Dr Zeny Edwards is an architectural historian, award-winning biographer, and cultural heritage and human rights advocate. She has published a number of biographies and architectural histories. Zeny served in various lead roles: Immediate past-president of the Australian Council for Human Rights Education; president of the National Trust of Australia (NSW); chair of UN Women Australia (NSW), trustee of Women’s Plans Foundation and Director of the UNAA Peace Program. Currently, Zeny serves as President of the Institute for Global Peace and Sustainable Governance, Vice-president of the World Citizens Association of Australia in charge of Asia Pacific Relations and has recently accepted to be a member of the Board of Museum of Understanding Through Tolerance and Inclusion. Zeny is committed to serving the community and the preservation of heritage, which formed the basis of her citation for the Order of Australia Medal Award.