A number of UNSW Canberra alumni have been recognised for their contribution to Australian society in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours, including Brigadier Alison Margaret Creagh CSC (Ret'd). 

Brigadier Creagh CSC (Ret’d) received the honour of Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to veterans and their families, and to rowing. 

For distinguished service and exceptional leadership as Force Commander, Multinational Force and Observers, Operation MAZURKA, Major General Simon Andrew Stuart DSC AM received the honour of an Officer (AO) in the Military Divison. 

Several alumni, including Captain Anthony Rayner RAN and Group Captain Jennifer Fantini, received the honour of a Member of Australia in the Military Division. 

The graduates were among the 933 Australians who received Queen’s Birthday Honours announced by Governor-General the Hon. David Hurley. 

UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs congratulated all who received awards and said the UNSW community was incredibly proud of its Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients. 

“It is a wonderful acknowledgment of the contributions UNSW students, staff and alumni make toward the betterment of society, locally and globally, through inspiring leadership, world-changing research and a pioneering spirit,” Professor Jacobs said. “We are incredibly proud of the University community recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours and I congratulate all who have been honoured.”  

A list of UNSW alumni who received Queen's Birthday Honours in 2020 is available. This list is current as at Tuesday 9 June. The complete list of Queen’s Birthday Honour recipients can be seen here.