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Evelyn Halls – Recieves OAM Honour

The AFF wishes to congratulate Evelyn Halls on receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division in the Australia Day 2024 Honours List.

Evelyn has received the honour for service to sports administration, and to fencing.

As many will know Evelyn from being a fierce competitor on the piste, her off piste life demonstrates Evelyn carries the same commitment to all she does and is involved in.

Australia was lucky to have Evelyn serve as President (2016 – 2019) during her time on the board, as she continued to drive the sport of fencing forward in Australia.

It is a great honour to have a member of our fencing community involved in the pinnacle of Australian sport, the Australian Olympic Committee.

Listed below is many of Evelyns’ accomplishments, which has led to her receiving this honour, an honour only a few can claim to have attained.

Well done Evelyn from the AFF and Australian Fencing Community.

Australian Olympic Committee
• Vice-President, since 2022.
• Executive Committee Member, since 2017.
• Member, Athletes Entourage Commission, International Olympic Committee, since 2022.
• Member, Senior Management Team, Tokyo Olympic Games, 2018-2021.
• Deputy Chef de Mission, Australian Olympic Team, Tokyo, 2020.
• Chef de Mission, Australian Youth Olympics Team, Buenos Aires, 2018.

International Fencing Federation
• Former Australian Delegate.
• Member, Women and Fencing Council, 2016-2021.

Australian Fencing Federation
• President, 2016-2019.
• Director, 2014-2019.

Fencing Competitor
• 2 x Fencing Olympian, 2000, 2004.
• 11 x World Cup Medalist.
• 6 x Commonwealth Games Gold Medals.
• 11 x National Fencing Champion.

Sport – Other
• Member, Ethics and Integrity Committee, Athletics Australia, since 2021.
• Member, Nominations Committee, Wrestling Australia, since 2023.
• Former Integrity Commissioner, Cricket Victoria.

Australian Financial Complaints Authority
• Lead Banking and Finance Ombudsman, 2019-2022.
• Ombudsman, 2018-2019.

Finance – Other
• Customer Fairness Adviser, ANZ, since 2022.
• Ombudsman, Financial Ombudsman Service, 2013-2018.

Law Institute of Victoria • Member, 1997-1998, 2000-2013, and 2020-2021.
• Member, Sports Law Discussion Group, 2010-2013.

Herbert Smith Freehills
• Partner, 2010-2013.
• Solicitor/Senior Associate, 1998-2010.

The 2024 Australia Day Honours list recognises and celebrates 1,042 Australians, including awards in the Order of Australia (General and Military Divisions), meritorious awards and recognition for distinguished and conspicuous service.


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