Flett, P. (Penelope)

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Flett, P.
Flett, Penelope
Flett, Penelope, (AO, MB BS, DGM, FRACMA, AFCHSE, FAIM)
Flett, Penny
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Medical Administrator; Medical administrator
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Dr Penny Flett, who settled in Australia in 1965, was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for service to the aged and disabled community through the Brightwater Care Group. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer of the Brightwater Care Group on 23 July 1986 Flett worked in a variety of positions including four years with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). In 1974 she became the first woman in peacetime to hold a male rank and the first woman doctor to serve in the RAAF. Penny Flett was named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year in 1998.

  • Settled in Australia
  • First woman in peacetime to hold a male rank and first woman doctor to serve in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Brightwater Care Group (Inc.)
  • Chair of the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Board
  • Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year
  • Member of the Australian Bravery Decorations Council
  • Member St George's College Council
  • Board member of the Positive Ageing Foundation, Western Australia
  • Board member of the State Training Board of Western Australia
  • Awarded the Centenary Medal

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Penny Flett is Chief executive officer of the Brightwater Care Group (Inc.), a community service organisation that provides residential and at-home services for elderly and young disabled people in Perth. She was named the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year in 1998.

  • Life event - Settled in Australia
  • Career position - Chair of the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Board
  • Award - Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year award received
  • Career position - Member of the Australian Bravery Decorations Council
  • Career position - Board member of the Positive Ageing Foundation, Western Australia
  • Career position - Board member of the State Training Board of Western Australia

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Australian Women's Register

  • (Organisation) Methodist Ladies' College (MLC), Perth (1907 - )

    <p>Penny Flett is the Chair of Council of the Methodist Ladies College (WA)</p>

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Flett, Penelope (Penny) Ruth
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Extended care services in metropolitan Perth : directions for change
    Planning and Research Branch, Health Department of Western Australia.
    [[Perth, W.A.?]]
    Published: Planning and Research Branch, Health Department of Western Australia.
  3. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  4. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content
  5. [Biographical cuttings on Dr Penny Flett, first woman doctor to serve in peace time as an officer in the medical service, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    Series: National Library of Australia
    Bib ID 348013

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Flett, Penny
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  3. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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  1. Extended care services in metropolitan Perth : directions for change / Planning & Research Branch, Health Department of Western Australia
    Western Australia. Health Department. Planning and Research Branch
    [ Book, Government publication : 1986 ]
    At 6 libraries
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  1. Round About WITH PENELOPE
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  2. Future of clinical pathology - priorities for 1998. -abstract-
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