Mark Orr, Chief Executive of Flourish Australia, named AM, Member of the Order of Australia

Mark Orr and Governor Beasley copy.pngABOVE: Mark receiving his “gong” from Governor Beasley. PHOTO COURTESY OF GOVERNMENT HOUSE NSW

by Warren Heggarty

Mark received the Order of Australia at the 2019 Australia Day Honours List in recognition of his significant services to community health over the years, and not only in the field of mental health.

Serving as the former President of the AIDS Council of NSW (ACON) from 2008 to 2015, Mark is an active volunteer and long-standing champion for the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV and people who identify as LGBTI. He’s a leader of leaders, too, as current ACON president Dr Justin Koonan pointed out: “Mark has mentored many others as they take on leadership roles within our communities.” (ACON, 2019)

In May, Mark went to Government House in Sydney for his investiture by the new Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the honourable Margaret Beasley AO QC.

Mark has been the CEO of Flourish Australia since January 2018.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s