Order of Australia Honours for UOWE Chairman
The Chairman of the Board of UOW Enterprises (UOWE), Mr. Peter Robson, has been awarded an Order of Australia (AO) by the Council of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to business through research and development in government advisory and leadership roles in the manufacturing and industrial relations sectors, and to engineering.
The Order of Australia is a prestigious award established in 1975 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor-General of Australia approves appointments and awards on the recommendation of the Council of the Order of Australia. The award of AO, Officer of the Order, is the second highest honour that is awarded.
Mr Robson was appointed to the UOWE Board in 2003 and has been the Chairman since 2010. He has played a pivotal role in shaping UOWE as one of the preeminent Australian tertiary education providers on a global scale. He has made a significant and long-standing contribution to the growth and development of quality Australian higher and vocational education both domestically and in offshore markets. His commitment to provide alternative pathways to university for low-socio economic groups and international students is reflected in his commitment to the mission of UOW College. Peter has had a long and distinguished track record of service to Australian industry and employment and holds a number of key positions outside of UOWE which are varied and reflect his continuing passion for innovation and excellence.