Date posted: 3/02/2017 2 min read

CAs recognised with 2017 Australia Day Honours

11 Chartered Accountants have been recognised with Australia Day Honours in 2017

In brief

  • 11 Chartered Accountants have been recognised with Australia Day Honours in 2017
  • Australian honours were designed for the community to make nominations and are free of patronage or political influence
  • Chartered Accountants ANZ congratulates its members on being recognised this Australia Day

Chartered Accountants were again among those recognised in the Australia Day Honours this year. 

Australia’s honours system began in 1975 with the creation of the Order of Australia to recognise service to the nation or humanity. Today there are 57 awards in the Australian honours system, administered by various organisations.  

Australian honours are unique in that they were designed for the community to make nominations and are free of patronage or political influence.  

Chartered Accountants ANZ congratulates the following members on being recognised with Australia Day Honours in 2017:

Officer (AO) in the General Division

Terence Henry Lawler FCA (NSW), pictured above: For distinguished service to the community of the Hunter, particularly through advocacy for disability support organisations, to medical research, and to business.  

Member (AM) in the General Division

Melanie Ann Cooper CA (SA): For significant service to the community through philanthropic support for, and leadership roles with, charitable foundations, and to business.

Alan Raymond Kinkade CA (Vic): For significant service to medical administration at the state and national level, particularly through financial management and executive roles.  

Ian Charles Klug FCA (Qld): For significant service to the business sector, to economic development in Queensland, to accountancy, and to the community.

James Glen Service FCA (ACT): For significant service to the community through contributions to charitable organisations, and to the property, construction, and tourism sectors.  

Christopher Ian Thorn (Vic): For significant service to the not-for-profit sector through advisory roles on philanthropic strategic planning, and to the community.

Medal (OAM) in the General Division

Gregory James Duncan FCA (NSW): For service to the community, and to the business and automotive sectors.  

Leonard James Graff FCA (NSW): For service to sports administration, and to the community.

David Hedley Hicks FCA (NSW): For service to the community through charitable organisations.

William Geoffrey Holdich FCA (SA): For service to Rugby Union in South Australia. 

Graeme McLaren Stratford CA (Qld): For service to higher education administration, and to the community.

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