The full citations

AC: The Honourable Dr Annabelle Claire BENNETT AO SC, NSW – For eminent service to the law, and to the judiciary, particularly in the field of intellectual property, to higher education, and to sports arbitration.

• Judge, Federal Court of Australia, 2003-2016.
• Additional Judge, Supreme Court of the ACT, 2003-2016.

• Part-Time President, Anti-Discrimination Board NSW, since 2017.
• Part-Time Commissioner, New South Wales Law Reform Commission, since 2018.
• Presidential Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 2005-2016.
• President, Copyright Tribunal, 2013-2016.
• Barrister, Mediator and Arbitrator, since 2016.
• Barrister, 1980-2003.

World Intellectual Property Organisation
• Member, Mediation and Arbitration List of Neutrals, current.
• Chair, Advisory Group of Judges.

• Member, Panel of Arbitrators for IP Disputes, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, current.
• Member, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Panel of Arbitrators, since 2017.
• Member, Indicative List of Governmental and Non-governmental panellists for the World Trade Organisation Disputes Settlement Process, current.

Court of Arbitration in Sport
• Arbitrator, since 2007.
• Member, Ad Hoc Division, Winter Olympic Games Sochi, 2014.
• Member, Ad Hoc Division, Summer Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, 2016.

• Member, Dispute Panel, International Cricket Council, 2018.
• Member, Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, current.

• Chancellor, Bond University, since 2016.
• Member, Advisory Board, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, since 2006.

Australian National University
• Council Member, 1996-2011.
• Pro-Chancellor, 1998-2011.
• Chair, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, since 2019.
• Member, Questacon Advisory Council, 2016-2019.
• Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, since 2016.
• Trustee, Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, 2003-2011.
• Chair, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2012-2016.
• Member, Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, since 1985.


AC: Emeritus Professor Leo RADOM, NSW – For eminent service to science, particularly to computational chemistry, as an academic, author and mentor, and to international scientific bodies.

University of Sydney
• Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, since 2015.
• Professor, School of Chemistry, 2003-2014.
• Chair, School Board, School of Chemistry, 2013-2016.
• President, Sydney University Chemical Society, 2006.
• Honorary Life Member, Sydney University Chemical Society, current.
• Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology, 2005-2013.

Australian National University
• Professor, Research School of Chemistry, 1991-2003.
• Professorial Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, 1990-1991.
• Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, 1974-1979.
• Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, 1972-1974.

Chemistry – Other
• President, Canberra Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1985
• 50 Year Member, American Chemical Society, current.
• Author of more than 500 peer-reviewed publications.
• Citation H-index of 89.

World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC)
• President, 2005-2011.
• Chair, WATOC World Congress Sydney, 2008.
• Life Member, current.

Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (APATCC)
• Co-founder, 2009.
• President, since 2009.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Distinguished Fellowship, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 2018.
• Fellowship of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 2016.
• Medal, Physical Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 2010.
• Medal, Association of Molecular Modellers of Australasia, 2010.
• David Craig Medal, Australian Academy of Science, 2008.
• Fellowship, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008.
• Fukui Medal, Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists, 2006.
• Centenary Medal, Australian Government, 2003.
• Schrodinger Medal, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists, 1994.
• Archibald Olle Prize, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1992.
• Maccoll Prize, British Society of Mass Spectrometry, 1991.
• Fellow, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, 1989.
• Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, 1988.
• HG Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1988.
• Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1979.
• Rennie Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1977.
• Fulbright Fellowship, 1969-1972.
• University Medal in Chemistry, University of Sydney, 1965.


AO: Dr Rachael Linda KOHN, NSW – For distinguished service to the broadcast media, particularly radio, as a creator, producer and presenter, and to Jewish studies.

ABC Radio National
• Created, produced and presented, The Spirit of Things, 1997-2018.
• Created, produced and presented The Ark (religious history), 2003-2009
• Created, produced and presented, Religion Today, 1995-97
• Created, produced and presented, Cults, for Open Learning, 1992.
• Produced and presented, Religion Report, 1993-95.
• Created, produced and presented 30 one hour features for Encounter.
• Produced and presented for Compass TV, The Dead Sea Scrolls, Buddhism East and West, and Paws for Thought (the spirituality of animals).

• Co-founder and Vice Chair, International Association of Religion Journalists, since 2012.
• Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University, 2004-2014.
• Lecturer, Departments of Religious Studies and Semitic Studies, University of Sydney, 1987-1992.
• Leverhulme Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, 1986.

• ‘Curious Obsessions in the History of Science and Spirituality’, 2007.
• ‘The New Believers: Re-imagining God’, 2003.

The Australian Association of Jewish Studies
• Co-founder
• Vice-President, 1987.
• Editor of the ‘Australian Journal of Jewish Studies’, 1992-1996.
• Editorial Board Member, ‘The Bonhoeffer Legacy Australasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies’, since 2013.
• Board Member, Australian Theological Foundation Press, since 2018.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Three World Gold Medals from the New York Festivals Radio Division for: ‘The Monk and the Modern Girl’, 2004, ‘Coffee Sex and Other Addictions’, 2002 and ‘In God We Trust: Civil and Uncivil Religion in America’, 2000.
• Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), University of New South Wales, 2005.


AO: Ms Carol Judith SCHWARTZ AM, VIC – For distinguished service to the community as a supporter of women in leadership roles, to social justice advocacy, and to business.

Trawalla Foundation
• Co-Founder and Chair, since 2004.
• Ambassador, Stella Prize, 2016.
• Founder, Pathways to Politics Program for Women, 2015.

Board Memberships
• Co-Founder and Director, Trawalla Group.
• Director, Skalata Ventures.
• Director, Armitage Associates.
• Director, Australian Chamber Orchestra, since 2016.
• Member, Advance Global Advisory Council, since 2016.
• Co-Founder, Scale Investors, since 2013.
• Chair, Creative Partnerships Australia, since 2012.
• Founding Chair, Women’s Leadership Institute of Australia, since 2010.
• Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, Qualitas Property Partners, since 2009.
• Chair, Our Community, since 2000.

Former Board Memberships
• Chair, Creative Partnerships Australia, 2012-2018.
• Director, Australian Chamber Orchestra, 2016-2019.
• Chair, Temple and Webster, 2015-2016.
• Board Member, National Australia Day Council, 2012-2015.
• Non-Executive Director, Bank of Melbourne, 2011-2017.
• Deputy Chair, Australian Women Donors Network, 2010-2011.
• Member, Enterprise Melbourne Advisory Board, 2009-2013.
• Board Member, Social Ventures Australia, 2008-2009.
• Chair, Future Melbourne Reference Group, 2007-2008.
• Board Member, Growth Areas Authority Taskforce, 2006-2008.
• Non-Executive Director, The Sydney Institute, 2005-2015.
• President, Melbourne International Arts Festival Board, 2005-2009.
• Board Member, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2004-2008.
• Chair, Industry Superannuation Property Trust, 2004-2008.
• Chair, Docklands Public Art Advisory Committee, 2003-2008.
• Director, Heat Group, 2000-2011.
• Former Member, Bourke Street Fund Panel.

Reserve Bank of Australia
• Board Member, since 2018.
• Member, Remuneration Committee, current.

• Non-Executive Director, since 2010.
• Member, Risk Committee, current.
• Member, Human Resources Committee, current.
• Member, Sustainability Committee, current.

Property Council of Australia
• Inaugural Convenor, Property Male Champions of Change, since 2015.
• President, Property Council Victoria, 1994-1996.
• President, 1999-2001.
• Board Member, 1996-2001.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, 2006.
• Ernest and Young, South Region Champion of Entrepreneurship, 2018.
• Honorary Doctorate, Monash University, 2018.
• Property Council Hall of Fame, Property Council of Australia, 2017.
• Honorary National Life Membership, Property Council of Australia, 2016.
• AFR Inaugural 100 Women of Influence Award, 2012.
• Victorian Honour Roll of Women, 2011.
• ‘True Leader’, Boss Magazine, 2011.
• Fellow, Monash University, 2010.


AM: Mr Joseph BORENSZTAJN, VIC – For significant service to the community through a range of organisations.

Jewish Holocaust Centre Foundation
• Director, current.
• Investment Committee Member, current.
• Trustee, current.

Jewish – Other
• President, Australian Friends of Yad Vashem, since 2014.
• Director, Melbourne Jewish Friendly Society, current.

Mount Scopus Memorial College
• Executive Member, Scopus Foundation, since 1993.
• Life Member.

Charitable organisations
• Trustee/Director of several Public Ancillary Funds, current.
• Director, Access Foundation, Access Limited, current.
• Director, Aaries Australian Academy Robotic Innovation Education Simulation Limited, current.
• Helped establish the Australian Workers Union Beaconsfield Miners Relief Trust, 2006.
• Honorary Member, Australian Himalayan Foundation.

Collingwood Football Club
• Co-Director, CFC Foundation, current.
• Member, current.

• Partner, Arnold Block Leibler, current.
• Member, Law Institute of Victoria, current.
• Fellow, Tax Institute of Australia.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Award Ranking of ‘Band 1’, Charities Practice Area, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017, 2018.
• The General Sir John Monash Award, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2013.
• Community Volunteer Award, State Zionist Council of Victoria, 2008.
• The International Year of the Volunteer Award, the United Israel Appeal, 2001.


AM: Mr Trevor Sydney COHEN, VIC – For significant service to the Jewish community, and to heritage preservation.

Jewish Children’s Aid Society Inc
• President, since 2013.
• Member of the Board, since 1970s.
The Jewish Museum of Australia
• Founding Chair and Member of Committee of Management, 1977-1988.
• Honorary Solicitor, 1977-1980s.

Australian Jewish Historical Society Victoria Inc
• President, 1978-1984.
• Secretary, 1964-1973.
• Member of the Committee and Honorary Legal Adviser, since 1962.

Maccabi Victoria
• President, Judean League of Victoria, 1976-1981
• Life Member, Judean League of Victoria, since 1982.
• Inductee to the Maccabi Victoria Hall of Fame, 2000.

Preservation and restoration of heritage buildings
• The Block Arcade, 280-292 Collins Street and 96-102 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
• The Cashmore building, 298-304 Collins Street and 80-82 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
• The Royal Arcade, 331-339 Bourke Street, 148-150 Elizabeth Street and 308-316 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne.

• Gold Patron, Jewish National Fund.
• Inducted into the Mount Scopus Memorial College Foundation in 2014.
• Life Member, National Gallery of Australia Foundation.
• Lifelong Member, Epworth HealthCare Family.
• Member, C2C1000 club (Courage to Care).
• Life Member, National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

Business and professional
• Director, Royal Arcade, Melbourne, current.
• Chairman, Block Arcade, Melbourne, current.
• Director, Godfreys, 1970s-2006.
• Solicitor in private practice, 1962-early 1980s.



AM: Ms Anna FIENBERG, NSW – For significant service to literature as an author.

• Writer of young adult fiction and children’s literature, since the 1980s.

Author of over 40 books including:
• Monsters, 2018.
• Tashi series, 1995-2017 (includes 17 illustrated novels, two picture books, an activity book and various collections).
• Wicked’s Way, 2016
• Minton Goes!, 2015
• Louis Beside Himself, 2012.
• Number 8, 2007.
• Horrendo’s Curse, 2002 (Children’s Book Council of Australia – Book of the Year).
• The Witch in the Lake, 2001.
• Joseph, 2001
• Borrowed Light, 1999 (Children’s Book Council of Australia – Book of the Year).
• Dead Sailors Don’t Bite, 1996.
• Power to Burn, 1995.
• Madeleine the Mermaid, 1995.
• The Hottest Boy who Ever Lived, 1993.
• Ariel, Zed and the Secret of Life, 1992 (Victorian Premier’s Alan Marshall Award for Children’s Literature).
• The Magnificent Nose and other marvels, 1991 (Children’s Book Council of Australia – Book of the Year).
• The Nine Lives of Balthazar, 1989.
• Billy Bear and the Wild Winter, 1988.
• Wiggy and Boa, 1988.

• Member, Australian Society of Authors, for many years.
• Assistant Editor, 1980-1988, Editor The School Magazine, NSW Department of Education, 1988-1990.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Victorian Premier’s Literary Award.
• Children’s Book Council of Australia, Honour Book (twice) and Book of the Year.
• Aurealis Award for Children’s Short Fiction.


AM: Ms Margaret Charlotte FISCHER, SA – For significant service to the festival sector, and to the LGBTIQ community.

Feast Adelaide Queer Arts and Cultural Festival
• Co-Founder 1997.
• Committee Member and Mentor, Queer Youth Drop In, since 2014.
• Former Artistic Director.
• Former Deputy Chair.

Vitalstatistix – Port Adelaide
• Board Advisor, 2014.
• Artistic Director, 1984-1994.
• Co-Founder, 1984.

Community – Jewish
• Member, Chevra Kadisha, Adelaide Progressive Jewish Congregation, since 2013.
• Member, Beit Shalom Synagogue, Adelaide Progressive Jewish Congregation, since 1995.
• Former Member, South Australian Branch, National Council of Jewish Women Australia.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Ruby Award, Sustained Contribution by an Individual, Arts South Australia, 2017.
• Adelaide Citizen of the Year, 2012.
• Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award, Arts South Australia.
• Ros Bower Award, Australia Council for the Arts.



AM: Mr Robert Bruce HERSHAN, VIC – For significant service to the textile industry, and to the Jewish community.

Temple Beth Israel
• President, 2013-2015 and 2017.
• Board of Governors Member, since 2006.
• Chairman, numerous Board and Committees, since 2009.

Council of Textiles and Fashion Industries of Australia (formerly the Council of Clothing Footwear and Textile)
• President, 1996-1999.
• Former Council Member.

Pacific Dunlop Limited
• Public Company Board Member, 1995-2000.
• Former Managing Director, Pacific Brands.
• Former Managing Director, Dunlop Consumer Products Division.
• Former General Manager, Men’s Underwear Division.

• National Awards Committee Member, General Sir John Monash Foundation, 2003-2009.
• Employee, Givoni Clothing, 1970-1977.



AM: Mr Harry HOFFMAN OAM, WA -For significant service to the community through charitable organisations.

Mr Hoffman was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours List 2000 ‘For Service to the community as a philanthropist supporting social welfare groups and educational institutions’.

Ardross Group of Companies
• Director and Chairman, current.

Carmel School
• Life Member, current.
• Trustee, 1981-2011.
• Provided funding to build the Kadima Building for visual and performing arts, 2009.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
• Sponsor, Leadership and Responsibility Program, current.
• Received an honorary doctorate degree, 2012.
• Donor, current.

• Life Governor, United Israel Appeal, current.
• Philanthropic Donor, The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.


AM: Ms Daryl Ann KARP, ACT – For significant service to the arts, particularly to the museum and galleries sector.

• Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, since 2013.

Council of Australasian Museum Directors
• Chair, since 2017.
• Invited Member, since 2014.

• Director, Special Broadcasting Service, since 2011.
• Director, Australian Children’s Television Foundation, 2008-2014, and since 2016.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
• Head, Factual Programs – Television, 2002-2004.
• Head, Science and Documentaries, 1993-1995.

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
• Director, more than 20 years.
• Life Member.
• Former Steering Committee Member.
• Assisted with foundation, early-1990s.

Canberra Writers’ Festival
• Deputy Chair, 2015-2018.
• Founding Board Member, 2015-2018.

Other Media
• Managing Director, Tattooed Media, 2000-2002, and 2008-2013.
• Chief Executive Officer, Film Australia, 2004-2008 (now Screen Australia after merger with Australian Film Commission and the Film Finance Corporation Australia in 2008).

• Director, Weizmann Australia, 2010-2013.
• Director, Westmead Medical Research Foundation, 2010-2013.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Business Woman of the Year – Public Sector and Academia, ACT Telstra Business Women’s Awards, 2017.
• Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors.



For significant service to the law through equitable access to justice.

Legal Service
• Founder and Inaugural Chairman, Victorian Human Rights Law Centre, 2005-2007.
• President, Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH, now known as Justice Connect), 2004-2007.
• Chief General Counsel, National Australia Bank, 1996-2008.
• Inaugural General Counsel, and Group Director- Strategic Planning and Development, Telstra, 1993-1996.
• Partner, Sidley Austin, 1987-1992.
• Associate, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, 1982-1986.
• Member, Law Institute of Victoria, 1994-2008.
• Chair, Masters in Banking and Financial Services Law Advisory Board, University of Melbourne.

Other Professional Appointments
• Chairman and Non-Executive Director, Qualitas, since 2011.
• Chairman, Arch Finance, current.
• Chairman, Worksafe Victoria, 2012-2015.
• Director, Transport Accident Commission, 2012-2015.
• Chief Executive Officer, MLC Private Equity, 2008-2011.

• Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, since 2014.
• Chair, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Foundation, since 2015.
• Director, National Breast Cancer Foundation, since 2008.
• Board Member, Hellenic Museum of Victoria, since 2018.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Australian Corporate Lawyer of the Year, Law Institute of Australia, 1996.



AM: Professor Gilah Chaja LEDER, VIC – For significant service to higher education, and to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Monash University
• Adjunct Professor, since 2007.
• Lecturer, 1978-1982.
• Senior Lecturer, 1982-1987.
• Associate Professor of Education, 1988-1993.

La Trobe University
• Professor Emerita, since 2007.
• Director, Institute for Advanced Study, and Director of Graduate Studies, 2000-2007.
• Professor, Graduate School of Education, 1994-2007.

Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
• President, 1994-1998.
• Former Treasurer.
• MERGA Career Research Medal, 2013.
• Life Membership, 2002.

International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (Commission of the International Mathematical Union)
• Executive Committee Member, 1995-2002.
• Felix Klein Medal, 2009.

Education Other
• President, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 1999-2001.
• Former Executive Member, Australian Association for Research in Education.
• Guest Professor, University of Sweden, 2002-2004.
• Editorial Board Member, including Journal for Maths Teacher Education, since 1998; Maths Education Library, since 1988.
• Supervisor, over 60 research students, many now in leading positions.
• Author, books and national and international publications in mathematics education, including gender issues.
• Consultant, school education department and university committees.

• B’nai B’rith Victoria
• Volunteer, Courage to Care program current, The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.
• Scholarship Fund Trustee, current.
• Member, 45 years, including Past President.

Awards and recognition include:
• Fellow, Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, 2001.


AM: Mr Rodney David LEVIS, NSW – For significant service to the fashion retail and manufacturing industry, and to the community.

Cue Clothing Co
• Chair, current.
• Encompasses labels Cue, Veronika Maine, and Dion Lee.
• Currently has more than 200 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand, with more than 1100 employees in Australia.
• Accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia, since 2009.
• Founder (Cue Design), 1968.
• Founder (Levis’s), 1964.

• Supporter, Garvan Institute of Medical Research (sponsoring the work of Dr Samantha Oakes), since 2016.
• Supporter of a range of organisations including:
Montefiore Home,
Jewish House,
White Ribbon Campaign
Pink Ribbon Campaign, Cancer Council of Australia.

Awards and recognition includes:
Cue Clothing Co:
• Best Australian Fashion Brand, Prix de Marie Claire, 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2015.
• Favourite High Street Brand, Grazia Shopping Awards, 2012.
• Fashion Retailer of the Year, TNT Ragtrader, 2009.
• Overall and Fashion Supplier of the Year, Myer, 2007.
• Award for Outstanding Community Support by a Supplier, Myer, 2010.



AM: Associate Professor Leo Arieh PINCZEWSKI, NSW – For significant service to medicine, particularly to the advancement of knee surgery.

• Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, current.
• Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia, since 2011.

Mater Private Hospital Sydney
• Director of Orthopaedic Training, 2009-2015.
• Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon and Visiting Medical Officer, since 1984.
• Former Member, several hospital committees including the Theatre Planning Committee, Infection Control Committee, and Secretary of the Medical Executive.

Australian Orthopaedic Association
• Award for Services to Orthopaedic Research, 2006.
• Fellow, since 1987, Associate, 1984.

• Editorial Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine, since 2004, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (UK), 2009-2012, and The Bone and Joint Journal, since 2012.

Memberships and Fellowships
• Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, since 1983.
• Member, several national and international professional associations including the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Australian Knee Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
• Foundation Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association.
• Life Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Awards and recognition includes:
• John Joyce Award, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), 2015.
• Award for Excellence in Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2011.



AM: Dr Joseph Abraham REICH, VIC – For significant service to ophthalmology.

Professional Appointments
• Ophthalmologist, Vision Eye Institute.
• Advisory Board Member, Health Australia, 1987-1989.
• Chairman, Eye Section, Epworth Hospital, 1982-1998, and Member, Medical Advisory Board.
• Editorial Committee Member, Lens and Cataract Textbook, American Academy of Basic Clinical Science.
• Supporter, National Trachoma and Eye Health Program, 1977.
• Founding Member, Australian Intra-ocular Lens Society, 1977.
• Founding Member, Melbourne Excimer Laser Group.
• Supporter, Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 20 years

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
• Head, Eye Clinic, 1987-2007.
• Deputy Director, John Colvin Clinical School, 1986-2009.
• Chairman, Senior Medical Staff, 1994-1997.
• Board Member, 1995-1997.
• Ophthalmologist, 1977-2009.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
• Chairman, Victorian Qualification and Education Committee, 1986-2009.
• Member, Federal Qualifications and Education Committee, 1987-1995.
• Federal Councillor, 1987-1988.
• Secretary, Victorian Branch, 1979-1983.
• Fellow, since 1974.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
• President, Senior Surgeons Section, 2013.
• Fellow.

• Past President, Australian Jewish Medical Federation.
• Visiting Ophthalmologist, Montefiore Homes for the Aged, 1988-1998.

AM: Dr Leon Abraham SIMONS, NSW – For significant service to cardiovascular medicine, and to education.

University of New South Wales
• Conjoint Associate Professor, since 2003.
• Associate Professor of Medicine, 1984-2003.
• Director, Lipid Research Department, St Vincent’s Hospital, since 1973.
• Honorary Medical Officer, St Vincent’s Hospital, since 2003.
• Senior Lecturer, 1976-1983, Lecturer, 1974-1976.
• Consultant Endocrinologist, current.
• Chief Investigator, Dubbo Study of the Elderly, longitudinal cohort study, since 1988.

Australian Atherosclerosis Society
• Life Member, since 2008.
• Chairman, 1984-1986.
• Founding Committee Member, 1974.

National Heart Foundation of Australia
• Chairman, Diet and Heart Disease Committee, 1982-1986.
• Nutrition and Metabolism Advisory Committee, circa 2002-2003.

Royal Australasian College of Physicians
• Fellow, since 1978.
• Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, 1990-2000.

• Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mt Zion Early Learning Centre, Bondi Junction, since 2005, Trustee, since 1985.
• Volunteer and benefactor, Jewish Communal Appeal, since 1970s.
• Volunteer, Centre on Aging, Woollahra, current.

• Co-author, Book, The Dubbo study of the Health of the Elderly, 1988-2002. An epidemiological study of hospital and residential care.
• Author or co-author, 360 Journal articles.
• Co-author, 11 Conference Papers.
• Author, 5 Reports.



AM: Dr Gary Hilton WEISS, NSW – For significant service to business, and to the community.

• Executive Director, Ariadne Australia Limited, current.
• Chairman, Ridley Corporation Limited, current.
• Chairman, Estia Health Limited, current.
• Chairman, Ardent Leisure Group Limited, since 2017.
• Non-¬Executive Director, Thorney Opportunities Limited, Hearts and Minds Investments Limited and the Straits Trading Company Limited (Singapore), current.
• Chairman, Coats Group plc, 2004-2012, and Clearview Wealth Limited, 2013-2016.
• Former Director, Industrial Equity Limited, Whitlam, Turnbull and Co, Westfield Group, Tower Australia and Premier Investments Limited.
• Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of New Zealand, Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria and Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
• Board Member, since 2009.
• Member, Finance Committee, current.
• Founder and Co-Chairman, Sohn Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference (fundraiser for medical research in Australia), current.

Jewish Community
• Director, New South Wales Division, Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council,
since mid-2000s.
• Board Member, Sydney’s Jewish House, 1990s.
• Former Director, Sydney Jewish Museum.

Jewish Communal Appeal (JCA)
• Chairman, Corporate Sponsorship, 1997.
• Supporter, last 30 years.

• Director, Centre for Independent Studies, since 2008.
• Commissioner, Australian Rugby League Commission, since 2016.
• Former Director, Brisbane Broncos Rugby League club.



OAM: Ms Vivienne BENSKY, WA – For service to the Jewish community of Perth.

• Co-Founder, Menora Charity Fund (raises funds for financially disadvantaged members of the Perth Jewish community), since 2011.



OAM: Mrs Vivien Margaret BRASS, VIC – For service to the Jewish community.

International Council of Jewish Women
• Chair, Asia Pacific Region, since 2014.
• Founding Member, Unchain My Heart, since 2014.
• Community Service Coordinator, 2010-2014.

National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) (Vic)
• Board Member, 2006-2016.
• Immediate Past President, 2014-2016.
• President, 2010-2014.
• Vice-President, 2006-2009.

• Executive Member, National Council of Jewish Women Australia, 2010-2014.
• Victorian Court Networker, Melbourne Magistrates Court, 1990-2009.
• Chair, Haifa University Ethiopian Women’s Scholarship Fund, NCJWA, 1997-2011.
• Chair, Womens Forum, Victorian Friends of the Hebrew University, 1996-2007.
• Committee Member, National Gallery Art Foundation, 1988-1990.
• Fundraiser Organiser, Breast Cancer Network, 4 years.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Certificate of Recognition, The Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2015.



Dr George Peter DEUTSCH, VIC – For service to the community through a range of roles.

B’nai B’rith Victoria
• Supporter and Presenter, Courage to Care Victoria, current.
• Member, since 1963.

B’nai B’rith Mitzvah Group
• Founder, Mitzvah Employment for Migrants Orientation Network Project (MEM0NET), commenced 1989.
• Founder, B’nai B’rith Ramblers (walking group), commenced 1995.
• Foundation Member, since 1985.

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission
• Board Member, 2000s.
• Former Chair, Annual Oration Committee (now the Gandel Oration).

Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism
• Board Member, 2005-2015.
• Former Chair, House Committee.
• Member, current.

Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra
• Committee Member, since 2009.
• Chair, Publicity Sub-Committee, since 2009.
• Chair of committees that organised many major Zelman Symphony events (including the orchestra’s 80th anniversary Mahler 8 Concerts in 2013 and the 2017 Hamer Hall concert featuring Shostakovich Symphony No 13, Babi Yar, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the WWII massacres at Babi Yar).
Violist, since 2007.

• Former Deputy Chair, Historic Bridges Committee, National Trust Victoria.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Life Member, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission.
• Recipient, B’nai B’rith Menorah Award, 2010.
• Recipient, Community Recognition Award, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2013.
• Recipient, Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) Award, Union for Progressive Judaism, 2013.



OAM: The late Mr Moshe Majer FISZMAN VIC – For service to the Jewish community.

Jewish Holocaust Centre
• Guide and spokesperson, since 2005.

Australian Society of Polish Jews and Their Descendants,
• Founding Board Member, since 2009.
• Contributor, Hendryk Slawik Award, current.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Certificate of Appreciation, City of Glen Eira, 2017.
• Community Recognition Award, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2016.
• Certificate of Appreciation, City of Glen Eira, 2012.



OAM: Mr Alexander GELMAN, NSW – For service to the community through charitable initiatives.

• Helped establish and organise Students on the Street, Jewish House Bondi.
• Supporter, Northcott Cricket Gala Dinner.
• Board Member, Unisson Disability, since 2016.
• Board Member, Care Support Network, For-Purpose, current.

Moriah College
• Former Member, Building Infrastructure Committee.
• Former Member, Corporate Governance Committee.
• Former Chair, Education Consultative and Information Technology Committee.
• Former Board Liaison.
• Board Member, 2011-2015.



OAM: Mrs Eleanore GOODRIDGE, NSW – For service to the community through charitable initiatives.

Goodridge Foundation
Founder, providing philanthropic support to:
• Sydney Opera House
• Australian Music Foundation
• Chris O’Brien Lighthouse
• The Jewish House
• Jewish Communal Appeal
• Melanoma Institute of Australia
• Youth off the Street
• Make A Wish
• Bangarra Dance Company
• Musica Viva
• King David School, Melbourne

• Patron, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, current.



OAM: Mr Roland Errol GRIDIGER, NSW – For service to the performing arts through administrative roles.

Music and Opera Singers Trust
• Founder and Chief Executive Officer, since 1982.

Rona Tranby Trust
• Trustee, current.

The Law
• Principal, Gridiger Lawyers, since 1970.
• Member, Law Society of New South Wales, since 1969.
• Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, current.
• Former Solicitor, R.I. Rosenblum and Partners.
• Former Solicitor, Colin Helliar and Co.
• Solicitor, since 1969.



OAM: Mr Alain Maurice GROSSBARD, VIC – For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Temple Beth Israel
• Member, Governance Committee, current
• Member, Vision Committee, current.
• Member, Honours Committee, current.
• Member, Board of Governance, current.
• Former Chair, Board of Governance.
• Former Vice-President.

• Lecturer, Public Relations Marketing and Advertising, School of Vocational Business Education, since 2016.
• Former Executive Officer, Science Teacher’s Association of Victoria.
• Former Science Consultant, Department of Education Victoria.
• Former Science Teacher.

Public Relations Institute of Australia
• Member, since 1997.
• Fellow, since 2010.
• Former President, Victorian Division.

Glen Eira City Council
• Inaugural Mayor, 1997-1998.
• Councillor, 1992-2005.

• Board Member, International Public Relations Association, current.
• Vice-Chairman, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, 2008-2010.
• Former Judge, Science Category, Young Australian of the Year Awards.
• Former Consultant (Indonesia), UNESCO/UNDP/World Bank.
• Former Councillor, City of Caulfield.
• Board Member, National Trust properties, Rippon Lea and Labassa.

• Principal Advisor, Corporate Affairs and Marketing, Energy Response, 2005-2010.
• Chair, Reflect Australia, 2003-2010.
• Manager, Corporate Communications, Alinta Ltd 2003-2005.
• Executive Manager, Corporate Relations, TXU Australia, 1998-2003.
• Executive Manager, Corporate Relations, Texas Utilities, 1995-1997.
• Executive Manager, Corporate Relations, Eastern Energy, 1994-1997.
• Manager, Corporate Communications and Marketing, National Electricity, 1993-1994.
• Former Manager, Corporate Communications, Electricity Services Victoria.
• Former Manager, Corporate Communications and Marketing, State Electricity Commission of Victoria.
• Former Strategic Planning Officer and Public Education Officer, State Electricity Commission of Victoria.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Teacher and Research Awards, RMIT University, 2013.
• TAFE Initiative of the Year Award, RMIT University, 2010.
• Australian Centenary Medal, Australian Government, 2003.
• Golden World Award, International Public Relations Association, 1997.



OAM: Mr Leslie Julius KAUSMAN, VIC – For service to sport, and to the community.

Courage to Care Victoria
• Vice-Chairman, since 2015.
• Committee Member, since 2012.
• Facilitator and Team Leader, since 2011.

Maccabi Victoria
• Trustee, Gelman Bequest Fund.
• Committee Member, Friends of Maccabi, 2007-2012.
• Inducted into the Maccabi Hall of Fame, 2000.
• Treasurer, 1981.

Maccabi Cricket Club
• Player, Administrator, Volunteer and Mentor, since 1952.
• Life Member, 1980.

Cranbourne Golf Club
• Committee Member, 1982-1993.
• President, 1985-1993.
• Honorary Life Member, 1996.
• Author, What’s Golf (History of the Club).

National Sporting Team Support
• Supporter, Australian Sports Foundation, since 2018.
• Through his family business, Korjo Travel Products, provided material support for the Australian Olympic Team in 1996, and the Commonwealth Games Team in 1998.
• Honorary Team Attache, Norfolk Island Team, Commonwealth Games 2006.

City of Hawthorn
• Mayor, 1980-1981.
• Councillor, 1975-1984.

• Founder and Owner, Korjo Travel Products, 1980-1998.
• Fellow, Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices, 2018.
• Justice of the Peace, since 1982.

Awards and recognition include:
• Australian Sports Medal, ‘outstanding supporter’, 2000.



OAM: Mrs Patricia Ann KEITH, VIC  – For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Temple Beth Israel
• Volunteer, Pastoral Care Program, current.
• Member, since 2013.

Leo Baeck Centre Progressive Jewish Congregation
• President, 2007-2009.
• Vice-President, 2005-2007.
• Ordinary Board Member, 2002-2013.

Hume City Council
• Mayor, Shire of Bulla, 1993-1994.
• Councillor, Shire of Bulla, 1989-1993.

Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
• Volunteer and Board Member, Very Special Kids.
• Director, Brainwave Board, Neurology Department, 1998-2002.

Royal District Nursing Service
• Deputy Chair, 2002-2003.
• Board President, 1998-2001.
• Board Member, 1995-2003.
• Life Member of Board.

North West Hospital
• Member, Board of Management, 1991-1995.
• Life Member of Board.
• Nursing Administration Supervisor, 1980-1984.

• Chair, Bet-Olam Progressive Funerals, 2011-2014.
• Board Member, Bet-Olam Progressive Funerals, until 2018.
• Commissioner, Whittlesea City Council, 1994-1997.
• Former Member, Northlink Board, 1995.
• Practice Manager, Paediatric Ophthalmology Practice, 1984-1993.



OAM: Mr Richard Alexander LEDER, VIC – For service to the community through charitable organisations.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation
• Deputy Chair, since 2002.
• Board Member, since 1998.

• Deputy Chair, Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board, since 2018.
• Board Member, Australian Friends of Asha for Slums, current.

• Secretary, Melbourne Press Club, current.
• Board Member, The Conversation Media Group, since 2013.
• Advisory Board Member, Centre of Media and Communication Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, current.

The Law
• Member, Media and Communications Committee, Law Council of Australia, current.

Law Institute of Victoria
• Member, Litigation Courts Practice Committee, 2010-2018.
• Member, since 1989.


OAM: Mr Robert MAGID, NSW – For service to business and commerce, and to the Jewish community.

TMG Developments
• Managing Director, current.
• Developer, investor, and hotelier, since 1993.

Media and film production
• Owner and Publisher, The Australian Jewish News, since 2007.
• Producer, documentary film, Eyeless in Gaza, a critique of the media coverage of the 2014 Gaza War, 2016.
• Director, Ten Group, 1998-2007.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
• Chairman, The Magid Institute for Continuing Education, current.

Jewish Communal Appeal
• Patron, Australian Friends of Magen David Adom Limited (NSW), current.
• Supporter and Benefactor of a range of organisations.
• Benefactor, Sydney Jewish Museum, 2017.

Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
• Director, 2005-2011.

Magid Indigenous Benevolent Relief Fund
• Founder, Dot Com Mob, since 2005, a B1G1 charity project since 2014.
• Benefactor, Indigenous Knowledge and Technology Centre, Hope Vale, 2007.
• Supporter, CAYLUS – Central Australian Youth Link-up Service, a division of Tangentyere Council, started as a petrol sniffing prevention project in November 2002 from funding committed by the Howard government in response to a series of articles about petrol sniffing by the journalist Paul Toohey in The Australian.

Musica Viva
• Major supporters and patrons.
• Chair, Amadeus Society, Sydney

Sydney Symphony Orchestra
• Member, Maestro Circle, current.
• Major supporters and patrons.

Barnados Australia
• Benefactor, since 2013.

Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science
• Benefactor, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science which established the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre in 2018.



OAM: The late Mr Michael NEUHAUSER, VIC – For service to the Jewish community of Melbourne.

Mizrachi Melbourne
• Life Member and Committee Member, current.
• General Secretary, 1960s.
• Representative, Jewish Community Council of Victoria; Zionist Council of Victoria, 20 years.
• Author, history of the Mizrachi organisation in Victoria.

Awards and recognition include:
• Volunteer Award, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2006.



OAM: Mrs Eva RATHNER, VIC – For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Jewish Community
• Foundation Volunteer Guide, Jewish Museum Australia, since 1982.
• Committee Member and Volunteer, Courage to Care program, since 1992.
• Volunteer, B’nai B’rith Jewish Music Youth Eisteddfod, current.
• Life Member, Jewish National Fund of Australia.



OAM: Mrs Ruth SCHEUER, VIC  – For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Women’s International Zionist Organisation
• President, Nirim Branch, since circa 1992.
• Member, Nirim Branch, since 1958.
• Pioneered the establishment of Pop Up Op shops in the southern suburbs of Melbourne.

• Volunteer, Emmy Monash Aged Care, since 2013.
• Volunteer, Winja Ulupna Women’s recovery service, current.
• Volunteer, Regis Armadale Aged Care facility, current.

Ms Juliet SEIFERT, Mosman NSW 2088
For service to the pharmaceutical and therapeutic goods sectors.

Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) (formerly the Proprietary Medicines Association of Australia)
• Executive Director, 1989-2010.
• Former ASMI Representative, World Self-Medication Industry.
• Foundation Member, Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council.
• Former ASMI Representative, Australian Pharmacy Research Council.
• Former ASMI Representative, Medicines Partnerships Australia.
• Former ASMI Representative, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
• Former ASMI Representative, Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code.
• Former ASMI Representative, Therapeutic Goods Administration Industry Consultative Council.

Other Health
• Inaugural Member, Australian Therapeutic Goods Advisory Council, 2013-2016.
• Former Member, Industry Advisory Committee, Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University.

B’nai B’rith New South Wales
Courage to Care NSW
• Chair, since 2017.
• Vice-Chair, 2017.

Australian Retailers Association
• Acting National Director, 1989.
• Deputy National Director 1985-1989.

Other Business
• Board Member, Communication Research Institute of Australia, 2000-2010.
• Training Development Executive, New South Wales Retail Industry Training Council, 1983-1985.
• Manpower Development Executive, Retail Traders Association of New South Wales, 1981-1983.



OAM: Mr Samuel STEIF, NSW – For service to the Jewish community.

• Volunteer, Jewish Communal Appeal NSW, 1967-2015.
• Volunteer, Jewish National Fund NSW, 1968-2013.
• Volunteer, Sir Moses Montefiore Nursing Homes, Hunter Hill and Woollahra, 1991-2012.

United Israel Appeal
• Director, Planned Giving, 2000-2018.
• Refugee Relief Fund, 30 years.
• Various positions, since 1989.

Strathfield and District Hebrew Congregation
• Vice President, 1989-2015.
• Honorary Life President, since 1986.
• President, 1974-1985.
• Volunteer Teacher, Sunday School.
• Representative, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, 11 years.

Yolanda Kramer Kindergarten Strathfield
• Former Secretary.
• Former Council Member.
• Founding Member, 1978.

Awards and recognition includes:
• Recipient, Theodor Herzl Founder Award, 2015.
• National Blue Box Worker of the Year, 2008.
• Recipient, Max Freilich Award, United Israel Appeal.



OAM: Dr Anatoly (Tony) TRACHTENBERG, NSW – For service to medicine, particularly as a general practitioner.

• General Practitioner, more than 45 years.
• Honorary Doctor, New South Wales Masters Athletics Association, 1983-2003.
• Honorary Doctor, Gold Coast Giants, National Rugby League, 1991- 1998.
• Honorary Doctor, Randwick Botany Little Athletics Association, 1983-1988.



OAM Ms Barbara WERTHEIM, VIC – For service to women.

• Victorian Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity, 1987-1989.
• Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, State Rail Authority, 1981-1986.
• Co-ordinator, New South Wales Taskforce on Domestic Violence, 1981.
• Member, Women’s Coordination Unit, New South Wales, circa 1980.