Order of Australia

In 2006 Joseph Gersh was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for service to business, government, the arts and the community.

Joe has been the longest serving member of The Reserve Bank Payments Systems Board, having been twice appointed by the former Treasurer, Peter Costello, and reappointed by Treasurer, Wayne Swan. Joe was also reappointed to an unprecedented third term as Chairman of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation by Assistant Treasurer, Chris Bowen and was reappointed to a fourth term (to 31 Dec 2012) by Bill Shorten, Minister for Financial Services.