Alumni & friends

Congratulations to alumni recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours

Tue Jan 17 11:27:00 GMT 2012

Congratulations are due to University of Bath alumni recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list this year.

Dr Terry Butland (PhD Physics 1972), Middlesex University Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice Chair of Governors at Stanmore College, London, received an OBE for services to Higher Education.

Professor Julian Cooper (BSc Economics & Administration 1968) also received an OBE for services to Soviet and Russian and economic studies. He is currently Professor of Russian Economic Studies at the University of Birmingham.

There were two alumni recognised for their work in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Patrick Davies (BSc Business Administration 1991), Head of Near East and North Africa Department, received an OBE and Rebecca Cousins (BA ESML French ab initio Russian 2001), formerly 2nd Secretary, Tokyo, received an MBE. Being recognised in this way just ten years after graduating is an outstanding achievement. Rebecca has enjoyed a varied career at the FCO including her post in Tokyo, during which the consular team had to respond to the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

Andrew Martin (BSc Economics & Government 1980), formerly Superintendent, Bedfordshire Police, has received an MBE for services to the Police.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor has also been recognised in the New Year Honours list; Professor Glynis Breakwell, who has led the University since 2001, has been made a Dame for services to Higher Education.

We also congratulate John Bush OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire and member of University of Bath Court, who has received a CVO, and Professor Naim Dangoor OBE who has received a CBE for charitable services. Professor Dangoor established the Exilarch’s Foundation, which has funded 125 scholarships at the University.