Deakin Alumni Community Awards 2013

Established in 2011, Deakin's Alumni of the Year Awards, recognise, acknowledge and promote prominent Alumni around the world who have achieved outstanding success in their communities, professions or given outstanding service to the university.

Congratulations to the following outstanding Alumni members who have been awarded Deakin's Alumni of the Year Awards for 2013:

Mr Lindsay Maxsted
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms Janet Dore
2013 Alumni of the Year

Mr Ahmad Wamiq Ghowsi
2013 Young Alumni of the Year

Ms Hannah Macdougall
2013 Young Alumni of the Year

Alumni Award 2013


For Outstanding Service to his Profession and the Community

Mr Lindsay Philip Maxsted
Chairman, Westpac Banking Corporation
Diploma of Business 1974 (GIT)

Lindsay Maxsted is one of Australia's most respected and influential businessmen. He currently serves as Chairman of the Westpac Banking Corporation; Chairman of the Transurban Group; Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc and Managing Director of Align Capital Pty Ltd. Lindsay is also Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Linsay Maxsted


For Outstanding Service to her Profession and the Community

Ms Hannah Katherine Macdougall

Professional athlete, motivational speaker, athlete career and education advisor and PhD student

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 2011 and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) 2012

Hannah Macdougall first gained prominence when she won a bronze medal in swimming at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, for the Women's 4x100m medley.  Hannah is a dual Paralympian, swimming at both the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. She is also a former world record holder and has captained the Australian Swimming Team at both the World Championships and Paralympic Games.  Hannah is currently in training for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in road cycling.

For more information about the awards, including past winners visit Deakin Alumni of the Year Awards.

Hannah Katherine Macdougall


For Outstanding Service to her Profession

Ms Janet Dore
CEO, Transport Accident Commission Victoria

Master of Business Administration 1985 and Graduate Certificate of Management (Personal Injury) 2011
Janet began her career in local government, in her current role as CEO of Victoria's Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Janet Dore quite literally, saves lives.  Most recently, Janet became a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  Janet is currently an advisory board member for Deakin's personal injury management course.

Janet Dore


For Outstanding Service to his Profession and the Community

Mr Ahmad Wamiq Ghowsi

Deakin Sessional Academic, Deakin Graduate School of Business, Language, ONCALL Interpreters PTY LTD and Public Speaker

Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration (International) 2012

Ahmad Ghowsi sees community service as an important mission in his life. As a NAATI accredited interpreter with ONCALL interpreters, Ahmad works to provide vital communication and support programs for immigrants and refugees from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Amongst his many achievements, in 2013 Ahmad founded Toastmasters International at Herat University in Afghanistan and has recently been awarded the title Competent Communicator by Toastmasters International. 

Ahmad is also a past President of the DGSB Student Society.

Ahmad Wamiq Ghowsi

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