AHA NSW congratulates OAM Kim Maloney

28 January, 2015 by

The Australian Hotels Association NSW has congratulated vice-president Kim Maloney, who received a medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia this week.

AHA NSW President Scott Leach said the prestigious award, for social welfare, was a tribute to Mr Maloney’s tireless work for the community.

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“Kim has spent years working on behalf of those less fortunate,” said Leach.

“His chairmanship of the Hotels Have Hearts committee alone has seen almost $3 million raised for the homeless in this city – and that is just one of the many charitable and community events Kim supports.

“This is an extremely well-deserved award and on behalf of the AHA NSW I offer congratulations to Kim and his family.”

Maloney, OAM, said it was an honour to receive the award.

“I am humbled and honoured to receive this award, but, in reality, I accept this on behalf of the Hotels Have Hearts committee and the entire hotel industry,” he said.

“This journey really started in 2000 when a group of city hoteliers got together and decided to do something about the issue of homelessness – an issue we were literally confronting on our doorsteps.

“This has very much been a team effort – made possible by the generosity of the entire hotel industry."