City of Adelaide Lord Mayor, Jane Lomax-Smith, has acknowledged the passing of the city’s two-time former Lord Mayor Henry Ninio.
“Henry Ninio was a significant figure in the life of our city and played an important role in raising the profile of Rundle Mall and the city’s burgeoning East End precinct,” said Lord Mayor Lomax-Smith.
“Henry wasn’t just a passionate supporter of our city inside the council chamber, but outside of it as well.
“While he had a strong interest in planning issues and increasing the city’s population throughout his 14 years as a Councillor, Alderman, and Lord Mayor at the City of Adelaide, he was also a member of the Rundle Mall committee, a group formed to attract more people to shop in the Mall.
“My thoughts are with his wife, Lynette, his children Daniel and Jacqueline, and his grandchildren.”
Mr Ninio was elected as the 75th Lord Mayor of Adelaide in 1993 and served two terms. He was a member of the Council from 1983 to 1997.
Born in Cairo, Egypt, he came to Australia in 1956, qualified as a pharmacist at the University of Adelaide and established the Piaf chain of perfumeries.
He is a member of Beit Shalom Synagogue and was president in 1983. The French Government has honoured him for his services to perfumery and the French community of Australia.