The Dean of the Business School, Professor Leisa Sargent announced the award, noting it reflects Professor David Hensher’s outstanding achievements as one of the world’s leading transport economists.
David is the architect of what has become a significant globally recognised research and teaching and engagement Institute in the University of Sydney Business School.
The Dean added that under his leadership the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has reached a Level 5 ranking under Excellence in Research for Australia (‘well above world standards’) and 10th in the world in its field of expertise.
David’s extraordinary output over several decades, and the significant impact his work has had - and continues to have - in the transportation and supply chain spaces in Australia and overseas, means there were very few accolades left for him to acquire in his area of expertise.
As such, it is a very fitting honour for him to be recognised for his achievements by the Governor-General in his capacity as Chancellor of the Order of Australia.
“I am so appreciative of receiving the AM in recognition of my significant service to transport, and to supply chain management – it marks a recognition of over 45 years of devotion to a field I am passionate about,” David said.