Outstanding BEL community members recognised

4 Jul 2017

Three BEL Faculty alumni have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The annual list celebrates Australia’s finest philanthropists, leaders, activists, researchers and visionaries and their contributions to Australia.

Among those named as Members in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) were:

Ms Fiona Helen Guthrie (Master Business Admin ’92). For significant service to the community through social welfare and financial counselling roles.                             

The Hon Justice Michelle May (Bachelor of Laws ’79). For significant service to the law, particularly to the Family Court of Australia, to judicial administration, and to professional associations.

Among those named as Members of the Order of Australia in the Military Division (AM) were:

Air Commodore Michael John Burnett (Bachelor of Economics ’79, Bachelor of Laws ’82). For exceptional service as a legal officer and as the Deputy Judge Advocate General - Air Force.

The full list of UQ honourees is available here.