Life Membership

Our most prestigious award is Life Membership. 

The annual award is presented to an individual who has shown significant service to ASA and Anglican education in Australia.

Life Member 2017  

Mr Phillip Heath AM

New South Wales


Life Member 2018  

Mrs Lynne Thomson

Western Australia

Life Member 2019  (Joint)

Mr John Fradgley


Life Member 2019 (Joint)

Mrs Barbara Godwin OAM

Western Australia

Life Member 2021

Mr James Laussen


Life Member 2022

Dr Mark Sly


Life Member 2023

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM

Western Australia

Award History

The inaugural award was presented in 2017 to Barker College Head Phillip Heath AM, followed by former St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School Principal Lynne Thomson in 2018.

In 2019 at the conference in Hobart, the first joint awards were made to long-serving Queensland School Chair John Fradgley and former Anglican Schools Commission Board Chair Barbara Godwin OAM.

After a break in 2020 due to covid the 2021 award went to worthy recipient, James Laussen, Principal at Overnewton Anglican Community College.

The 2022 Life Membership was awarded to Dr Mark Sly, former ASA President and Principal of Coomera Anglican College in Queensland.

At the 2023 conference dinner at Parliament House in Canberra, Life Membership was bestowed on The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM, CEO of Anglican Schools Australia and the Anglican Schools Commission.