Multicap’s Deputy Chair John Gallimore awarded OAM 

Multicap’s Deputy Chair John Gallimore has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to business, and to the community. 

With close to three decades’ experience in the not–for–profit sector, he describes his newest accolade as humbling. 

“I have been very blessed in life, so it is my philosophy to try and help those who are in need,” said John. 

“Multicap has allowed me to do that in some small way.” 

John served as Multicap’s Chair from 2019 to 2021 and has been a member of the Board since 1997, witnessing first–hand the growth of the organisation. 

“Multicap has opened homes and community hubs, introduced employment services and merged with Open Minds, a leading provider of mental health and disability support services,” said John. 

“It has come a long way, but it still feels like a family.” 

Multicap Group Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Jessop said it was wonderful to see John recognised for his service and dedication to the community. 

“We congratulate John on this exciting achievement and thank him for his exceptional contribution towards making Multicap what it is today,” said Joanne. 

“It has been an absolute pleasure working closely with John for the past 17 years.” 

John was a partner of law firm Allens and its predecessors in Brisbane from 1980 to 2013 and applies his legal skills to community organisations to generate positive outcomes.  

“I was taught to find the problems and solve them,” said John. 

“Now I will ask, how can we do this better? How can we get the best results for people?” 

John is a former Board Member of the Sudden Infant Death Research Foundation of Queensland and a former Director of Brisbane Housing Company (BHC), a charity providing social and affordable housing. 

He is also an Honorary Associate Organist at St John’s Cathedral. 

Looking ahead, he plans to spend his retirement with his family and continue contributing to the community where he can. 

“Where I can help, I’ll try,” said John. 

John will be presented with his Medal of the Order of Australia at a ceremony at Government House later this year. 


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