Leonard William CANDY (1923 - 2012)

Comptroller (1980 - 1985)

Leonard Candy

The Monash University community was saddened to learn of the recent passing of retired senior professional staff member, Mr Leonard William Candy.

Born in Melbourne, Mr Candy served during World War II as an RAAF pilot in England, India and Burma. After the war he worked for a number of Melbourne-based industrial companies while qualifying as an accountant.

In 1961, the year Monash accepted its first intake of students, Mr Candy was appointed Deputy Accountant at the University, and in 1971 Accountant (Finance Manager). During that decade enrolments rose from a few hundred to around 10,000.

In 1980 Mr Candy was made Comptroller, becoming responsible for all non-academic administrative branches. He worked assiduously in that role until his retirement at the end of 1985.

The University community extends sincere condolences to his widow, children and extended family.

Published in Monash Memo, 28 March 2012.