Dr Carnaby holds four doctorates, two of them honorary, four fellowships from professional bodies, and more than five medals from learned institutions, as well as countless academic and scientific prizes, and Membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
He is well known nationally and internationally for his 12 years as Managing Director of the Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand, 1992-2004. He is also a past President of the Royal Society of New Zealand, a former Chair of the Marsden Fund, and past World President of the Textile Institute.
Dr Carnaby is working on repositioning wool as a raw material for new industrial uses in cosmetics, personal care, paper making and synthetic fibre sectors, at Lincoln Agritech.
Joining him on the honours list were two others with direct Lincoln University connections, both Diploma in Agriculture holders.
Retired Matamata MP and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Lindsay Tisch, was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services as a Member of Parliament; and Rod Anderson the Deputy Chair of the Luggate Community Association, the town’s Civil Defence Coordinator and past Chief Fire Officer, received the Queen’s Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community.