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.