Congratulations to the following members of the Commonwealth Games family who have received Queen’s Birthday honours.
Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AM)
Ron Alexander AM – long-time Executive Director of the Department of Sport & Recreation in WA
Lesley Arrowsmith AM – Swimming official who has served at multiple Commonwealth Games.
Eliza Ault-Connell AM – Gold Coast Commonwealth Games wheelchair marathon silver medallist
John Croll AM – Paralympics Australia Vice President
Noeleen Dix AM – Former Netball Australia President, former Board member ACGA and current member of CGA Nominations & Remuneration Committee
Luc Longley AM – former Australian and NBA basketballer. Gold Caast Commonwealth Games men’s basketball team assistant coach.
Kathryn (Kate) Palmer AM – former Netball Australia CEO and current CEO of Sport Australia
Tony Shaw AM – former Wallaby, current President of Rugby Australia
Dr Susan White AM – long serving team doctor for Netball and Swimming and medical executive at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Geraldine Brown OAM – Former Commonwealth Games Australia Vice President, former President of Badminton Australia
Jan Cameron OAM – Para swimming coach and 1966 Perth Commonwealth Games Swimming medallist athlete. GC2018 Para Sport coach. Sadly Jan passed away in April this year.
Louise Evans OAM – long serving athletics writer
Ken Eynon OAM and Tony Keynes OAM – athletics officials
Daryl Hocking OAM – technical official, Diving Australia
Jim O’Brien OAM – long serving Executive Director, NSW Wheelchair Sports
Tony Strahan OAM – 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games swimming gold medallist and world record holder