Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has gonged the ailling Chamber of Commerce Supremo Chris Peters as the 2012 Canberra Citizen of the Year.
“Dr Peters has founded associations such as the Indigenous Business Chamber of Australia, the peak body providing a business chamber for indigenous business people and others with an interest in indigenous business and to support opportunities to create business relationships. He has also made a significant commitment to youth at risk and is a member on GreaterGood – Canberra’s public charitable foundation.
“Dr Peters is admired as a person who is altruistic and is someone who has difficulty saying no to anyone who seeks his assistance or knowledge. I am delighted to announce him as the 2012 Canberra Citizen of the Year,” the Chief Minister said.