Australia recognises our Chairman

Australia recognises our Chairman

Published 12th June

Our hearty congratulations go to our Chairman Peter Benson AM, having been made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for “significant service to international relations, particularly the promotion of Australia in the United Kingdom”.

Order-of-Australia-Medal - rotated

This recognises his service as: 

  • Chairman, The Britain-Australia Society (since 2012)
  • Trustee, Britain-Australia Society Education Trust
  • Founder, The Riddiford Trust
    …providing support to the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Australian Music Foundation, Order of Australia Foundation. and State Schools’ Relief Fund (Melbourne)
  • Member, Malta Australia Foundation Committee
  • Supporter of the restoration of the Australia Hall and Australian Bungalow, Malta

The Britain-Australia Society has grown in strength, prestige and recognition under his leadership and we are proud and pleased that he has been so recognised.