Herb Elliott AC MBE is an Australian Living Treasure. At the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, he won gold in the 880 yards and the mile. Two years later, at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Mr Elliott won the 1500m gold medal in world record time (3:35.6). He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985. Mr Elliott was chair of Telstra Foundation, and director of Ansell and Pacific Dunlop. He was also inaugural chair of the National Australia Day Committee, a commissioner of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, and deputy chair of the Australian Sport Commission. Mr Elliott was a member of the World Olympians Association, and was one of the Olympic Torch bearers at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In 1964, Mr Elliott was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. In 2002, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for services to community leadership through the development of sport in Australia; continuing involvement in the Olympic movement at national and international levels; and as a supporter and benefactor of community and charitable organisations for youth, health promotion and cultural understanding.