Navitas Chairman inducted into the Order of Australia

30th Jan, 2017   Feature story:

Emeritus Professor Tracey Ann Horton, Chairman of the Navitas Board of Directors, was honoured in the recent Australia Day honours on 26 January 2017, being named an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Tracey was recognised for her distinguished service to business and business education through a range of leadership and academic roles, and to the arts in Western Australia.

Rod Jones, Group CEO of Navitas, said Tracey has made a fantastic contribution to the business, education and arts sectors in Western Australia and nationally over the course of a distinguished career.

"This award is a reflection of the significant contribution Tracey has made in a number of senior positions on a diverse range of boards and institutions over a long period. In education, Tracey's forward-thinking has added to Australia's reputation as a key study destination globally, and has undoubtedly contributed to the country's $21 billion international education economy," he said.

"On behalf of everyone at Navitas, I would like to congratulate Tracey for this honour, a fitting recognition of all her hard work over many years. We are very lucky to have someone of Tracey's standing contributing to the ongoing success of our business," Rod said.

The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established in 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, as a means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level. It is the principal and most prestigious means of recognition in the nation and nominations are open to all Australians.

In addition to her other achievements, Tracey Horton has been a prominent force in broadening diversity and encouraging women to take senior positions in the business, education and arts sectors. Last year, Tracey became the fifth female Chairman in an ASX 100 company when she became Chairman at Navitas.

In addition to her Non-Executive Directorships with a range of private companies, her other senior appointments on boards and institutions, include:

  • President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, 2013-2015 and Vice- President, 2012-2013;

  • Commissioner, Tourism Western Australia, since 2015.

  • Member, Australian Government Takeovers Panel, since 2015;

  • Member, Australia Treasury Advisory Council, 2014-2015;

  • Chair, Fashion Council WA, 2013-2015;

  • Chair, Western Australian Museum Foundation, 2002-2013 and Trustee, Western Australia Museum, 2004-2011;

  • Chair, Presbyterian Ladies College Perth, since 2010; and

  • Dean, Business School, University of Western Australia, 2004-2011.

Tracey's other honorary roles and memberships include:

  • Inductee, WA Women's Hall of Fame, 2015;

  • Fellow, Governance Institute of Australia, since 2015;

  • Member, Chief Executive Women, since 2006; and

  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors, since 2002.

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