Kevin Weldon AM

Founding Director

Kevin is a well-known businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He has an impressive track record in supporting rescue innovation. He was the Founding President of both the World Life Saving Movement and the International Lifesaving Federation and during Kevin’s leadership, the following iconic rescue initiatives were introduced into Australia’s beaches and communities: Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters, the “rubber ducky” inflatable rescue boat, and torpedo rescue tubes.

He is a distinguished Australian publisher, businessman, aviator, and successful entrepreneur. Kevin was the founding managing director of the Paul Hamlyn Group, which was one of the most successful publishing ventures Australia has seen to date and was responsible for landmark publishing titles that supported and recorded our unique national heritage, wildlife, and lifestyle.

Kevin’s company, Weldon International, was responsible for best-selling Australian and international publishing projects such as the Macquarie Dictionary and China the Long March. Considered a visionary and innovator, Kevin prototyped the world’s first electronic book in the early 1980s, which is now housed in the Powerhouse Museum.

Kevin Weldon AM

Founding Director