Two Australian standards professionals—Dr. Alan Morrison and David Singleton—have been recognized on the Australia Day Honours list for 2018.
Dr. Morrison has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through development and support for international standards in the energy supply sector and engineering.
Highlights of his career include an 11-year tenure on the board of Standards Australia and becoming the first Australian to be elected president of the International Organisation for Standardisation.
During his two year role as president, Morrison oversaw the development and approval of ISO’s Strategic Plan for 2010-2015, which became the blueprint for ISO’s work during the period and established the objectives and goals for the international work of standards development.
Dr. Morrison’s recognition on the Honours list is testament to his many years of service to development of standards in Australia, as well as his promotion of the benefits of international standardization.
“The role of standards in promoting innovation and encouraging trade and international cooperation was a hallmark of Dr. Morrison’s ISO presidency and Standards Australia board roles,” said Standards Australia CEO Dr. Bronwyn Evans.
David Singleton was also been recognized as a Member of the Order of Australia following his life-long commitment and service to the engineering sector.
Singleton currently chairs Standards Australia’s Standards Development and Accreditation Committee and has served on the board of Standards Australia since 2010. He has also been involved with engineering consulting firm, Arup, for more than 40 years, in addition to roles including chairman of the Australian Construction Industry Forum, the National Engineering Registration Board, and director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation.
Singleton’s contribution to standards in Australia has been pivotal in facilitating the development of sound technical infrastructure for businesses to be competitive, nimble, and effective in a global economy.
“I am delighted that David’s contribution to developing sustainable infrastructure and the engineering sector as a whole has been recognized,” Evans said. “David is a powerful voice for the engineering profession, and his involvement with Standards Australia has ensured that the voice of engineers is embraced.”