Dementia Australia honours Paul Robertson AO

Monday 29 January 2018

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 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 425,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 1.1 million by 2056. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia.

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500                                                                                                                Interpreter service available                                                                                                                                                (The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)                                                                                                        Dementia is a National Health Priority Area                                                                                       www.dementia.org.au

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Media contacts: Christine Bolt, 0400 004 553, christine.bolt@dementia.org.au

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