AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR IN THE UK
With his extraordinary global business success and philanthropy the Australian Day Foundation considered Michael Hintze a truly worthy recipient of the 2008 Australian of the Year in the UK award.
Michael Hintze started his career in the Australian Army before moving to the US to embark upon a career in finance. He moved to London with Credit Suisse First Boston before becoming Head of Equity Trading at Goldman Sachs. In 1999 he launched his own hedge fund company, CQS.
HONORARY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR IN THE UK
Since serving as High Commissioner he has actively maintained his affection for Australia and together with his extraordinary achievements in public life the Australia Day Foundation considered Lord Carrington a most worthy recipient of the 2008 Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK award.
The Rt Hon The Lord Carrington, this year’s Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK, was the British High Commissioner to Australia from 1956-59. Born in 1919, he was educated at Eton and Sandhurst and succeeded his father as the 6th Lord Carrington in 1938. Lord Carrington fought with the Grenadier Guards in the Second Word War and in 1942 married Iona McLean. In 1945 he was awarded the Military Cross. He has led a distinguished political career, serving under six Conservative Prime Ministers before finishing his cabinet career as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the Thatcher Government. In 1958 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for his services to Australia. He is the President of the Britain Australia society and Chairman of the Australian Music Foundation.
YOUNG AUSTRALIAN ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR
IN THE UK
This award was presented by the Australian High Commissioner to the UK, The Hon Richard Alston, at the Australia Day Party held in the Grosvenor House Hotel, on 26 January. For her extraordinary vision and total commitment to making a difference to many lives in Africa, the Australia Day Foundation considered Chloe Chick a worthy recipient of the 2008 Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK award.
On Australia Day in 2007 Chloe was part of an all-women climbing team which successfully scaled the three largest peaks in Africa over three weeks raising A$370,000 for Africa’s three peak issues: environment, health and education.