Former Motorsport Australia Director Ian Gillespie has been named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on the Queen’s Birthday for companies to motoring associations, to the cooperatives and mutual sector and to motorsport.
Having held CEO and senior govt roles within the company sector for greater than 35 years, it was his time within the RACQ the place Gillespie’s management qualities actually stood out.
Gillespie grew to become concerned with the RACQ in 2006 when he was appointed because the Chief Government Officer the place was in a position to make a constructive influence for its 1.7 million members throughout his 12-year tenure.
Whereas the 65-year-old labored tirelessly behind the scenes to create various insurance policies and techniques for the betterment of the RACQ and its members, he additionally performed a serious hand within the Queensland Authorities actively enhancing its assist of injured victims of automobile accidents.
One other main milestone of Gillespie’s influence on the RACQ was establishing a devoted group schooling system throughout the organisation and growing the RACQ Basis, two initiatives which is able to maintain the corporate and state’s automotive group sustainable within the years to return.
His efforts in these packages enabled the RACQ to grow to be a pacesetter within the mutual, community-owned sector throughout Australia, as nicely considerably bettering the 100-year-old membership’s core membership base.
Gillespie has additionally frolicked on a number of boards in a volunteer capability, together with seven years on the Motorsport Australia board.
Motorsport Australia President Andrew Papadopoulos was pleased with Gillespie receiving one of many nation’s highest honours.
“Ian is a really deserving recipient of a Member of the Order of Australia and the inevitable legacy he’ll depart on the RACQ comes as no shock,” Papadopoulos stated.
“I’m proud to have labored alongside Ian throughout his phrases on the Motorsport Australia board and there’s no doubt he contributed closely to the game in Australia.
“On behalf of the entire Motorsport Australia group, congratulations to Ian Gillespie on being awarded with the distinguished award.”
Gillespie grew to become the second Motorsport Australia affiliated particular person to be offered with an award of this calibre in 2020, with Australian Motorsport Corridor of Famer John Harvey receiving The Order of Medal Australia (OAM) award on Australia Day.
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Date posted: June eight, 2020