15 June 2018
Torsten Ketelsen receives Australian Honour
Torsten Ketelsen OAM, Perron Institute Board member and Chair of the Fundraising Committee and Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany in Perth, received a Medal of the Order of Australia during the Queens Birthday Honours announced 11 June 2018 for service to Australia-Germany relations, to business, and to the community.
In 2016, Mr Ketelsen received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation. The Order of Merit is awarded for achievements in the political, economic, social or intellectual realm and for all kinds of outstanding services to the nation in the field of social, charitable or philanthropic work. Congratulations Mr Ketelsen.