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In The News: Constable, Goyder win awards

LIONS Eye Institute founder Ian Constable and Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder were among the winners at the 36th Annual Western Australian Citizen of the Year Awards, announced last weekend. The inaugural Sir Charles Court Inspiring Leadership Award was presented to Professor Constable, a world-renowned ophthalmic surgeon. Professor Constable received the award, which recognises exceptional leadership from all fields of endeavour, for his services to the Lions Eye Institute, science and for his work in helping improve the sight of Aboriginal people. Mr Goyder, who heads Western Australia’s biggest industrial company, was presented with the industry and commerce award. Wesfarmers last year completed Australia’s largest takeover when it gained control of struggling retailer Coles Group. The Professions Award was presented to Professor Peter Klinken, executive director of the WA Institute for Medical Research. Professor Klinken has been a director since the inception of WAIMR, which was established to foster a high level of collaboration between WA’s medical researchers. The Bendat Family Foundation Perpetual Youth Scholarship was awarded to 21-year-old Vinay Menon, for his work with HIV AIDS sufferers, Sudanese refugees and at-risk youth. The Youth Arts Award was presented to WA Business News 40under40 award winner and Northbridge business proprietor, Aimee Johns.

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