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Previous media experience: Chairman Canberra Times; Chairman, Golden West Network; Chairman, Community Newspapers Group; founding shareholder in the first commercial FM licence in Perth (now 96FM); awarded the third commercial television licence for Perth (now Channel 10 Perth). First investment in media in Australia in WA regional television station, South West Telecasters.
Recipient of the Order of Australia.
Presented the Andrew Olle Media Lecture in 2001 and the Boyer Lectures on the future of media in Australia in 1994.
Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and chairman of the Western Australian Art Gallery Foundation from 1989 to 1991; former chairman of the National Gallery of Australia.
Honorary fellow of Murdoch. Honorary doctorate of Commerce from Edith Cowan University; recognised by the Australian Institute of Company Directors for his contribution to economic progress and corporate governance, and his contributions to the community and efforts in not-for-profit organisations.
Awarded the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 1994 and in 2007, honorary Life Membership of the Returned Services League of Australia.
Council Member of the Australian War Memorial; International member for the Paley Centre for Media (formerly the Museum of Radio & Television New York); life member of Variety Australia, and a member for the International Council of the Louvre, Paris.