Reichstein Foundation congratulates Ms Winsome McCaughey AO

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By John Spierings

Former Executive Officer (1986-1988) of the Reichstein Foundation Winsome McCaughey has been appointed an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “For distinguished service to the community, particularly to local government and early childhood development, and through a broad range of charitable organisations” in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List. Winsome McCaughey helped to found the community based childcare movement and was Founder and National Director of the Community Child Care Association (1972-1979). She also drafted Australia’s first Children’s Services Policy at the Australian Social Welfare Commission. Amongst many achievements and contributions, Winsome was Melbourne’s Lord Mayor in 1988-1989 and Founding Executive Director of the Australia Business Arts Foundation (1998-2005). She is currently a trustee of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (2010–) and a Director of Seven Sisters Vineyard Pty Ltd, which set aside 100 acres in the Strathbogie Ranges region to create a conservation zone.

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Reichstein Foundation congratulates Ms Winsome McCaughey AO