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Australia Day Honours

Posted 30 January 2018 Wesley flags and mace


On Australia Day, the Australian Government recognises Australians who have served and contributed significantly to the community. 

Each year, many members of the Wesley community are deserving recipients of Australia Day Honours including past and present staff members, parents and alumni. 

These members of the Wesley community join our Principal, Dr Helen Drennen AM, in being recognised by the Australian Government for their outstanding achievements and service.

See the full list of Australia Day 2018 Honours below: 

COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

David Lawrence BARDAS – past parent
For distinguished service to the retail fashion industry, to the Jewish community, and through philanthropic contributions to Indigenous, education, cultural, social welfare, visual arts, and to medical organisations.
 
Professor Rhys JONES – past parent
For eminent service to mechanical and aerospace engineering, and to education as an academic, researcher and author, particularly in the area of aircraft structural mechanics, corrosion repair and airworthiness.
 

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Pamela Beryl PRYOR – past parent
For distinguished service to occupational health and safety through leadership and advisory roles, particularly in developing standards for education frameworks.
 
The late John Royston SIDDONS (OW1945)
For distinguished service to manufacturing, particularly to the mechanical and engineering sectors, as an advocate for sustainable solar technologies, to the Parliament of Australia, and to the people of Victoria.
 

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Jon Meredith HICKMAN – former staff
For significant service to the community, particularly to education, heritage preservation, infrastructure and financial planning, and to public administration.
 
Peter Campbell JONES (OW1978)
For significant service to the tourism and hospitality sectors, particularly through event management, as an advisor, and to the community.
 
The Honourable Professor Howard Tomaz NATHAN QC (OW1954)
For significant service to the law and to the judiciary through the supreme court of Victoria, and to a range of cultural, arts and education institutions.
 
Professor Frank OBERKLAID OAM – past parent
For significant service to medicine in the field of clinical paediatrics, child development, and public health policy, as a researcher and academic.
 

MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

The late Dr Michelle Sue DEWAR (Elsternwick MLC 1972)
For service to the community of the Northern Territory.
 
Richard Lentell HEAD ESM (OW 1963)
For service to alpine emergency search and rescue organisations.
 
Vincenzo PRINCI – past parent
For service to football and to the community.
 
John Lyall SNARE (OW 1968)

For service to the information technology sector and security standards.
 

PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL (PSM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Cheryl Ann BATAGOL – past parent
For outstanding public service to environmental protection and sustainability in Victoria.



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