The 2015 Australia Day Honours list has recognised the following Old Boy.
Dr John Galloway (1957) was appointed to Member (AM) in the General Division, for significant service to technological science, particularly to cybernetics and general systems theory, and to the community.
John’s scientific theories have been applied to criminology to help detect and prevent or pre-empt crime. Among other prominent cases, he has worked on the backpacker murders in the 1990s and on the Bali bombings.
John is the founder of NetMap Analytics and a co-founder of Peer Analytics. With his wife Wendy, John has also helped form an agency in NSW known as The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children in Australia which has provided financial grants and practical assistance to families of children with cancer.
(Photo: Darren Snyder, Mudgee Guardian)
In 2014 a number of Old Boys received awards in the Australia Day Honours.
David Crombie (1961) was appointed to Member (AM) in the General Division, while Michael Chapman (1964), Darryl Gregor (1967) and Peter Livingstone (1952) were all appointed a Medal (OAM).
David Crombie is a Director of the Australian Agricultural Company as well as Graincorp and was the National Farmers’ Federation President from 2006 to 2010. As a grain and cattle producer at Warwick and St George in southern Queensland, he is grateful to gain recognition for his work in the industry.
Since 2013, David has been the President of the Australian Rugby Union, Vice-President from 2009 to 2013 and Director from 1999 to 2004.
Adding to his already outstanding accomplishments, David Crombie is also the Director of Foodbank Queensland, the largest food relief organisation in Queensland.
Dr Peter Livingstone, based in Brisbane, has received his award for service to medicine as an anaesthetist. Now in private practice, he has been a Senior Associate Anaesthetist since 1965 having worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital. Peter also worked at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Mike Chapman received his for service to music as a songwriter, producer and teacher. In the 1970s after moving to London, Mike was influential in the British music scene. He wrote and produced hits for Sweet, Smokie, Suzi Quatro, Racey and Mud before writing Simply the Best for Tina Turner. He also produced records for Blondie and wrote The Knack’s number one hit My Sharona.
Dr Darryl Gregor was a founding member of the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and a founding partner of The Eye Centre and the Laservision Centre. He is well recognised as a pioneer within Australian cataract and refractive surgery and has performed more than 20,000 cataract and refractive lens exchange operations. Darryl has received the honour for his service to ophthalmology and education.