Congratulations to Gippsland Bishop Kay Goldsworthy, appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in today’s Queen’s Birthday honours. The announcement cites Bishop Goldworthy’s distinguished service to religion through the Anglican Church of Australia, as a pioneer and role model for women, to church administration and to pastoral care and equality. Ordained in Melbourne in 1986 (Deacon), she was appointed assistant bishop in Perth in 2008 – Australia’s first woman bishop – and Bishop of Gippsland in 2015.
Several Anglicans were awarded Member (AM) of the Order of Australia. They are:
Dr Amanda Anita BELL, University of Sydney NSW
For significant service to education, particularly to young women as a leader and academic, and to the visual arts.
Service includes: Principal, The Women’s College, The University of Sydney, since 2013; Honorary Lecturer, Education and Social Work Faculty, since 2014. Principal, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, 2002-2012. Deputy Headmistress, SCECGS Redlands, Sydney, 2000-2001; Director, Co-Curricular Programmes, 1997-1999.
Ms Elizabeth Jessie CARR, Perth WA
For significant service to the community through voluntary contributions to the health, aged care, education and social services sectors.
Director, Board of Governors, Kambala School for Girls, Rose Bay, NSW, 2007-2013.
(Kambala is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls)
Director, Board of Governors, St Mary’s Anglican Girls School, WA, since 2011 and Chair, since 2017. (St Mary’s is an independent Anglican day and boarding school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12)
Mrs Julie Ann COX, Victoria
For significant service to the arts through executive roles supporting cultural institutions, and to special education and child welfare.
Member, Geelong Grammar School (Glamorgan Campus) Council, 1980-1986.
Dr Gordon Langford HUGHES, Melbourne Vic
For significant service to the law, to professional organisations, and to international affairs and legal practice in the Asia Pacific region.
Deputy Chair, Foundation Board, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, 2004-2009; Member, 2002-2009.
Mrs Diana Mary MORGAN, Toorak Vic
For significant service to the arts, particularly to the museum and galleries sector, as a supporter and benefactor, and to the community.
Organiser, ‘The Bishopscourt Appeal’, Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, 2009.
Dr Geoffrey George NEWCOMBE, Sydney NSW
For significant service to secondary education, particularly to the independent schools sector, and to educational organisations.
Independent Schools: Bursar, Kambala Church of England Girls Grammar School, 1994-1997. Principal, The McDonald College, 1988-1992. Consultant, Financial and Government Education Policies and Grant Applications, Greek Orthodox Parish of South East Sydney, 1986-1987. Principal, St Clare’s College Waverley, 1981-1985. Maths and Science Teacher, 1969-1980.
Ms Fiona Jean SMITH, North Fitzroy Vic
For significant service to the community as an advocate for human rights and social justice issues.
Charter Member, Brotherhood of St Laurence, since 2007; Member, Brotherhood Advisory Committee, current; Manager, Equal Opportunity Unit, 1985-1988.
Mr David John THOMAS OAM, Noosa Heads Qld
For significant service to the community through philanthropic support for medical research, environmental conservation and cultural institutions.
Service includes: HammondCare.
(Throughout its history, HammondCare has been highly independent. HammondCare works with all denominations but is not owned by any. This enables it to be flexible and means that they are able to move anywhere to meet an identified need. HammondCare remains strongly and intrinsically Christian)
Mr Claude George ULLIN, Armadale Vic 3143
For significant service to the community through a range of organisations, to the visual arts, to multiculturalism, and to local government.
Council Member, Caulfield Grammar School, 1970-2010.
(Caulfield Grammar School is an independent, co-educational, Anglican, day and boarding school)