Engineers Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans, has congratulated the engineers and those who have made significant contributions to the profession for their inclusion on the 2020 Australia Day honours list.
“Engineers are instrumental to Australia’s success, playing vital roles in our community through work that touches almost every aspect of contemporary life,” said Dr Evans
“When that contribution is publicly recognised at the highest levels, it’s a cause for celebration at Engineers Australia.”
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Mr Peter Fritz
For distinguished service to business, particularly to information technology and communications, and to public policy.
Dr Donald Grant
For distinguished service to surveying, particularly through the establishment of a combined public sector mapping agency.
Mr Campbell Newman
For distinguished service to the people and parliament of Queensland, particularly as Premier, and to local government.
Laureate Professor Geoffrey Stevens
For distinguished service to education, to chemical engineering and environmental remediation, and as a mentor.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Mr John Abbott
For Significant service to education, and to the resources sector.
Dr Geoffrey Boughton
For significant service to engineering, and to professional bodies.
Mr Michael Malouf
For significant service to local government, and to the community of Victoria.
Professor Laura Poole-Warren
For significant service to education, and to biomedical Engineering.
Dr Errol Seymour
For significant service to Indigenous health, and to education.
Mr Vianney Shiel
For significant service to electronic engineering, and to education.
Emeritus Professor Edward White
For significant service to higher education, particularly to Chemical Engineering.
Air Commodore Wendy Blyth
For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in C-130J Super Hercules Sustainment reform; and in P-8A Poseidon capability development and system sustainment.
Group Captain Leanne Lee
For exceptional service in airworthiness practice, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Operational Certification, and E-7A Airborne Early Warning and Control Sustainment for the Australian Defence Force.
Air Commodore Gerald van Leeuwen CSM
For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in aerospace capability development, major capital acquisition, and air combat sustainment.
Ms Bobbi Mahlab
For Significant service to women, to publishing, and to philanthropy.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Mr Kenneth Adams
For service to the community in the Southern Highlands, and to the plumbing industry.
Dr Qazi Ahmad
For service to the Muslim community, and to interfaith relations.
Mr Harry Better
For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.
Mr Stephen Gilbert
For service to engineering, and to the community.
Mr Wasantha Perera
For service to the Sri Lankan community of Victoria, and to engineering.
For service to the rail transport industry.
For service to the community through charitable organisations.
Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)
Captain Daniel LeRaye
For outstanding devotion to duty as the inaugural Class Lifecycle Engineering Officer in Collins Class submarines.
Lieutenant Colonel Glen Billington
For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer and Chief Engineer of the 19th Chief Engineer Works.
Captain Sands Skinner
For distinguished performance of duties in warlike operations as the Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Branch Chief within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Resolute Support Train Advise Assist Command - Air on Operation HIGHROAD from July 2018 to February 2019.