Going the Distance for Australians; Annette Allison honoured with OAM

Date published

14 Jun 2016

Annette Allison, Victorian Public Affairs Manager for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, has been honoured with The Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the community through

a range of organisations.

Miss Allison was a Board Member of RFDS Victoria from 2002 to 2005, following which she took up the role of Public Affairs Manager.

Other contributions by Miss Allison include serving on the Boards of Australian Centre for Moving Image, Aids Trust of Australia, Open Family Foundation, Victorian State Opera, and Opera Australia.

Miss Allison is also Patron of The Production Company, Inaugural Number One Lady Ticket Holder, Melbourne Football Club, '16 years' and was Ambassador, City of Melbourne, 1983.

For ten years, Miss Allison was the host of Good Morning Melbourne that aired on Channel Ten.

RFDS Victoria Chief Executive Scott Chapman said; "We are very grateful for Annette's contributions. With her skills and charisma she has been a wonderful ambassador for the 'Flying Doctor'. Right now her dedication to the service sees her in Queensland leading her eleventh 'Outback Tour' as she shares the history and workings of the service with supporters."

Interview available. Contact Meagan Patroni, Communications Manager RFDS Victoria: 0447 546 764