Two Lane Cove Residents Recognised in 2020 Australia Day Honours List

Two Lane Cove residents have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day’s honours list.

The Governor-General Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), announced 1099 awards in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List.

Included in the list are:

  • 837 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (5 AC, 59 AO, 224 AM and 549 OAM)
  • 26 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (1 AO, 13 AM and 12 OAM); and
  • 236 meritorious awards.

The List includes the highest ever percentage of women recipients in the General Division of the Order of Australia – 41.6 per cent.

Here is the list of local recipients:

Member AM in the General Divison

Ms Christine FRANKS from Greenwich

Ms Franks was recognised for her significant service to the community through social welfare initiatives. Social Welfare · Ms Franks has held the following positions

Chair, RESULTS Australia, since 2014.

Chair, Code of Conduct Committee, Australian Council for International Development, 2001-2007.

Former Chair, Charities Ministerial Advisory Committee New South Wales, 2003-2005. · Director, Save the Children Fund New South Wales, 2000-2001.

Alternate Director, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, 1998-2002.

Habitat for Humanity Australia · Chair, 2010-2017. · Board Member, 2008-2017.

Former Member, Governance and Nominations Committee and International Development Committee. Women in Aid and Development · Principal, since 2012.

NSW Health · Consumer Representative, Patient Experience Symposium, since 2015. · Director, New South Wales Kids and Families, 2013-2015.

Advisory Committee Member, Clinical Excellence Commission, Medication Safety Expert Advisory Committee, 2012-2015.

Credit Unions · Director, Gateway Mutual Bank, since 2019.

Member, International Advisory Committee, Credit Union Foundation Australia, since 2008.

Director, CUA, 2006-2012 and Director CUA Health, 2006-2012.

Director, Australian National Credit Union, 2001-2005.

Director, First Nations Credit Union, 2001-2005.

Director, Endeavour Credit Union, 1999-2000

Creditcorp Insurance · Chair, 2011-2013. · Director, 2006-2008 and 2011-2013.

Director, Family Planning New South Wales, 2014-2016.

Ms Franks is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2006 she was awarded for her Outstanding Service to the Aid and Development Sector.

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia General Division

Mr Michael WILSON from Riverview.

Mr Wilson was awarded the OAM for his service to community health, particularly to diabetes research.

He has held the following positions:

JDRF Australia Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, since 2004.

Lead, JDRF Global Project, since 2018.

Established the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network, 2010.

Established the Insulin Pump Program, 2008. ·

Established the Type 1 Diabetes Islet Transplantation Program, 2006.

Director, Glycaemic Index Foundation, 2004-2016.

Founding Member, Emerging Leaders for Social Change (ELSC), 200

Strategic Relationships Manager, The Smith Family, 2000-2004.

Manager, Strategy Practice, Accenture, 1996-2000.


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