Clemenger co-founder Peter Clemenger and Jessica Rowe among Australia Day honours

Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe

The co-founder of creative agency Clemenger, Peter Clemenger and his wife Joan Clemenger have been recognised for their support of the arts and philanthropy in the Australia Day honours, with each becoming Officers of the Order of Australia (AO).

The couple are among a number of high profile media and advertising identities to be recognised in this year’s awards with Studio 10 presenter Jessica Rowe also being recognised for her support of mental health being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Journalists George Negus, Gerald Stone and radio broadcaster Elaine Canty will be made Members of the Order of Australia, while actress turned author Judy Nunn was appointed AM.

Another Studio Ten presenter, Jonathan “Jono” Coleman, is to be awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the broadcast media industry and to the community.

Clemenger is a patron of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and is also actively involved with the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Australian Ballet.

His wife Joan Clemenger is a benefactor of the National Gallery, an honorary fellow of the Heide Museum of Modern Art as well as supporting a number of other organisations including the Royal Botanic Gardens, National Council for Circus Art and Orchestra Victoria


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