Australia Day Honours

Dr Mudge pictured with past students at a Port'n'Talk he gave in 2013.
Dr Mudge pictured with the Master and past students at a Port’n’Talk he gave in 2013.

We warmly congratulate Dr Craig Mudge on being made a Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), South Australia’s only recipient for the second highest honour in the Australia Day Awards. He received the award for his “distinguished service to science, particularly through pioneering initiatives in the information technology sector, as a researcher and author, and as a mentor of young scientists”.

Dr Mudge attended St Mark’s in 1960 and returned in 2013 for a fascinating Port’n’Talk on his life and achievements, particularly within the field of information technology. After studying in Adelaide, Dr Mudge worked in Silicon Valley in California before returning to Australia and continuing to design computers and microchips, with current projects including cloud computing. He has also been involved with the CSIRO since 1980 and is the holder of six patents and the author or co-author of a range of publications, including more than 70 papers.

Mr John Hancock (Alumnus 1965 – 68) was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to Australia-Thailand relations through contributions to bi-lateral business development opportunities and networking. Associate Professor David Cherry (Alumnus 1965 – 67) was also made a Member for significant service to gold through executive roles, and to pain management medicine as an academic and researcher.