Former CEO receives OAM

27 January 2016

Former Royal Life Saving Society WA CEO Alex McKenzie has received worthy recognition in the annual Australia Day Awards.

Mr McKenzie received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for services to lifesaving and drowning prevention.

He has served the community for many years, as the National Director, Royal Life Saving Society Australia from 1998-2008, Executive Director of Royal Life Saving Society WA from 1991-2011, and CEO of Royal Life Saving Society WA from 2012-2015.

Mr McKenzie has also been an active supporter of the Leisure Institute of Western Australia; and an Advocate or the hugely successful Watch Around Water and Keep Watch programs, which have both seen a big reduction in the drowning rate in WA over the past 20 years.

He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Leisure Institute of WA in 2014, and became a Life Member of the Royal Life Saving Society WA in 2009.

We congratulate him on his latest recognition in the Australia Day Awards and wish him all the best for the future.