2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipient — Mike Rothery PSM

Australian Emergency Management Institute

Mr Mike Rothery has been awarded the Public Service Medal.


Mike Rothery

Mr Mike Rothery, First Assistant Secretary, National Security Resilience Policy Division has been awarded the Public Service Medal. The award was announced on 9 June as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2014 honours list.

Mike has been central to developing and implementing the concept of national security resilience in Australia. During 30 years of distinguished public service he has advocated and gained widespread support for innovative policy to protect Australia’s people, information and assets, including critical infrastructure, from national security threats such as terrorism, cyber and identity crime, and natural disasters. He was instrumental to the development of the Australian Government’s first Cyber Security Strategy in 2009, which continues to guide the Government’s response to cyber threats. Mike oversaw the development and implementation of the Protective Security Policy Framework which underpins Australia’s collaborative approach to the sharing of sensitive and important information across government and with industry in a secure way. Mike achieved a fundamental and extremely positive shift in national emergency management policy by leading the development and implementation of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

The Public Service Medal recognises outstanding service by employees of the Australian Government and state, territory and local government employees. Mike was awarded the medal for outstanding public service through the delivery of innovative and effective strategies that protect our communities and improve the national capacity to respond to and recover from national security events.