Two leading businessmen have been honoured by Australia for their contributions to the nation's resources and car industries.
Former Woodside Petroleum boss Donald Voelte and the head of Toyota's operations in Australia, Masahide (Max) Yasuda, have each been appointed an honorary officer (AO) within the general division of the Order of Australia.
American-born Mr Voelte ran Australia's biggest oil and gas company for seven years until 2011 and, after a brief retirement, switched careers in June 2012 when he was appointed chief executive at Kerry Stokes' Seven West Media group.
Mr Voelte, who was honoured for his services to Australia's liquefied natural gas industry, championed the massive Pluto LNG project in Western Australia.
He was a major force in highlighting the development prospects of the Browse Basin gas fields in WA and expanding the number of indigenous employees at Woodside.
Mr Voelte was also recognised for his contributions to the arts and education in Perth, particularly the University of Western Australia and Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Fellow businessman Mr Yasuda received his honour in recognition of his services to the Australian automotive and manufacturing industries, as well as enhancing ties between Australia and Japan.
He began his career with Toyota in 1972 and was appointed president and chief executive of Toyota's Australian arm in 2007.
The Japanese businessman, who attracted controversy over Toyota's decision to axe 350 workers from its Altona plant in Victoria in January, was the driving force behind the manufacture of the Camry hybrid car in Australia.
He has also contributed to the federal government's Automotive Industry Innovation Council and served as vice president of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
Mr Voelte and Mr Yasuda were among 18 people to receive honours announced by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on Friday.