June 23, 2018

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Chamber Board member Eileen Richards has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Ms Westacott, who has previously publicly described being bullied in school and having a violent father, said her AO for service to the private and public sector shows Australia is a country of opportunity.

A Kenilworth doctor has been appointed a CBE in the Queen's birthday honours list for his services to wellbeing in the workplace.

Both were honoured for their outstanding service to pharmacy.

The list, which celebrates over a thousand extraordinary people across the United Kingdom, also recognised 103-year-old Rosemary Powell - the oldest recipient - with an MBE for her charitable service, having spent over 97 years volunteering for the Royal British Legion.

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John Short, chief executive at the trust, said: "I was so delighted to hear that Katharine has been awarded this well-deserved honour".

Japan-born Nobel prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, knighted for his services to literature, said he was "deeply touched to receive this honour from the nation that welcomed me as a small foreign boy".

In the business sphere Judy Naake, who made millions selling St Tropez self-tanning products, initially from the back of her vehicle, receives an MBE for services to entrepreneurship, the community and philanthropy.

Other sporting figures honoured include AFL great Bob Skilton, former rugby league player Max Krilich, Barton Sinclair and Anthony Bell, all of whom have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Fraser said such awards made her reflect on how big a part her parents played in shaping her future.

In total 1,057 people have received an award in 2018.

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