23 Apr, 2021

Special investiture for a local legend, and welcome breakfast for DFAT Secretary Frances Adamson

The Governor today travelled to the East Fremantle Yacht Club to perform a very special investiture for a Centenarian and local legend, Felix Sainsbury.

Mr Sainsbury was presented with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition of decades of dedication and service to both the sport of yachting, and also his country.

Mr Sainsbury has spent many decades as a a member of the East Fremantle Yacht Club, and is a former Commodore. His investiture today was performed in front of club members, friends, family, defence force representatives and local dignitaries.

A former Royal Australian Air Force pilot who served with the RAAF 3 Squadron in North Africa and the Middle East, he was also recognised for his decades of service to his nation.

The Governor congratulated Mr Sainsbury on a special honour very well deserved.

Meeting with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary Frances Adamson

The Governor began his day meeting one-on-one with Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary Frances Adamson before hosting a breakfast meeting for Ms Adamson with state government Ministers and business leaders.

Amongst the guests were WA Deputy Premier and Minister for Health; Medical research; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Science, The Hon Roger Cook MLA and Minister for Finance, Lands, Sports and Recreation the Hon Dr. Tony Buti MLA.

Also in attendance was Chair of the Advisory Board of the UWA Public Policy Institute Professor Stephen Smith, The University of Western Australia Vice Chancellor Professor Amit Chakma and business leaders from Woodside Energy, Austal, Santos and Iluka Resources.

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