Alan Jones AO
Alan Jones is one of Australia’s most respected and influential broadcasters. In 2004, Jones received a Queen’s Birthday Honour – an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) partly for his service to the media and sports’ administration, but also for helping many charities, including Youth Off The Streets, the Children’s Hospital, Starlight Children’s Foundation, the Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation and the Heart Research Institute.
Mr Jones has contributed much to Australia across the sporting, media, community and cultural sectors. Mr Jones joined 2UE in 1985 and has grown the largest radio following of any single presenter. In February 1984, Alan Jones replaced Bob Dwyer as coach of the Australian Rugby Union national team (the Wallabies) and he was to coach the Australian team for 4 years with victories in 89 matches out of 102 appearances by the Australian team under his coaching including 23 victories in 30 Tests, making him one of the most successful Australian coaches ever. Mr Jones also contributed to rugby league through coaching roles at both the Balmain Tigers and South Sydney Rabbitohs. Alan Jones had his musical debut in 2012, playing the role of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Lyric Theatre’s production of Annie the Musical in Sydney.
Mr Jones is a great supporter of Perry Cross and is looking forward to assisting the Foundation in our vital and important work to find a cure for paralysis.