ANZSOG alumni and board members have been recognised for their contribution to the community and commitment to public value in the 2020 Australia Day Honours.
ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith said that the Australia Day Honours were a chance to recognise the contribution of people from across society and recognise the often-overlooked role played by public servants in developing and implementing policies that benefited all Australians.
“As in past years, our alumni have been recognised for the professionalism and dedication they have shown,” he said.
Professor Margaret Gardner, who is Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, and a member of the ANZSOG Board has been appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for her services to tertiary education through leadership and innovation in teaching and learning, research and financial sustainability.
Ian Stewart (Executive Fellows Program 2006), was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for distinguished service to law enforcement and the community as Commissioner of Police in Queensland.
Four other ANZSOG alumni received the Public Service Medal (PSM), which is awarded to 100 public servants each year, for outstanding service by Commonwealth, state, territory or local government public servants.
Professor Smith said that the recognition of ANZSOG alumni demonstrated the positive impact of the public service was on the community.
“Australia is well served by its high-quality, independent public services. It is fitting that the Australia Day Honours recognise this by awarding people who have selflessly worked to benefit the community.”
Find out more about ANZSOG alumni at the ANZSOG website.