Pictured left to right: Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AO, Governor of Queensland, and Professor John Hay AC, Chair of QIMR Council.
QIMR was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame at the annual induction ceremony held at the Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank on 14 September.
Her Excellency, the Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley AO presented the award to Professor John Hay AC, Chair of QIMR Council who accepted it on behalf of the Institute.
“Congratulations to all QIMR scientists and staff on receiving this prestigious award. We can all share the honour this award bestows upon QIMR,” said Professor Hay.
An initiative of QUT’s School of Business, the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation, the Hall of Fame celebrates leading businesses and business leaders who have enhanced the state’s reputation and its economy.
“QIMR’s induction is in recognition of a distinguished contribution to community wellbeing through world-class medical research and commercialisation.”
In accepting the award, Professor John Hay spoke of the importance and quality of the research conducted at QIMR and acknowledged the significant contribution of philanthropists, Mr Chuck Feeney and Mr Clive Berghofer, and former Directors, Professor Lawrie Powell and Professor Michael Good.