Dr Robin Trotter is the recipient of the 2021 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship for her project – Sir Arthur Petfield: From tinplate to porcelain.

Dr Trotter’s project will utilise and build on the collection, Arthur Henry Petfield Papers 1938-1978 held by the John Oxley Library. Sir Arthur Petfield (1912-1974) built up a small local can making operation into a national packaging company that was to establish the basis for UPL, a diversified conglomerate that manufactured and marketed a wide range of products that were, and still are, recognised nationally. The project will also honour the wider contributions of Sir Arthur to Queensland’s corporate and commercial interests.