June 16 - 22, 2019: Issue 409


Queens Birthday Honours List June 2019

Twenty-sixth Governor-General of Australia, General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

June 10, 2019

Today I have announced 1214 awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

On behalf of all Australians I congratulate today’s recipients. They have made an enormous contribution to their local communities and to the entire nation and deserve our thanks, admiration and to be celebrated.

This is my last honours list as Governor-General. Over the last five years, it has been a privilege to recognise and celebrate over 80,000 recipients through the Honours and Awards System.

These awards are our opportunity to say to fellow Australians, ‘thank you – without you and your tireless service we wouldn’t be the community or nation that we are’.


Recipients in our area are: 




For distinguished service to the community as a benefactor and supporter of Indigenous health and medical research initiatives.


• Co-Founder and Benefactor, Poche Indigenous Health Network, 2015.

Has provided financial support to numerous health and tertiary organisations including:

• University of Melbourne, 2014 (construction of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health [PCIH])

• University of Queensland, 2014 (construction of the PCIH).

• University of Western Australia, 2013 (construction of the PCIH).

• Melanoma Institute Australia, since 2012.

• Friends of the Mater Foundation, 2015.

• Bear Cottage, Manly, since 2016.

• Sydney University, Marie Bashir Scholarship Program.

• Euraba Paper Company, current.

• Financial support for the commencement of the Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice, Manly, New South Wales, 2018. (Support provided through The Kolling Foundation/Fundraising partner of the Northern Sydney Local Health District).

• Financial support for Ms Natasha Bryant, Australian Sailing Federation, 2019. (Support provided as part of the Australian Sports Foundation in support of young female sailors training for the Olympic Games).

Awards and recognition includes:

• Fellow, University of Melbourne, 2015.

• Honorary Doctor of Letters, Universities of Western Australia and Queensland.



Mrs Nancy Deloi BOSLER OAM

Collaroy Plateau 

For significant service to seniors, and to the community.

Senior Australians

• Founder and President, Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, since 1997.

• Vice-President and Member, Computer Pals for Seniors Northern Beaches, since 1996.

Committee and advisory roles

• Member, Broadband for Seniors Kiosk Consortium, since 2012.

• Ambassador for Seniors Week, 2013-2015.

• Member, New South Wales Carers Advisory Council, Department of Family and Community Services, 2010-2014.

• Committee Member, National Cyber eSecurity Awareness Week and National Cyber

Security Awareness Ambassador, 2013.

• Chair, Warringah Centenary Committee, Warringah Council, mid-2000s.

• Committee Member, Older Australians Working Group, Department of Human


• Member, Online Safety Consultative Working Group.

• Representative, Carers NSW.

• Member, Australian Communications Consumers Action Network.

• Member, Digital Switchover Expert Group.


• Assistant Region Commissioner, Division Commissioner, District Commissioner, Commissioner Trainer, Committee Member and Brownie Guider, Girl Guides, more than 50 years.

• President, Frederick Meredith Descendants Group, current.

• Former Adviser and Lecturer, Faculty of Adult Education, University of Technology, Sydney.

Author of books and news articles including:

• 'The Story of Bob Waterer and his Family 1803-2010', (Narrabeen, Aboriginal Support Group-Manly Warringah Pittwater, 2011).

• 'Cubby House Toy Library: A History 1979-2001', (Dee Why, Cubby House Toy Library, 2001).

• 'Macrame Australian Animals and Flowers', (Kenthurst, Kangaroo Press, 1983).

Awards and Recognition includes:

• Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, 1992.

• Recipient, Not-for-Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award, 2017.

• Recipient, Broadband Champion 2013, Minister for Broadband Communications and

Digital Divide, 2013.

• Recipient, Adult Learning Australia Ambassador Award 2007.

• Awarded, Centenary Medal, for 'service to the seniors community, including helping seniors to use information technology', 2003.

• Finalist, Human Rights Award, 2012.

• Inducted, Hall of Fame, North Sydney Girls High School, 2001.

• Recipient, Premier's Seniors Achievement Award, 1999.


Mrs Lucinda BROGDEN

Bilgola Plateau 

For significant service to workplace mental health and wellbeing.

National Mental Health Commission

• Chair, Advisory Board, since 2018.

• Co-Chair, Advisory Board, 2017.

• Commissioner, since 2014.

Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance

• Chair, since 2016

• Member, since 2014.

Other Mental Health service includes

• Patron, Partners in Depression, since 2010.

• Patron, Lifeline Northern Beaches, since 2010.

• Friend, Carers NSW, since 2010

• Member, Suicide Prevention Project Reference Group, Mental Health Principal Committee, Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council, since 2018.

• Co-Chair, Advisory Group for Suicide Prevention, 2016-2017.

Sydney Community Foundation

• Director, 2006-2010.

• Director, Be Kind Sydney, 2018

Sydney Women's Fund

• Patron, since 2010.

• Co-Founder, 2007.

Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club

• Patrol Member, since 1997.


• Governor, Queenwood School for Girls, since 2015.

• Executive Director, SEED Consultants, 2011-2014.

• Tutor, Organisational Behaviour, Macquarie University, 2010-2013.

• Associate Director, Macquarie Group, 1994-2008.



Avalon Beach 

For significant service to community health, particularly to respiratory diseases.

Australian Respiratory Council

• Executive Director, since 2013.

• Life Governor, since 2011.

• Member, Board of Directors, since 2001.

International Union of TB and Lung Disease

• Program Secretary and Chair of the Nursing and Allied Professional Section, since 2017.

• Treasurer and Executive Committee Member, Asian Pacific Region, since 2016.

World Health Organisation

• Member, Western Pacific Regional Green Light Committee, 2016-2018.

Department of Health

• Member, National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee, 1997-2013.

NSW Ministry of Health

• NSW Tuberculosis Program Manager, 2009-2013, and 1997-2008.

NSW Corrections Health Service

• Clinical Nurse Consultant Public Health, 1994-1997.

PIVET Assisted Reproductive Technology Centre, Western Australia

• Nurse Manager/Clinic Coordinator, 1992-1994.

Health Department of Western Australia

• Nurse Manager, Sexual Health Services, 1988-1992.


Mrs Lorraine Gaye CLARK


For significant service to sport, particularly to the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics International

• Venue Manager, Spectator Services, World Summer Games, Organising Committee, Los Angeles, 2015.

• Technical Delegate (Swimming), Asia Pacific Games, Special Olympics Asia Pacific, Newcastle, 2013.

Special Olympics Australia

• Member, National Selection Committee, 2011-2014.

• Member, National Sports Advisory Committee, 1999-2001.

• National Board Member, 1995-1996.

• Delegate, World Winter Games Organising Committee, 1996, World Summer Games Organising Committee, 1998.

• Head of Delegation, Team Australia, World Summer Games, North Carolina, 1999, World Winter Games Toronto, Canada, 1997.

Special Olympics New South Wales

• Chairperson, 1995-1998.

• Vice Chairperson, 1992-1994.

• Director of Sport and Training, 1998-2000.

• Director of Sports, 1990-1995.

• Director of Publicity, 1991-1995.

• Head of Delegation, National Summer Games, 2018, and 2014.

• Athlete Leadership Program Coordinator, 2002-2014 and Chairperson Athlete Leadership Working Group, NSW Coordinator 2018 current.

• Team Manager, National Invitational Games, 2001, and, 1999, National Winter Games, 1996.

• Swimming Coach, National Games, 2006 and 2002.

• Head Swim Coach, National Summer Games, 1999, and 1994,

• Assistant Swim Coach, National Summer Games, 1992, and 1990.

Special Olympics Sydney Northern Beaches

• Sports Coordinator and Convenor, Bi-annual Festival of Sport, current.

• Founding Committee Member, since 1990.

• Past Secretary, Director of Aquatics, Basketball Coach, and Chairperson.

• Life Member, since 2008.

Down Syndrome International

• Board Member, 1997-2000.

• President, 7th World Congress on Down Syndrome, Sydney, 2000.

• Advisor, 10th World Congress, Dublin, 2009, 9th World Congress, Vancouver, 2006, 8th World Congress, Singapore, 2003.

Down Syndrome Australia

• Delegate and Vice President, Asia-Pacific Down Syndrome Federation, 1995-2002.

• Delegate, 6th International Down Syndrome Congress, Madrid, 1997, 3rd Asia Pacific Conference, Manila, 1997.

• Vice-President, 1994.

• Delegate, 5th International Conference on Down Syndrome, 1994, 4th International Conference, 1993.

• Government Lobbyist, 1994-1999.

Down Syndrome New South Wales

• Chairperson, 1993-1998.

• Committee Member, 1991-1993.

• Formed, The Up Club, peer support group, 1994.

Sydney Northern Beaches Festival of Sports

• Event Manager, 2015-2016.

Australian Sports Commission

• Past Senior Presenter, Disability Education Unit.


Mr Crispin John CONROY 


For significant service to international relations and trade.

International Chamber of Commerce - Geneva, Switzerland

• Representative Director, since 2019.

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

• Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner - Italy and Israel, 2016-2019.

• Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Andean Latin America, based in Bogota, Colombia 2012-2016.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

• Consul-General, Milan, Italy, 2016-2019.

• Consul-General, Bogota, Colombia, 2012-2016.

• Ambassador to Chile, 2005-2009.

• Deputy Head of Mission, Port Moresby, 2002.

• Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal, 1999-2002.

• Deputy Legal Adviser and Director, International Law Section, 1998-1999.

• First Secretary, Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1995-1998.

• Third and Second Secretary, Australian Embassy in Madrid, 1990-1993.

Crispin commenced in November 2016 as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Italy and Israel, and Consul-General, Milan. Crispin manages the Milan Post which has responsibility for investment, education and trade for Italy and Israel. He also manages the Tel Aviv Landing Pad. The Milan Post has consular responsibility for Northern Italy.

Crispin’s previous role was Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Andean Latin America, based in Bogota, and Australia’s first Consul-General to Colombia. Before joining the Australian Trade and Investment Commission as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Latin America in 2009, he was the Australian Ambassador to Chile, with concurrent accreditation for Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Crispin began his career as Third/Second Secretary at the Embassy in Madrid. He then served as First Secretary at the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, and was Deputy Legal Adviser, and Director of the International Law Section in Canberra. Crispin has also served as the Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal and Deputy Head of Mission in Port Moresby.

He has a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts in French language and civilization (Hons), as well as a Master’s degree in International Law, from the Australian National University. Crispin speaks Italian, Spanish and French. He has also served on the Board of the CSIRO Centre of Excellence in Santiago, Chile, as an independent director, and as Deputy Chair.

Crispin Conroy Ambassador of ICC to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations presenting his credential to Mr. Michael Møller, Director-general of the United Nations Office at Geneva and Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament. UN Photo/Guillaume Briquet, March 2019.



North Balgowlah 

For significant service to literature as an author.


• Writer of young adult fiction and children's literature, since the 1980s.

Author of over 40 books including:

Monsters, 2018.

Tashi series, 1995-2017 (includes 17 illustrated novels, two picture books, an activity book and various collections).

Wicked's Way, 2016

Minton Goes!, 2015

Louis Beside Himself, 2012.

Number 8, 2007.

Horrendo's Curse, 2002 (Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year).

The Witch in the Lake, 2001.

Joseph, 2001

Borrowed Light, 1999 (Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year).

Dead Sailors Don't Bite, 1996.

Power to Burn, 1995.

Madeleine the Mermaid, 1995.

The Hottest Boy who Ever Lived, 1993.

Ariel, Zed and the Secret of Life, 1992 (Victorian Premier's Alan Marshall Award for Children's Literature).

The Magnificent Nose and other marvels, 1991 (Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year).

The Nine Lives of Balthazar, 1989.

Billy Bear and the Wild Winter, 1988.

Wiggy and Boa, 1988.


• Member, Australian Society of Authors, for many years.

• Assistant Editor, 1980-1988, Editor The School Magazine, NSW Department of Education, 1988-1990.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

• Children's Book Council of Australia, Honour Book (twice) and Book of the Year.

• Aurealis Award for Children's Short Fiction.

Anna Fienberg was born in England in 1956 and moved to Australia at the age of 3. Her mother, Barbara Fienberg was a teacher-librarian who appreciated the importance of sharing her love of books with her family.

Anna has fond memories of spending Sunday mornings snuggled up in bed and shared in her family’s story-time adventure.

She had no particular aspirations to be an author when she grew up; however, the need for her to write absorbed her from the age of eight.

Originally studying psychology, Anna worked as a Counsellor until an incident with a particularly troubled patient saw her change professions.

Anna received her Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University before travelling to Europe where she lived for a year before returning to Australia.

She focused on writing and secured the best job in the world, working for School Magazine (NSW). As an editor Anna wrote reviews, articles and stories continuing to fine tune her creative talents. A story she had written for School Magazine as a series went on to become her first book in 1988, Billy Bear and the Wild Winter.

Winning her first CBCA award in 1992 for The Magnificient Nose and other Marvels,  Anna has continued to win many other honours including, the 1993 Victorian Premier’s Award and also the Alan Marshall Award for Children’s Literature for Ariel, Zed and the Secret of Life.  In 2000, Anna received a CBCA Honour Award for Borrowed Light,  which was also chosen as the 2001 American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. In 2003, she picked up the Aurealis Award for best children’s short fiction for, Tashi and the Haunted House.  Anna has gone on to be an Aurealis Award finalist on four other occasions.

In 1995 Tashi,  her most recognised work was released. Collaborating with her mother, Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble the award winning Tashi  series has been translated into 16 languages. There are over 17 titles in the series with more to come.




For significant service to business and international trade.

Professional Appointments

• Industry Member, National Customs Brokers Licensing Advisory Committee, 2002-2016.

• President, Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia, 1992-1993, and Life Member, 1992.

• Past President, NSW Division, Customs Agents Institute, and Board Member, 1984-1991.

• Past Board Member and Industry Representative, Tradegate Australia.

Other Professional Service

• Managing Director, International Trade Compliance, 2014.

• Managing Director, Cornish International, 1989-2014.


• President, Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, 2000-2018.

• Supporter, Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

• Past President, Collaroy Tennis Club.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Life Member, Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia. 1992.


Professor Rosemary Ross JOHNSTON


For significant service to higher education, and to children's literature.

University of Technology Sydney

• Professor of Education and Culture, current.

• Founding Director, International Research Centre for Youth Futures, since 2009.

• UTS Distinguished Serviced Award, 2019

• Leader of multiple projects for disadvantaged youth (research funded and external donations).

• Leader of research funded projects for Indigenous children in remote areas.

• Former Coordinator, External Engagement and International, School of Education.

• Former Head, Learning Cultures and Practices.

• Former Head of Education.

• Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, 2008.

• Director, Teacher Education, 2004-2007.

• Director, Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, 1998-2006.

Children's Literature Association (USA)

• Executive Board Member, 2007-2010.

• International Committee Member, 2001-2004.

• Member, 1996-2010.

Federation Internationale des Langues et Litteratures Modernes (FILLM)

• Vice-President, 2002-2008.

• Assistant Secretary-General, 1996-2008.

Other Professional Organisations

• International Representative and Board Member, Montgomery Institute, Canada, 1998-2008.

• Foundation Board Member, Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research, 1997-2002.

• Secretary, International Research Society for Children's Literature, 1997-2001.


• Chair, Board of Governors, Northern Beaches Christian School, since 2017; Board Member, since 2004.

• Director, Excelsia College (formerly the Wesley Institute for the Arts), since 2003.

• Board Member, Affinity Intercultural Foundation, current.

• Former Member, Board of Governors, Dromkeen Children's Literature Museum, Victoria.

• Former Board Member, SchoolAid.

• Former Board Member, Central Coast Grammar School.

• Former Chair, Commission for School Education, Uniting Church Australia.

• Former Board Member, Exodus Foundation.


• Australian Literature for Young People, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2017.

• Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War (Ed. with L. Paul and E. Short), New York and Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016.

• David Almond Casebook (Ed +2 chapters), London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

• 5th Ed. Children's Literature, Section 3 (pp.459-687) in G. Winch, R. R. Johnston, P. March, L. Ljungdahl and M. Halliday, Literacy: Reading, Writing and Children's Literature, Oxford University Press: Melbourne, 2014 (1st Ed 2001, 2nd Ed 2004, 3rd Ed 2006, 4th Ed 2010, Canadian Edition 2016).

• ImagiNations and Deep Literacy: Ideas, Dreams and Visions for Australian Future, UTS, Sydney, 2010


Dr Douglas Allister LINGARD

Mona Vale 

For significant service to medicine as a radiologist, and to community health.

Mito Foundation (formerly Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation)

• Chair, current.

• Founder, 2009.

I-Med Network Radiology (formerly Pittwater Radiology and Medical Imaging Australasia)

• Partner, 2000-2006.

• Founder and Director, 1980-2000.


Ms Heidi Belinda MIDDLETON

Palm Beach 

For significant service to the fashion industry, and to charitable organisations.

Fashion Industry

• Co-Founder and Director, Sass and Bide, 1999-2014.

• Mentor, FBI Fashion College, current.

• Founder and Director, 'Artclub', an on-line sustainable fashion and art brand, current.

Barnados Australia

• Designer, Barnados Charity T-Shirt, 2015.

• Co-Founder, Shine Collection, 2009.

• Supporter/Ambassador, since 2004.

Australia for UNHCR

• Special Representative, since 2010.

Other community service includes:

Ambassadro, Bravehearts child protection organisation.

Supporter and fundraiser, through 'Sass and Bide', Make A Wish Foundation.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Co-Recipient, Best Australian Designer and Best Australian Fashion Brand, Prix de Marie Claire, 2009.

• Co-Recipient, Australian Designer of the Year, 2009.

• Co-Recipient, Veuve Clicquot Business Women's Awards, 2000


Mr Warwick John PLUNKETT


For significant service to pharmacy, and to professional organisations.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

• National President, 1996-1997, 2008-2011.

• National Board Member, 1990-1998 and since 2007.

• President, New South Wales Branch, 1987-1990 and 2001-2004, and Council Member, since 1975.

• Chairman, Pharmacy Offshore Conference, since 1977.

• Chair, Major Events Committee, since 2014.

• Chair, Minor Ailments Program Working Group.

• Chair, Governance Committee.

• Member, Finance and Audit Committee.

National Return Unwanted Medicines Program

• Board Member, since 1997.

• Chairman and Director, 2003-2010 and since 2012.

• Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Representative.


• Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Australian Prescriber, since 1991.

• Member, Sydney University Pharmacy Practice Foundation Council 2003-2010 and President, 2004-2010.

• Chair, National Industry Advisory Board, University of Technology Sydney, since 2012.

• President, Australian College of Pharmacy Practice, 1998-2000.

• Deputy Chairman, Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy, 1996-1997.

• President, New South Wales Pharmacy Research Trust, 1987-1990 and 2001-2004.

• Partner, Newport Pharmacy, since 1978.

• Managing Director, Plunkett Pharmaceuticals, 1990-2008


Mr Edward Douglas SPOONER


For significant service to the renewable energy sector.

University of New South Wales

• Senior Visiting Academic Fellow, Energy Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, since 2009, Senior Lecturer, 2002-2009, and Lecturer, 1999-2002.

• Project Scientist, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1988-1999, and Professional Officer, 1974-1988.

Standards Australia

• Chairman, EL42 Technical Committee, 2004-2014, and Member, since 1998.

• Chairman, EL42/1 Sub-Committee (photovoltaic arrays), since 2003.

• Chairman, EL42/3 Sub-Committee (grid connected energy systems), 1998-2008, and Member, since 1998.

• Chairman, EL42/4 Sub-Committee (invertors for stand-alone systems), 2003-2014, and Member, since 1998.

• Recipient, Pinnacle Award, 'in recognition of leadership and commitment to Australian and international standardisation in the area of renewable energy and photovoltaic cells, for the benefit of the Australian community', 2003.

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

• 1906 Award, 'for furthering standardisation and related activities in the field of electrotechnology', 2010.

• Australian Representation, IEC TC82, since 2000, and Interim International Chairman, 2003-2004.

• Co-Convenor, Working Group 3 'Systems', since 2007, and Member, since 2000.

• Member, Working Group 2 'Modules', since 2011, and Working Group 6 'Balance of System Components', since 2000.

• Co-Convenor, Joint Working Group JWG32 with TC64 for PV Installations, 2012-2016.

Professional Appointments

• Member, Australian Photovoltaic Institute, current.

• Member, Australian Panel on Distributed Generation, International Council of Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), 2003-2004.

• Project Leader, Renewable Energy Systems Test Laboratory, Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy, 1999-2003.

• Member, Photovoltaics Power Systems Consortium Group in Australia, International Energy Agency, 1998-2002.

Other awards and recognition include:

• Business Council for Sustainable Energy Award, 'in recognition and appreciation of dedication and exceptional service over 25 years to the Australian solar energy industry', 2007.


Dr Peter Lyndon TYREE


For significant service to engineering, and to education.

University of New South Wales

• Chair, Dean's Advisory Council, Faculty of Engineering, current.

• Adjunct Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.

• Director, Australian Energy Institute.

• Member, Scientia Circle.

Wollongong University

• Former Member, Visiting Committee, Faculty of Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

• Member, Faculty of Engineering External Course Appraisal Committee, 2004.

• Former Chair, Research and Development Committee.

• Former Member, Innovation Committee, University Research Committee.

• Former Member, Planned Giving Committee, University of Wollongong Foundation.

Education Other

Former President, Business/Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT).

• Deputy President, Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation, University of Sydney, current.

• Vice-Chancellor's Industry Partnership Forum, current.

• Governor, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

• Former Advisor, InnovationXchange.

• Member, New South Wales Government Committee of Review of Tertiary Pathways in Education.

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences

• Member, Audit Committee, current.

• Member, New South Wales Division Committee, current.

• Fellow, since 2005.

Engineers Australia

• Committee Member, Illawarra Branch, current.

• Chairman, Sydney Division, Awards Committee, current.

• Member, Southern Highland Branch, current.

• Former Member, Country Convention Committee.

• Honorary Fellow, 2004.

• Member, since 1974.

Engineering Other

• Chairman Australian National Committee, International Council on Large Electrical Systems, 4 years, and Treasurer, 2 years.

• Former Member, Executive Board and Worldwide Treasurer, International Council on Large Electrical Systems (CIGRE).

• Former Chairman, The Copper Development Centre.


• Board Member, Tyree Australia, current.

• Former Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Tyree Holdings Group of Companies.

• Founder, Tycan (now Tyree Holdings), 1978.

• Chair, Sir William Tyree Foundation, current

• Consultant, BRI Ferrier, current.

• Former Board Member, Microflow Ltd.

• Former Chairman, MIKOH Corporation.

• Member, The Australia-Japan Business Co-Operation Committee, since 2004.


• Former Chair, Southern Highlands Tourism Board, Wingecarribee Shire Council.

• Former Vice-President, Bowral Tulip Time Committee.

• Director, Australian Energy Institute.

• Former Governor, Historic Houses Trust Foundation (NSW).

• Former Special Councillor, Australian Industry Group (Vic).

Dr Peter Tyree, served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Tyree Group over two decades. Tyree served as Chairman of the Board for MIKOH Corp Ltd and is or has been on the boards of several unlisted Australian companies. He graduated from the University of Technology Sydney and Harvard Business School, Harvard University.

Tyree is currently Chair of the Tyree Foundation, Chair of the UNSW Engineering Faculty Advisory Council and is also on the Advisory Board of the Australian Energy Research Institute based at UNSW. He has been actively involved in supporting building projects at UNSW including the Scientia Building and the Tyree Energy Technologies Building.



Mrs Christine Margaret AGIUS

Wheeler Heights 

For service to people with a disability.

Disability Services

• Executive Officer, ACTION for People with Disability, since 1999.

• Secretary, Manly Warringah Families and Friends of People with Intellectual Disability, 1994-2000.

• Secretary, Statewide Disability Coalition, 1994-1998.


Dr Joan Patricia CASTLE

Collaroy Plateau 

For service to medicine.


• Medical Practitioner in private practice, Dee Why, many years until retirement in 1995.

• Honorary Consultant Physician, Manly Hospital, 1960-1995.

• Assistant Lecturer, Clinical Medicine, Sydney University (Royal North Shore Hospital), early 1970s.

• Member, Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee (now the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines), 1980-1992.

• Senior Physician, Rachel Forster Hospital, 17 years.

• Physician pro-bono at diabetes clinics at Sydney Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, and established a clinic at Manly Hospital.

• Fellow and Life Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1972.

Sydney University of the Third Age

• Member, since 2001.

• Facilitator, fortnightly discussion group at The Manors of Mosman Retirement Village, since 2001.


Mrs Maureen Joy DILLON


For service to the community of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Manly Hospital Auxiliary

• Member, since 2007.

• President, since 2009.

Wakehurst Trefoil Guild, Girl Guides NSW and ACT

• President, 2005-2006.

• Member, 2000-2012.

• Badge Secretary and Member, Belrose District Association, I970s.

Middle Harbour Probus Club

• President, 2018.

• Vice-President, 2017.

• Publicity Officer, 2013-2015.

Warringah Council

• Former Member, Strategic Reference Group.

• Member, Australia Day Committee, seven years.

• Former Member, Dee Why Working Party.


• Principal, New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, 18 years.

• Former President and Member, New South Wales Primary Principal's Council.

• Curriculum Consultant, Australian Studies, New South Wales Education Department, 1983-1985.

• Chairperson, Peninsula Chapter, Australian College of Education, two years.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Recipient, Manly Mayoral Award, 2012.


Mr Robert Gary GILTINAN

Cromer Heights 

For service to tennis, and to the community of the Northern Beaches.

Tennis Player

Career highlights includes:

• Australian Davis Cup Champion Squads, 1973 and 1977.

• Australian Open Singles Semi-Finalist, 1977.

• Australian Open Doubles Finalist, 1974.

• Australian Hard Court Championships Doubles Winner, 1979.

• Australian Hard Court Championships Mixed Winner, 1970.

• Columbus Open Doubles Winner, 1978.

• Surrey Grass Court Championships Singles Winner, 1974.

• Was ranked, World Number 16.

• Was ranked, Junior World Number 2.

• Team Member and Assistant Coach, Cleveland Nets, 1970s.

• Hall of Fame Championships Doubles Finalist, 1978.

Tennis State Coach and National Selector

• Former New South Wales State Coach, Tennis NSW.

• Former Davis Cup Selector, Tennis Australia.

Australian Tennis Professionals Coaches Association

• Vice-President, 2010s.

• Former President, mid-2000s.

Tennis - Other

• Former Head of Junior Development, Tennis Northern Beaches.

• Member, Warringah Sporting Champions Committee.

• Principal, Giltinan's Tennis and Squash, 1995-2013.

Warringah Council

• Deputy Mayor, 2012-2013.

• Councillor, 2008-2016.

• Former Member, Shore Regional Organisation of Councils.

Manly Dam War Memorial Park Remembrance Trust

• President, since 2016.

• Former Vice-President.


• President, Northern Beaches Pigeon Racing Federation, current.

• Australia Day Ambassador, Australia Day Council of New South Wales, since mid-2000s.

• Former Member, Northern Beaches Council Local Representation Committee.

• Former Member, Curl Curl Youth and Community Centre Management Committee.

• Honorary Member, Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club and Narrabeen Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

• Justice of the Peace, current.

• Supporter, various charities and charity events.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Inducted, Gold Jacket, Davis Cup Hall of Fame, 2015.

• Recipient, Australian Sports Medal, 2000.

• Recipient, Australian Defence Medal, 2006.

Bob Gary Giltinan JP (born 4 July 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a former professional tennis player who was a grass court specialist. He won one singles title and two doubles titles over a twelve-year career spanning the introduction of the Open Era in 1968 to 1979. He reached a career-high ranking of World No. 16.

Giltinan is a direct relative of notable Australian entrepreneur James Joseph Giltinan (J J Giltinan), who helped to found the sport of rugby league football in Australia, and also what is now effectively the world championships for 18 ft skiff class yachts - the JJ Giltinan International Trophy, which is contested each year on Sydney Harbour.

Beginning his tennis career in the 1960s, it was halted in 1971 when he completed two years National Service with the Australian Army during the Vietnam War.

He won one title at Surbiton in 1974, defeating Syd Ball in straight sets, reached the finals of Newport in 1973, falling to Roger Taylor of Great Britain 8–9 6–8, and was a member of the winning 1973 & 1977 Australian Davis Cup squads. Giltinan also represented the Cleveland Nets in World Team Tennis during the 1970s partnering Björn Borg, Marty Riessen and Martina Navratilova.

Giltinan's best Grand Slam doubles forays include a three set loss with Syd Ball to Ross Case and Geoff Masters in the 1973 Australian Open Final, after defeating the far more famous pairing of Roche/Newcombe 6–4 5–7 12–10 in the Semi-finals. He and Syd Ball also reached the 1970 Australian Open Semi-finals finally falling to John Alexander and Phil Dent 11–9 3–6 4–6 2–6.

Giltinan is best known for his run as a singles grand slam qualifier into the Semi-finals of the December 1977 Australian Open. He would lose to John Lloyd of Great Britain in straight sets. This matches the best performance of any qualifier in a Grand Slam draw. His other notable singles Grand Slam performance was his loss to John Alexander in four sets in the 1973 Australian Open Quarterfinals.

Giltinan won 2 doubles titles in his career. In 1978, he and Colin Dibley defeated Marcello Lara and Eliot Teltscher at the 1978 Columbus Open final in straight sets. Unlike his other titles, this was on Clay. In 1979 he and Phil Dent defeated Ion Ţiriac and Guillermo Vilas in the Hobart Finals. Also notable is their defeat of Mark Edmondson and John Marks in the Semi-finals.

Aside from the Finals at the Australian Open, Giltinan reached one other Doubles final. In 1978, he and Colin Dibley were defeated by Tim Gullikson and Tom Gullikson in straight sets at Newport.

In the year 2000, Giltinan was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for service as a "Previous player, coach and manager for elite players. Has been NSW state coach, national selector". He has also been awarded the Australian Defence Medal for services to Australia during the Vietnam War.

In September 2008, Giltinan, stood as an Independent B Ward Councillor candidate for Warringah Council, and was subsequently elected. He was re-elected at the 2012 local government elections, after which he was subsequently elected as Deputy Mayor.


Mr Peter Eric HARLEY


For service to the community of Freshwater.

Freshwater Community Bank, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

• Honorary Director, since 2012.

• Involved in the establishment of the Ken Ward Memorial Tertiary Scholarship program, since 2012.

• Member, Marketing and Community Partnership Committee, providing sponsorship to local community groups.

Freshwater Community Service

• Inaugural President, Friends of Freshwater Inc, since 2010.

• Chair, Soldiers Avenue of Honour Stakeholders' Group to conduct the Centenaries of ANZAC in 2015 and Armistice in 2018, since 2014.

• Co-ordinator, Friends of Freshwater Undercliffe Reserve Bush Care Group, since 2014.

• Member, Freshwater Village Public Art Project Team, current.

• Founding Convenor, Freshwater Community Garden, since 2012.


• Director, International House Ltd, University of New South Wales, 2011- 2017.

• President, UNSW Alumni Association, 1974-1976, Honorary Life Member.

• Deputy Chair, Department of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney Business School, 1995-1999.

• Community Member, Board of Studies, University of Sydney Law School.

• Board Member, Labour-Management Studies Foundation, Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University.

New South Wales Board of Senior School Studies

• Chair, Legal Studies Advisory Panel, 1984.

• Board Member, 1982-1985.

• Ministerial Appointee, New South Wales Commission of Enquiry, Secondary Education in Western Sydney.


• Senior Manager and Director, The WorkCover Authority of New South Wales, 1978- 2009.

• Executive Director, TestSafe Australia, 2004-2008.

• Secretary, Worker Directors Association of Australia, 1982-1989.


Ms Jennifer Leigh HARRIS

Duffys Forest 

For service to conservation and the environment.


• Committee Member, Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment, since 2012.

• Secretary 2009-2015, Vice-President 2015-2017, Committee Member 2017-current,

Duffys Forest Residents Association.

• Member, Duffys Forest Rural Fire Service, since 2012.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Recipient, Pittwater Community Service Award, New South Wales Government, 2017.


Mr Robert George LANGBEIN


For service to surf lifesaving.

Collaroy Surf Lifesaving Club

• Race Secretary, 2001-2004.

• Club Delegate, Sydney Northern Beaches, 2001-2003.

• Club Secretary, 2000-2001.

• Former Chief Instructor.

• Competition Official, 16 years.

• Distinguished Service, 1997-1998.

• Member, 1948-1956 and since1989.

• Life Membership, 2005.

Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches

• Former Beach Coach and Selector.

• Former Member, Board of Examiners.

• Selector, 1995-2000.

• Member, Competition Panel, 1998-2000.

• Competition Official, 16 years.

• Life Member, 2005.

Bayview Golf Club

• President, 1996-2007 and 1971-1973.

• Board Director, four years.

• Life Membership, 1994.

• Patron, 1994.

• Captain 1965-1970.

• Member, since 1956.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Life Member, Surf Life Saving NSW, 2010.



Mr Ian Edwin MEEK


For service to the community of Belrose.

Mr Ian Edwin MEEK, Belrose NSW 2085

For service to the community of Belrose.


• Secretary, Australian Reserve Forces Day Council, since 2009.

• Community Representative, Environment and Stormwater Advisory Committee, Northern Beaches Council, 2001-2008.

• Member, NSW Scottish Regiment Association, since 1988.

• Secretary, Saluting Monash Council, current.

Belrose Open Space Corridor Association

• Secretary, current.

• Member, since 1994.

Belrose and Terrey Hills Computer Pals for Seniors

• Treasurer, current.

• Tutor, since 2006.

Awards and recognition includes:

• Outstanding Community Service Award, Northern Beaches Council, 2005.


Mrs Kathryn Susan NOLAN

For service to the international community through humanitarian aid.

SurfAid Sumba

SurfAid Sumba provides health education and medical services to remote villages in the Lamboya Barat district of Sumba Island, Indonesia.

• Led fundraising efforts since 2009.

Sumba Foundation Australia (now merged with SurfAid Australia to form SurfAid Sumba)

• Co-Founder, 2009.

• Founding Board Member.

Dr. Stephen and Kathryn Nolan at a SurfAid Sumba Fundraiser