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CMRI Board Member Craig Knowles Honoured with AM



The Honourable Craig John Knowles, has become a member in the general division of the Order of Australia.

Mr Knowles AM has been recognised for his significant service to local government, the Parliament of NSW and to the community through a range of health initiatives.

Mr Knowles holds a number of advisory roles and directorships in the health, finance, property, planning and aged care sectors. His roles include President, Planning Research Centre, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design, Sydney University; Trustee of the Hoc Mai Foundation; Director, Black Dog Institute; Non-Executive Director, SW Sydney Medicare Local Transition Board; Member, Central Sydney Planning Committee; Advisor, Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd; Director, Tulich Family Communities Aged Care; Independent Chairman, Prospect Water Partnership; and Member, Built Holdings Advisory Board.

Mr Knowles was a senior Minister in the New South Wales Government for 10 years serving in the portfolios of Planning and Housing (1995–99), Health (1999–2003), Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources (2003–August 2005); Minister for Forests and Minister for Lands (2003–January 2005) and immediate past President, Asthma Foundation, NSW;. On 28 January 2011, Mr Knowles was appointed as the Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. Mr. Knowles is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Certified Practising Valuer.

He joined the CMRI Board in May 2007. 

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