Vale Robert Ho (1941-2017)
We are sad to learn that Mr Robert Ho OAM, a former ACCA Council member, passed away in China recently.
Robert was a well-known Chinese community leader who was actively involved in fundraising for charities and assisting many community groups.
Robert was dedicated to the restaurant business. He was given a “Lifetime Achiever” award by the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association in 2011 for his outstanding commitment and service to the industry. He was a teacher in the TAFE Ryde Catering College. In addition he also held cooking courses for Chinese students in Australia for them to be qualified to be granted PR status in 1989 after the Tiananmen incident in Beijing.
Robert was elected as a Councillor to the City of Sydney Council in 1999.
He was a former President of the Australian Chinese Charity Foundation, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Historical Society, and also acted as honorary advisors to numerous organisations.
Robert was awarded an OAM in 1987 for services to the community and international trade.
Robert Ho was formerly married to The Hon. Dr Helen Sham-Ho OAM, former Liberal MLC for New South Wales, and currently an ACCA Council member.
ACCA conveys its deepest condolences to Helen and the extended Ho family.