Vale Michael McKenzie

Many of us in the College Community will remember with great fondness Mrs Lucy McKenzie, who taught in our Junior School until the close of 2012. Lucy is an exceptional teacher who returned to live with her husband, Michael, and her family in England after a highly successful teaching stint at PLC Sydney.

Tragically her husband, Michael, was killed in a motor sport accident at Donnington Park Racing Track over the holiday period. I quote from the Liverpool Echo newspaper:

A senior academic at the University of Liverpool died in a motorcycle accident at the weekend. Professor Michael McKenzie, 47, was taking part in a Thundersport GB series race at Donington Park in Leicestershire last Sunday when the accident happened.

Originally from Australia, Professor McKenzie had been working at The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) since 2013 as a professor of finance. He was confirmed in the post of the school’s director just last month.

Following the accident Professor McKenzie was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham but died of his injuries later the same day. He leaves his wife, Lucy, and a baby daughter, Annabel.

The University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer said: “This is such devastating news. Michael was in the prime of his life and was a pleasure to know for all those who worked with him in the management school and beyond. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and his colleagues in the Management School.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lucy and Annabel and the broader family. We will of course be sending our community's condolences at this time.

Dr Paul Burgis

<< PREV | NEXT >>

Also in PLC Sydney Community

Issue 0715_Open Day_4
Open Day and Fair 2015
Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the 2015 PLC Sydney Open Day and Fair last Saturday.
Read more
Issue 0715_Trivia_3
Trivia Night for Ba Vi, Vietnam a huge success
The Year 11 Vietnam Committee would like to thank the PLC Sydney community for their support of the Ba Vi Centre in Vietnam.
Read more
Issue 0715_Vanuatu Appeal
Vanuatu Appeal
I am pleased to inform you that $32865.65 was raised by PLC Sydney for the Emergency Relief Appeal to Vanuatu.
Read more
Issue 0715_BDavis
Breteil speaks out in support of Assyrians
One of the things that the apostle Paul said that makes me ponder is ‘Rejoice with those that rejoice and weep with those that weep’. (Romans 15:12)
Read more
Issue 0715_Archives_Bowman_cropped
Stories from the Archives
Myril Lloyd (née Bowman) was a PLC Sydney student who served in World War I.
Read more