Brown and Hurley founder Alan Brown passes away

The Brown and Hurley Group founder and Australian icon has passed away, aged 94

Brown and Hurley founder Alan Brown passes away
Alan Brown founded the Brown and Hurley group with Jack Hurley in 1946.

Alan Brown OAM, who created leading truck dealership the Brown and Hurley Group, has died after a short illness at the age of 94.

Along with Jack Hurley he created the business from a small garage in Kyogle in 1946. It now has nine branches across the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Brown and Hurley joint managing director Rob Brown says from those early stages his father held onto the company’s ethos of ‘principles before profit’.

"One of Alan’s favourite sayings was, ‘I complained I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet’," Rob says.

He says his father was very gifted mechanically and could fix almost anything.

"As the Brown and Hurley business has grown over the years, Alan would still describe himself as ‘just a motor mechanic’," Rob says.

The funeral service for Alan Brown will be held at St James Anglican Church, Kyogle on March 4 at 2pm.



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