Sir Frank Lowy AC founded global shopping centre company Westfield in 1960 and served as its Executive Chairman for 50 years. He is Chairman of the Lowy Institute and the Institute for National Securities Studies. He served on the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia for 10 years, as President of the board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and as Chairman of Football Federation Australia (2003 – 2015). He has received numerous honours for his business and philanthropic activities including being made a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2017.
Followed by Q&A with Sir Frank Lowy
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- Steven Cantor
- 72 min
Frank Lowy arrived in Australia in 1952 aged 21, haunted by the loss of his father in the Holocaust and eager to reunite with the rest of his family. We meet him almost 70 years later, on the eve of the sale of his billion-dollar shopping mall empire Westfield. In this documentary, Lowy speaks about his survival instinct and drive to succeed, and, in recent years, caring for his wife, who has Alzheimer’s. It is an incredible story that encapsulates both the destruction and rebuilding of Jewish life in the 20th century.
Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival 2019
Official Selection – Sydney Film Festival 2020