Six Lane Cove/Greenwich Locals Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

    Six Lane Cove/Greenwich residents have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.

    The Governor-General announced Honours to 992 Australians, including 669 in the General Division of the Order of Australia, and awards for meritorious, distinguished and conspicuous service.

    “On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate the Australians recognised in today’s Honours List.

    “Recipients share some common traits – including selflessness, excellence and a commitment to service. They’re from different backgrounds, their stories are each unique, and each has served in different ways. This diversity is a strength and each has impacted their community and made it better.

    “For that, we thank them and, today, we celebrate them.

    “Collectively the recipients, whose achievements span community service, science and research, industry, sport, the arts and more, represent the very best of Australia.”

    In addition to the 669 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (8 AC, 33 AO, 200 AM and 428 OAM), today’s Honours list includes:

    • 37 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (1 AC, 2 AO, 16 AM and 18 OAM)
    • 201 Meritorious awards
    • 85 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards

    Other features of the list include:

    • 9 per cent of awards in the General Division to women
    • 6 per cent of awards in the General Division for community service
    • 92 Australians recognised for their contribution in support of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic (these recipients will be added to the COVID-19 Honour roll).

    “The Order of Australia belongs to all Australians. In addition to the characteristics of selflessness, excellence and service, each recipient in the Order has something else in common: someone has taken the time to nominate them for recognition.”


    OAM in the General Division

    Mr Soo-Tee CHEONG, Northwood NSW 2066

    For service to architecture, to urban planning, and to the community.


    Urban Planning

    • Chairman, Design Review Panel, Botany Bay City Council, 17 years.
    • Member, Sydney East Joint Regional Planning Panel, prior to 2014.
    • Examiner, NSW Architects Registration Board, 2006-2010, and 1990’s and 1980’s.
    • Green Star Accredited Professional, since 2007.
    • Fellow, New South Wales Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects, since 2014, and Member, since 1971.
    • Principal Architect, STC Architects and Urban Planners, 1980-2017.
    • Past Board Member, various mining and resources companies.

    NSW Government

    • Member, State Parole Authority, Department of Justice and Communities, NSW, since 2020.
    • Commissioner, NSW Independent Planning Commission, 2017-2020.

    Lane Cove Council

    • Councillor, 2012-2017.
    • Deputy Mayor, 2013-2014.
    • Representative, Member for Lane Cove, Traffic Committee, since 2016.

    Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW 

    • Executive Committee Member, 1997-1999.
    • Life Member.
    • Member, since 1997.




    Mr John Michael DASEY, Lane Cove NSW 2066

    For service to the community through a range of roles.



    • Volunteer, Greenwich Hospital, current.
    • Volunteer, Stepping Stone House, current.
    • Volunteer, Hammond Care, current.
    • Volunteer, Feed the Hungry, current.
    • Volunteer, St Vincent de Paul, current.
    • Volunteer, Compeer, current.
    • Volunteer, Matthew Talbot Hostel, 2007-2021.
    • Volunteer, St Canice’s Church, 1995-2005.
    • Volunteer Blood Donor, Australian Red Cross, with 144 donations made by 2008.






    Mr David Geraint PUMPHREY, Greenwich NSW 2065

    For service to medical research and performing arts organisations.


    MS Research Australia

    • Member, Leadership Council, since 2017.
    • Former Mentor and Advisor to Chief Executive Officer.
    • Donor and Supporter, since 2007.
    • Former Director, MS Society of New South Wales.

    Not-For-Profit Organisations – Other

    • Former Director, Bell Shakespeare Company and Foundation, for 13 years, and Honorary Life Member.
    • Board Member, Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, since 2012.


    • Vice-President for Members and Former President, Harvard Club of Australia, current.

    Heidrick and Struggles

    • Emeritus Partner and Consultant, 2012-2020.
    • Partner, 1993-2012.

    Spencer Stuart

    • Managing Director, Australian practice, 1989-1991.
    • Partner and Senior Director, 1988-1993.
    • Associate Consultant Sydney, 1984-1988.


    AO in the General Division

    Professor Janette Cecile BRAND-MILLER AM, Greenwich NSW 2065

    For distinguished service to science, notably in the field of human nutrition, and as an advocate for people with disability.


    The University of Sydney

    • Leader, Clinical Nutrition Group, Boden Initiative, Charles Perkins Centre, current.
    • Professor of Human Nutrition, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, since 1978.
    • Chair, Disability Action Plan Committee, 2013.
    • Chair, Disability Action Plan Consultative Group, 2013-2018.

    Australian Academy of Science

    • Co-Chair, Sectional Committee for Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2021-2022.
    • Member, Sectional Committee for Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Applied Biology, 2019-2021.
    • Chair, National Committee for Nutrition, 2009-2012, 2005-2008, and Member, since 2004.
    • Fellow, 2018.


    • Principal Investigator, Australian Arm, PREVIEW Study, European Union.
    • Manager, Glycaemic Index testing service for industry.
    • Founding President, GI Foundation.
    • Co-Author, Australian Paradox Study, 2011-2017.
    • Co-Director, PreBabe Study, NHMRC, current.

    Awards and recognition include:

    • Fellow, Australia Academy of Science, 2018.
    • Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, 2011.
    • Sir Kempson-Maddox Prize, Diabetes Australia NSW, 2009.
    • Clunies Ross Prize in Science and Technology, 2003.


    Mr John Owen STONE, Lane Cove NSW 2066

    For distinguished service to the people and Parliament of Australia, and to public administration.


    Samuel Griffith Society

    • Board Member, since 1992.
    • Convenor, national conferences, 1992-2008.
    • Editor/Publisher, Upholding the Australian Constitution (Vols 1-21), 1992-2009.
    • Co-Founder, 1992.

    HR Nicholls Society

    • President, 1986-1989.
    • Co-Founder, 1986.

    Australians for Constitutional Monarchy

    • Member, National Council, current.
    • Member, since 1990s.

    Constitutional/Public Affairs Issues

    • Member, Mont Pelerin Society, since 2008.
    • Founding Councillor, Council for the National Interest, 1986-1992.
    • Senior Fellow, Institute of Public Affairs, 1985-1987 and 1990-1995.


    • Weekly Columnist/Contributor: Melbourne Herald; The Australian; Australian Financial Review; Quadrant; National Observer and Spectator Australia.

    Parliament of Australia

    • Senator for Queensland, 1987-1990.
    • Shadow Minister for Finance (Opposition Finance Spokesman).
    • Leader of the National Party in the Senate, 1987-1990.
    • Member, various committees, 1987-1990.

    Department of the Treasury, Commonwealth of Australia

    • Secretary, 1979-1984.
    • Deputy Secretary (Economic), 1971-1978.
    • Various roles, 1954-1979.
    • Representative, London, 1954-1956 and 1958-1961.


    • Executive Director, for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Washington, 1967-1970.





    • Professor, Monash University, 1984-1985.

    Awards and recognition include:

    • Rhodes Scholar for Western Australia, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1951.

    AM in the General Division


    Emeritus Bishop Peter William INGHAM, Greenwich NSW 2065

    For significant service to the Catholic Church in Australia.


    Catholic Church in Australia

    • Apostolic Visitor, Diocese of Broome, 2020-2021.
    • Emeritus Bishop of Wollongong, since 2018.
    • Bishop of Wollongong, Diocese of Wollongong, 2001-2018.
    • Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, 1993-2000.
    • Episcopal (Bishop) Ordination, 1993.
    • Parish Priest, St Charles’ Church, Ryde, 1990-1993.
    • Secretary, Archdiocese of Sydney, 1980-1990.
    • Private Secretary, Cardinal Sir James Freeman, 1974-1980.
    • Assistant Priest, Rosebery, Newtown, St Mary’s and Auburn South parishes, 1965-1974.
    • Ordained Priest, since 1964.

    Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference

    • Member, Church Ministry Commission, 2012-2017.
    • Member, Permanent Committee, 2011-2015.
    • Chair, Church Ministry Commission, 2015.
    • Member, Liturgy Committee/Commission, 1976-1985, 1994-2003, 2006-2009 and 2015-2017.
    • Member, Commission for Mission and Faith Formation, 2009-2015.
    • Chair, Commission for Evangelisation, 2014.
    • Member, Committee for Finance, 1994-2003.
    • Member, Committee for Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Relations, 1994-2003.
    • Member, Committee for Employment Relations, 2003-2006.
    • Member, Committee for Media, 2003-2006.

    Religion – Other

    • President, Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, 2006-2010.
    • Former Executive Member, National Council of Churches in Australia.

    Awards and recognition include:

    • Titular Bishop of Pudentziana, 1993.
    • Prelate of Honour to the Pope (Monsignor), 1986.

    How Do You Nominate Someone For An Order of Australia?

    The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement.

    Anyone can nominate any Australian for an award in the Order of Australia. If you know someone worthy, nominate them now at

    The Order of Australia also has a Military Division. Awards in the Military Division are recommended to the Governor-General by the Minister for Defence.

    There are four levels of award:

        • AC: Companion of the Order of Australia, for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or to humanity at large
        • AO: Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large
        • AM: Member of the Order of Australia, for service in a particular locality or field of activity, or to a particular group
        • OAM: Medal of the Order of Australia, for service worthy of particular recognition

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