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Australia Day Honours for QIMR Chairman, Sir Bruce Watson

Congratulations to our Chairman, Sir Bruce Watson, for receiving the Companion (AC) in the General Division in the Australia Day Honours list for leadership in a range of fields covering industry and commerce, the arts, and education and for developing medical research facilities of international standard in Australia.

Also a Senior Australian of the Year for Qld finalist in 2004, Sir Bruce is a champion for Australian medical research. For years he has been involved at various capacities with the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and two Cooperative Research Centres. With a corporate background, Sir Bruce contributes his wisdom and experience to the medical research industry. In 1985 he was awarded a Knight Bachelor for his service to the mining industry, particularly Mt Isa Mines. Sir Bruce was born in Queensland in 1928 and at a stage of life when some are reducing their community involvement, Sir Bruce continues to provide leadership and advice to many people and organisations.