Frank Seeley AM FAICD
The founder of Seeley International, and its Chairman, Frank Seeley AM FAICD is an Australian success story. Seeley International is Australia’s leading manufacturer of heating and cooling systems.
After successfully developing the first all-plastic portable coolers, Frank went on to develop all-plastic rooftop coolers. This wasn’t just a breakthrough for Seeley; it was a breakthrough for the entire industry. Frank is committed to the rebirth of Australian consumer product manufacturing and has a philosophy of vertical integration. This means that most of the materials and production of Seeley International products is kept within Australia.
Today, Seeley International employs more than 350 people, has manufacturing operations at Lonsdale, South Australia and Albury, New South Wales with sales offices in each mainland state.
Frank has more than thirty years Board experience, sitting on a number of Boards including Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse and most recently the Executive Chairman for Seeley International. Frank also brings to the AGA Board broad knowledge gained over some 20 years’ experience in successfully running his own company as the Managing Director. Frank has built his business from the ground up and has incredible business acumen.
Frank has extensive experience in the gas industry, working alongside industry bodies such as AGA to continually develop safer and more efficient gas heaters. Frank was honoured as the 2013 Ernst and Young Champion of Entrepreneurship, South Australia. In 2011, Frank was named South Australian of the Year. In 2005, he was named South Australian Entrepreneur of the year and 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.