Prof. Tim New has been awarded the Australian Entomological Society's lifetime achievement award, the Pat Marks Medal. This is the first time this award has been made. Prof. New has contributed significantly to the study of many different insect groups with his earlier years focussed on the taxonomy of smaller orders, particularly Psocoptera and Neuroptera. In his later career, he became a powerful voice for insect conservation in Australia. He has been an inspiring teacher and postgraduate supervisor of many former students who are now making significant contributions of their own to the study of Australian insects. Prof. New has also been a long-term supporter of the Australian Entomological Society and was President of the Society in 1988–1990.