Mr John Anthony Desmarchelier AM ED


Honorary award citation

John Desmarchelier AM ED will receive an honorary doctorate at the 11am ceremony. Mr Desmarchelier is a UQ Bachelor of Economics graduate.

He has an extensive 40-year business career in the raw sugar industry, was General Manager of the associations representing sugar millers from 1970 to 2000, and inaugural General Manager of Sugar Terminals Limited from 2000 to 2003.

He has been heavily involved with UQ for nearly five decades and has served on a broad number of University committees since 1993, including the UQ Senate.

Mr Desmarchelier was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 1988 for his contribution to the sugar industry, particularly in the areas of development, trade and industrial relations, and to the community.

He has served as a Director, National Safety Council of Australia and the Queensland Confederation of Industry.

He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Land and Food Sciences and the School of Natural and Rural Systems Management. He has served on the editorial board of the UQ magazine Graduate Contact since 1992.


Doctor of Economics honoris causa