OFFICER (AO) - Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

The Honourable Richard Kenneth ALSTON,
2/431 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3004
For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, to international relations
through diplomatic roles, to business development in diverse sectors, and to the
Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, 2005-2008; Prime Minister's Special
Envoy and Australian Delegation Leader, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting,
Uganda, 2007.
Commissioner, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 2005-2008.
Senator for Victoria, 1986-2004.
Deputy Leader, Senate, 1993-2003.
Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 1996-2003.
Federal President, Liberal Party of Australia, since 2014; State President, Victoria, 19791982; Member, State Finance Committee, Victoria, since 2010; Chairman, Kooyong
Electorate Conference, Victoria, since 2009.
Member, Board of Trustees, Bond University, current; Adjunct Professor of Information
Technology, Business School, current; Member, Chancellor's Circle; Member, Nominations
Advisory Committee, Bond University Limited, 2009-2014.
National Executive Delegate, Australia China Business Council, current and Member
Executive, Victorian Chapter, current.
Past President, Australian Council for International Development.
Board Member, Chaplains Without Borders, since early 2000s.
Patron, RedR Australia, since 2011.
Chairman, Docklands Community Centre Project, current.
Member, Melbourne Ring Cycle Committee, Opera Australia, 2013.
Governor, National Gallery of Australia Foundation, 1994-1996.
Chairman, Waratah Australia International Pty Ltd, current.
Member, International Advisory Board, CQS LLP, current.
Director, Nanuk Asset Management Pty Ltd, current.
Member, Asia Pacific Advisory Board, Alcatel-Lucent, 2010-2013.
Chairman, TFS Corporation Ltd, 2011-2012.
Chairman, Broadcasting Services Australia Ltd, 2004-2005.
Director, Hansen Technologies Ltd, 2004.
Director, Balmoral Gardens Retirement Village, since 2008.
Director, Chiac (UK) Plc, 2008-2013.
The Honourable Justice Roslyn Gay ATKINSON, Brisbane Qld 4000
For distinguished service to the judiciary and to law reform in Queensland,
through contributions to the legal profession and to promoting awareness of issues of
injustice and inequality in Australia and internationally.
Judge of the Trial Division, Supreme Court of Queensland, since 1998.
Member, National Indigenous Justice Committee, Judicial College of Australia, current.
Chair, Queensland Law Reform Commission, 2002-2013; Deputy Chair, 1994-1996;
Commissioner, 1990-1994.
President, International Commission of Jurists (Queensland), 2000-2013; Deputy Chair, 19941996; Member, since 1996; Part-time Member, 1990-1996.
Committee Member, Australian Association of Women Judges, since 2005.
Delegation Leader, Report on Independence of the Judiciary in Fiji, International Bar
Association, Human Rights Institute , 2008; Member, Training Workshop for Iraqi Judges on
International Human Rights Law, 2005.
Participated in workshops for South African Judges on Anti-Discrimination Law, AusAID,
Inaugural President, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (Queensland), 1992-1997; Member, 19941997.
Hearing Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, 1994-1997.
Member, Social Security Appeals Tribunal, 1988-1990.
Member, Law Faculty Advisory Committee for Law courses, Queensland University of
Technology, 1991-2012.
Co-Patron, Research Centre for Law, Governance and Public Policy, Bond University, since
Consultant, Australian Schools Commission and Theatre Board of Australia Council, 19761979.
Board Member, Expressions Dance Company, 1999-2002.
Convenor, Constitutional Centenary Foundation (Queensland Branch), 1999-2000.
'Equal Treatment Bench Book', 2005 (Co-Editor).
'Iraqi Judges and prosecutors international human rights law - an Australian Judge's
perspective', 2005.
'Report on the implementation of the Promotion of equality and Prevention of Unfair
Discrimination Act 2000 - A report on the South African Capacity Building program', 2000.
'Are Anti-Discrimination Statutes a Model for the Bill of Rights', 1999.
'Proximity - A New Analysis of the Tort of Negligence', 1987.
'Dramatic Copyright in Australia', 1987.
Barrister, Queensland, 1987-1998.
Associate, The Hon Justice Brennan, The High Court of Australia, 1986-1987.
Articled Clerk, Feez Ruthning, 1985.
Lecturer, Literature, Drama Film and Australian Studies, Queensland Institute of Technology,
Actor and Theatre Administrator, 1975-1978.
Secondary School Teacher, 1970-1974.
Mrs Layne Collette BEACHLEY, PO Box 284, Freshwater NSW 2096
For distinguished service to the community through support for a range of charitable
organisations, as a mentor for women in sport, and to surfing as a world champion
World Champion, Association of Surfing Professionals, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,
1998; Board of Directors, 2000 - 2007.
Vice President, International Surfing Association, since 2012.
ISA World Masters Champion, 2011 and 2013.
Executive Board Member, Surfing Australia, since 2009.
Director, Beachley Classic, 2006 - 2012. The Richest Women's Stand Alone event on the
ASP Women's World Tour.
Athlete Liaison Officer, Australian Olympic team, London Games, Australian Olympic
Committee, 2012.
Executive Board Member, Sports Australia Hall of Fame, since 2012; Inducted, Sports
Australia Hall of Fame, 2011.
Director/Ambassador, Aim for the Stars Foundation, since 2003; assisted over 300 girls and
women with financial assistance.
Ambassador, National Breast Cancer Foundation, since 2007; Participant, Netball Festival of
the Stars, 2010; Guest Speaker, 2013.
Ambassador and Spokesperson, Planet Ark, since 2004; Ambassador, Cartridges 4 Planet
Ark Campaign, since 2011; Ambassador, Aluminium Can Anti-litter and Recycling Campaign,
2007 - 2011.
Chair, Premiers Council for Active Living, (PCAL), Government of New South Wales, 2010 2012.
Finalist, NSW Australian of the Year, 2011.
Honorary Member, Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club, 2010; Member, Manly Surf Life Saving
Member, Tennis Cove Club, Northern Suburbs Tennis Association, Naremburn, New South
Presenter, Layne Beachley Coaching, since 2003.
Ambassador, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, since 2005.
Former Designer, Beachley Athletic; Clothing stocked in Kmart, Blue Kiss, Myer and Rebel
Sports, 2005-2011.
Recipient, Women of Influence, Australian Financial Review Westpac Group, 2012.
Alternative Sportsperson of the Year, Laureus World Sports Awards, 2004.
Recipient, Australian Female Athlete of the Year, Confederation of Australian Sports, 2003.
Recipient, Surfer of the Year, ESPN, 2001.
Athlete of the Year, New South Wales Sports Federation, 2003, 2002, 2000.
Included, Guinness Book of Records, 2003.
Inductee, Surfers Hall of Fame, International Management Group, United States of America,
2006; Inductee, Surfers Walk of Fame, 2006.
His Excellency Mr Stephen Christopher BRADY CVO, Australian Embassy, Paris
For distinguished service to successive Australian Governments, to international
relations through senior diplomatic roles, to the fostering of security, economic and
cultural initiatives, and as Official Secretary to the Governor-General.
Official Secretary to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2008 - June,
Secretary, Order of Australia Council, 2008 - June 2014.
Secretary, Australian Bravery Decorations Advisory Council, 2008-June 2014.
Secretary, National Emergency Medal Committee, 2011- June 2014.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
Australian Ambassador to the Republic of France, since September 2014.
Chief of Protocol, 2008.
Australian Ambassador to The Kingdom of the Netherlands 2004-2008.
Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, 1998-2003.
Australian Ambassador to Norway and Iceland, 1999-2001.
Australian Ambassador to Denmark, 1998-2000.
Charge d'Affaires, Australian Embassy, Dublin 1990-1991.
Foreign Policy Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition 1986-1990.
Senior Adviser (Government) to the Prime Minister, 2003-2004 and 1996-1998.
Director of Visits, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 1991-1996.
Commander of the Victorian Order, 2011.
Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau, 2009. (The Kingdom of the
Dr Diane Mary BROWN, Drummoyne NSW 2047
For distinguished service to nursing through the delivery of quality care, professional
development and nursing education, and to the international advancement of the
profession throughout Asia and the South Pacific.
Project Director, Sister Hospital Program, Sanglah General Hospital, Denpasar, Bali and Royal Darwin
Hospital, since 2012.
Education Consultant, World Bank Indonesia, 2012 (Mid-term evaluation of the national Health
Professional Education project to strengthen nursing and midwifery education).
Volunteer, Sanglah General Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Australian Volunteers International
(AVI), 2009-2011.
Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia, since 2007.
Invited Scholar, Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care, Bergen University College, Norway, 2006.
Short term international consultant, World Health Organisation, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2005.
Project Director, Binawan Institute of Health Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2003-2005 (development of
an 'International' standard Bachelor of Nursing).
Team Leader, Sister School Program, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian part of Borneo, World Bank,
2001-2004 (Project designed to improve the health of the Indonesian people through improving human
resources in the education of health service personnel).
Executive District Director of Nursing, Mount Isa Health Service District (now North West Hospital and
Health Service), 2007-2008.
Director, Clinical Nursing Practice Development, Northern Sydney Health Service, 2004.
Various clinical nursing roles including Nursing Unit Manager, Night Supervisor and Nurse Practitioner,
Various nursing positions including 10 months with Bush Nursing Service, Western Australia; 9 year’s
experience working in Critical Care (ICU and A&E) in a number of Sydney teaching hospitals including:
St Vincent's; Sydney; Royal Prince Alfred; Lewisham; Hornsby: and Mater Misericordiae, 1973-1984.
Professorial Fellow, Charles Darwin University, current.
Education Consultant, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, 2011 (Mid-term
evaluation; the Strategic Development of Nursing through Nursing Education in Viet Nam); External
Examiner, Faculty of Health.
Professor of Nursing, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery
and Health, University of Technology Sydney, 2008-2009; Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning),
1998-2004; Acting Dean, 2001-2002; Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, 1991-1998; External Supervisor and
Professor of Clinical Nursing, Charles Darwin University and Department of Health and Community
Services Northern Territory, 2005-2007.
Professor Brown has published a number of papers, books and chapters including: 'International
partnerships and the development of a sister hospital program' in 'International Nursing Review', 2013
'Lewis' Medical-Surgical Nursing (4th Edition)', 2015 (Co-editor).
'Changing Perioperative Practice in an Indonesian Hospital: Parts I and II', in 'Association of
Perioperative Registered Nurses Journal', 2011 (Co-author).
'Clinically Speaking: a communication skills program for students from non-English speaking
backgrounds', in 'Nurse Education Today', 2006.
'Final Report. Development of Sister School Program for Nursing and Midwifery Schools in
Kaliamantan', Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Central Kalimantan, Republic of Indonesia, 2004.
Member, Australian College of Nursing, since 2012; Reviewer, 'Collegian', 2001-2007.
Member, The College of Nursing (now Australian College of Nursing), 1978-2012.
Member, Royal College of Nursing (now Australian College of Nursing, 2009-2012.
Associate Fellow, Australian College of Health Service Managers, current.
Member, Australian Orthopaedic Outreach, current.
Reviewer, 'International Nursing Review', International Council of Nurses, current.
Mrs Joan CLEMENGER, Melbourne Vic 3000
For distinguished service to the visual and performing arts as a benefactor, patron
and supporter, and through philanthropic contributions to a range of charitable
organisations, and to the community.
National Gallery of Victoria:
Honorary Life Benefactor; Advocate, since 1986.
Patron, Joan Clemenger Endowment Fund - enables the Gallery to acquire various pieces of
Involved in establishing the Contemporary Art Space and interactive projects, since 2011.
Sponsor, Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, 1993 - 2009; Judge.
Established, Clemenger Travel Award, 2004.
President, Women's Association, 1986.
Supporter, The Australian Ballet, many years; Supporter The Australian Ballet's 50th
Anniversary Gala', 2012.
Honorary Fellow, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2013; Member, Board of Directors, 10 years;
Supported Louise Bourgeois; Late Works', 2012, George Baldessin; Sculpture', 1986.
Supporter, Melbourne Theatre Company, current; has commissioned over 21 plays, since
Supporter, National Council for Circus Arts (NICA.
Supporter, Orchestra Victoria.
Supporter, Melbourne International Arts Festival; Her support was instrumental in the
production of ‘I don't believe in Outer Space’, 2012 and ‘6000 Miles Away’ and ‘PUSH’, 2013.
Supporter of a range of organisations including:
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Melbourne; The Murdoch Children's Research Institute; Royal
Botanic Gardens; The Lighthouse Foundation; Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber
Orchestra, 2003-2014; Anglicare, Rosebud West 'Let's Read' project, 2010-2012 and The
Smith Family.
Mr Peter Geoffrey CLEMENGER AM, Melbourne Vic 3000
For distinguished service to the visual and performing arts as a benefactor, patron
and supporter, and through philanthropic contributions to a range of charitable
organisations, and to the community.
National Gallery of Victoria:
Trustee,1995 - 2002; Life Member and Emeritus Trustee.
Established Clemenger Travel Award, 2004; Sponsor, Clemenger Contemporary Art Award,
1993 – 2009; Involved, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, current.
Supporter, The Australian Ballet, many years; Supported The Australian Ballet's 50th
Anniversary Gala', 2012.
Supporter, Melbourne Theatre Company, current. Commissioned 21 plays, since 2006.
Patron, Melbourne International Arts Festival, many years.
Established the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, 1993.
Supporter of a range of organisations including:
The Centre for Eye Research (purchase of the ROBOT, 2014);
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Melbourne;
Anglicare, Rose Bud West 'Let's Read' project.
Director, Clemenger Group, since 1965 and Executive Chairman, Clemenger Grays Limited,
1965-1988. The Clemenger Group Limited is the holding company of a group of companies
involved in advertising and marketing communication services throughout Australia and New
Mr Frank Aloysius COSTA OAM,
Apt 601, Edgewater, 4-6 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong Vic 3220
For distinguished service to the community of Geelong through ongoing roles and
contributions to a range of sports, business, religious, medical, educational and social
welfare organisations.
President, Geelong Football Club, 1998-2011; Life Member, since 2006; Patron, current.
Life Member, Australian Football League since 2011.
Board Member, Deakin Foundation, Deakin University, since 2008; Financial supporter.
Chair, Shannon Park Appeal Committee, Scope Victoria, 2011-2012.
Patron, Multicultural Aged Care Services, since 2003; Support, since 1994.
Patron, Lorne Hospital, since 2004.
Deputy Chairman, Committee for Geelong, 2002-2004; Founding Member, 2001.
Ambassador, Victoria, Second Bite, (identifies sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and
produce that would otherwise go to waste and organises distribution to agencies and people in
Deputy Chair and Patron, Cancer Centre Appeal Committee, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne,
Patron of a number of local and regional projects/organisations including the Wombats Wish;
Beacon Project; Bone Marrow Institute (Geelong region); Horizon House; Nelson Park - Sensory
Centre; Geelong Volunteers; Barwon Youth ; Glastonbury Community Services; and Split Point
Financial support to, Give Where You Live, since 1997.
Chairman, St Mary's Church Restoration Appeal (involved in project from 1996 to 2004).
Member, Geelong Businessmen's Club, since 1990.
Chairman, Catholic Media Advisory Committee.
Chairman, Catholic Radio Committee.
Chairman, St Joseph's Chapel Restoration Appeal.
Council Member, St John of God Hospital.
Executive Chairman, Costa Group of Companies, current. (In 2002 the Costa Group received the
Australian Family Business 'Third Generation Business of the Year' award).
Member, Food and Agriculture into Asia Taskforce, Department for Agriculture and Food Security,
Victoria, since 2013.
Member, Food Council Victoria, 2000-2007.
Awards/recognition include:
Honorary Doctorate, Australian Catholic University, 2010.
Champion of Entrepreneurship, Ernst and Young, 2008.
Australian Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award, 2006.
Australian Agribusiness Employer of Choice Award, 2006.
Australia's Leading Logistic Supply Chain, 2006.
Honorary Doctorate of Law, Deakin University, 2003.
Professor Kerry Owen COX, City Beach WA 6015
For distinguished service to tertiary education and university administration
particularly through leadership and governance roles, and to the community.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Edith Cowan University, since 2006.
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Ballarat (now Federation University), 2001-2006;
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 1997-2000; Emeritus Professor, 2006.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Flinders University, 1993-1997; Faculty Member, serving in
a range of roles including Dean of Biological Sciences, Head of Science and Engineering, and
Lecturer, 1974-1993; Emeritus Professor, 1997.
Edith Cowan University Representative, Universities Australia, since 2007; Member,
Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee, 2001-2007.
Board Member, Future Directions International, since 2010.
Board Member, Graduate Careers Australia, since 2012.
Board Member, Mindarie Senior College, 2010-2014.
Invited Senior Participant, Sustainable Futures Leadership Academy, Salzburg Global
Seminar, Austria, 2012.
Member, National Environmental Education Council, 2003-2007.
Member, National Steering Committee, Turnaround Leadership for Sustainability in Higher
Education Project, Australian Government, 2011-2013.
Member, National Council on Education for Sustainability.
Board Member, Ballarat Clarendon College, 2008-2011.
Board Member, Business in Higher Education Roundtable (BHERT), 2002-2012.
President, Australian Higher Education Industrial Association, 2005-2009.
National President, Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM), 1990-1992; Past National
Treasurer, 1984-1989; ASM Fellow, more than 25 years; Recipient, Distinguished Service
Member, Australasian Society for Immunology Council, 1980-1985.
Board Member, c-Ballarat, 2001-2005.
Board Member, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 1997-2001.
Board Member, Grampians Rural Health Alliance Network, 2002-2005.
Mr John Lane CRIPPS, 97 Glengariff Drive, Floreat WA 6014
For distinguished service to primary industry through internationally
renowned, innovative contributions to the agriculture and food sectors, and to the
Mr Cripps bred the Cripps Pink apple, marketed as the internationally renowned trademarked
Pink Lady, Stoneville Research Station, 1973;
Cripps Pink accounts for in excess of 30% of apple production in Australia;
Mr Cripps also bred the sister variety Cripps Red apple, marketed as the trademarked
Sundowner, 1973;
Specialist Horticulturalist, 1959-2002;
Horticulturalist, 1955-1959;
Mr Cripps also had an impact on the wine industry, his work on different vine rootstocks at
Manjimup was instrumental in the setting up of the Pemberton/Manjimup vineyard area.
Inducted, Hall of Fame, Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia, 2010.
The Honourable Dr Rosemary Anne CROWLEY, Wayville SA 5034
For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia as a Minister in the
Commonwealth Government and Senator representing the people of South Australia,
and as an advocate for promoting the status of women.
Senator for South Australia, 1983-2002; First female member of the ALP to be elected to
Federal Parliament for South Australia.
Minister for Family Services, 1993-1996.
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women, 1993-1994.
First South Australian female Federal Parliamentarian elected to a Federal Ministry.
Chair, Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee, 1998-2002.
Chair, Senate Employment, Education and Training Reference Committee, 1996-1998.
Chair, Senate Environment, Recreation and the Arts Committee, 1990-1993.
Chair, Senate Select Committee on Health Legislation and Health Insurance, 1989-1990.
Chair, Senate Estimates Committee C, 1987-1993.
Chair, Women, Sport and the Media Inquiry, 1984.
Member, South Australian Women's Policy Committee, since 1979.
Past Deputy Chair, Status of Women Caucus Committee; Member, for many years.
Chair, South Australian Power Line Environment Committee, since 2005.
Chair, South Australian Ministerial Advisory Board on the Ageing, Department for Families
and Communities, 2007-2013.
Foundation Member, South Australian Mental Health Review Tribunal, 1979-1983.
Founding Member, Adelaide Breakfast Committee, UNIFEM Australia (now UN Women
Australia), since 1993; Breakfast Host, 1993-2002; Member, Organising Committee, since
early 2000s.
Honorary Council Member, Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, 2002-2013.
Chair, Council for the Care of Children, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of
South Australia.
Member, Committee of Management, Australian People for Health Education and
Development Abroad, 1984-1993.
Visiting Research Fellow, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies.
Member, Course Advisory Committee, Primary Health Care, Flinders University.
Patron, Netball Australia, approximately 1985-2002; Established Prime Minister's Cup.
Patron, Contax Netball Club, Adelaide, since 1985.
Patron, South Australian Hand-Knitters Guild, since 2002.
General Practitioner, Clovelly Park Community Health Centre, 1973-1983.
Mr John W H DENTON, Melbourne Vic 3000
For distinguished service to business and commerce, particularly in the legal
profession, to the visual and performing arts sectors, to social welfare and the rights
of refugees.
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, since 2001; Managing
Partner, since 1997; Partner, since 1996; Lawyer, 1992-1995; Articled Clerk, 1991-1992;
introduced a formal pro bono and giving program.
Director, Large Law Firm Group, current.
Founding Chair, Australia for UNHCR, since 2002.
Board Member, Teach for Australia.
Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts, 2009-2012.
Member, Board of Governors, Arts Centre Melbourne Foundation.
Past Deputy Chair, Melbourne Festival, circa 2009.
Past Councillor, Victorian Chapter, Australia Business Arts Foundation, circa 2009.
Co-Chair, Commonwealth Business Council (international), 2012-2013; Co-Chair, Steering
Committee, Commonwealth Business Forum Perth, 2011; Board Member.
Member, Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC),
since 2008; Co-Chair, ABAC Finance and Economics Working Group; past Chair, Sustainable
Development Working Group.
Board Member, Business Council of Australia, 2003-2013; Chair, Global Engagement Task
Force, current; Past Chairman, Trade and International Relations Task Force; Founding
Member, Australia-China CEO roundtable, since 2011.
Member, Advisory Group, International Chamber of Commerce G20, current. Member,
Australian B20 Leadership Group, (business group of the G20), since 2013; Delegate,
Business Summit, 2012.
Chairman Emeritus, Experts Group on Trade and Investment in Indonesia.
Advisory Council Member, The Global Foundation, since 2001.
Board Member, Asia Society Australia, current; Board Member, AustralAsia Centre.
Board Member, Asialink, University of Melbourne.
Supporter, Australian American Leadership Dialogue, 'many years'.
Founding Member, Gratton Institute for Public Policy.
External Advisor, Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, 2011-2012; Member,
Implementation Strategic Advisory Board, since 2013; Member, Sub-Committee, White Paper
review process.
Chairman, Business Advisory Group on Workplace Relations, 2008-2013.
Panel Member, Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness, 2010-2011.
Diplomat, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 1983-1992; Charge de Affairs, Australian
Embassy in Baghdad Iraq, 1991; Negotiator, UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, United
Nations New York, USA, 1988-1990; Diplomat and Human Rights Lawyer, Moscow, Russia,
Australian Foreign Service, 1980-1988.
Board Member, Employment Law Alliance (international), since 2001; Chair, Asia Pacific
Taskforce; Member, Advisory Board - Australia/New Zealand, LEK Consulting , 2009-2010.
Board Member, Centre for Australian and NZ Studies, Georgetown University, Washington,
Member, Board of Advisors, Best Lawyers (Int’l) and Member, Law Institute of Victoria.
Best Lawyer, Government, Best Lawyers Peer Review Survey, 2009-2014; Best Lawyer,
Employee Benefits 2013-2014; Best Lawyer, Trade, 2010-2014; (Melbourne) Government
Lawyer of the Year 2014.
'One of the best labour law practitioners in the Asia Pacific', Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey.
Professor Peter Robert EBELING, 3/50 Jolimont Street, East Melbourne Vic 3002
For distinguished service to medicine in the field of bone health, through academic
contributions and research initiatives in a range of administrative, executive and
professional roles.
Medical Director, Osteoporosis Australia, since 2006; Board Member since 2002.
Board Member, International Osteoporosis Foundation, since 2011.
President, Endocrine Society of Australia, 2012-2014; President Elect, 2009-2011; Councillor,
2005-2008; Member, Program Organising Committee, 2000-2003.
Head of Endocrinology, Western Health, Victoria, since 2005-2014.
Chair, Victorian State Committee, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2006-2011;
Assistant Honorary Secretary, 2000-2011; Board Member, Special Societies, 2000-2002;
Member, Adult Medical Division Council, since 2009; Examiner, since 1999; Member, Victoria
and Tasmania Education Committee.
President, Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, 1999-2001; Vice President,
1997-1999; Councillor and Treasurer, 1995-1999; Chair, Program Organising Committee,
Head, Department of Medicine in the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health, Faculty of
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, since 2014.
Director, Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science, Western Centre for Health Research
and Education, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria.
Chair, NorthWest Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, 2005-2014; Assistant Dean,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2005-2014.
Member, National Health and Medical Research Council Academy since 2009; Member,
Grant Review Panel Endocrinology, 2005; Member, Discipline Panel (Endocrinology and
Reproduction), 1999; Member, Panel of Independent Assessors, since 1994.
Councillor, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, 2011-2014; Co-Chair, PostTransplantation Bone Disease Working Group, 2001-2002.
Associate Editor, Bone and Mineral Research Journal, 2008-2012; Member, Editorial Board,
Editor, Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford), since 2014.
Editor-in-Chief, Bone Reports, since 2014.
The late Professor John Raymond FRENEY, Campbell ACT 2612
For distinguished service to conservation and the environment through research into
greenhouse gas production, climate change and the efficient use of nitrogen fertiliser.
Research Fellow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),
Plant Industry, Canberra, current; Soil and Plant Nutrition Researcher, 42 years; Graduate
Adjunct Professor, Centre for Forestry and Horticultural Research, Griffith University, 2008.
Appointed Adjunct Professor of Environmental Sciences, 1992.
Senior Fellow, School of Resource Management, The University of Melbourne, since 2006.
Adjunct Professor, Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Taiyuan, China, 2006.
Co-Chairman, Nitrogen Transport and Transformations - A regional and Global Analysis,
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), 1992 - 2002; Member of
Advisory Committee, International Nitrogen Initiative, 2003 - 2011; Nitrogen Fertilizer Rapid
Assessment Project, 2003 - 2004; The Biogeochemical Phosphorus Cycle, 1986 - 1994;
Member, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Co-ordinating Panel on Terrestrial
Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Interactions, 1989 - 1990; The Interactions of the
Biogeochemical Cycles of Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulphur, 1979 -1983; The
Global Biogeochemical Sulphur Cycle, 1978 - 1987;
Researcher/Adviser/Author, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 19822014.
Regional Editor, SCOPE-Elsevier International Journal Environment Development, 20112014.
Advisor, Greenhouse gas emissions, Australian Greenhouse Office, 2005-2010.
Professional Associations:
Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1986.
Fellow, American Society of Agronomy, 1991.
Fellow, Soil Science Society of America, 1984.
Travelling Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1974.
Recipient, SCOPE-Zhongyu Environmental Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012.
Recipient, Centenary Medal, 2003.
Recipient, Honorary Membership for Life, Australian Society of Soil Science, 1999; Recipient,
J.A. Prescott Medal, 1985.
Professor Michael Miles GORE AM, Canberra ACT 2600
For distinguished service to science through a range of public outreach,
communication and education initiatives on a national and international level, and as a
mentor and role model for young scientists.
Adjunct Professor, and assisted in the foundation of the, Centre for the Public Awareness of
Science, Australian National University, (ANU) since 1995; Fellow in Science Communication,
since 1999.
Foundation Director, Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre, 1987-1999.
Involved in establishing other science centres around Australia and internationally (countries
in Asia, the Pacific and Africa). Has also been a regular participant in the National Science
Summer School.
Has presented at various international science festivals (countries including Scotland, South
Africa and New Zealand).
Involved in establishing Shell Questacon Science Circus in partnership with Shell Australia
and the ANU.
Involved in conducting workshops for Science Teachers both nationally and internationally,
Involved in securing 3rd International Conference of Science Centre for Australia in 2002.
Australian Representative through UNESCO in Samoa and Cambodia, 2001.
Member, Australia-Japan Foundation, since 2007.
Founding Member, Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres, from 1997.
Foundation Chairman, Australasian Science and Technology Exhibitors Network, 1990-1996.
Life Fellow, Association of Science and Technology Centres, USA, 2000.
Member, Canberra Repertory Society, 'for a number of years'.
Professor Ken Mark HILLMAN, Surry Hills NSW 2010
For distinguished service to intensive care medicine as a clinician, educator and
researcher, as a pioneer in the introduction of the medical emergency team system,
and as an advocate for the critically ill.
Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine, since 1981.
Pioneered the Medical Emergency Teams (MET) System, Liverpool Hospital, 1990; System
has now been adopted by hospitals both nationally and internationally.
Professor of Intensive Care, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South
Wales, since 1991; Director, Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, since 1995.
Director of Intensive Care, Charing Cross Hospital London, 1981-1983.
Examiner, Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (now the College of Intensive Care
Medicine), 1988-2000.
Chairman, New South Wales State Trauma Committee, 1988-1991.
Fellow in Intensive Care, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,
since 1980, (now College of Intensive Care Medicine); Secretary, Section of Intensive Care,
Fellow, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons (United Kingdom) (now Royal
College of Anaesthetists), 1977.
Council Member, Intensive Care Society United Kingdom, 1981-1983.
Published, 'Vital Signs' on challenges of end of life care.
Many television, radio and print media contributions on the subject of end of life care, current.
Mr Sean Martin HOWARD, Edgecliff NSW 2027
For distinguished service to a range of charitable organisations, particularly youth
welfare and medical research, as a major benefactor and supporter, and to business.
Youth Insearch Foundation:
Chairman, 2003-2010.
Board Member, 2003-2011.
Philanthropic contributor and fundraiser, since 2001.
Benefactor, Save Sight Institute, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, since 2012.
Supporter, The Children's Hospital, Westmead.
Founder and Managing Director, Arton Group, specialising in retirement and aged-care
Owner, Kewarra Beach Resort.
Non-Executive Director, Insight Management Partners.
Founder and Managing Director, OzEmail, 1994-2000.
Managing Director, Computer Publications, 1984-1992.
Founder, Australian Personal Computer magazine, 1980.
Past Director of a range of companies, including Optus Telecommunications, Isys Search
Software, WebCentral, and Melbourne IT.
Mr Hugh Clifford MACKAY, PO Box 3167, Exeter NSW 2579
For distinguished service to the community in the areas of social research and
psychology, as an author and commentator, and through roles with visual and
performing arts and educational organisations.
Founder, Hugh Mackay Pty Ltd, since 1971 incorporating the Centre for Communication
Studies, 1975-1995.
Established, The Mackay Report', 1979-2003, Australia's longest running qualitative social
trends study.
Newspaper columnist and media commentator, since 1970s.
Author of 16 books in the fields of social analysis, communication and ethics.
Honorary Professor of Social Science, University of Wollongong, since 2010.
Chairman, Board of Management, Degree in Police Practice, Charles Sturt University/New
South Wales Police, 2001-2008.
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, 1995-2006.
Consulting Fellow, St James Ethics Centre, 1996-2002 and Board Member, 1989-1995.
Fellow, Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS).
Fellow, Australian Psychological Society.
Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts, 1995-1996 and Board Member, 1994-1996.
Member, Arts Advisory Committee, The Bell Shakespeare Company, since 2006.
Chairman, Community Inclusion Board, ACT Government, 2004-2006.
Chairman of Trustees, Sydney Grammar School, 2001-2003 and Trustee, 1993-2003.
Patron, Asylum Seekers Centre, since 2013.
Mr Ian McPHEE PSM, Forrest ACT 2603
For distinguished service to public administration, particularly in the areas of
accountability and policy development, to the enhancement of public sector
performance, and to professional auditing and assurance standards.
Auditor-General, Australian National Audit Office (ANAO), since 2005; Deputy AuditorGeneral, 1998-2003.
Deputy Secretary/General Manager, Financial Management Group, Department of Finance
and Administration, 2003-2005.
Chair, OECD Accruals Symposium, 2004-2005.
Deputy Chair/Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB), since 2009.
Member, Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB), 1999-2008.
Member, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), 2002-2008.
President, ACT Division, Institute of Public Administration Australia, 2008-2010; Fellow.
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Fellow, CPA Australia; Member, ACT Divisional Council, 1992-2003.
Member, Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI).
Member, International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).
Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University, University of Central Queensland, 2012.
Honorary Award, 'Bintang Jasa Utama' (First Class Medal of Honour), Government of the
Republic of Indonesia, 2010.
Mr Christopher John MADDEN, 1 June Court, Miami Qld 4220
For distinguished service to tertiary education, to the strengthening of collaborative
international education partnerships and cultural cooperation, and as an
educator, role model and mentor.
Founding Director/Vice-President, Asia-Pacific Association for International Education
(APAIE); 2005-2013; also served as Chairperson, Organising Committee, Annual Conference
and Exhibition, 2010.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Griffith University, 2003-2013; Director, International
Centre, 2002-2003.
Strategic Advisor, 2018 Commonwealth Games, since 2013.
Foundation International Director, University of Queensland, 1997-2001; Seconded to Brunei
Darussalam to work with the University's overseas partner, 2001-2002; Manager, Recruitment
and Marketing, 1997.
Member, International Alignment Committee, Australian Qualifications Framework Council
(AQF), since 2012.
Member, International Education Advisory Council, 2011-2013.
Member, Australian Universities International Directors' Forum (AUIDF), 2003-2013.
Chair, International Education and Training Advisory Council - Queensland, since 2014.
Member, Study Queensland Industry Council Working Group, 2011.
Former Member, Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International) Executive, Universities Australia.
Former Member, International Group, Innovative Research Universities.
Dean of Students, Bond University, 1993-1996.
Headmaster, Kooralbyn International School, 1988-1993.
Assistant Principal, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, 1980-1988.
Professor John MILLS, South Yarra Vic 3141
For distinguished service to medicine as a researcher and physician in the field of
infectious diseases, particularly HIV-AIDS, to medical administration, and to the
development of Australia's biotechnology industry.
Professor of Medicine, Monash University, Clayton.
Professor of Microbiology, University of Melbourne, 1992 - 2003.
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, United States of
America, since 1973.
Member, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, since 2011.
Director, Burnet Institute, 1992 - 2002.
Director, National Centre for HIV Virology Research (NCHVR), research laboratories in
Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland,
1992 - 2002.
Founding President, Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes, since 1993.
Member, Research Translation Faculty, National Health and Medical Research Council, since
Consulting Physician, Infectious Diseases Clinic, Alfred Hospital, since 1995.
Board of Trustees, International Association of Providers in AIDS Care (IAPAC), since 2011.
Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, since 1993; Life Fellowship, 2010.
Associate, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, since 2007.
Member, Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM), since 1991.
Non-Executive Director, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, since 2006; Board member
since 2007; Chair, Research Program, 2007 - 2013.
Co-founder and Director, Research and Development, TissuPath Specialist Pathology, 2004 2009.
Managing Director, Narhex Life Sciences, 2005 - 2007; Non - Executive Director 2001-2005.
Non-Executive Director, Phosphangenics Inc, 2004 - 2010; Audit Committee/Chair, 2010.
Myanmar Medical Association, 2007 - 2012.
Pro Bono Doctor/Educator, Asia Pacific Region, 2007 - 2012; Pro Bono Doctor, training Indian
doctors relating to HIV management.
Mr William James MOSS AM, Sydney NSW 2000
For distinguished service to the community as a benefactor to a range of
organisations, to advancing and supporting research into muscular dystrophy, and to
improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Chairman and Founder, FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy) Global Research
Foundation, 2007.
Director or Patron of a number of charitable organisations including Cure the Future and the
Steve Waugh Foundation.
Author, 'Still Walking' autobiographical novel on living with FSHD. Donates all proceeds from
the sale of the book to Fighting Chance Australia and to the FSHD Global Research
Funded and established a tourism venture in the Northern Territory (NT) which taught
Indigenous communities how to manage and promote tourism.
Former Co-Chairman of the Northern Territory's 2030 Strategic Planning Committee, 20102012.
Former Member, External Advisory Panel, Australian Securities and Investments
Commission, 2009-2012.
Member, Federal Government Disability Investment Group, 2008-2009.
Professor Adrian Rodney PAGAN, 61 Albert Street, Williamstown Vic 3016
For distinguished service to tertiary education as an academic economist, to the
development of public policy research, as an author, and through contributions to
professional and financial organisations.
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research,
Melbourne University, 2013-2016; Professorial Associate, Melbourne University, 1996-1999.
Emeritus Professor of Econometrics, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Professor of
Economics, 2011-2012.
Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Finance, University of Technology
Sydney, 2010.
Professor of Econometrics, Queensland University of Technology, 2005-2010.
Professor of Economics, Australian Business School, 2007-2009 and 2002-2004.
Professor of Economics, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, 19922006; Adjunct Professor, 1989-1990; Senior Fellow Department of Economics RSSS and
Department of Statistics, 1983-1988; Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy
Research, 1980-1983; Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics, 1978-1980; Lecturer,
Department of Statistics, 1974-1977.
Visiting Professor of Economics, John Hopkins University, 2004; Richard Ely Visiting
Professor, 2000; Hinkley Visiting Professor of Economics, 1996.
Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, since 2003; Professorial Fellow, 20002002.
Visiting Professor of Economics, Oxford University, 2000-2002.
Visiting Professor of Economics, University of California, 1997.
Professor of Economics, University of Rochester, 1990-1995 and 1986-1990; Wilson
Professor of Economics, 1990-1992.
Visiting Professor, Yale University, 1985.
Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, 1982.
Fellow, Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics, Louvain, Belgium, 1977-1978.
Visiting Research Fellow, Princeton University, 1973.
Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia, 1995-2000; Co-Organiser, Open Economy
Macroeconomics Conferences, 2007 and 2008.
Consultancies on Econometric Models for a range of organisations including: Commonwealth
Treasury; Reserve Bank of New Zealand; New Zealand Treasury; Access Economics; Bank
of England; Bank of Norway; Bank of Italy; and Reserve Bank of Australia.
Member, World Council, Econometric Society, since 2011 and 1995-2000 and 2004-20085;
Fellow, since 1985.
Distinguished Fellow Award, Economic Society of Australia, since 1999.
Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, since 1986.
Fellow, Journal of Econometrics, since 1990.
Inaugural Fellow, Society of Financial Econometrics, since 2012; Council Member, current.
Has published over 140 papers, articles and books.
Mr Gregory James PARAMOR, 11 Bay View Street, McMahons Point NSW 2060
For distinguished service to the community through executive roles in a range of
fields, including breast cancer research, sport and the not-for-profit sector, and to the
real estate and property investment industries.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Chairman, National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2010-2012, Director, since 2009, Chair,
Register4 Committee, since 2011.
Member, Remuneration Committee, Member, Nominations Committee, Member, Investment
Board Member, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, since 2011; Chair, Investment
Committee; Governor, Garvan Research Foundation.
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture, Bond University,
since 2012; Member, Board of Trustees, since 2009; Supporter, since 2005.
Director, Sydney Swans Football Club, since 2008; Chair of a number of sub-committees,
current; Supporter, Sydney Swans Foundation, since mid 2000s.
Director, Australian Agricultural Company, 2007-2008.
Board Member, Young Achievement Australia, 2000-2006.
Director, Stadium Australia Management, 1996-2002.
Supporter, Fellowship Program, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 2001-2011.
Ambassador, Property Industry Foundation, current, Chairman, 2005-2007, Founding
Director, 1995-2001.
National President, Property Council of Australia,1999-2001. National Board Member, 19992005, Chairman, New South Wales Division, 1994-1995, Life Member, New South Wales
Division, since 1995.
Board Member, Green Building Council of Australia, 2007-2008.
Chair, Investment Funds Association, early 1990s.
Director, Unit Trust Association, 1990-1991.
Chairman, L J Hooker, since 2009.
Managing Director, Folkestone, since 2011.
Managing Director, Mirvac, 2005-2008.
Co-Founding and Managing Director, James Fielding, 2000-2004.
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Paladin, 1994-2000.
Professor James Finlay PATRICK, PO Box 1444, Macquarie Centre NSW 2113
For distinguished service to science through the development of cochlear implant
technology, to biomedical research and engineering innovation, and to education and
professional associations.
Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientist, Cochlear Limited, since 1981; Manager, Global
Research Programs, current; Member, Cochlear Implant Research Team, 1975-1981.
Foundation Member, Cochlear division, Nucleus Limited, 1981.
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Melbourne, since 2001.
Honorary Special Research Fellow, Bionics Institute, current; Member, Scientific Board,
Adjunct Professor, Graeme Clark Centre for Bionic Ear and Neurosensory Research, La
Trobe University, since 2009.
Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University.
Author, over 55 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters.
Named as inventor on 34 patent families.
Member, Scientific Advisory Boards and Committees including;
Monash Vision Group Advisory Board; The Shepherd Centre Research Advisory Committee;
Faculty of Science Industry Advisory Board at Macquarie University; The Hearing CRC
Scientific Advisory Group; Women in Science, Maths and Engineering; Gordon Wallace
Australian Laureate Fellowship Advisory Group at the University of Wollongong; the CSIRO
Manufacturing Sector Committee; Australian Hearing Hub Collaborative Committee; and the
Australian Hearing Research Committee.
Fellow, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, since 2003.
Past Memberships include;
Wireless Integrated Microsystems Engineering Research Centre, USA, 2008-2009; The ARC
Centre for Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies, 2008-2012 and was Deputy Director,
CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation, 1999-2006.
Audiology Centre named in his honour, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.
Listed in the Australian Institution of Engineers Top 100 Most Influential Engineers, 2007.
Recognised as an Engineering Icon, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, 2009.
Recipient, David Dewhurst Award for outstanding service to biomedical engineering, 2014.
The Honourable Andrew John ROGERS QC, Woollahra NSW 2025
For distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly reforms to
commercial dispute resolution and case management, through contributions to
international commercial arbitration, and to the community.
Deputy Chairman, International Legal Services Advisory Council Commonwealth AttorneyGeneral's Department, 2005-2013.
Chief Judge, Commercial Division, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1987-1993; Judge,
Member, Education Committee, Judicial Commission of New South Wales, 1987-1989.
Commissioner, New South Wales Law Reform Commission, 1981-1989.
Patron, New South Wales Division, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, since 1985.
Member, Consultative Committee that established, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre,
Arbitrator and Mediator, International Chamber of Commerce; Singapore International
Arbitration Centre.
Member, Panel of Conciliators, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes,
since 1995.
Member, Australian Delegation, United Nations Committee on International Trade Law
(UNCITRAL), 1985.
Fellow, Australian Institute of Arbitrators, since 1985.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, since 1985.
Chancellor, Southern Cross University, 1994-1998.
President, Securities Research Foundation (now SIRCA Ltd), University of Sydney, 1994.
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, 1990.
Corporate and Legal Adviser, Endispute Pty Ltd, since 1993.
Consultant, Australian Securities Commission,1993.
Chairman, Audit Quality Review Board Ltd, 2005.
Consultant, Clayton Utz, 1993-2009.
Probity Advisor, Leighton Holdings, 2000-2010.
Board Member, New South Wales Treasury Corporation, 1995-2009; Member Audit and Risk
Committee, 1999-2009.
Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Patron, Tedd Noffs Foundation, since 1990s.
Mrs Norma Fay ROSENHAIN, 6/3 Central Avenue, Thornleigh NSW 2120
For distinguished service to commerce, through business model innovation, to
philanthropy, particularly supporting disadvantaged families in Asia, and to AustraliaChina relations.
Creata - A global marketing and activation company providing premiums, prizes and sales
promotions that connect people to Brands.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, since 1973.
Expanded from a one person business to 17 offices in 13 countries, with more than 500 direct
employees and 40,000 indirect factory workers.
Global partners include McDonalds, Kellogg's, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Activision, Disney,
Dreamworks, P&G, 3M, Manchester United and Arbonne.
Supplies half of the McDonalds Happy Meal toys worldwide.
Shipped more than 10 billion products to 120 countries since 1973, with no safety recalls.
Founder, Creata Direct.
Current Member, The Committee of 200.
Founder, Embrace International (supports orphaned and abandoned children, particularly in
China), 2006.
Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hong Kong, since 2011.
Current International Ambassador, Sydney Adventist Hospital Foundation - donated funding
to create the hospital's Healing Garden, 2014.
Vice-Patron, Sydney Male Choir, for 15 years.
Recipient, Individual Award for Outstanding Achievement, Australian New Zealand American
Chamber of Commerce Midwest, 2014.
Mr Michael Henry SHEPHERD, 15 Princes Street, McMahons Point NSW 2060
For distinguished service to the disabled, particularly as a strong advocate for the
hearing impaired, to community health through leadership and governance roles, and
to financial services.
Chairman, The Shepherd Centre, since 2008; Director, since 1985.
Chair, Australian Hearing, 1998-2006; Director, 1997-2006.
Involved in establishment, First Voice, 2010.
Council Member, Australian Fathers' Day Council, since 2009.
Governor, Sir David Martin Foundation, 1998-2002.
Deputy Chairman, Schizophrenia Research Institute, 2002; Director, 2001-2002.
President, Australian Luge Federation, 1996-2001.
Board Member, Mater Hospital, North Sydney, 1989-1994.
Director, Riverview College Foundation, Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, 1985-1992; also
served as Member, Finance Committee; President, Old Ignatian Union, 1992.
President, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) 2006-2008; Joint Vice-President,
2005-2006; Director, 2005-2009;
Member, Audit, Finance, Risk Management and Compliance Committee, 2006-2008;
Member, Nominations and Remuneration Committee, 2006-2008; Chair, New South Wales
Regional Council, 2001-2006; Member, 1996-2006.
Securities Institute of Australia (SIA): Vice-President, 2004-2005;
National Council Member, 2001-2005; Senior Fellow, 2005; Fellow, 2000; Joined, 1993;
Member, National Policy Committee, 2001-2005; Member, Membership Services Advisory
Committee, 2000-2005; Member, Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee;
2003-2005; Member, Nominations and Remuneration Committee, 2005; Chair, 2004
Australasian Investment Management Conference Planning Committee; Chair, 2002 ASAF
Conference Steering Committee; Member, NSW Continuing Professional Development
Committee, 1996-2005.
Vice-Chairman, Australian Stock Exchange Limited (ASX) (now ASX Group): 1993-2007;
Director, 1988-2007; Director, Australian Clearing House; Director, ASX Settlement and
Transfer Corporation; Director, SFE Corporation Limited; Director, SFE Clearing Corporation;
Chairman, ASX Market Supervision Pty Ltd;
Chairman, ASX Derivatives Board; Chairman, ASX Market Rules Committee; Co-Chairman,
Clearing House Electronic Sub-register System (CHESS) Steering Committee; Chairman,
ASX National Settlement Committee.
Director, Australian Securities Exchange, 1998-2007, Vice-Chairman, 1992-2007.
Board Member, Sydney Stock Exchange, 1983-1987; Honorary Treasurer, 1985-1987.
Member, Responsible Entity Compliance Committee, UBS Global Asset Management
(Australia), since 2009.
Acting Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director, HFA Holdings Limited, current;
Director, since 2009; also served as Chairman, Remuneration and Nominations Committee;
Member, Audit and Risk Committee.
Director, PNB Investment Institute, 2006-2007.
Foundation Member, The Committee for Sydney, 1998-2004; also served as Vice-Chairman.
Chairman, Challenger First Pacific Limited, 2002-2003.
Director, Dicksons Limited, 1992-2002.
Director, Rivkin and Co, 1988-1992.
Partner and Director, Bridges Son and Shepherd, 1975-1988.
Mr William Thomas SPURR, Longwood SA 5153
For distinguished service to tourism, to education, particularly through international
marketing, to the arts and sport as an administrator of institutions and events, and
to the community of South Australia.
Chief Executive, South Australia Tourism Commission, 1999-2007.
Adjunct Professor Tourism, Flinders University, current.
Executive Director, Adelaide Tourism and Convention Authority, 1991-1995
Inaugural Head of School, Tourism and Hospitality, Adelaide TAFE Centre for Tourism
Studies, 1986-1992.
Member, Domestic Advisory Committee, Tourism Australia.
General Manager, Australian Major Events Group, 1995-1998.
Chairman, International Student Taskforce, Higher Education Directorate, Department of
Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology, SA.
Chairman, Education Adelaide (destination marketing authority with a focus of attracting
international students to Adelaide), since 2007.
Member, Executive Partner Program, University of South Australia.
Senior Lecturer, Management Studies, Adelaide College of Further Education, 1979-1981;
Lecturer, Personnel and Communication, 1976-1979
Deputy Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre, since 2006.
Director, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, since 2007.
Director, Adelaide Festival Fringe, 2007-2014.
Non-Executive Director, Sealink Travel Group, since 2007.
Committee Member, Hutt Street Centre Foundation.
Member, World Youth Day SA Committee, 2006-2007.
Chairman, World Police and Fire Games, 2006.
Executive Director, Australian Hotels Association, SA Branch, 1981-1986.
Associate Professor Phillip David STRICKER,
Suite 1001, St Vincent’s Clinic, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
For distinguished service to medicine and medical research, as a leading urologist, a
robotic surgery pioneer, a teacher and mentor, and as an advocate for prostate
cancer awareness.
Chairman, Department of Urology, St Vincent's Private Hospital and Clinic, since 2003; First
robotic surgery in New South Wales, 2006; Manager, Robotic Fellowship Training Program
and Research Fellowship, current; Initiated first cancer support group in Australia, 1996;
Founder, Australian Centre for Sexual Health, 1992; Visiting Medical Officer, 1989.
Major driver of brachytherapy in Australia.
Director, St Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre, since 2004.
Inaugural Director, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia, 1998 - 2012; Involved in
establishing first tissue bank and database for Prostate cancer research, 1994.
Director, Australian Prostate Cancer Collaboration, 1999-2010.
Involved in establishing, Association of Prostate Cancer Support Groups.
Assisted with the development of diploma course in urology, Nurses Urology Society- New
South Wales Section.
Associate Editor, Journal of Robotic Surgery, until 2012.
Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, since 2013.
Conjoint Associate Professor, Discipline of Surgery, University of New South Wales, since
Director, Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, New South Wales at the Kinghorn
Cancer Centre, since 2013 and Clinical Director of Prostate Cancer Research at the Kinghorn
Cancer Centre.
Clinical Head, Uro-Oncology Research Unit, Garvan Institute of New South Wales, since
Clinical Professor, School of Health Science, University of Tasmania.
Mrs Therese Mary TEMBY, 2492 Donnybrook Boyup Brook Road, Collie WA 6225
For distinguished service to education through leadership, administration, advocacy
and policy development roles in the Catholic education sector, and to community
Member, Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Education, 2008-2013.
Honorary Chair, National Catholic Education Commission, 2008-2013 and Member, 19902003.
Major Contributor, Australian Government's 'Review of Funding for Schooling - The Gonski
Report', 2010-2013.
Member, Ministerial Schools Funding Reference Group, Department of Education,
Employment and Workplace Relations, 2012; Member, National Plan for School Improvement
Taskforce, 2012.
Director, Catholic Education Western Australia, 1993-2003; Deputy Director, 1989-1992,
School Finance Officer, Senior Co-ordinator School Resources, 1980-1989; School Library
Consultant, since 1980; joined Catholic education system in 1974. Established the Catholic
Education Aboriginal Committee.
Chair, Curriculum Council of Western Australia (now the School Curriculum and Standards
Authority), 2003-2006; Past Member, WA Aboriginal Education and Training Council.
Governor, University of Notre Dame Australia, 2000-2003.
Past Member, Governing Council, Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, Perth.
Trustee, St John of God Health Care Inc, since 2004; Chair, Trustees Formation Committee,
Director, St John Australia Ltd, since 2004.
Chair, Funds and Resources Management Committee, Catholic Archdiocese of Perth,'15
years'; Member, Finance Committee, '15 years'.
Past Member, Australia Day Council WA.
Fellow, Australian College of Educators, since 1999.
Mr David John TUNE PSM, Lyneham ACT 2602
For distinguished service to public administration through leadership of finance,
budget and social policy initiatives, as an adviser to government, and through disaster
recovery coordination and liaison.
Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Finance, (formerly known as the Department of
Finance and Deregulation), August 2009 - June 2014.
Associate Secretary, Domestic Policy Group, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,
2008 -2009.
Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Policy Group, the Treasury, 2006-2008.
Seconded to the British Cabinet Office, 1986-1988.
Joined the Australian Public Service in 1976 and has worked in the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet, Social Security, Department of Family and Community Services, The
Treasury and the Department of Finance.
Member, Australian Government's Reconstruction Inspectorate. (The Inspectorate oversees
the reconstruction activity undertaken by state governments following natural disaster events).
Professor Nancy Macdonald VIVIANI, Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109
For distinguished service to tertiary education and international relations, as a
scholar, teacher and author, and in particular as an advocate for Australia's
engagement with the Asian region.
Emeritus Professor, International Politics, Griffith University, since 2011; Honorary Doctorate,
2013; Dean, Faculty of Asian and International Studies, 1993-1994; Professor of International
Politics, 1991-1997 ; Foundation Director, Centre for the Study of Australian Asian Relations,
School of Modern Asian Studies, 1978-1988.
Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Australian National University, 19881990.
Author, Tertiary Entry Review for Queensland (known as the 'Viviani Report'), 1990.
Member, Asian Studies Council, for several years in the late 1980s.
Fellow, Harvard University, late 1970s; Visiting Professor, 1989 and 1982.
Recipient, Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Medal, Asialink, 2009.
Fellow, Australian Institute of International Affairs, 2009; Editor, 'World Review', several years.
Social Development Chief, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the
Pacific, Bangkok, 1983-1985.
Professor Denis WAKEFIELD, Sylvania NSW 2224
For distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the field of ocular immunology
and immunopathology, as a clinician, researcher and academic.
Associate Dean (Research) and Director of Medical Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of
New South Wales, 2008-2014.
Executive Committee Member, Faculty of Medicine, since 2009.
Foundation Professor and Head, School of Medical Sciences, 2001-2009; Head, Ocular
Immunology Research Laboratory, School of Pathology, 1982-2013; Head, School of Pathology,
1995-2001; Professor, 1993-2014; Associate Professor, 1985-1993.
Board Member, National Drug and Alcohol Research Advisory Board, since 2008.
Board Member, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, 2011-2014.
Member, Board of Directors, NewSouth Innovations, since 2011.
Visiting Scientist, Munich University, Germany, since 2011.
Visiting Scientist, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, since 2010.
Director, Sutherland Centre of Immunology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, since 1997;
Chairman, Department of Immunopathology, since 1986; Chairman, Department of Immunology,
since 1986.
Consultant Physician in Immunology, Prince of Wales Hospital, 1983-2014.
Established the first ocular immunology research unit at St Vincent's Hospital, and the first
dedicated inflammatory eye disease clinic in Australia, approximately 1980s.
Associate Member, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology, since 1987.
Member, Australasian Society for Immunology, since 1982.
Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians, since 1982.
Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Pathologists, since 1982.
Member, Australian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy, since 1988.
Member, Association for Research in Vision Organisation, since 1990.
Founding Governor, International Uveitis Study Group, since 1990.
Scientific Advisory Committee Member, Centre for Immunology, since 1990.
Grant Allocation Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council, 1993-1995; Regional
Grants Interviewing Committee, 1993-1997.
Hospital Advisory Committee, New South Wales Department of Health, 1997-1998; Optometry
Advisory Committee, 1997-1999.
Editorial Board, Internal Medicine Journal, 1990-2010.
Scientific Advisory Committee Member, Centre for Vascular Research, 1995-2010.
Founding Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders,
Editorial Board, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, since 1998.
Chairman, Academic Pathologists of Australia, 1999-2001.
Member, Australian Medical Council Review Committee, 2002-2004.
Editorial Board, BMC Ophthalmology, since 2006.
Academic Board Member, Royal College of Pathologists, 2007-2008.
Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, since 2009.
Editor, Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, since 2009.
Member, St George Medical Research Foundation Scientific Board, since 2009.
Board, Journal of Inflammation, since 2010.
Scientific Committee, Brain Bank, 2011-2012.
Supporter, Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.
Mr Langley Alexander WALKER, Sydney NSW 2000
For distinguished service to the community as a significant benefactor and supporter
of social welfare, medical research, health care, heritage and sporting causes, and to
Supporter, St Vincent's Curran Foundation, since 1995. Supporter, The Curran Foundation
Chair of Neuroscience Research at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, since 2003.
Benefactor, the Lang and Sue Walker Centre for Hearing Research, the Garvan Institute of
Medical Research, current.
Supporter, St Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre, ongoing.
Member, Lifehouse Building Committee, The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at Royal Prince Alfred
Provided construction staff to renovate the facility at Eaglevale, Odyssey House McGrath
Foundation, 2002; Member, Corporate Care Appeal Fundraising Committee, several years
from 1995; Provided funds to enable the construction of two buildings.
Supporter and Donor, Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Brisbane, 2000-2004.
Philanthropic Contribution, Endangered Houses Fund, Historic Houses Trust NSW, 2001.
Corporate Donor, Charity Events, Property Industry Foundation, ongoing.
Supporter and Donor, Children's Cancer Institute Australia, ongoing.
Patron and financial supporter, Australian Olympic Sailing team, London Olympic Games,
Financial supporter, Youth Sailing Academy, Cruising Yacht Club Sydney, since 2006.
Has also supported the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, and the Sydney Children's Hospital
Chairman, Walker Corporation Ltd, since 1972; (Previously known as the Walker Group).
Co-founder, A&L Walker Pty Ltd, late 1960's.
Founding Director, Industrial Property Trust Australia, delisted 1999.
Property Person of the Year, Urban Taskforce Australia, 2004.
Mr Brian Raymond WHITE, Point Piper NSW 2027
For distinguished service to business through leadership in the real estate,
professional services and property industries, and to the arts as a patron, supporter
and donor.
Chairman, Ray White Group, current; Managing Director, since 1976; Invested in and
fostered development of: Ray White Financial Services (now Loan Market); Ray White Homes
(now Ausbuild); Ray White Constructions (now Constructions Group);
Ray White Invest (now White & Partners); White Private; Property Page Limited; and
CBRE Commercial Real Estate (also known as CB Richard Ellis)
Creator of Richard Ellis (QLD) 1974; Executive Chairman, Australian and New Zealand
Operations, 1998-2005, selling to CBRE in 1998.
Fellow, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Foundation; major sponsor, supporter,
and donor of artworks, since 1980s; Founding Member, Contemporary Art Acquisition
Major Partner, through the Ray White Group, and supporter of the Young Ambassador
program, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Member, Maestro's Circle, Sydney Symphony Orchestra (the Brian and Rosemary White
Chair of Principal Double Bass), current; Patron, ‘for many years’; and supporter, since 1997.
Board Member, Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, late 1990s.
Supporter, Phillip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane and Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, (now The
Hughes Gallery, Sydney), 1980s and 1990s.
Member, World Presidents Organisation, current;
Supporter and mentor, Australian Chapter, Young Presidents Organisation, ‘for more than 30
Supporter, The Hear and Say Centre and The Smith Family.
Adjunct Professor Daniel George WOOD, 79 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale Qld 4069
For distinguished service to the mining and resource industry, particularly mineral
exploration, through contributions as a geologist and academic, and in executive
Executive General Manager, Exploration, Newcrest Mining Ltd, 1997-2008; Executive
General Manager of Exploration, 1996; Exploration Manager, Australia and South West
Pacific, 1994; Exploration Manager, Eastern Australia, 1991.
Senior Principal Geologist, BHP; Iron Ore Mine Geologist, Exploration Division, WA, PNG,
QLD; Geologist, Senior Geologist, Principal Geologist. Employee, BHP Gold, 1988-1991;
BHP Employee, 1967-1990; Awarded Special Research Scholarship, BHP 1973.
Non-Executive Director, Highlands Pacific Group, since 2010.
Resource Industry Ambassador for Queensland, 2010.
Director, WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, University of Queensland, 2010;
Advisory Board Member, since 2008; Adjunct Professor.
Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Economic Geologists, 2012.
Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists USA.
Robert M. Dreyer Award, SME America, 2012.
Thayer Lindsley Award, PDAC Canada, 2012.
Mr Bernard Clive WRIGHT, Aranda ACT 2614
For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through
contributions to the understanding and development of parliamentary law, practice
and procedure, and as an adviser to the Members of the House of Representatives.
Clerk of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia, 2009-2013; Deputy Clerk,
1997-2009; Joined the Department of the House of Representatives in 1972.
Editor, 6th Edition, House of Representatives Practice; Assistant Editor, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
Registrar of Members Interests, House of Representatives, .
Secretary, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Australia).
Secretary, Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and House Committee of
Privileges and Members Interests.