Peter Leedman Investiture
Professor Peter Leedman was today appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia at Government House

Investiture ceremony for leading WA health researcher

The Governor today invested Professor Peter Leedman as an Officer of the Order of Australia, at a small ceremony at Government House.

Professor Leedman AO was recognised for his distinguished service to medicine, health and medical research as a physician-scientist, to professional societies, and to tertiary education.

Professor Leedman is the Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Head of the Laboratory for Cancer Medicine and Chairman of Linear Clinical Research Ltd, a clinical trials facility owned by Perkins.

The ceremony was conducted in line with the state government’s current COVID restrictions, with a limited number of guests in attendance.

The Governor thanked Professor Leedman for the extraordinary work being undertaken at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research under his leadership.

“It gives me great pleasure to officially invest Professor Peter Leedman AO. Your invaluable contribution helps to reduce the burden of disease in our community, enabling people to live healthier and happier lives,” said the Governor.

“On behalf of all Western Australians I both commend and thank you for serving our State and our country with distinction.”

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