Media release
| 26 January 2023

Engineers among those celebrated in national honours

Engineers Australia members are among the profession’s achievers recognised in the 2023 Australian Honours list announced by the Governor General this morning.

The Australian Honours and Awards system recognises the outstanding service and contributions of Australians.

“On behalf of Engineers Australia, I congratulate the engineers who have been honoured today and thank them for the impactful contributions they have made to both the engineering profession and the community,” said Engineers Australia National President Dr Nick Fleming.

“These honours help define, encourage and reinforce national aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying and celebrating role models, and it is a source of great pride to see the Engineers Australia membership so strongly represented by these recipients.”

 In acknowledging the honours, Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew AO extended her thanks to those who encourage and nurture their work.

“As a long time NSW Surf Life Saving volunteer and 2019 AO recipient, these awards are especially meaningful for me,” Ms Madew said.

“They present an opportunity to celebrate not only the recipients but the family, friends, and colleagues who support them in their endeavours to make the world a more vibrant, caring, and prosperous place.”

Engineers Australia members honoured for their service to the profession include:

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

  • Dr Stuart McGill for significant service to the mining and resources sector, and business.
  • Warrant Officer Brett Hooper for exceptional service throughout the introduction of Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft and the EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack capability for the Australian Defence Force

Medal of the Order of Australia

  • Dr Ernest Evans for service to engineering.
  • Graeme Haussmann for service to engineering, and to the community.
  • John Woodside for service to the construction industry.
  • Wing Commander Rachael Quirk for meritorious performance of duty in engineering, airworthiness and culture to enhance air power for the Australian Defence Force.


Media inquiries  

Lisa McKoy
0468 366 691
[email protected]