Former Greyhound Racing Victoria Chairman, the late Mrs Jan Wilson OAM, was this week inducted into the 2017 Victorian Honour Roll for Women for her advocacy to improve animal welfare practices across the State.
After she retired from politics in 1999, Mrs Wilson was appointed Chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria, and for a decade she was Chairman of the sport’s national body, Greyhounds Australasia. Such was her impact that she was elected President of the World Greyhound Racing Federation for three years.
In 2009, Mrs Wilson was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia Medal for services to the racing industry and to animal welfare. Her contributions during her career and beyond retirement benefited many, including elderly and migrant residents of the City of Dandenong.
Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll for women celebrates exceptional women in Victoria who have made significant and lasting contributions to their local community, the nation or the world. 2017 inductees will join more than 600 remarkable women named in the Honour Roll since it commenced in 2001.
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