MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, July 03, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Peter Hollingworth with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr Hollingworth celebrates many years of service in his vocational and professional networks, and has been recognized for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes in the areas of church and society in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr Hollingworth was appointed as the 23rd Governor-General of Australia from 2001 to 2003. Prior to this, he was elected as the 10th Archbishop of Brisbane from 1989 to 2001, after being the Chaplain, then the Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne from 1964 to 1989. His first curacy was served as Priest-in-Charge of St Mary's, North Melbourne from 1960 to 1964. In 1980, Dr Hollingworth was elected as a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne and in 1985 was consecrated Bishop in charge of Inner City Melbourne.
After National Service in 1953, Dr Hollingworth initially pursued his tertiary education at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1958. He continued studies at Trinity College within that University for the Licentiate of Theology with Honours in 1959, followed later with a Diploma of Social Studies in 1970 and a Master of Arts in Social Work in 1981. His further academic efforts were recognized with the conferring of the Lambeth Degree of Doctor of Letters in 2001, conferred by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He had previously been awarded with Honorary Doctorates from six Australian Universities.
A widely respected voice of advocacy in a range of community and national affairs, Dr Hollingworth has been an active leader throughout Australia and Victoria, including his Chairmanship of the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless (IYSH) National NGO Committee from 1987-1988; Chairman, Social Responsibilities Commission, General Synod, Anglican Church of Australia 1992-1998; served on the Centenary of Federation Council from 1997 and was Chairman from 2000-2001. In Victoria he served for a decade as the Chairman of Skyline Education Foundation of Australia and is currently Ambassador. He also served as Chairman, and is now a Life Member, of The Wellington Collingwood, Inc.
He has been notably conferred with the Companion of the Order of Australia, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, a Knight of Justice within the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem and the Grand Cross of Merit within the Venerable Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem. He was recognized as Australian of the Year 1991 by the Australian Day Council, received a Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001, and was named as an Australian National Living Treasure in 1997. He is a Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Melbourne and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Brisbane. Dr Hollingworth has written widely on poverty and social disadvantage from hands on experience. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, The Rt Rev the Hon Dr Peter Hollingworth has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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