The South Australian Mining and Energy Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan has been appointed as Deputy Premier of South Australia. He was born in Canberra, to a Dutch father who had emigrated to Australia at the age of two.

His father J. W. van Hoist Pellekaan was a departmental secretary for the wool division of the Department of Agriculture in Canberra. As such he also represented the Australian Federal Government at the Australian Wool Corporation. In 1976 he was appointed agricultural economist at the World Bank in Washington DC.

He has written several publications among others: The application of benefit-cost analysis to the evaluation of brigalow land development in Queensland.

It looks like the name has been slightly changed from van Hoist Pellekaan to van Holst Pellekaan

See also Dutch Australian Weekly (Trove)