Charles Christopher Halton(4 March 1932 – 16 October 2013) was a senior Australian public servant.
Life and career
Charles Halton was born on 4 March 1932 in Yorkshire, Northern England.
As an engineer in England in the 1950s and 60s, Halton was associated with the development of the Concorde and the guidance system of the Bristol Bloodhound.
Gough Whitlam appointed Halton Secretary of the Department of Transport in 1973, and Halton and his family moved to Canberra from Canada where they had lived since 1969. The Halton family stayed in Canberra, with Charles Halton appointed to further senior positions in the Australian Public Service, as Secretary of the Department of Defence Support (198284), as Chairman leading a taskforce on Youth Allowance Administration (1984–85) and as Secretary of the Department of Communications (1986–87).
Charles Halton was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1983.
References and further reading
- CA 29: Department of Civil Aviation, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 12 January 2014
- CA 1492: Department of Transport [III], Head Office/ (from 1975) Central Office, Canberra and Melbourne, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 12 January 2014
- CA 3067: Department of Communications [I], Central Office, Canberra, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 12 January 2014
- CA 3254: Department of Defence Support, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 12 January 2014
| Secretary of the Department of Communications
1986 – 1987
| Secretary of the Department of Defence Support
1982 – 1984
Malcolm Macgregor Summers
| Secretary of the Department of Transport
1973 – 1982
| Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation