The Australia Day Ambassador for Georges River really embodies everything that we value in our community. Dr Cindy Pan is a medical practitioner, best-selling author and media personality who advocates for and celebrates diversity, family and culture.
Cindy has been Chairperson for the Charitable Trust for the Australian Chinese Medical Association (ACMA) since 2010 and a member of the Diversity Board since 2011. Cindy is an ambassador, spokesperson, widely published author and highly respected media presenter.
She has worked in general practice as well as sexual health and women’s medicine and appears on television, lectures, as well as presents and writes about health, lifestyle and relationship issues.
Cindy is an Ambassador for Plan International Australia, Ausaid, Chinese New Year for the City of Sydney, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Northcott Disability Services, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Heartkids Australia, Life Changing Experiences Foundation, Australian Red Cross Blood Bank, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Salvation Army.
She is a founding member for the ‘Because I am a Girl Coalition for Investment in Girls’, joining Cherie Blair, Hilary Clinton, Australian Governor General, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, Nelson Mandela’s wife and women’s rights advocate Graca Machel and managing director of the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Cindy is a Patron for the Bonnie Babes Foundation and is the Medical Ambassador for the National Women’s Research Register.
The awards are presented annually to recognise and honour individuals who have significantly contributed to the Georges River community.
Exceptional achievements and community heroes are recognised in the following categories:
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Sportsperson of the Year
- Arts and Cultural Award
- Green Advocate of the Year
An overall Citizen of the Year will also be selected from the five categories.