In the Australia Day Honours this year, Old Boy Anthony McLeod (OC1984) received a Public Service medal for outstanding public service in the instigation and development of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan- a plan which guides water management throughout the Basin. Since 1998 Anthony has lived in Canberra where he works for the Federal government. Also, this year he is spending 6 months with his family in the United States on a Fulbright Fellowship looking at issues regarding water management in the Colorado River Basin - this continues an interest first developed in Mr Box’s year 11 geography classes in Room 308.
This photo shows him receiving his Public Service medal in May from the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove.
Upon graduating from Marcellin, Anthony attended the University of Melbourne where he completed his PhD in engineering, specialising in water resource management. Anthony also had two brothers who attended Marcellin [Greg (82) and Tom (86)].
Anthony’s Mum Pat recently attended the annual Past and Present Mothers lunch where she very proudly shared photos and information of his achievements.