Community service of Paulines recognised in Order of Australia

Community service of Paulines recognised in Order of Australia

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We are delighted that the service to the community of several members of the College has been recognised again this year with honours in the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and, earlier in the year, in the Australia Day honours.

The College has a long tradition of community service, and is proud to see those values reflected in the achievements of our alumni. Paulines have been honoured this year for their services to such fields as community health, accounting, medicine, law and legal education, transport safety, the performing arts, and conservation and the environment.

The Order of Australia was established by another former member of St Paul’s College, Gough Whitlam, in 1975, “for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service”.

Members of the College recognised in the Order of Australia this year have been:

2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Leo Tutt, AM (1982-87) for significant service to community health, particularly to people with diabetes, through administrative and leadership roles, and to accounting.

Service includes: Diabetes Australia: Director, since 2014. Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee, current. Chair, Diabetes NSW and ACT, since 2010. Vice-President and Member, Board Executive, Diabetes NSW and ACT, 2004-2010. Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee, Diabetes NSW and ACT, 2001-2004. Director, since 2001. Life Member, since 1998. Director, Glycaemic Index Foundation, since 2014. William Buck Chartered Accountants: Partner, since 2004. Director, Audit and Assurance, current. Member, NSW Executive, since 2005. Member, Investment Advisory Committee, Securities Institute of Australia (now Financial Services Institute of Australia), 2000-2003. Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1998-2003.

Associate Professor Terry Bolin OAM (1956-57) for service to medicine in the field of gastroenterology.

Service includes: Founding President, The Gut Foundation, since 1983. Emeritus Consultant, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, current. University of New South Wales: Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine, 2002-2014. Associate Professor, 1979-2001. Lecturer, 1968-1978. Chairman, Human Research Ethics Committee, South East Sydney Area Health Service, 2003-2007. Chairman, Colorectal Cancer Working Party, NSW Cancer Council, 1999-2003. Member, Burma Medical Association, 1983. Honorary Secretary, Gastroenterological Society of Australia, 1977-1983 and Member. Honorary Secretary, Sydney Gut Club, 1972-1983. Chairman, Sydney Group, Nutrition Society of Australia, 1975-1978 and Founding Member, 1975. Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, since 1972 and Member, since 1966. Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, since 1980 and Member, since 1964.

2018 Australia Day Honours

Emeritus Professor Michael Coper AO (1964-68) for distinguished service to legal education, and to the law, as an academic, author and administrator, through advisory roles, and to safety standards in the transport industry.

Service includes: Australian Academy of Law: Director, current. Member, Membership Committee, current. Foundation Fellow, current. Attorney-General’s Department: Member, International Legal Services Advisory Council, 2005-2013. Member, Advisory Panel on Appointments to the Family Court of Australia, 2012. International Association of Law Schools: Vice-President, 2011-2012. Board Member, 2007-2012. Executive Member, Australasian Law Teachers’ Association, 2011-2012.

Chair, Council of Australian Law Deans, 2005-2007. Member, American Law Institute, current. Australian National University: Council Member, 2005-2006. Recipient, Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University, 2013. Australian National University College of Law: Emeritus Professor of Law, since 2017. Dean and Robert Garran Professor of Law, 1998-2012 Professor of Constitutional Law, 1995-1998. University of New South Wales: Council Member, 1973-1977. Founding Member, Law School. Publications: Co-Editor, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, Oxford University Press, 2001. Co-Editor, Power, Parliament and the People, Federation Press, 1997. Co-Editor, Justice Lionel Murphy: influential or merely prescient?, Federation Press, 1997. Author, Encounters with the Australian Constitution, CCH, 1987. Author, Freedom of interstate trade under the Australian constitution, Butterworths, 1983. Transport Industry: Chair, Trucksafe Industry Accreditation Council, Australian Trucking Association, since 1996. Chair, Special Task Group on Working Hours for Drivers in the Australian Long Distance Road Freight Industry, 1990-1992. Commissioner, Inter-State Commission, 1988-1990.

John Gaden AO (1959-61) (previously AM) for distinguished service to the performing arts through seminal performances as a stage actor, as an artistic director and administrator, and as a role model for, and mentor of, aspiring actors.

Service includes: Sydney Theatre Company: Actors Company, 2004-2007. Performer and Advisor, since 1984. Artistic Director, State Theatre Company of South Australia, 1986-1989. Board Member, Adelaide Festival, 1994. Notable stage appearances: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 2013 No Man’s Land, Queensland Theatre Company and STC, 2011. The Seagull, Belvoir St Theatre, 2011. Tiresias in The Lost Echo, 2006, Copenhagen, Michael Blakemore’s production, 2002. The Unexpected Man, 2000. King Lear, 1967, 1988 and 2009. Cloudstreet, 1998. The War of the Roses, Sydney Theatre Company. Selected film and television appearances include: The Eye of the Storm, film, 2011. Rake, ABC Television 2010. Right Here Right Now, film, 2004. Excursion, 2003. A Little Bit of Soul, film, 1998. Thank God He Met Lizzie, film, 1997. Children of the Revolution, 1996. Halifax f.p., The Nine Network, 1994. Muriel’s Wedding, film, 1994.

Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Play, 2001.

Peter Henchman OAM (1955-59) for service to conservation and the environment.

Service includes: Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife: Life Governor, since 2009. Governor, 1984-2009. Vice-President, 1996-2013. Director, 1984-2013. Company Secretary, 2002-2013. Trustee and Executive Board Member, 1979-1984. Chair, Project’s Committee, 1979-2011. Member, Finance and Risk Committee, 1995-2013.


Warmest congratulations to all members of the College whose service is recognised in this way!

If we have missed anyone, please let us know, by emailing the Director of Community Development, Richard Morgan –