From the Queen’s Birthday honours list:
Service to the community through public speaking programs and a range of executive roles with charitable, child health care and educational support organisations.
Well known Victorian historic motor sport announcer Don Kinsey has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division in the recent Queen’s Birthday honours.
Don has led a life in the public domain. A broadcaster with 3DB radio in the fifties and sixes, station manager at Channel Seven, and more recently (until his retirement) a director of public relations at the Royal Children’s Hospital and coordinator of the Good Friday Appeal. His various Board positions have included the Mazda Foundation, which actively donates hundreds of thousands to many needy causes each year. During this period he has also founded Communicators Melbourne, which trains television and radio personalities in the art of public speaking. Don is also a volunteer at the Shrine of Temperance.
Since 1999 Don has been a keen mentor and supporter of Charles’ endeavours both on the microphone and in his community work.
Historic Racing Australia founder, Charles Rogers congratulates Don on this achievement.