Recognition for BGS community members

​​​A number of BGS community members were recognised for their dedication to various fields as recipients in The Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours List. Two BGS Old Boys also received recognition from foreign governments.​

Professor Rajiv KhannaOfficer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

The BGS past parent was recognised for distinguished service to medicine in the field of immunology, through contributions to the development of cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancers, infectious complications and chronic disease.

 

Elston Colin HyndMember (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

The BGS Old Boy '75 was recognised for significant service to youth through executive training roles with Scouts and to the banking and finance sector.

 

David ThomasMember (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Already an OAM, the BGS Old Boy '65 was recognised for significant service to the community through philanthropic support for medical research, environmental conservation and cultural institutions.

 

Dr Terence CoyneMedal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

The BGS past parent was recognised for service to medicine as a neurosurgeon.

 

Neil MackenzieMedal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

The BGS past parent was recognised for service to the community through scale model steam train displays.

 

Michael YauMedal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

The BGS past parent was recognised for service to the multicultural community and to engineering.

 

 

Awards from foreign governments

 

Dr Daryl HolmesOffice of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

The BGS Old Boy '81 was recognised for leadership and personal commitment to the work that YWAM Medical Ships is doing in collaboration with national and provincial health authorities in remote areas of the Southern region and Morobe Province. This award was from the Papua New Guinea government.

 

Colin GuyAmbassador for Peace medal

The BGS Old Boy '51 received the medal from the South Korean government in recognition for service during the Korean War.​​