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Congratulations to all those honoured

June 18th, 2021

Australians in the philanthropic community who have supported, worked with and funded a range of causes, services and organisations have been recognised in this week’s Queen’s Birthday honours.

Amanda Miller OAM,
Co-Chair of Philanthropy Australia

Co-Chair of Philanthropy Australia Amanda Miller received an Order of Australia honour (OAM) for her service to the community, through philanthropic and impact investing. The 2019 Leading Philanthropist, Philip Bacon, was honoured with an AO, for his distinguished service to the arts, to social and cultural organisations and his support for young artists.

Suzi Carp, Executive Director of River Capital, received an AO for distinguished service to medical research, to children and to the community through leadership roles.

The Chair and Founder of the Mornington Peninsula Foundation, Ian Hicks, received an AO, for his distinguished service to the community through philanthropic support for the arts, education and social welfare, while Peter Ivany was also recognised with an AO for distinguished service to the community as a supporter of sporting, arts, film, not-for-profit, and natural science organisations.

Dr Janine Kirk was also honoured with an AO for distinguished service to the community through leadership and advisory roles in the not-for-profit sector and Paul Salteri was similarly honoured, for distinguished service to the community through philanthropic support for a range of organisations, and to business.

Philip Bacon AO, 
2019 Leading Philanthropist

In the AM honours’ category, Carol Berg was recognised for her significant service to mental health, to social justice, and to the arts. The former CEO of the Grattan Institute, Professor John Daley, received an AM for significant service to public policy development, and to the community.

Nancy Fox, an independent director on the Perpetual board, was honoured with an AM for significant service to the financial and banking sector, and to women in business, while David Gibbs was recognised for significant service to the community, and to the chartered accounting profession.

The Chief Executive of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, John Kotzas, received an AM for significant service to the performing arts as an administrator and artistic director, and Victoria’s Victim of Crimes Commissioner Fiona McCormack was honoured for significant service to victims of crime, and to the prevention of family violence.

Peter McMullin, founder of The Good Business Foundation, was honoured with an AM for significant service to business, to the law, and to the community while Ricci Swart also received an AM for significant service to the media, film industry and the community

Sue Woodward, head of Not-for-profit Law at Justice Connect, was also honoured with an AM for significant service to the not-for-profit sector, to fundraising, and to the law.

Julie Reilly, CEO of Australians Investing in Women, was honoured with an OAM, along with Barbara Bates, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Paint the Town REaD, who was also honoured with an OAM, for services to children. David Rickards, Treasurer at the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, was also recognised with an OAM for his service to the not-for-profit sector and the environment.

Philanthropy Australia congratulates all our members and associates who were recognised with a Queen’s birthday honour.

The full list of this year’s honour recipients can be found here.

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