National awards recognise BEL community members

5 Feb 2021

Flags on top of the Forgan Smith buildingAustralia Day Honours have been awarded to six alumni and community members from The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL).

The annual awards recognise Australians from all walks of life for their exemplary service and contributions to the nation.

BEL Faculty Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths congratulated the recipients and thanked them for doing their part to create positive change.

“After the challenging year that was 2020, it’s wonderful to see BEL alumni acknowledged for their efforts to make the world a better place,” Professor Griffiths said.

“The recipients have made contributions in diverse fields such as the not-for-profit sector, education, law, the military, financial assistance and the performing arts.

“We celebrate their achievements and thank them for their strong sense of community spirit.” 

Congratulations to the 2021 Australia Day Honours recipients from the BEL Faculty:


Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Dr Sally Pitkin AO | Business School Adjunct Professor

For distinguished service to business, to corporate governance standards and performance, to the arts, and to the advancement of women.


Officer in the Military Division of the Order of Australia

Major General Roger Noble AO DSC CSC | Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (1997)

For distinguished service in the appointments of Head Military Strategic Commitments, Deputy Chief Joint Operations and Deputy Commanding General United States Army Pacific.


Medal in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Ms Wendy Lewis OAM | Master of Business Administration (2006)

For service to the not-for-profit sector, and to education.

Mr John Martin OAM | Bachelor of Commerce (1977), Bachelor of Economics (1974)

For service to education through administrative roles.

Mrs Rosalind Williams OAM | Bachelor of Laws (1989), Bachelor of Arts (1985)

For service to the law, and to the performing arts.


Public Service Medal

Mr Anthony O’Dea PSM | Diploma in Business (1978)

For outstanding public service to rural and industry financial assistance in Queensland.


View the full 2021 Australia Day Honours List on the Governor-General’s website.  

Contact: BEL Communications, communications@bel.uq.edu.au

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