Western Sydney Local Health District Board Chair Richard Alcock has been awarded an Order of Australia (AO)in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The AO is the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level.
Mr Alcock was recognised as an Officer in the General Division for his distinguished service to the community through health management roles and through his involvement in the law, corporate governance and higher education organisations.
Mr Alcock joined the Board of WSLHD in August 2016 after five years as deputy chairman and chairman of the Finance and Performance Committee of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN).
Prior to his appointment to the SCHN board he was a director of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.
In 2017 he was appointed Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Global Banking & Markets of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
He was previously the Managing Director and Co-Head of Transport, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities at Merrill Lynch Markets (Australia) Pty Limited from 2007.
Formerly a corporate lawyer for 25 years with Allens Arthur Robinson he worked in Sydney, Singapore and Jakarta, was made a senior partner, head of governance, and chairman of the Ethics Committee.
Richard is a director of the UNSW Foundation Limited and Art Exhibitions Australia Limited, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, established to bring major art exhibitions to Australia in partnership with state galleries and museums.
“It is a great honour,” Mr Alcock said.
“I would also like to take the time to extend my congratulations to other people on the Queens Birthday honours list.
“These people include such people as Dr Ivan Lorentz Emeritus Consultant and Foundation Neurologist, Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District, 1978 – 2005.”