2023 Australia Day Honours recipients

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to have had more than 40 people from our community of alumni, donors, staff & students recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Honours.

We congratulate all who received recognition in the Australia Day Honours, and we take great pride in their service to the wider community.

Professor Kiaran Kirk AM
Dean, ANU College of Science
For significant service to science education and research, and to professional organisations.
Commander Kathryn Ford CSM RAN
MMil&Def '17
For meritorious achievement in the field of Navy training.
Mr Michael Lee OAM
BA '82
For service to education.
Associate Professor Charlotte Galloway OAM
BAHistCur (Hons) '97, PhD '07
For service to education, and to history.
Emerita Professor Linda Barwick AM
Professor, School of History
For significant service to the preservation and digitisation of cultural heritage recordings.
Mr Jonathon Leek OAM
GCertMilLaw '21
For service to the law.
Ms Winsome Hall OAM
BA '07
For service to the community through a range of roles.
Ms Glenys Beauchamp AO PSM
BEc '77
For distinguished service to public administration, particularly innovative health reform, industry and science policy, and program delivery.
Mr Geoffrey Page OAM
Visiting Fellow, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
For service to literature as a poet.
Emeritus Professor Peter Hannaford AC
Visiting Fellow, Department of Physics and Theoretical Physics (1983-1989)
For eminent service to science, particularly to experimental physics, as an academic and researcher, to professional institutions, and as a role model for young scientists.
Mr John Hodgson OAM
BA (Hons) '69
For service to the visual arts, particularly to photography.
Emerita Professor Judith Brett AM
For significant service to education and public debate, particularly in social science and politics.
Ms Mary Patetsos AM
GDipA '96
For significant service to multicultural affairs, and to aged care through board positions.
Wing Commander Kerry Hollings AM
MMil&Def '17
For exceptional service in major international engagement, strategic recruitment development, and Professional Military Education reform for the Australian Defence Force.
Lieutenant Colonel Adam Bryden CSC
MMil&Def '18
For outstanding achievement as Staff Officer Grade One Indo-Pacific Operations, Headquarters Joint Operations Command.
Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Penley CSM
MMil&Def '19
For meritorious achievement as the Brigade Major of the 1st Brigade during 2021 and 2022.
Lieutenant Colonel Clarence Hovell CSM
MMil&Def '15
For meritorious achievement as Commanding Officer of the Combat Training Centre-Live during 2021 and 2022.
Ms Laura Bunyan OAM
BA '78
For service to community history.
Dr Ian Pfennigwerth OAM
BA '89
For service to military history.
Professor David Hume AO
BSc (Hons) '76, PhD '79
For distinguished service to biological science, particularly molecular biology, and to tertiary education.
Ms Chloe Burns PSM
For outstanding public service in the development of statistical modelling and public health measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Miss Amanda Pickrell OAM
MIntAff '05
For outstanding public service through leadership and management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Michelle Potter AM
BA (Hons) '89, PhD '94
For significant service to the performing arts in a range of roles.
Colonel Douglas Humphreys CSC OAM
GradCertMilLaw '13
For outstanding devotion to duty as the Panel Leader of the New South Wales Australian Army Legal Corps Panel and Senior Reserve Officer, Army Command Support Panel.
Commander Debbie Butterworth AM CSM and Bar RAN
MMil&Def '16
For exceptional service to the Royal Australian Navy in the field of Navy People leadership and management.
Mrs Susan Rae OAM
BA '81
For service to the promotion of international trade.
Mr Andrew Jaggers PSM
BEc '92, GDipEnvLaw '98
For outstanding public service in supporting the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Australians.
Lieutenant Commander Tristan Colclough CSM RAN
MMil&Def '22
For meritorious achievement as the 88 Squadron Aviation Engineering Officer.
Colonel Marc Rhodes CSC
MMilSt '12
For outstanding achievement as the Deputy Director LAND 4 Phase 3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Test and Evaluation Activity.
Dr Anne Jenkins PSM
BSc '90, GDipSc '92, PhD '98
For outstanding public service to public health through specialised data analytics.
Distinguished Professor Matthew Colless AO FAA
Director, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
For distinguished service to scientific research, particularly to astronomy and astrophysics, and to professional societies.
Mr Javier Ribalta PSM
GCertMigLaw '10
For outstanding public service through leadership and coordination of Services Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Peter Jennings AO PSM
MA '88
For distinguished service to the development of strategic and international policy, and to public affairs.
Commander Samuel Dale CSM RAN
MMil&Def '19
For meritorious devotion to duty as Future Operations Coordinator at Maritime Operations in the planning of all Australian Defence Force maritime operations.
Mr Stephen Scudamore AM
For significant service to business and commerce, and to the mining and resources sector.
Warrant Officer Andrew Jocumsen CSC
MMil&Def '18
For outstanding devotion to duty in the field of Defence People development.
Dr Marcia Devlin AM
BA '87
For significant service to higher education, and to women.
Lieutenant Colonel David Silverstone CSC
MMil&Def '16
For outstanding achievement as Director Operations and Director Plans in Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 on Operation ACCORDION from February to September 2021.
Mr Toby Keene PSM
For outstanding public service to public health as the Executive Branch Manager, COVID-19 Response Branch in ACT Health.
Dr Peter Dowling OAM
BA (Hons) '88, MA '90, PhD '98
For service to community history.
Dr Michael Tedeschi AM
Clinical Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Health and Medicine & General Practitioner, ANU Medical Centre
For significant service to medicine, particularly to people with drug and alcohol dependency.
Ms Merran Kelsall AO
Committee Member, ANU Finance Committee
For distinguished service to the financial accounting sector, to professional organisations, and to the community.
Emeritus Professor Stephen Duckett AM
BEc '71
For significant service to public health policy and management, and to tertiary education.
Mrs Jane Urquhart PSM
BAsSt (Hons) '91, GDipForAffTde '93
For outstanding public service through sustained contribution to industry and science policy and programs to improve the economic wellbeing, global reputation and national interests of Australia.
Lieutenant Colonel Khalid El Khaligi CDS
MMil&Def '18
For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Deputy Chief of Operations in the Headquarters of the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, on Operation OKRA from February 2021 to November 2021.
Ms Andrea Faulkner PSM
GDipForAff&Tde '92
For outstanding public service in leading Australia's Embassy in Myanmar and commitment to advancing Australia's interests.
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