Old Collegians Rugby Union Club

 

 

Dr Peter Gordon Allen



June 2006: Peter was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for service to Science in the area of pest animal management and to Rugby Union.


From http://www.rabbitfreeaustralia.org.au/Aug06.pdf

Rabbit Free Australia (RFA)'s Chairman, Dr Peter Allen, was appointed as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia "For service to science in the area of pest animal management through a range of research and administrative roles, and to rugby union football". RFA congratulates Peter on this honour in recognition of his long-standing professional commitment to minimising the impact of invertebrate and vertebrate pest animals, both through the development and adoption of acceptable pest control strategies and through effective quarantine. Since his retirement from Executive Officer of the Animal and Plant Control Commission in 2000, he has been Chairman of the Pest Animal Control CRC, Chairman of the successful Bid Team for the Invasive Animals CRC and now Chairman of the Invasive Animals CRC. He is in his second year as Chair of our Foundation.


His rugby interests included representing SA as a player, President of Old Collegians Rugby Football Club and President of the South Australian Rugby Union. An eclectic mix of roles, some may say, but others would consider both roles to be managing ferals!


From: http://www.gg.gov.au/res/File/PDFs/honours/qb06/Media%20Notes%20AM(A-I).pdf


MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA 38
Dr Peter Gordon ALLEN
For service to science in the area of pest animal management through a range of research and administrative roles, and to Rugby Union football.