Staff, prominent alumni among honours recipients

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Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC

Monash University alumni Professor Simon Molesworth, Professor Tam Sridhar, Dr Jerry Ellis and Mr Tony D’Aloisio are among a group of alumni, staff and supporters recognised in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

One of Australia’s leading environmental lawyers, Professor Simon Molesworth QC (BA 1975, LLB 1977) received an Office of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to conservation and the environment, to heritage preservation at national and international levels, to the professions and natural resource sectors, and to community health organisations.”

Professor Tam Sridhar (PhD Eng 1978), Dean of the Monash Faculty of Engineering, received an Office of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly the discipline of chemical engineering, as an academic and administrator, and to the forging of international strategic educational relationships.”

Former Monash Chancellor Dr Jerry Ellis (HonLLD 2009) was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to business and commerce, particularly as a contributor to the development of the mining industry, to the environment through leadership and advisory roles, to higher education, and to philanthropy.”

Former Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Mr Tony D’Aloisio (BA 1971, LLB(Hons) 1973) received a Member of the Order of Australia “for service to business and commerce, particularly through leadership roles in the securities and investments regulatory sector, to Australia-Asia relations, and to charitable organisations.”

Other recipients include:

  • Dr Peter Carey (HonDLitt 2000) who received an Officer of the Order of Australia "for distinguished service to literature as a novelist, through international promotion of the Australian identity, as a teacher, and as a mentor to emerging writers.”
  • Professor Nicholas Saunders (HonLLD 2006) who was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to medicine and to higher education through administration and clinical leadership roles, and as a significant contributor to national academic and professional organisations.”
  • Ms Heather Butler (BA 1985) who was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia "for service to the community of the east coast of Tasmania, particularly through the tourism and hospitality sectors, to youth, and to the parliament of Tasmania."
  • Dr Robyn Horsley (MPH 1988) who received a Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to occupational and environmental medicine, and to medical education.”

View the full list of recipients.