The CY O’Connor Lecture, while not about CY O’Connor himself, recognises and celebrates his legacy by considering notions of creativity, sustainability and humanity in pursuit of excellence. CY O’Connor’s work was fundamental in providing vital infrastructure and services to establish and stimulate the growth of our community.
At the 2012 CY O’Connor Lecture, Dr Ken Michael AC AM, former Governor of Western Australia, will reflect on the importance of sustainable communities in underpinning the foundation and prosperity of Western Australian society.
Dr Michael will review lessons learned from the past, examine issues from social, economic and environmental perspectives, as well as their relevance to building sustainable communities in a rapidly changing technological world.
An engaging speaker, Dr Michael was Governor of Western Australia until May 2011 and is the 2011 Western Australian Professional Engineer of the Year. Following a career as a civil engineer, he fulfilled roles as Commissioner of Main Roads, Chancellor of the University of Western Australian, Public Service Commissioner and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the WA Museum. Dr Michael holds leadership roles with several community groups including Rotary, the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and local government.
The lecture will be presented on two dates:
Wednesday 14 March
5:45pm registration for 6:00pm start
Government House Ballroom
Monday 19 March
4:45pm registration for 5:00pm start
WA School of Mines
Registration is essential as this annual event often sells out. Tickets are $15 for National Trust Members or concession holders, and $20 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit www.ntwa.com.au (click on Shop) or phone 9321 6088.
This annual lecture, organised by the National Trust of Australia (WA), is proudly supported by the Water Corporation, Engineers Australia, Main Roads Western Australia, Government House Ballroom, and Grand Vin and Palmer Wines.
The National Trust of Australia (WA) works to raise knowledge, awareness, understanding and commitment to Western Australia’s natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage. Donations to the National Trust of $2 or more are tax deductible.