Two board members of Alino Living, a leading Central Coast aged care provider, have been awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) in the King’s Birthday Honours List, announced on 12th June 2023.
Mr Shane Neaves received an OAM for his service to aged welfare while Mr Peter Lawley received an OAM for his service to veterans and their families.
Shane Neaves has been a non-executive director of Alino Living since 2021 and has also held senior roles at a number of other aged care providers, including Peninsula Villages and PACE Aged Care.
Peter Lawley has been a board member of Alino Living since 2022 and has also held senior roles at several other veterans’ organisations, including RSL Care and Newcastle Lake Macquarie Ex Services Aged and Retirement Centre.
Both Neaves and Lawley are highly respected leaders in their respective fields. They are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of older people and veterans, and they have made significant contributions to their communities.
In a joint statement, Alino Living’s co-CEOs Justin Dover and Greg Williams expressed their pride and gratitude for having both Shane Neaves and Peter Lawley on their organisation’s board.
“Shane and Peter are both highly respected leaders in the aged care and veterans’ sectors,” they said.
“Their dedication to their work has made a real difference to the lives of many people, and we are honoured to have them as part of our team.
“Their knowledge and experience have been invaluable to our board, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents,” they concluded.
Neaves said he was “humbled and honoured” to receive the award.
“I am passionate about working with older people, and I am committed to making a positive difference to their lives,” he said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my community in this way.”
Lawley said he was “delighted” to receive the award.
“I am proud to have served the veterans’ community for many years, and I am committed to continuing to advocate for their needs,” he said. “I am thankful for the support of my family, friends and colleagues.”
The OAM is the fourth highest award in the Civil Division of the Order of Australia and is awarded to people who have made significant contributions to their community.