Congratulations to Kevin Wood AM

Our long-time client and friend Kevin Wood recently received a Queen’s Birthday honour, being made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for significant service to recreational sailing.

Kevin has made an enormous contribu­tion at all levels of sailing. On the world stage Kevin was involved with World Sailing (formerly the International Sailing Federation) as a Yachting Australia del­egate and World Sailing Championships Director in the 1990’s and 2000’s.

For Yachting Victoria Kevin has been Chair, Deputy Chair and Director of nu­merous regattas, races and committees as well as founding various events and competitions. At Sandringham Yacht Club where he has been a member since 1984 and was made a life member in 2004, Kevin has been Commodore, Vice Commodore, committee member, event organiser and competitor.

In addition to these significant achieve­ments in support of his sailing pas­sion, Kevin has also made a signifi­cant contribution to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry through his owner­ship of the commercial catering equip­ment business he founded in 1979.

Since the 1980’s, for various periods, Kevin has held roles with the National Association of Foodservice Equipment Suppliers, the Catering Institute of Australia, the Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare and the Victorian Hospitality and Tourism Board.

He has also been a generous ben­efactor to The Alfred Foundation, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Wesley Mission, Christina Noble Underprivileged Children’s Fund and R U Ok.

Kevin’s AM award is wonderful recogni­tion of his contribution to society and we extend our heartiest congratulations.