Service to the Community

Over the years, many of our Mentonians have been recognised for their work through the Queen’s Birthday Honours List acknowledging contributions to community, charity, philanthropy, social enterprise and more
In the early days of our School, a number of our old Mentonians also received some of the Queen’s highest British awards including Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), rewarding both civilian and military wartime service.
It is wonderful to see so many of our alumni honoured for service across many different sectors. This diversity is a testament to their Mentone education and their strength of character that has led each to have such a positive impact on their community. For that, we thank them and celebrate their achievements.
NameAlumni YearHonour AwardedService
William 'Bill' Granger19862023 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)Service to the tourism and hospitality sector.
Shane Warne19872022 Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)Distinguished service to cricket as a player, role model and commentator, to the community through charitable initiatives, and for philanthropic contributions.
Lyndon Hart19902022 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)Service to the community in a range of roles, Yarrawonga, Victoria.
Stuart McIntyre19592022 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)Service to the community of Brighton, Victoria.
Reverend Dr Peter Crawford19672020 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)Commitment to the Anglican Church and efforts throughout Emerald Victoria and surrounds.
John Hammer19522017 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)Service to cricket and seniors sport in Victoria.
The Very Reverend Dr John Shepherd19592017 AMFor significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia through senior liturgical roles and to the community.
Geoff Ryan1965AMFor significant service to secondary education, particularly to the independent schools sector, and to professional organisations.
Neville ClarkHeadmasterOAM MCOAM: For service to education.
MC: Artillery - 4 Field Regiment - Vietnam.
Prof. Glenn Bowes1966AO For distinguished service to medical education and its administration, to the advancement of child health and welfare, and through contributions to government and professional organisations.
John Hutson1966AO
Robert Nottle1960CBE
John Newnham OAM
Stan Alves OAM For service to Australian Rules football as a player, coach and commentator, and to the community as a supporter of charitable organisations.
Don Ingram1955OAM
Simon AppelBoard ChairOAM
Sir Robert Jackson1928AC KCVO CMG OBE
George Varlamos1957OAM
Ret. Brigadier John Deighton1952AM MC
Alf H Pollard AO
Commander J Lawrence Merson1935OAM RAN
Major General Derek Deighton1948OAM MBE