24 February 2016

Jim Service, Canberra citizen of the Year 2001

Jim Service, right, with John Haslem and Ita Buttrose, late 1970s 
Mr Service’s contribution to the broader fabric of our society and to community organisations since the mid 196s, bears testimony to his great compassion.
His role as a business leader and participant in government and community organisations is well known and widely respected. A valuable role model and mentor, Jim has a reputation for generously sharing his vast knowledge and expertise with young executives in both the public and private sectors of the Canberra business world.
He is an Honorary Ambassador for Canberra and fellow of the Australian Property Institute, the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, Chartered Institute of Secretaries and the Institute of Company Directors. He was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia in 1990.

A long time Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Patron of the Spirit of Calvary Hospital capital development campaign and co-founder of the CFMEU children’s Healthcare Trust, he is also a great supporter of most major charities or fund-raising events in this city.
Jim Service was named Canberra Citizen of the Year in 2001 for his work and contribution to business and charity organisations.
Further biographical detail about Jim Service is available on our website, as is a history of the Canberra Citizen of the Year Award and a full list of awardees.
The 40th consecutive Canberra Citizen of the Year will be announced by the Chief Minister during Canberra Day Celebrations in March 2016.