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Tuesday 11 May 2021

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, today presented Australian Honours and Awards to the following Queenslanders:

MR PETER BARRY KEARNS

Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For significant service to education, particularly to adult and lifelong learning, including as member, board member, special advisor and fellow for several lifelong learning and social heritage organisations, as founder and director of PASCAL International Exchanges, and through contributions in the field to UNESCO, the Australian Learning Community Network and the Australian College of Educators.

SUPERINTENDENT MARK ALAN KELLY

Australian Police Medal

For dedicated and exemplary service to the Queensland Police Service and to the community, through roles in operational and corporate environments, including as Superintendent, District Officer of the Darling Downs District, as G20 Venue Commander, and Deputy Commander of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Joint Emergency Services Command Centre, earning the respect of peers and support of colleagues.

DR JEFFREY STEVENS KEMP

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to youth through counselling, as Student Counsellor at St Michael’s College Queensland and Founder of the Asteros Association, and through sporting programs, in roles as founder, president and member of a range of sports entities, including as Chairman of Football Gold Coast.

MS VALERIE KATHLEEN LEHMAN

Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For significant service to the performing arts, through roles in prominent Australian television and film productions including Neighbours, All Saints, Blue Heelers, the Flying Doctors, Homicide, Prisoner: Cell Block H, and Bellbird, and to wildlife conservation, through supporter and ambassador roles with Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors and Endangered Species Supporters Australia.

DR BRUCE GREGORY LISTER

Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For significant service to paediatric intensive care medicine, as Specialist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, and Foundation Intensive Care Specialist Director at the Mater Children’s Hospital, and to professional societies and colleges, as senior officeholder, through advisory roles in international organisations and as a senior educator in the field. 

MRS GEENA DESIREE LUCKIN

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to the community, through volunteer, senior officeholder and leadership roles in organisations including the Bracken Ridge Baptist Church, Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, Crosby Road Branch of Meals on Wheels and Brisbane Junior Theatre, and as a mentor.

LIEUTENANT JESSICA ANN LYONS

Commendation for Distinguished Service

For distinguished performance of duties, exceptional leadership and professionalism as a Force Protection Platoon Commander on Operation HIGHROAD, ensuring the success of the Train Advise Assist mission in a complex threat environment, thereby contributing to the safety of Australian and Coalition personnel in warlike operations.

MR PAUL ANTHONY MAGUIRE

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to the community, through the Australian Jaycees in numerous roles including as Queensland State President, World Executive Vice-President and as Life Member, and through the Mackay Brothers Rugby League Club as Chair of the Leprechaun Park Group.

WARRANT OFFICER SHERYLEE GEORGETTE FOLKES

Medal of the Order of Australia in the Military Division

For meritorious service to the Royal Australian Navy in leadership roles at sea and ashore, performing duties to the highest professional standards across a range of challenging leadership and welfare postings, including applying inclusive and empathetic mentoring and leadership in the development of teams during periods of acute workforce shortages.

MR JEREMY DAVID MANSFIELD

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to the building and construction industry, including as sustainability manager and project manager with Lendlease Building, as an advocate for sustainable building and design practices through industry and education initiatives, and as an industry representative on national and university reference groups and committees throughout Australia.

MR JOHN CLIFFORD MARTIN

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to education through administrative roles, including as Deputy Bursar of the University of Queensland and Bursar of the Women’s College, and as President and senior officeholder of the Alumni Friends of the University of Queensland and the University of Queensland Staff and Graduates Club.

MR DAVID HENRY MATTISKE

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to veterans and their families, as a dedicated member, officeholder and supporter of the Returned and Services League of Australia, and through preserving naval history as an author and patron and member of naval history associations, and to the community, in promoting tourism, including as founding Chairman of the Kilcunda Lobster Festival.

DR JAMES JIP MCGILL

Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For significant service to metabolic medicine, to biochemical genetic pathology, and to medical education, through clinical, research, education, and consultancy roles and leadership positions with entities including the Queensland, Royal and Mater Children’s Hospitals, Human Genetics Society of Australasia, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the University of Queensland, and State and Commonwealth governments.

MRS NORMA MCLEOD

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to the community of Maleny, as member, supporter and officeholder of community organisations including the Maleny Show Society, Maleny Garden Club, Maleny Floral Art Group, Centenary of 1915 Memorial Walk, and Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

DR RONALD GORDON MEIKLE

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For services to medicine, particularly to radiology, including as a radiologist practitioner and hospital director, through senior officeholder positions with medical research councils and professional societies, and as a leading advocate in the field through government and industry boards and initiatives.

PROFESSOR PAUL CHRISTOPHER MEMMOTT

Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For distinguished service to ethno-architecture and anthropology and to Indigenous housing and cultural heritage, as a leading educator and researcher, author and contributor of several publications, and senior officeholder in professional organisations in these fields, and to tertiary education, especially through co-founding the Aboriginal Data Archive, which transformed into the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre at the University of Queensland.

MR KENNETH JOHN MEWBURN

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to conservation and the environment, in particular in and around the Golden Beach and Caloundra areas, as a member, officeholder, volunteer and advocate through Take Action for Pumicestone Passage, Night Eyes Water and Landcare, St Andrew’s Caloundra Gardening Group and other community organisations.  

MR STEVEN MITCHELL

Australian Corrections Medal

For distinguished service to Queensland Corrective Services, to the rehabilitation of prisoners in custody, and to community safety, through roles as a Correctional Counsellor, Psychologist, Correctional Manager Offender Development and Senior Psychologist, including at the high-security men’s facility, the Maryborough Correctional Centre, working to enhance outcomes for prisoners and supporting a culture of excellence.

MR GARRY ANTHONY MOLLOY

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to education, as a teacher and principal at various schools across Queensland, including as Principal of Woodridge State School, and through leadership and advocacy within Education Queensland, promoting personalised learning and improving behaviour management responses.

MR MICHAEL BRUCE HAWKINS

Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For significant service to the film and television industry, including as Executive Director of the National Association of Cinema Operators Australasia and CEO of Australian Multiplex Cinemas, and to screen content, including as Director of Screen Australia, Director and Deputy Chairman of Screen Queensland, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

DR FREDERICK MORGAN

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to medicine as a general practitioner in Nanango, as a former Queensland Government State Medical Officer, for his involvement in the establishment of the Karinya – Nanango Residential Care Home, and as a member of the South Nanango Rural Fire Brigade.

MR DESMOND JOHN MORRIS

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to rugby league, as a Queensland representative player, Queensland and Australian selector, Queensland State of Origin Coach, and through the Eastern Suburbs Tigers Rugby League Football Club, in executive leadership roles and as a player, captain and coach.  

MR NEIL CHARLES MUSCH

Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For service to emergency response organisations, as a volunteer, officer, educator, leader and officeholder, including with the Queensland Ambulance Service, Boolboonda Rural Fire Brigade and Dysart State Emergency Service.

PROFESSOR COLLEEN COYNE NELSON

Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division

For significant service to medical research, particularly to prostate cancer, through academic, research, and advisory positions and founding roles in organisations including at Queensland University of Technology, the Translational Research Institute, and through associated international bodies, particularly in Canada, and to professional, community and health organisations, through membership, leadership roles and publications.