Naidoo back for spe­cial hon­our

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - NICK CLARK

POP­U­LAR broad­caster Indira Naidoo tripped down mem­ory lane when she re­turned to Tas­ma­nia this week.

The for­mer ABC and SBS pre­sen­ter and con­sumer ad­vo­cate was in Tas­ma­nia to re­ceive the Launce­s­ton Church Gram­mar School’s Peter Sculthorpe Alum­nus of the Year award.

She is the third win­ner of the award founded in 2015 by Syd­ney busi­ness­man and for­mer Tas­ma­nian Ross Young­man. Ms Naidoo fol­lows Pro­fes­sor Stephen Fitzger­ald who was the first am­bas­sador to China ap­pointed by Gough Whit­lam in 1973 and the med­i­cal sci­en­tist and Univer­sity of Mel­bourne emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor Derek Den­ton in 2016.

Peter Sculthorpe was a world renowned com­poser born in Launce­s­ton.

Ms Naidoo was born in South Africa but lived with her par­ents in Launce­s­ton from the age of 5 to 13 – seem­ingly a world away from her present in­ter­est in the role that global en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues play in con­flict, poverty and food se­cu­rity.

Since 2008 she has pur­sued this fo­cus and it has taken her around the world in­clud­ing a spell in Geneva as a sus­tain­abil­ity con­sul­tant with the United Na­tions’ trade de­vel­op­ment arm – The In­ter­na­tional Trade Cen­tre. This year she hosted the SBS TV se­ries

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