Alan Saunders was the patron of FAPSA and therefore of APIS at one remove.
From the ABC Website: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/the-passin...
An award winning journalist, Alan received the Pascall Prize for Critical Writing and Broadcasting in 1992 and the Australasian Association of Philosophy's Special Media Prize in 2007. He is also the author of A is for Apple and Alanna, and holds a PhD in history from the Australian National University.
Dr Alan Tapper remembers Dr Saunders as having "A great range of interests and a great ability to talk about philosophy in a jargon-free way. The many comments on the ABC link show how much he meant to many people."
Our sympathies to the friends and family of Dr Saunders; this is a great loss to Australia's intellectual and aesthetic history.
A talk given by Dr Saunders, posted on the FAPSA website: http://fapsa.org.au/in-memoriam/