Five Lane Cove/Greenwich residents have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.
Of the five recognised, two of the recipients are in the medical field, one in the arts, one in education and one recognised for their service to the Uniting Church.
An interesting fact is for the first time women outnumbered men at any level in an Australian honours list nationwide.
Here is the list of local recipients:
Member in the General Division AM
Emeritus Professor Michael ATHERTON Lane Cove For significant service to the performing arts, particularly through music composition, performance and education.
Professor Anthony GILL Greenwich. For significant service to medical research in the field of surgical pathology as an academic, author, adviser, and mentor.
Dr Terence O’CONNOR Greenwich. For significant service to medicine, particularly as a colorectal surgeon, and as an educator, clinician and administrator of medical organisations.
Medal (OAM) of the Order of the Australian in the General Divison
Peter ANDREWS Lane Cove. For service to the Uniting Church in Australia through a range of voluntary roles. Peter (and his lovely wife Heather) have been actively involved in the Lane Cove Uniting Church for many years.
Donna BAKER Lane Cove. For service to sport in a range of roles. Donna is known to many in Lane Cove because she is the current director of sport at Loreto Kirribilli and she has also been very involved in the Northern Suburbs Netball Association. One Lane Cove resident told us:
“Donna taught me at Loreto 37 years ago and she is now teaching my daughter. She is absolutely awesome and so well deserved of this award.”
Well done to the recipients.
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