James McCoy was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1996 for services to the community. He has spent over 40 years working for local government and associated bodies and has been on the Boards of institutions including Monash University, The Syme School of Business, George Vowell Hospital for the Blind and Quayside. He is a Life Governor of the Alfred, Box Hill and Prince Henry’s Hospitals and the Association for the Blind.
In his professional life he made a significant contribution to the success of the companies he served as CEO, Director or Chairman. These included Petersville Ltd, Peters Ice Cream, Charles & Hunting and Barker Green & Parke. Jim was also a Trustee of the Committee of Economic Development for Australia and a Commissioner of Frankston Council.