Remembering Dr Timothy Pascoe AM with deep gratitude

We have learnt with great sadness of the death of Dr Timothy Pascoe AM, Honorary Fellow of the College and Old Collegian (St Mark’s 1957-61).

Our deepest sympathy to Timothy’s family and friends.

As a mark of deep respect, the flags at St Mark’s are at half-mast in his honour.

Amongst many other contributions to the College, Timothy Pascoe has for many years co-funded with his brother Jeremy (St Mark’s 1955-59, Honorary Fellow) a significant scholarship for later-year student leaders. Both brothers have expressed deep gratitude for all that St Mark’s contributed in their lives.

Over the last two years, they have together generously endowed the Jeremy and Timothy Pascoe Scholarship as one of the College’s largest scholarship endowments, enabling the funding of an annual scholarship in perpetuity.

Timothy Lawrence Pascoe was born in Adelaide on 7 October 1939. After education at St Peter’s College, he was a resident student at St Mark’s from 1957 to 1961 while studying civil engineering and economics at the University of Adelaide. Amongst other College activities (including College colours for debating, rowing, and hockey), he was President of the College Club in 1961. He was also active in University activities, including as a member of the Student Representative Council.

Awarded a Shell Postgraduate Scholarship, he gained a doctorate in engineering at the University of Cambridge in 1965. In 1965-67, he earned an MBA at Harvard Business School, where he received the top awards for scholastic achievement and contribution to student life.

After becoming a management consultant with McKinsey in 1967, his career over subsequent decades has principally included consultancy and strategic advice to businesses, with some significant other roles at various times: as Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia (1974-75) and Victorian State Director of the Liberal Party (1975-76), as Founder and National Director of ARTS (artist, research, training and support) Foundation (1977-81), and Executive Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts (1981-84).

In January 2004, Timothy Pascoe was made a Member of the Order of Australia “for service to arts and community organisations and to the development of business strategies for advancing the arts in Australia”.

His active interest in supporting arts organisations continued over subsequent years, as did his active and generous support for the College.

The Jeremy & Timothy Pascoe Scholarship has been awarded since 2011 to a senior student and takes into account academic performance and contribution to the College. The Pascoe Scholarship has been and is very valuable in enabling later-year students to have the same collegiate experience that Jeremy and Timothy Pascoe have valued so much.

As Timothy wrote to the Head of College earlier this year, their giving was “clear evidence of how much St Mark’s did for us … and how much we wanted to say thank-you”.

In addition to donations for the Jeremy & Timothy Pascoe Scholarship, Timothy Pascoe has made many donations to the College for other purposes over many years, including various building projects, and for IT and for the Library.

Timothy and Jeremy Pascoe’s outstanding contributions to the College were recognised earlier this year when both were appointed as Honorary Fellows of the College. Both have also been recognised as Governors of the St Mark’s College Foundation.

Timothy’s wife, Ewa Bozenna Pascoe, also a Governor of the College Foundation, passed away in January 2023.

May Ewa and Timothy both Rest in Peace.

For the announcement of Honorary Fellows earlier this year, click here.