Former Western Australian premier Mark McGowan has been recognised in this year’s King’s Birthday 2024 Honours list.

Mr McGowan was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia on Sunday night.

He joins five other Australians in receiving the honour, including former Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.

Mr McGowan was recognised for his service to the people and parliament of WA, to public health and education, and to international trade relations.

He resigned as WA premier in May 2023 and has since joined several boards in advisory roles.

Mr McGowan is a senior adviser with former Australian treasurer Joe Hockey’s firm Bondi Partners and has joined the advisory board at ASX company APM Human Services International.

Since retiring from politics, Mr McGowan consults to BHP and was engaged as a part-time strategic adviser by Chris Ellison-led Mineral Resources.

Out of the 737 Australians awarded in the King’s Birthday 2024 Honours List, 65 were from WA.

The youngest Western Australian recipient is 29 years old while the oldest living recipient is 98, the Government House WA said.

WA Governor Chris Dawson will formally award the honours to the Western Australians at a ceremony in September.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese congratulated the King’s Birthday honours recipients.

“Both Daniel Andrews and Mark McGowan were very successful from the people who matter to their respective states in Victoria and Western Australia,” he said.