The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients
Senior Australian of the Year
2020 SA Senior Australian of the Year Nominee
Peter FrancisState: South Australia
Retired school principal and volunteer
Retired Victor Harbor High School principal, Peter Francis, has enthusiastically volunteered his considerable administrative, interpersonal and educational skills to help the people of his area.
While President of the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay in 2010 and 2011, he created the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program, benefitting over 1,600 young students in five local schools. Meanwhile, as a board member of the Victor Harbor RSL, he worked with the area's football cub to develop new shared club rooms.
Peter has been president of the Port Elliott Surf Lifesaving Club since 2012. In this role, he has been the driving force behind the new club facilities, which will commence in 2020. For a decade he has helped with the club's Same Wave program, which enables disabled people to safely experience ocean swimming. He also coordinated and trained IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) drivers and crews.
Awarded Victor Harbour's Citizen of the Year in 2014, Peter has brought lasting benefits to his community.