UWS Board of Trustee member receives honour
On the list of outstanding Australians in the 2014 Queen's Birthday honours is University of Western Sydney Board of Trustee member, Christopher Brown AM.
Mr Brown has been acknowledged for significant service to the tourism, infrastructure and transport sectors through leadership roles, and to the community. He joins the general division of the Order of Australia as a Member (AM).
In addition to his role at UWS, Mr Brown serves on various Government boards: the Commonwealth's 2nd Sydney Airport Steering Committee, National Tourism Strategy Review Committee, Indigenous Leadership Group, Infrastructure Security Panel, the National Disability Council and Brand Australia reference panel.
He is currently working with the NSW and Federal governments, and local agencies, on a plan to develop Parramatta as Australia's next CBD, recognising the growth of Western Sydney and the need for appropriate governance structures, transport infrastructure, social service delivery and community programs to enhance productivity, connectivity and creativity.
Mr Brown's philanthropic interests are in refugee advocacy, Indigenous communities, climate change, spinal injury and public education. He was Co-Chair of SpineSafe and the Friends of Moorong at the Ryde Rehabilitation Centre and served as Honorary Executive Director of the Sport Tourism Youth Foundation, providing over $4 million to disadvantaged, disabled and aboriginal athletes, students and performers.
10 June 2014
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