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Dementia Australia congratulates Mr Paul John Robertson AO for his inclusion in the 2018 Australia Day Honours as an Officer of Australia in the General Division.
Mr Robertson has been honoured for his distinguished service to the community through ethical leadership and management of, and philanthropic contributions to, health, social enterprise, research, education and arts organisations.
Mr Robertson has been an invaluable supporter of Dementia Australia* for a number of years, serving on the Board of the former Alzheimer’s Australia NSW as Chair in 2016 and 2017. Having also served as a member of the Alzheimer’s Australia National Board during this time, Paul was appointed as member of the national Board of the new entity Dementia Australia in 2017.
“On behalf of all people impacted by dementia I wish to acknowledge Mr Robertson for his commitment to Dementia Australia and to making a different to the lives of all people impacted by dementia,” Maree McCabe, CEO Dementia Australia said.
Further details about Mr Robertson’s award can be found here https://www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/honours/ad/ad2018/nls09_32z/Media%20Notes%20-%20AO.pdf
*Alzheimer’s Australia changed its name to Dementia Australia in October 2017.
Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 436,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.
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