Mr Peter James, of Terrigal, has been named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to Surf Life Saving.
Mr James has had a long career in surf lifesaving on the Central Coast before moving into careers with Surf Life Saving Central Coast and Surf Life Saving NSW.
Mr James has been a member of Surf Life Saving Australia since 1962 and was Treasurer of Manly Surf Club in 1964.
Mr James has been a life member of Wamberal Surf Life Saving Club since 1979, and has had varying stints as the Wamberal Club’s president and as a committee member.
Mr James has also held positions with various surf lifesaving organisations throughout his life, including: the NSW Council Representative and the Central Coast Power Surf Rescue Committee.
Mr James has been the director of Surf Life Saving Central Coast since 2011 and worked previously as the CEO of Surf Life Saving Auckland, New Zealand, and as General Manager for Surf Life Saving NSW.
Mr James is also the chairman of Central Coast Leagues Club 2016-17 and has been a director of the club since 2012.
Awards and recognitions Mr James has received in his lifetime include: 50 Year Long Service Award from Surf Life Saving Australia; and the Gosford Mayoral Award for services to Gosford City.
Honours List, Jun 5
Kaye Browning, Medal and Awards Officer