Former Norths, Queensland & Australian cricket legend Ian Healy has been recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List.
Healy was named an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to cricket at the national and international level as a player, to the broadcast media, and to the community.
Healy represented Australia in 119 Tests and 168 One-Day Internationals, while also playing 55 first-class and 31 one-day games for Queensland. He held the world record for international dismissals by a wicket-keeper and was named in Australia’s Team of the 20th Century before taking on roles in state and community cricket, as well as commentary roles in the media.
His roles away from the cricket field have included Chair of the Brisbane Heat Committee, Chair of the Bulls Masters, Director at QC and President of the Australian Cricketers' Association.
Healy was recognised for his work outside of cricket and in the community for his work as Chair of Aspirations4Kids in Sport. Aspirations4Kids in Sport is a not-for-profit that assists Queensland school children who face unique challenges of hardship, disabilities, chronic illness and remote living issues by providing funding and support for sporting programs.
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Mr Ian Andrew HEALY, South Brisbane QLD 4101
For distinguished service to cricket at the national and international level as a player,
to the broadcast media, and to the community.
Wicketkeeper, Australian Test Cricket Team, 1988-1999.
Wicketkeeper, One Day International Team, 1988-1997.
Vice-Captain, Australian Test Team, 1995-1999.
Played 119 Test Matches.
Played 168 One Day Internationals.
Inaugural Chair, Queensland Bulls Masters, since 2010.
Team Member, 1986-1989.
Life Member, since 2015.
Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club
Patron, since 2011.
Member, since 1980.
Member, Executive Committee, 2012-2017.
Australian Cricketers' Association
President, six years.
Member, Executive Committee, ten years.
Life Member, since 2002.
Cricket Commentator, Fox Sports, since 2019.
Cricket Commentator, Channel 9, 1998-2018.
Chairman, Aspirations4Kids in Sport Ltd (formerly Queensland School Sport
Foundation), since 1999.
Ambassador, Retinitis Pigmentosa Institute, since 1993.
Founder, The Ian Healy Foundation, since 1998.
Committee Member, Lord Mayor's Brisbane City Hall Rectification Project, 2009-2013.
Awards and recognition include:
Inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, 2008.
Kerry Packer Award, Australian Cricketers' Association, 2007.
Inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame, 2004.
Named as Wicketkeeper in the Australian Team of the 20th Century, 2000.