Silver Chef owner Allan English gives giant charity donation

WHAT do you do after you’ve made your pile of dough? Give a big chunk of it away.

Taking a page from the playbook of mega-philanthropist Warren Buffett, Brisbane businessman Allan English has transferred more than half his shareholding in his Silver Chef business to a charitable organisation.

English, who presided over a stellar result yesterday for the equipment rental firm, shifted the 4.5 million shares in stages over the past three years to his English Family Foundation. It is now the singled biggest shareholder in the business.

The portfolio, worth about $28 million, backs a range of worthy projects across southeast Queensland and in developing countries.

ANTHONY MARX THE COURIER-MAIL AUGUST 26, 2014 12:01AM

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