Lindsay Cane AM of Royal Far West

We’re thrilled to announce that our CEO Lindsay Cane was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

Recognised for ‘significant service to community health, particularly in regional areas’, this award is an outstanding reflection of Lindsay’s tireless drive throughout her career and determination to support country kids to reach their full potential and access health, education and developmental care, no matter where they live.

Geography should not be a barrier to services or a cause for disadvantage, yet children living in rural and remote areas of Australia are up to five times as likely as children in urban areas to have challenges with their developmental health, and greater difficulty getting the services and support they need.

Lindsay Cane AM said, “I am truly humbled . . . In addition to my personal delight and surprise at receiving this award, I consider it a wonderful recognition of the extraordinary efforts and achievements of so many great people who I’ve had the privilege of working with throughout my career, most notably my team at RFW and our RFW friends who work hard every day to support children and families in rural and remote Australia”.

Lindsay has been committed to community health and wellbeing throughout her career. Prior to her role at Royal Far West she held Chief Executive and Executive Director roles at Netball Australia, The Asthma Foundation and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She is a graduate of the AICD and regularly participates in significant sector and community advisory committees such as the NSW Minister for Health’s Rural Advisory Committee. She is a Non Executive Director of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia and the Australian Confederation of Australian Sport.