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Australia Day Honours List

February 2022

Mrs Cathy Chye Yah CHONG has been honoured for her significant service to multiculturalism in South Australia and to the community.  


Grote Business Precinct congratulates our Vice President on this recognition so well deserved.
Multicultural Promotion and Advocacy 
· Board Member, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, since 2018. 
· Founding Ambassador, OZAsia Festival, since 2007. 
· Founder and President, Sukeenang South Australian Hainan Association, current. 
· Member, Women's Advisory Committee, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, 2010-2015. 
· Deputy Chair, Multicultural Festival of South Australia, 2010-2015. · President, Chinatown Adelaide South Australia, 2010-2012.   
Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia 
· Executive Board Member, 2005-2017. 
· Former Chair, Women's Sub-Committee.   
Chinese Welfare Services South Australia 
· President, 2011-2015, and since 2019. 
· Treasurer, 2015.   
Rotary International / Rotary Club of Adelaide Central (Amalgamated with Adelaide West in 2019) 
· President, 2017-2018. 
· Chair, Youth Services, since 2018. 
· Board Member, since 2014. 
· Member, since 2012.   
Community Other 
· Member, Asia Pacific Business Council For Women South Australia, 2013-2014. 
· Member, Volunteer Ministerial Advisory Group, South Australian Minister for Small Business, 2008-2013. 
· Member, Alumni of University of South Australia Volunteer Group, 1998-2004. 
· Justice of the Peace, since 2011.    
BreastScreen SA 
· Member Review Steering Committee, 2010-2016. 
· Member, State Accreditation Committee, 2013-2015. 
· Chair, Consumer Advisory, 2013-2014. 
· Member, Consumer Advisory, 2010-2014. 
· Former Member, Digital Implementation Review Group. 
· Former Member, Digital Breastscreen Implementation.   
Health Other 
· Member, Stakeholder Reference Group, Health Connect, 2008-2016. 
· Associate Fellow, Australian College of Health Service Management, 2000. 
· Registered Nurse, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1969-1972. 
· Former Director of Nursing, Flinders Medical Centre, Government of South Australia. 
· Former Member, Alzheimer's Consumer Alliance South Australia, Health Consumer Research Partnership. 
Awards and recognition include: 
· Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, Governor's Multicultural Awards, Government of South Australia, 2019. 
· Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Adelaide Central.