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Rory Argyle receives top honour

20/08/2008 - 09:13

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The Australian Institute of Company Directors has named Rory Argyle the 2008 WA Gold Medal Award recipient in recognition of his outstanding achievements in business and the community.

Rory Argyle receives top honour

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has named Rory Argyle the 2008 WA Gold Medal Award recipient in recognition of his outstanding achievements in business and the community.

The WA Gold Medal Award is presented annually to an outstanding director who embodies directorial values of excellence and integrity and encourages the highest ethical standards.

Steven Cole, AICD's WA Vice President, presented the award to Rory Argyle at the State's premier event for the Director community - the AICD Winter Dinner - held in Perth last night.

Mr Cole said one of the most enjoyable tasks the WA Division Council has each year is selecting a person from the WA director community to be the recipient of the Gold Medal, commenting "AICD stands for the principles of good directorship, and one of our goals is to promote the understanding of, and respect for, the role of directors."

Mr Cole said Rory Argyle fulfilled the Council's criteria of making a contribution to economic progress, corporate governance, the community and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Cole noted Rory's outstanding commitment to the community through his Chairmanship of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, the Murdoch University Law School Building Appeal and St Georges College and his role as a Director of Scitech. Rory's contribution to corporate governance was demonstrated through his Presidency of the Australian Institute of Company Directors from 1991 to 1993 and his position on the Council since 1990. In addition Rory has been President of the WA Law Society and Chairman of the WA Division of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He has held Directorships with Woodside Petroleum Ltd and Aurora Gold and was Chairman of the Board of Advice (WA) of Challenge Bank from 1996 to 1999. Rory was Senior Partner and Board Chairman of Parker and Parker from 1989 to 1996.

Rory Argyle joins a long list of eminent WA directors who have each been former recipients of AICD's WA Gold Medal Award. These include: Patricia Kailis, Gordon Martin, Trevor Eastwood, David Young, Kerry Stokes, Michael Chaney, Ian MacKenzie, Harry Perkins, Warwick Kent, Ron Cohen, Denis Cullity, Michael Kailis, Harold Clough and Janet Holmes à Court

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