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Dr Helen

In the Australia Day 2023 Honours, Dr Helen Tope was invested as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to environmental protection, particularly of the ozone layer, through leadership, research and policy development.

Dr Tope has over 30 years’ experience in environmental policy development and scientific, technical, and analytical studies. Since 1995, she has been a member of the Montreal Protocol’s Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, co-chair of the Aerosols, Sterilants, Miscellaneous Uses and Carbon Tetrachloride Options Committee, the Medical Technical Options Committee, and more recently, the Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee, providing leadership to synthesise policy-relevant technical advice for the Montreal Protocol and other treaty bodies, such as the Kyoto Protocol.

Her extensive policy development experience includes ozone layer protection, climate change, air quality, and chemicals and hazardous wastes management, with extensive experience in strategic policy, regulatory and legislative development, and public policy processes, including managing the development of an inventory of air pollutant emissions for the city of Brisbane.

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In addition, Michael Stafford-Bennett, another long-standing supporter of the work of the Montreal Protocol, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for his significant service to the refrigeration industry, and to the environment.


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