BEL alumni lauded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

20 Jun 2018
Nine alumni and community members from The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law were among the honourees on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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

BEL Faculty Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said BEL alumni were exemplars in their community.

“Our alumni work tirelessly to create positive change and lead from the front, both in their work and in broader society,” Professor Griffiths said.

“Congratulations to this year’s honourees, who have been acknowledged for their service in a range of fields – including law, tourism, education and the energy sector – in addition to their exceptional community spirit, advocacy and leadership.”

The 2018 BEL Faculty Queen’s Birthday honourees are: 

Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Mr Terry Effeney AO (Bachelor of Engineering ’82, Bachelor of Economics ’90)
For distinguished service to the energy supply sector, particularly in Queensland, through planning and delivery programs, to infrastructure management, and to the community.

Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

The Hon Justice Martin Daubney SC AM (Bachelor of Arts ’83, Bachelor of Laws ’86)
For significant service to the law, and to the judiciary, to education, and to the community.

His Honour Judge Stuart Durward SC AM (Bachelor of Laws ’76)
For significant service to the law and the judiciary, to the provision of legal services to the Australian Defence Force, to education, and to the community.

His Honour Judge Michael Shanahan AM (Bachelor of Commerce ’75, Bachelor of Laws ‘77)
For significant service to the judiciary and to the legal profession as a judge and as an advocate and mentor for juvenile and Indigenous justice issues.

Mr Charles Woodward AM (Bachelor of Commerce ’70)
For significant service to the tourism industry in North Queensland through roles as an advisor and tour operator, to sport, and to the community.

Medal (OAM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Adjunct Professor Iyla Davies OAM (Master Laws ’91)
For service to education.  

Major Geoffrey Haigh RFD OAM (Bachelor of Engineering ’68, Bachelor of Economics ’78)
For service to the community, and to engineering.

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Mrs Julianne Mitchell PSM (Bachelor of Engineering ’84, Master of Business Administration ’99, Master of Environmental Management ‘99)
For outstanding public service to transport infrastructure in Queensland.

Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)

Flight Lieutenant Julie-Ann Leo CSM (Bachelor of Business ’90)
For meritorious achievement in the introduction of battlefield mobility capabilities into the Royal Australian Air Force.

More than 50 UQ alumni and friends received 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours, including a laser physicist, an author and a women’s advocate. Read more about the UQ honourees.

Contact: BEL Communications, Alysha Hilevuo, media@bel.uq.edu.au, (07) 3346 9349.

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