination Board in 1976. He worked enthusiastically towards the development of secondary school Chemistry curricula. In particular, he played a key role in encouraging the writing of the influential and ground-breaking Year 12 text book, Chemistry, Key to the Earth – indeed he chose the book’s title. Ivan was a founding member of the Chemistry Education Association and one of the five original trustees. He was foundation president of the CEA and from that role he guided the first 10 meetings of the trustees. He was a well published research chemist and lecturer at Monash University.