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AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Lewinsky ‘elated’ with Honours recognition

Peter Lewinsky has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community, to public administration and to business.

Peter Lewinsky.
Peter Lewinsky

Peter Lewinsky was elated when he received news he has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to the community, to public administration and to business” for his roles in aged care, health, the arts and sport.

Over many years, the Melburnian has been involved in Holmesglen Institute of TAFE and the Holmesglen Foundation, which he has chaired since 2013. Chairing the Holmesglen Institute brought him in close contact with the broader TAFE sector.

He is currently the chair of Emmy Monash Home for the Aged and was a board member of the Australian Red Cross Society. The award prompted him to reflect on an OAM bestowed on his late mother Marianne Lewinsky for her work as president of Emmy Monash.

“I’ve been on the board of Emmy Monash for 20 years and it’s been a huge privilege to be on that board and to support its amazing efforts,” he said.

Lewinsky was president of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image for nine years from 2010. “We established the brand and it’s now well known and well recognised as a museum of significance in Australia. Under my leadership, it developed its identity. We commenced a life-changing reconstruction and redevelopment to the museum which you see today in Federation Square.”

A “lifelong supporter” of the AFL Bombers, he was founding director of the Essendon Football Club’s Bill Hutchison Foundation.

“I’ve been privileged to chair a number of outstanding boards and organisations,” he said.

“An enormous thrill” is how Lewinsky described the news of his AM. “It’s a wonderful recognition and it’s something that will stay with you forever. When you embark on this work, you don’t anticipate recognition of this nature. But when you get it, it’s an extraordinary honour.”

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