Twelve ANZSOG alums recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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  • Published Date: 22 June 2022

In recognition of their contribution to the community and commitment to public value, twelve ANZSOG alumni have been recognised in the 2022 Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours.

ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith said he was delighted that ANZSOG alumni had been recognised for their professionalism and dedication, and the awards underscored ANZSOG’s mission to lift the quality of public services in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

He congratulated all recipients for their work to serve their communities and deliver public value.

“The value of a strong public sector has been amply demonstrated over the last two years as Australia has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to a ‘new normal’. I am delighted that so many ANZSOG alumni have been recognised both for their work during COVID-19 and their careers more broadly.”

Three past participants in ANZSOG’s China Reciprocal Program were awarded the Order of Australia

  • Andrew Cappie-Wood, former head of the ACT public service was made an Officer (AO) in the general division for distinguished service to public administration in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • Kerry Chant, the Chief Health Officer of NSW was made an Officer (AO) in the general division for distinguished service to the people of New South Wales through public health administration and governance, and to medicine.
  • Leslie Loble, former head of the NSW Education Department, was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to public administration, and to education.

In addition, nine ANZSOG alumni were awarded Public Service Medals, bringing to 17 the number of ANZSOG alumni awarded the medals in 2022, out of a total of 100.

  • Robert Patrick Bryson (Commonwealth Government - Towards Strategic Leadership 2018) for outstanding public service in his sustained role in the logistic and asset improvement and modernisation of Australia’s operational Antarctic program.
  • Jacqueline Ann Curtis (Commonwealth Government - Executive Master of Public Administration 2016) for outstanding public service in driving change and building capability in the Australian Public Service as inaugural head of the APS Human Resources Profession.
  • Danielle Joy Regeling (Commonwealth Government - Executive Master of Public Administration 2018 and Executive Fellows Program 2021) for outstanding public service to Service Australia’s support for Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating between Services Australia and primary partners including the Department of Health and national health providers.
  • Caroline Farmer (NSW Government – Executive Master of Public Administration 2018) for outstanding public service to New South Wales Health, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • William James Murphy (NSW Government – Executive Master of Public Administration 2007 and Executive Fellows Program 2016) for outstanding public service to NSW, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Argiri Alisandratos (Victorian Government – Executive Master of Public Administration 2006) for outstanding public service to the community, particularly to Victoria’s most vulnerable.
  • Maree Ann Parker (Queensland Government - Deputies Leadership Program 2019) for outstanding public service in regional development, infrastructure planning and delivery and disaster economic recovery.
  • Fiona Ward (South Australian Government - Deputies Leadership Program 2018) for outstanding public service in child protection and community services for children and families in South Australia.
  • Jennifer Patsy Gale (Tasmanian Government -China Reciprocal Program 2016) for outstanding public service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms Gale serves as the Secretary of Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet and Head of State Service, and is a member of the ANZSOG Board.