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New board member honoured for community service

COTA Victoria extends its congratulations to its new board member Ian Dunn on his well-deserved honour of becoming a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honour’s list announced last month.

Adjunct Professor Ian Maxwell Dunn was awarded the accolade for his significant service to the law, to legal standards, education, and specialist accreditation, and as a practitioner in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution.

His services include various executive positions for the Law Institute of Victoria and various academic leadership positions at La Trobe University, including his involvement in establishing the Bendigo campus of La Trobe.

Professor Dunn was also chair of the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation, 2004-2009; chair of the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee, 1993-1994 and a member from 1986; Council Member of the Law Council of Australia, 1988-1989; Mediator at Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Victorian Supreme Court, County Court; Ombudsman, Financial Ombudsman Service, 2009-2012; Principal Consultant, The Strategy Shop, 2002-2006 and a Partner at Wisewoulds Lawyers from 1967-1996.

His community roles, some past and some present, include board director or member roles at: the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute; the Council of Liberty Victoria; the Victorian State Committee, Angus Australia; the Northern Hospital Foundation; Northern Health; Cairnmillar Trust; Uniting Church Social Services Taskforce; The Friends of Currango Inc and of course Council on the Ageing Victoria.

COTA VIC CEO Ronda Held said the organisation was delighted for Professor Dunn and his family, and pleased to have his contributions at their board level.

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