Honour for service to women in business
Dr Denise Fleming of Pearl Beach has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours for "significant service to women in business through a range of roles".
Announcing the award in Federal Parliament, Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks said: "Dr Fleming was a former chairwoman of the Special Olympics and the founder of a management and global coaching business.
"She has also served as a director of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Darling Harbour Authority."
Dr Fleming was a councillor for the Chief Executive Women organisation from 1991-1994.
Her government appointments have included being a director of NSW Adult and Community Education 2004-2005, the Darling Harbour Authority 1989-1994 and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority 1991-1994.
She was also a director of Employment National Ltd 1997-1999 and of Insearch Ltd 1995-1998, and a member of the Australian Archives Advisory Council 1984-1988.
She was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and the Centenary Medal in 2001.
Media release, 25 Jan 2021
Rob Ayling, Governor-General's Office