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Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 15 Feb 2013
Printed Publication Date 15 Feb 2013

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                      Government House

                                                                                                                     CANBERRA  ACT  2600

 

                                                                                                                15 February 2013

 

 

 

 

The Governor-General is pleased to announce the following honorary appointments within the General Division of the Order of Australia:

 

 

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

Honorary Officer (AO) in the General Division

 

Mr Robert Neil MacGREGOR OM,

Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom

For service to promoting Australia and Australian art in the United Kingdom.

 

Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division

 

Mr Bernard André WRIGHT,

67 Lockhart Street, Como WA 6152

For service to the accounting profession, particularly for his sustained contribution to CPA Australia, to business and commerce and to the community.

 

 

 

 

 

By Her Excellency’s Command

 

 

Stephen Brady CVO

Official Secretary to the Governor-General

 


ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

 

Appointed an honorary Officer (AO) in the General Division

 

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NAME :                                        Mr Robert Neil MacGregor OM

 

POSITION :                                 Director, The British Museum

 

ADDRESS :                                Great Russell Street

                                                      London   WC1B 3DG

                                                      UNITED KINGDOM

 

CITATION :                                 For service to promoting Australia and Australian art in the United Kingdom.

 

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Mr MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, has promoted Australia and Australian art and flora in Britain, particularly through the Australian season exhibition held in 2011 which included: Out of Australia: Prints and drawings from Sidney Noland to Rover Thomas, the forecourt Australian Landscape display and the Baskets and belonging: Indigenous Australian histories.

 

As Director of the Museum since 2002, Mr MacGregor has collected over 880 Australian prints and drawings and has made annual visits to Australia, including as guest lecturer at the Museum Leadership Program held at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in 2009.  He has also organised a series of exhibitions to be lent to Australian Museums from the British Museum collections.  The first exhibition Extraordinary Stories from the British Museum was staged in Western Australia from October 2011 to February 2012; the second Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb has featured at the Brisbane Museum from April to August 2012 and the last The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia opened at the Melbourne Museum in May 2012.

 

Mr MacGregor’s collaboration with Australian museums and his contribution to promoting Australian art has been outstanding.

 

 

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ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

 

Appointed an honorary Member (AM) in the General Division

 

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NAME :                                        Mr Bernard André Wright

 

ADDRESS :                                67 Lockhart Street

                                                      COMO   WA   6152

 

CITATION :                                 For service to the accounting profession, particularly for his sustained contribution to CPA Australia, to business and commerce and to the community.

 

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Mr Wright is a retired Certified Practising Accountant and a businessman who has made a sustained and considerable contribution to the accounting profession, including to the Perth Stock Exchange, to business and to the general community in Western Australia.

 

An outline of Mr Wright’s professional contributions includes:

·         26 years as an accountant with James W. Paterson & Son (including 10 years as a senior partner);

·         member of several committees of the Perth Stock Exchange (3 years as Chairman);

·         7 years as Director of Australian Associated Stock Exchanges;

·         23 years as a non-executive Director of Home Building Society (16 years as Chairman);

·         member of CPA Australia since 1954 (awarded Life Membership in 1989 of Australian Society of CPAs which is now known as CPA Australia) with -

o  contribution to WA Divisional Council was as a member of 14 committees and in various executive positions (including as Divisional State President);

o  contribution at a national level as well as service on six working committees and in various executive positions (including as National President);

·         consultant to Bain & Co (Sydney Stock Exchange members) for 6 years; and

·         Chairman of Directors, Allwood Furniture Holdings for 4 years.

 

Throughout his career, Mr Wright was a very active member of CPA Australia, introducing a number of initiatives which have enhanced the society’s standing and professionalism.  In October 1991, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Stock Exchange for service to the Australian securities industry.  Mr Wright also made extensive contributions to the community, including as the inaugural Chairman of the Western Australian Film Council in 1971, Chairman of Penrhos College Silver Jubilee appeal (1975), Wesley College Council Finance and Properties subcommittee (1975‑1988) and as the inaugural Chairman of the Wesley College Endowment Fund (1981).

 

 

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