Queen’s Birthday honours list
Over 50 of our most notable alumni, staff, friends, and supporters of Monash have been recognised in the annual Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia honours list.
Monash alumnus and Lord Mayor of Melbourne, The Hon Dr Robert Doyle AC, was awarded the highest honour in the General Division of the Order of Australia, the Companion of Australia. The Lord Mayor has been serving the City of Melbourne since 2007 and was a member of Victoria’s Parliament for 14 years as well as Leader of the Liberal Party in opposition for four years. The Lord Mayor also contributes his time across a number of charity, health and industry groups.
Director of Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) and Director of Industry Engagement at the Faculty of Engineering, Madeleine McManus OAM, received a Medal in the Order of Australia. A Monash Engineering and School of Business alumna, Madeleine is currently the most professionally qualified female engineer in Victoria. In 2016, she was nominated for the Telstra Business Women's Award in Public Sector and Academia for her exemplary leadership, based on collaboration, innovation and inclusion.
Long-time friend of the University and Monash honorary Doctor of Laws recipient, Dr John Gandel AC, was also awarded with the Companion of Australia. He had previously received an Officer of Australia award. Along with his wife, Dr Pauline Gandel, Gandel Philanthropy has been a strong supporter of Monash programs and scholarships. The Gandel family is also a Monash family with four of Pauline and John’s children alumni of Monash as well as many of their grandchildren.
We congratulate the following people and recognise the wonderful contributions they’ve made to our society.
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle AC (1976 BA, 1984 BEd, 2016 HonLLD)
For eminent service to the people of Melbourne through roles in local government, to the Parliament of Victoria, particularly in the areas of health and public administration, and to the community as a supporter of youth, social welfare and medical research foundations.
Dr John Gandel AC (2013 HonLLD)
For eminent service to the community as a benefactor and supporter of a range of visual arts and cultural institutions, to youth education, medical and biotechnology innovation programs, to business, and to the advancement of philanthropic giving.
Julian McMahon AC (1998 LLM)
For eminent service to the law and the legal profession, through pro bono representation of defendants in capital punishment cases overseas, as an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, and to human rights and social justice reform.
Philip Bullock AO (1994 MBA)
For distinguished service to vocational education and training through leadership and advisory roles, as a leader in the information technology sector, and as a supporter of equal opportunity.
Professor Helen Herrman AO (1970 MBBS)
For distinguished service to medicine, and to mental health, as a leading clinician, researcher and scientist, to national and international professional organisations, and through programs to support youth and women.
Emeritus Professor Paul O'Brien AO (1967 MBBS, 1979 MD)
For distinguished service to medicine as a clinical surgeon and researcher, particularly of the stomach and its physiology, as a mentor to surgeons, and through contributions to public health in Australia and internationally.
Professor Jennie Ponsford AO
For distinguished service to medical research in the field of neuropsychology, and through seminal advances in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Professor Roger Simnett AO (1981 BEc(Hons), 1984 MEc)
For distinguished service to the accountancy profession, to business education, to the development of national and international auditing and assurance standards, to accounting organisations, and to research.
Professor John Biggs AM
For significant service to tertiary education, particularly in the fields of curriculum development and assessment.
Ian Carson AM (1981 BEc)
For significant service to the community through contributions and leadership in the food rescue sector, and to business.
Professor Peter Colman AM (1977 MBBA)
For significant service to medicine in the field of endocrinology, particularly diabetes research, patient education and clinical management.
Michael Coppel AM
For significant service to the entertainment industry as a producer and promoter of theatre, festivals and national concert tours.
Professor John Crofts AM (1987 MPH)
For significant service to medicine in the field of epidemiology, particularly through contributions to the control of HIV and other infectious diseases.
Denis Cunningham AM (1978 BEd, 1976 DipEd, 1975 BA(Hons))
For significant service to education, particularly through executive roles with national and international language teaching organisations.
Michael Dowling AM (1971 BEc)
For significant service to the community of Geelong through leadership with a range of social welfare, business and education organisations.
Dr Margaret (Beth) Gott AM
For significant service to the biological sciences as an ethnobotanist specialising in the study of the use of native plants by Indigenous people.
Fiona Guthrie AM (1976 BA)
For significant service to the community through social welfare and financial counselling roles.
Associate Professor Ken Harvey AM
For significant service to community health and the pharmaceutical industry through roles in developing guidelines for the ethical use of antibiotics.
Dr Gordon Hughes AM (1990 PhDLaw)
For significant service to the law, to professional organisations, and to international affairs and legal practice in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr John Leyden AM (1995 MBBS)
For significant service to community health as an advocate for patient support networks and research into neuroendocrine cancer.
Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon AM (1978 BSc(Hons), 1981 MBBS (with hons), 1996 MPH)
For significant service to community health in the field of occupational dermatology, as an academic and researcher, and to professional standards.
Michael Piggott AM (1971 BEc(Hons))
For significant service to the community as an archivist with national and international educational and cultural institutions, and as an author.
Emeritus Professor Neil Rees AM (1974 LLB(Hons), 1974 BJuris)
For significant service to the law and to education as an academic, to legal reform, and to mental health and professional organisations.
John Romeril AM (1971 BA(Hons))
For significant service to the performing arts as a playwright and screenwriter, and to theatre companies and education.
Graham Slade AM (1962 PhC)
For significant service to the community as a supporter of aged care, medical and multicultural associations, and to the pharmacy profession.
Dr Ray Snyder AM
For significant service to medicine, particularly as an oncologist, to cancer research, and to professional and service delivery organisations.
Emeritus Professor Ronald Taft AM
For significant service to education and research in the field of psychology, and to the community.
Associate Professor Ronald Dick OAM (1979 MBBS)
For service to medicine as a cardiologist.
Rabbi Ronnie Figdor OAM (1985 GradDipEdu, 1991 GradDipComp)
For service to the community through a range of organisations.
Terry Heazlewood OAM (MEc 1971)
For service to higher education.
Sandra Hills OAM (1992 GradDipA(HSA))
For service to aged care in Victoria.
Leslie Hotchin OAM (1986 ADipBus(GenAdmin))
For service to emergency response organisations, and to the community.
May Hu OAM (2009 MComn&MediaSt)
For service to the broadcast media, to women, and to the multicultural community of Victoria.
Susie Ivany OAM (1980 BA(Hons))
For service to women, and to aged care in Victoria.
Professor Thomas Jobling OAM (1980 MBBS, 1999 MD)
For service to medicine, particularly to ovarian cancer research.
Harry Jones OAM (1960 PhC)
For service to people with a disability, and to the pharmacy profession.
Brian King OAM (1974 BA)
For service to community health.
Associate Professor David Langton OAM (1981 MBBS (with hons), 2017 MPH)
For service to thoracic and sleep medicine.
Madeleine McManus OAM (1993 BE/BEc)
For service to engineering, and to education.
Dr Gregory Moore OAM (1993 MBA)
For service to the environment, particularly to arboriculture.
Elizabeth Kay Oke OAM (1971 BA)
For service to the community through support and counselling for fertility and human reproduction.
Noreen Toohey OAM (1978 BEc, 1980 LLB)
For service to the law, particularly as an advocate for the safety of children and families
Philip Wheatley OAM (1973 BA(Hons), 1974 DipEd)
For service to the community through youth support organisations
Karen Gee PSM (2002 GradDipChildPS)
For outstanding public service to education in Tasmania.
Thanh Le PSM (2007 MPH)
For outstanding public service in the area of humanitarian and emergency response.
Jodie Dezentje CSM (2003 BBus)
For meritorious devotion to duty in the field of personnel change management in the Navy Aviation Systems Program Office.