Tom Dery, M&C Saatchi’s Worldwide chairman was among a handful of media and marketing professionals recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
Dery has become an Officer of the Order of Australia, recognised for his service to the not-for-profit sector, as as chairman of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Dery joins other esteemed advertising figures honoured in recent years including Harold Mitchell (2010), Peter Clemenger (2015) and Geoffrey Cousins (2014).
He said: "One of my hopes in receiving this award is that it draws attention to our industry, and perhaps gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the potential we have to play a significant role in not-for-profit activities. There is a great deal of charity provided by our industry which goes un-noticed and unrecognised,” said Tom.
This list also names severa Honours for people for their services to media, marketing, publishing and journalism, including: Marjory Anderson, for services to PR and marketing, William Armstrong for services to the music industry and broadcast media, Professor John Hamilton for services to print media, Morris Schwartz for services to print media, William Coleman, for services to print media industry as a noted editor and journalist, Patrick Lindsay, for service to the media as a television presenter and journalist, Kenneth Shadie for services to the film and television industries as a writer, and Denis Walter for services to to the broadcast media.
There were 519 Australians awarded in the Queen’s Birthday honours list this year.
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