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Probus Member Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

In the 2023 Australia Day Honours List, Phil Greenwood was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the not-for-profit sector, and as a volunteer.

The Governor-General announced the award on 26 January, 2023.

Phil is a Foundation Member of the Wanniassa Probus Club and was active in its establishment.

After 23 years of RAAF service, retiring as a Wing Commander, Phil worked in the not-for profit sector for over 20 years, including 7 years as the CEO of the John James Foundation, a large medical charity.  During his time at the Foundation, under his leadership, it built John James Village in Garran ACT to provide accommodation units for patients undergoing Leukaemia treatment and their families.  The facility includes office and meeting space for the Leukaemia Foundation.

He has been an active Justice of the Peace since 2012 and completed training as a Volunteer in Policing to make further use of his JP experience.  He has performed a wide range of activities as a volunteer with ACT Policing.

Phil is the Vice President the Cancer Council ACT and a member of Rotary since 1996.

For his military service, Phil was awarded the Australian Service Medal with SE Asia Clasp, the Defence Force Service Medal with First Clasp, and the Australian Defence Medal.

His OAM for service to the not-for-profit sector, and as a volunteer joins this medal group.


Pictured: Phil at work as a Volunteer JP at Tuggeranong Police Station