New South Wales

Dear NSW Members,

I am humbled and honoured to be elected as Chairman of such a prestigious organisation and I strive to continue the good work of the Association to celebrate and promote outstanding Australian citizenship. Thank you for placing your trust in me and I will strive to make you all proud!

We need to focus on the key areas of membership, diversity and youth which are important in the future of our Association. Membership is the lifeblood of any organisation and it’s extremely important that the OAA NSW adapts to current times and aims to recruit and retain valued members like yourselves, targeting younger members and those from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

As the youngest Chairman and the first of Italian heritage elected, since the formation of the Association in 1980, I am extremely proud and I will make it my mantra to see increased new membership as well as retaining members and improving their benefits as a top priority.

My thanks to outgoing Chairman Jim Mein AM for his hard work and leadership over the past 3 years. My thanks to the outgoing committee members, Louise Davies AM Communications and Publicity Liaison, Treasurer Gail Dunne OAM and Regional & Web coordinator Chris Dunne OAM, for their many years of invaluable and outstanding service.

I congratulate the newly formed NSW Branch Committee and I am very excited to be working productively with such a dynamic and enthusiastic Committee. I look forward to achieving our common goal of celebrating and promoting outstanding citizenship via The Order of Australia Awards.

Together with the NSW Branch Committee, I look forward to meeting you all at upcoming events both in Sydney but also in our Regional Groups around NSW.

Kind regards


Dr John Gullotta AM
NSW Chairman
E: [email protected] | M: 0418 233 069