Professor Garnaut among Australia’s best in Queen’s Birthday honours

Professor Ross Garnaut has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours for his extraordinary contribution to climate change policy and international relations.

Prominent economist Ross Garnaut is among 15 Australians awarded the highest honour in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday list - a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Professor Garnaut was recognised for his service as Australia’s leading international economist in the area of energy and climate change policy. He was also awarded honours for his significant work in the development of Australia-Asia Pacific economic relations.

He is currently a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne.

Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Professor Paul Kofman, said the award was testament to Professor Garnaut’s outstanding work at the highest levels of public policy:

For four decades Professor Garnaut has built an incredible career around Australia’s economic engagement with Asia, energy policy, climate change policy. Professor Paul Kofman

“As a Faculty that prides itself on excellence, we are incredibly proud of Professor Garnaut and the significant impact he continues to make on our country.”