OGGs RECEIVE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

The Honourable Chris Legoe QC (M'46) and Rupert Myer AM (Glamorgan'67) were named as Officers of the Order of Australia (AO) when this year's Queen's Birthday Honours were released on Monday 8 June while Rod Fraser (M'67) was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Chris Legoe QC received his AO for distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, to the development of professional standards and legal education, and to historical, artistic and environmental conservation groups. Chris served as a judge of the Supreme Court from 1978 to 1994, including a period as acting Chief Justice in 1993, and returned to the bench briefly in 1995. In 2010, he donated 16 hectares of land at Salt Creek which enabled the linking of the northern and southern sections of Coorong National Park. He has served as chair on National Trust and Royal Adelaide Hospital committees, as well as donating to and being a benefactor for the Art Gallery of SA Foundation.

Christopher Legoe

Rupert was awarded the AO for distinguished service to the visual and performing arts, through governance roles with leading cultural institutions, as a supporter and benefactor, to the promotion of philanthropy, and to the community. As chairman since 2012 of the nation’s peak arts funder, the Australia Council for the Arts, Mr Myer has had oversight of that body as achieved the remarkable feat of finally replacing architect Philip Cox’s temporary 1988 Venice Biennale pavilion with a new gallery this year.

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Rod was made an AM for significant service to secondary education, to national and international learning development organisations, and to the community. Rod is currently Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School; having held the position for the best part of two decades. He is currently Chair of the Round Square International Network of Schools, recent past Chair of the Centre for Strategic Education's International Education Advisory Group, past Chair of the International Baccalaureate Regional Council-Asia Pacific and past member of the IB International Heads Council.

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