CY O’Connor: An inspiration to so many, but do we celebrate our scientists, engineers and innovators enough?
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, will give the 2016 CY O’Connor Lecture.
Wednesday 16 March
5.45pm for 6pm
The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia
Cnr Havelock St & Parliament Place
In touching on CY O’Connor’s legacy, including his far-sighted advocacy of the mouth of the Swan River at Fremantle as the site for major port infrastructure for Western Australia, there will be a focus on more recent examples of far-sighted initiatives by Australians. The lecture will also highlight the need to focus on courage and to look for further initiatives of a very different nature to ensure that WA learns from his legacy.
The Governor has had a distinguished career in finance, transport and ports, for which she was named an Officer of the Order of Australia. With 17 years experience as the CEO of Fremantle Ports, the Governor led a program of major reform and improvement resulting in a Premier’s award for economic development and WA’s first Australian Business Excellence Gold Award for Business Excellence Framework for an organisation. The Governor’s achievements have included Telstra Business Woman of the Year (WA) and the Centenary Medal.
An exhibition of quilts focused on the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme will be displayed. A number of members from the WA Inspired Quilt Group will be on hand to discuss their work.
All welcome. Light refreshments will be served after the lecture. Cost: $20, Concession $15, N.Trust member/volunteer $12.