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Lila 2          LILA MULARCZYK   OAM

Lila was the Director, Secondary Education, Learning and Teaching Directorate, Department of

Education. She has undertaken relieving and acting duties as Executive Director, Leadership and High

Performance. Lila's commitment to education was recognised by being honoured with the Order of

Australia Medal (OAM), announced in 2017. Lila was President of the NSW Secondary Principals'

Council (2012-1016). During her presidency the association was in a most privilege and trusted position with the department, government,

unions and external agencies. Lila was the Deputy President of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council (SPC) for eight years, and an SPC

Executive Member for 15 years, working with and for the department, numerous State and Federal Ministers, the media, a variety of external

agencies, advisory boards and professional associations. Lila represented NSW education at a National and International level on many


Untitled                  ANNA MEARES   OAM

Anna Meares is one of Australia's favourite sports stars and one of the most talented athletes in the world. She is a

4-time Olympian, a 2-time Olympic Champion (Bronze - Rio 2016, Gold and Bronze – London 2012, Silver - Beijing 2008,

and Gold and Bronze - Athens 2004), eleven time world champion across four different disciplines, five time

Commonwealth Games champion and she was the flag bearer for the Glasgow 2014 Australian Commonwealth

Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics where she was also the Australian Olympic Team Captain. She is a 35-time

Australian track champion and has held Olympic, World, Commonwealth and National Records. In Rio Anna was

selected as the Nations Flag bearer for her fourth Olympic team. She proved an inspirational and connected leader who also delivered

individually winning Bronze in the keirin. This bronze was Anna’s 6th Olympic medal from nine Olympic starts over her career. This bronze

also become historic when in winning it Anna became the nation’s only athlete from any sport to medal individually at four consecutive

Olympic Games.


Jennifer         JENNIFER BYRNE

Jennifer Byrne is a senior journalist and broadcaster who has worked in all arms of the media: print, radio and television.
Having done her cadetship at The Age and worked on UK’s Fleet Street, she was a founding reporter with Channel Nine’s Sunday programme and spent some 12 years traveling the world for 60 Minutes and as anchor for Foreign Correspondent.
She was publishing director of Reed Books, morning presenter on ABC radio, won national awards as interviewer and columnist for The Bulletin and, in May 2006,  returned to TV to create the country’s first televised Book Club, which ran on the ABC for 11 years until last December.  
Alongside books, Jennifer’s favourite pastime – far too serious to be called a hobby – has since the age of 2 been the playing of games. Including quizzes, cards, board games,  and crosswords (physical and electronic). To be invited to become the first Australian host of Mastermind – a show she grew up watching, of course - is the realization of a dream she didn’t know she had. 



Now one of Australia’s most successful performers, Indigenous or otherwise, Christine Anu has been inspiring young indigenous kids

to aim high and go for their dreams for more than 20 years now. Now at age 43, the Torres Strait Islander beauty has five ARIAs under her

belt and an extensive acting portfolio, which boasts roles in several popular television shows, international movies and stage plays.

Christine remembers growing up watching Young Talent Time with her parents and thinking that a career in singing would be a “fairytale

dreamcome true”.

Christine grew up in and around Queensland, finishing her schooling at Rockhampton. She then enrolled in NAISDA and made the big move

to Sydney at the end of 1987.Starting out as a dancer for Bangarra in 1993, Christine also found herself doing some of the backing vocals for

The Rainmakers, which included Neil Murray of the Warumpi Band.In the same year, she recorded “Last Train”, a dance remake of the Paul

Kelly song. Working with Neil Murray, Christine recorded “My Island Home”, for which Neil won an Australasian Performing Right Association

(APRA) award for songwriting.



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