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Australia Day Honours



27 January 2011

Photo by Alex Wisser, Courtesy of Wentworth Courier

Sydney Law School would like to extend its congratulations to alumna, Lucy Turnbull (LLB 1982) and Researcher, Margaret Piper on their respective Australia Day Honours.

Ms Turnbull has been appointed an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the community, particularly through philanthropic contributions to, and fundraising support for, a range of medical, social welfare, educational, youth and cultural organisations, to local government, and to business.

MsTurnbullis a businesswoman and company director.

She is a director of several companies including Pengana Holdings Limited. S

he was director and Chair of WebCentral from 2004-6 and is now a member of the board of Melbourne IT, an Australian publicly listed internet services company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

She is a board member of the Redfern Waterloo Authority, which is charged with the urban renewal of the Redfern-Waterloo area of Sydney.

From 1999 to 2004 Lucy was Sydney's Lord Mayor (2003-4) and Deputy Lord Mayor (1999-2003).

She was the first woman to hold both these positions.

She served as a Councillor on the City of Sydney from 1999-2004 and chaired many council committees, including the Central Sydney Planning Committee, the Planning, Transport and Development Committee and the Finance and Audit Committees.

For many years she worked as a solicitor and as an investment banker.

Lucy has also been active in the not for profit sector and is currently the Chair of the Salvation Army's City of Sydney Red Shield Appeal and a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Deputy Chair of the Committee for Sydney, a member of the boards of the Centre for Independent Studies, the Woolcock Institute for Medical Research and the National Portrait Gallery.

She is the Commissioner of the Australian Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Margaret Piper is the Senior Researcher on the ARC funded Project, Small Mercies, Big Futures: A Study of Refugee Children and Youth in Australia with Professor Mary Crock.

"Margaret has worked tirelessly for the refugees in Australia (and beyond) for many many years, having served for a long time as the Executive Director of the Refugee Council of Australia," Professor Crock said.

Marget has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community through leadership and advocacy roles assisting refugees and asylum seekers.

Australia Day Honours: Lucy Turnbull - Wentworth Courier - 26 January 2011

Fund-raiser and civic leader did not fear treading on toes - Sydney Morning Herald - 26 January 2011


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