Four Lane Cove/Greenwich Residents Recognised in 2021 Australia Day Honours List

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

The Governor-General today announced the Australia Day 2021 Honours List, recognising 845 Australians.

Included in the list are:

  • 571 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (4 AC, 37 AO, 159 AM and 371 OAM)
  • 28 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (2 AO, 11 AM and 15 OAM)
  • 176 meritorious awards
  • 70 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards

Some recipients were recognised, at least in part, for their contribution in support of Australia’s response to the 2019-20 Bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic (more nominations are likely to be considered for future lists).

“On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate everyone recognised in the Australia Day Honours list,” the Governor-General said.

“The individuals we celebrate today come from all parts of our great nation and have served the community in almost every way conceivable. They’re diverse and unique but there are some common characteristics, including selflessness, commitment and dedication.

“Recipients have not put their hand up to be recognised. Most would consider the achievements that they are being recognised for to be ‘ordinary’ or just what they do. Therein is the great strength of our system – recipients in the Order of Australia have been nominated by their peers, considered by an independent process and, today, recognised by the nation.

“The sum of these contributions speaks to our nation’s greatest strength – its people.

The Governor-General stressed the importance of all Australians nominating individuals from their own community for recognition.

“Over the last 12 months, we have seen outstanding examples of achievement and service to the community as we have confronted fires and the COVID-19 pandemic. I encourage Australians to look to the Order of Australia as a means of acknowledging the important work of their peers during these extraordinary times.”

“I am determined to make sure that the Order of Australia reflects the diversity and breadth of our community. More needs to be done to achieve gender parity and increase diversity in other areas. Over the last 12 months I’ve initiated various initiatives in this regard to encourage people and organisations to nominate individuals they think are worthy.

“The Order of Australia belongs to all Australians – my strong message to the community is that if you know someone that is worthy, take the time to nominate them. People cannot be recognised if they’re not nominated and that has to be driven from the community.

“It is a wonderful way to recognise and celebrate achievement, service and contribution to community.”

More information about the Order of Australia is available at

Here is the list of local recipients:

Member AM in the General Divison

Mr William Reginald D’APICE, Greenwich NSW 2065  (former president of the Greenwich Community Association)

For significant service to the law, to the legal profession, and to the Catholic Church of Australia.

Makinson d’Apice Lawyers

  • Chairman, 2013-2019, and 1995-2009.
  • Managing Partner, 1982-1995.
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, 1977.


  • Chair, Prosple Pty Ltd, 2011-2015.
  • Member, Professional Users Group, Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission, 2013-2020.
  • Member, International Bar Association, 1993-2010.
  • Member, LawAsia, since 1992.
  • Registered Migration Agent, 1992-1999.
  • Member, City of Sydney Law Society; Law Council of Australia; Law Society New South Wales.

LAWorld International Legal Network

  • Inaugural Chairman, 2002-2005.
  • Committee Member, 1997-2006.

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

  • Solicitor and Honorary Advisor, current.
  • Member, Papal Honours Advisory Committee, 2006-2015.
  • Board Member, Development Fund, 1993-2017.
  • Member, Finance Council, since 1991.
  • Director, Organising Committee, World Youth Day Sydney, 2008.

Catholic Archdiocese of Broken Bay

  • Solicitor and Honorary Advisor, current.
  • Board Member, Development Fund, since 1997, chair since 2002.
  • Member, Finance Council, since 1996.

Catholic Church Insurance

  • Director, 1995-2010.
  • Chairman, 2000-2009.

Catholic Aged Care Sydney

  • Chairman, Advisory Committee, 2001-2020.
  • Chair of Trustees, 2009-2020.


  • Solicitor and Honorary Advisor, various Catholic dioceses and organisations including the Diocese of Parramatta, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and Sydney Catholic Schools, current.
  • Chair, Little Company of Mary Advisory Council, since 2007.
  • Chair, Calvary Ministries Ltd, since 2010.
  • Director, Australian Jesuit Foundation, 2004-2006.
  • Director, St Ignatius College Riverview Foundation, 1995-2005.

Greenwich Community Association

  • President, 1997-1998.
  • Vice-President, 1996.
  • Honorary Solicitor, current.
  • Member, since 1982.


  • Director, Heritage Foundation Ltd, National Trust of Australia (NSW), since 2013.
  • Councillor, Lane Cove Council, 1993-2005.
  • Volunteer, Teresa House Homeless Shelter, since 2017.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St Gregory the Great, Pope Francis, 2018.
  • Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great, Pope John Paul II, 2003.

William (Bill) has a long history with St Iganatius College Riverview.  Last year his father turned 100 and was recognised as Riverview’s oldest living student. His father was born just after the last pandemic to hit Australia – the Spanish Flu.  Read more here (page 56).


Dr Peter Raymond CARROLL, Lane Cove NSW 2066

For significant service to pharmaceutical education, and to community health.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, New South Wales Branch

  • Board-appointed Director, since 2020.
  • Vice-President, since 2020.
  • President, 2017- 2020.
  • Board Member, New South Wales, since 1988.
  • Former Chair, Continuing Education Committee.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, national branch

  • Former National Director.
  • Former Education Director, Offshore Refresher Course, 2003-2019.
  • Fellow, current.

Australian College of Pharmacy

  • Former President and Dean.
  • Fellow, until 2020.

The University of Sydney

  • Honorary Professor, Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, since 2007.
  • Former Chair, Education Committee, Pharmacy Practice Foundation.
  • Head, Department of Life Sciences, 1992-1997.

The University of Notre Dame Australia

  • Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, since 2015.

Other Education and Publication roles

  • Former Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales.
  • Former Contributing Editor, Australian Journal of Pharmacy.
  • Chair, Honorary Editorial Board of Specialists, MIMS Publications, 1980-2008.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Medal of Excellence for Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Practice Foundation, University of Sydney, 1999.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, National Awards, Australian Medical Students Association, 2019.

Mrs Norma Mary TRACEY, Lane Cove NSW 2066

For significant service to mental health, and to Indigenous children and their families.


  • Founder Emeritus, since 2016.
  • Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director, 2008-2016.
  • Co-Founder, since 2008.

Australian Association of Social Workers

  • Member, New South Wales Reconciliation Action Committee, since 2018.
  • Accredited Mental Health Worker, since 2009.
  • Member, since 1987.

New South Wales Institution of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • Member, circa 1987-2015.

Author of a number of publications, including:

  • Transgenerational Trauma and the Aboriginal Preschool Child: Healing Through Intervention, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.
  • Parents of Premature Infants: Their Emotional World, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 1999.

Community Health – Other

  • Former Assistant to the Professor of Child Health, Sydney University.
  • Senior Social Worker and Child Psychotherapist, Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital, Camperdown.

In The Cove was privileged to meet Norma in 2020 when we were panellists at the Lane Cove Council’s International Women’s Day function.  We were so impressed by Norma and her work that we offered our assistance in any fundraising she was undertaking.

We assisted with a food drive for the Mungindi community and this is the feedback given to us by Strong Mothers:

“Several weeks ago, local charity Strong Mothers posted a request for donations for the community of Mungindi. Their local stores had burnt to the ground and they had minimal access to food, baby items and cleaning products.

We at Strong Mothers were overwhelmed by the response – we were inundated with drop offs of groceries, toys and cleaning products in addition to raising $1,800 from a gofundme campaign. We are so proud to be part of such a generous and caring community.

All items were delivered and gratefully received by the people of Mungindi and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who assisted us. We are very grateful and appreciative.”

You can listen to Norma on the Just Another Do Gooder podcast here.

Norma at the Lane Cove Council 2020 IWD event – photo Lane Cove Council

Officer (A0) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Dr Barry David INGLIS PSM, Lane Cove NSW 2066

For distinguished service to science and engineering, particularly to metrology, measurement standards and research, and to professional organisations.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Director, National Measurement Laboratory, 1997-2004.

Division of Applied Physics, CSIRO

  • Deputy Chief, 1995-1996.
  • Deputy Chief – Standards, 1994-1995.
  • Assistant Chief – Standards, 1992-1994.
  • Manager, Applied Electricity and Magnetism Program, 1988-1994.
  • Leader, Power Frequency Group, 1975-1988.

Comite International des Poids et Mesures, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (International Committee of Weights and Measures, International Bureau of Weights and Measures)

  • President, 2010-2019.
  • Vice-President, 2002-2010.
  • President, Consultative Committee for Electricity and Magnetism, 2003-2015.
  • Member, 2000-2019.

National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATAA)

  • Chairman, 2003-2011.
  • Director, 1992-2011.
  • Technical Assessor, 1976-1998.
  • Co-Founder, Australian Technical Infrastructure Alliance.

Electrical Registration/Accreditation Advisory Committee, NATAA

  • Chair, 1988-1998.
  • Vice-Chair, 1984-1988.
  • Member, 1979-1998.

Standards Australia

  • Council Member, 1994-2007.
  • Member, Electrotechnology Standards Sector Board, 2000-2003.
  • CSIRO Representative, Electrical Standards Board, 1979-1989.

Asia Pacific Metrology Programme

  • Regional Coordinator/Chair, 1994-1999.

Metrology Society of Australasia

  • Inaugural Vice-President, 1993.
  • Fellow, 1996.
  • Founding Member, since 1993.

Other Appointments

  • Inaugural Member, International Advisory Board, National Institute of Metrology China, 2009-2017.

National Measurement Institute, Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • Honorary Fellow, since 2007.
  • Chief Executive Officer and Chief Metrologist, 2004-2007.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2004.
  • Fellow, Metrology Society of Australia, 1996.
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA), 1995.
  • Fellow, Engineers Australia, 1993.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Mendeleev Grand Gold Medal, Russian Academy of Metrology, 2015.
  • Public Service Medal, 2007.
  • M A Sargent Medal, Engineers Australia, 2006.
  • Asia Pacific Metrology Programme Award, 2000.

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