Melbourne University Sport congratulates alumni Kim Brennan (AM), Dr Lynne Williams (AM), The Hon Stephen P Charles (AO) QC, Raymond Allsopp (OAM) and Ray Wilson (OAM) on receiving Australia Day honours.
Kim Brennan, the 2016 Olympic gold medallist in rowing’s women’s single scull was recognised for her Rio success along with her work on the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athlete’s Commission and her various ambassadorial roles connecting sport and young people. She received a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Working as a lawyer , she is also a regular media commentator with various Fairfax publications. Kim continues to be member of Melbourne University Boat Club despite living in Canberra and most recently sat on the University’s Club Governance Review Panel. Read more about Kim’s reaction to receiving the Australian Day honour.
Dr Lynne Williams received her Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to public sector administration, and to economic and public policy reform in Victoria. Dr Williams also has a significant background in athletics, and served on the MU Sport Board from 2009 – 2015.
The Hon Stephen P Charles AO QC for distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, particularly in the areas of commercial arbitration and mediation, to judicial administration, and to legal professional organisations. Stephen won a Half Blue for Rowing in 1986 and was a Vice-Captain of the Melbourne University Boat Club.
Raymond Allsopp was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service to sport, particularly for school children. Raymond won a Half Blue for Cricket in 1954 and a Full Blue for Football in 1954.
Former University Blacks (Football) President and Life Member Ray Wilson received his Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the community, and to sport. Ray sits on a number of charitable foundations and has also been a board member of the Victorian Institute of Sport and AFL Players’ Association. He continues to support the Uni Blacks in the area of player recruitment.
View the full University of Melbourne list of Australia Day honours here.