Economics alumni lauded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

25 Jun 2018

Two alumni from The University of Queensland’s School of Economics 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.

Business Economics and Law (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 School of Economics 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.

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

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

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.

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