OAM AWARD FOR CAPRICORN CEO
Greg Wall has received the Order of Australia award for services to business and the community
Australasia’s largest automotive co-operative, Capricorn, together with the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), warmly congratulates outgoing Capricorn Group Chief Executive Officer Greg Wall on receiving the honoured Member of the Order of Australia (AM) Award for his significant service to business and the community.
Along with having led Capricorn to record high levels of business success over the past eight years as the cooperative’s first ever Group Chief Executive Officer, Greg is also a Director and founding Chairman of the BCCM.
Greg has been involved with co-operative and mutual businesses throughout his working career which spans almost four decades, leading the sector’s most significant period of resurgence. Aligned with Greg’s outstanding leadership of Capricorn, which included a complete re-structure of all areas of Capricorn’s business, he has also been pivotal in the growth and success of the BCCM.
Some of his extensive achievements include establishing the first national forum for the Chairs of Australia’s top co-operative firms; advocating for the highest governance standards in business; chairing the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives Secretariat in 2012; presenting at the United Nations in New York for the launch of the International Year of Co-operatives; and founding Australia’s national peak body for the sector – the BCCM.
Greg is also recognised internationally as the first Australian to be elected to the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the peak global body representing co-operatives and mutuals worldwide.
With members from more than 95 countries, in 2013 Greg was the first Australian to be elected to the board of the ICA in its 120-year history. He has also been appointed to the board of Dot Coop Ltd (the internet domain for co-operatives worldwide) and has joined the leadership circle of the ICA.
According to Capricorn’s new Group Chief Executive Officer (effective July 1), David Fraser, this is a deserving accolade for a truly outstanding individual.
“To say that we are incredibly proud to have our Group CEO of the past eight years receive a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) Award is an understatement,” David said.
“Greg has been at the helm of not only the Capricorn business during several years of unprecedented growth, but he has also been a relentless champion for both the Australian and the global co-operative movement.
“I couldn’t think of a more fitting way for all involved to show their appreciation for his dedication and enthusiasm than this.”
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