Australia Day Honours 2020
On Australia Day, the Australian Government recognises Australians who have served and contributed significantly to the community. Each year, many members of the Wesley community are deserving recipients of Australia Day Honours including past and present staff members, parents and alumni.
These members of the Wesley community were recognised by the Australian Government for their outstanding achievements and service:
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Ms Jane Caroline HANSEN — Past Parent
For distinguished service to the community, to education and cultural institutions, and through philanthropic support for charitable foundations.
Professor John Michael PERMEZEL (OW1971) — Past Parent
For distinguished service to medicine, and to medical education, in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional colleges.
Professor Rachel Lindsey WEBSTER — Past Parent, Member of the Wesley College Council
For distinguished service to education in the field of astrophysics, to astronomical research, and to young women scientists.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Emeritus Professor Richard Laurence BROOME — Past Parent
For significant service to education in the field of history, and to historical groups.
Dr John Paxton COLLINS (OW1963)
For significant service to medicine, particularly to breast cancer treatment.
Ms Deborah Anne CONWAY — Past Parent
For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and producer.
Mr David Edmund CURTAIN QC — Past Parent
For significant service to the law, and to professional legal organisations.
Ms Mary FEATHERSTON — Past Parent
For significant service to the arts, particularly to interior and industrial design.
Mrs Diane Mildred FLEMING — Past Parent; Past Staff
For significant service to Australia-Africa relations, and to education.
Mr Kim GILLIS (OW1980)
For significant service to public administration, and to defence projects.
Emeritus Professor Anthony John GUTTMANN (OW1961) — Past Parent
For significant service to the mathematical sciences, and to education.
Dr Anthony Leigh MYLIUS (OW1975)
For significant service to community health, and to cardiology.
Dr John William ORCHARD (OW1983)
For significant service to sports medicine, particularly to cricket.
Mr George SAVVIDES — Past Parent
For significant service to the community, to charitable groups, and to business.
MEDAL (AOM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Dr Lynne Maree COULSON BARR — Past Parent
For service to community mental health.
Dr Geoff Lawrence IRVINE — Past Parent
For service to the chiropractic profession.
Mr Noel Stanley JACKLING (OW1956)
For service to the community history.
Dr Joseph Vaughan JOHNSON CSC AAM RFD ED (OW1961) — Past Parent
For service to veterans, and to the community.
Dr Robert LAVIS — Past Parent
For service to the international community through dental programs.
Ms Sabine Cornelia PHILLIPS — Past Parent
For significant service to aged welfare, and to the legal profession.
Emeritus Professor Staniforth RICKETSON — Past Parent
For significant service to legal education, and to intellectual property law.
Ms Jane TURNER — Past Parent
For service to the performing arts as a writer, actor and comedian.
Mr Peter John WILLIAMS (OW1954)
For service to maritime history.