Gunnebo is a global provider of security and access control solutions and services with sales companies in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.…read more
Life saving leaders recognised by Australia Day honours
Leading life saving executives and volunteers were recognised in the annual Australia Day Awards announced this week.
Former Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Chief Executive Alex McKenzie received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to lifesaving and drowning prevention.
McKenzie served the water safety community for many years, as the National Director, Royal Life Saving Society Australia from 1998 to 2008, Executive Director of Royal Life Saving Society WA from 1991 to 2011, and Chief Executive of Royal Life Saving Society WA from 2012 until his retirement 2015.
Acknowledging his recognition, a statement from Royal Life Saving Society WA explained “Mr McKenzie has also been an active supporter of the Leisure Institute of Western Australia; and an advocate or the hugely successful Watch Around Water and Keep Watch programs, which have both seen a big reduction in the drowning rate in WA over the past 20 years.
“He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Leisure Institute of WA in 2014, and became a Life Member of the Royal Life Saving Society WA in 2009.”
Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) saw its President Graham Ford, Deputy President Ralph Devlin and Board Director Tony Haven each made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for their services to surf lifesaving.
Ford has served as the President of SLSA since 2010 and has been a member of the Bronte SLSC for more than 30 years. Such is his dedication to surf lifesaving, he spent today on patrol with his local club.
Welcoming his recognition, Ford stated “this is very humbling, but a great honour … I get a lot out of giving back to the community through surf lifesaving so this really means a lot.
“I am very lucky to have great support from my family so an award like this really is as much for them. Surf Lifesaving is a huge part of our lives. It really is a family commitment.”
Ford, who is also the President of the International Life Saving Federation, was recognised for his significant service to surf lifesaving and the community through a range of leadership roles at the national and international level.
Ralph Devlin was recognised for his significant service to surf lifesaving, particularly as an administrator, and to the law. He is a Queens Counsel, an SLSA Life Member and has been President of Surf Life Saving Queensland since 2011.
Tony Haven was recognised for his significant service to surf lifesaving, particularly in New South Wales, through a range of roles, and to the community.
Haven is the President of SLSNSW and has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1965.
Image shows Alex McKenzie. Courtesy of Royal Life Saving Society WA.
26th January 2016 - ROD LAVER, GRAHAM FORD AND DAVID GALLOP RECOGNISED IN AUSTRALIAN DAY HONOURS
26th January 2016 - CULTURAL FIGURES AND PHILANTHROPISTS RECOGNISED IN AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS
11th November 2015 - HUNDREDS MORE WA CHILDREN EXPECTED TO GAIN LIFESAVING BRONZE MEDALLION
9th November 2015 - SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA MEMBERS RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADES
8th January 2015 - CHIEF EXECUTIVE CHANGE AT RLSSWA AS PETER LEAVERSUCH REPLACES ALEX MCKENZIE
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
Recreation Management Software for managing all your program registrations, facility bookings, membership pass sales and Point of Sale; including detailed reporting, automated customer communication…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…read more
Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!