Alan Overton OAM
Alan Overton AM OAM 2016 was recognised for his ongoing support and commitment to the region reflecting on his lengthy achievements in the community.
Alan has had a long and distinguished career in and around Parramatta and also with his contribution to the local community.
Alan worked for James Hardie & Co for 47 years and in this position became involved with the building of Ronald McDonald House Westmead when it was re-located from Camperdown in 1996. He is still a Director and is working closely with the team on their current relocation plans.
Over many years Alan has held many positions including:
President/Chairman Parramatta (EELS); National Rugby League Club (2000 – May 2009); President/Chairman Parramatta District Rugby League Club (1985 – December 2008); Dept Corrective Services Community Consultative Committee, Silverwater Prison; Director The Millennium Foundation Westmead Hospital Medical Research; Director Westmead Medical Research Foundation just to name a few.
Alan has been a massive advocate for the community, wearing numerous hats. He has represented various committees and associations across Western Sydney, simply too many to mention.
A proud Board Member of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce since 2010, Alan continues to support the community with passion, currently Patron for Parramatta Eels Supporters’ Club; Parramatta PLC Fishing Club; Parramatta PLC Golf Club; Parramatta Wheelchair Rugby League Club; Parramatta Junior Eels & Sports Inc.; Parramatta District Cricket Club; Parramatta Memorial Amateur Swimming Club City of Parramatta Police & Community Youth Club amongst other associations.
Parramatta Chamber of Commerce also highlighted Alan’s impressive portfolio of Awards and Achievements including the Order of Australia - OAM (Order of Australia Medal) in 1994 and in 2004 Order of Australia - AM (Member of Australia Medal), for service to the community through a range of sports clubs and other organisations, particularly in the Parramatta region.
Parramatta Chamber are honoured to recognise and reward Alan Life Membership for his service, involvement and work with the Business Community.