Vale Roley Piggott
Emeritus Professor Roley Piggott passed away at his home in Nambucca Heads, Tuesday morning 26 August.
Roley's funeral will be held on Monday 1st September, 2014 at 10.00am at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Nambucca Heads [located at 4 Mann St, Nambucca Heads] followed by a private cremation. Family and friends are invited to the Nambucca Returned Services League Club (RSL), 3 Nelson St, Nambucca Heads, after the funeral service, from 11am to 1pm.
Roley graduated BAgEc (with Honours) from the University of New England in 1966. He was awarded a Master of Agricultural Economics from UNE in 1970, and his PhD from Cornell University in 1974.
His academic career included appointments at Universities of Wollongong, Monash, and Newcastle before returning to New England as a staff member in 1979. Later in his career, be was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Law.
Roley was co-editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1981-83 and president of AARES in 1991. He was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Society in 2005.
Roley was also the Australian Representative to the International Agricultural Economics Association for many years and served on the IAAE executive (2000-03). He was awarded Honorary Life Membership of IAAE in 2006.
President Alan Randall has expressed his sympathy to Roley's family on behalf of the Society and noted that he was a distinguished agricultural economist and a leader in his profession globally and in his university, UNE.