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New Year’s Honours – Congratulations!




Paul Curran: Vice-Chancellor, City University London
Knighthood for services to Higher Education

Harvey McGrath: Honorary Graduate 2007
Knighthood for services to Economic Growth and Public Life

Alan Yarrow: Former Chancellor and Lord Mayor of London
Knighthood for services to International Business, Inclusion and the City of London


Heather Rabbatts: Honorary Graduate 1999
Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire for public service and services to Football and Equality


Maree Barnett, Head of Emerging Infections, Department of Health: BSc Nursing and Midwifery 1996
OBE for services to Public Health

Pim (Pamela) Baxter, Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery: MA Arts Administration 1990
OBE for services to the Arts

Prof Helen Odell-Miller, Professor of Music Therapy and Director,Music Therapy Research Centre, Anglia Ruskin University: MPhil Music Therapy 1989
OBE for services to Music Therapy

Cedric Wake, Chief Executive, The Nautical Institute: MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance 1989
OBE for services to the Maritime Industry


Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival: MA Arts Administration 1987
MBE for services to Culture and Disability Arts particularly in London

David Hong, Optometrist: MSC Clinical Optometry 1998
MBE for services to Optometry particularly voluntary service to Optometry Abroad

Janet Leach, Head of Disabled Children’s Services, London Borough of Enfield: Currently doing her MSc Voluntary Sector Management (Conversion)
MBE for services to Children with Special Educational Needs

Elizabeth Lees, Deputy Director, Nursing and Patient Experience, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust: SONM Undergraduate Occasional 2007
MBE for services to Nursing

Helen Marriage, Founder, Artichoke: Dip Arts Administration 1987
MBE for services to the Arts and Outdoor Performance

Carmel McConnell, Founder, Magic Breakfast charity: MBA 1993
MBE for services to School Food

Jaz Rabadia, Senior Manager of Energy and Initiatives, Starbucks and STEM Ambassador: MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics 2010
MBE for services to Sustainability in the Energy Management Sector and Diversity in the STEM Sectors

Congratulations to you all!

One Response to New Year’s Honours – Congratulations!

  1. Peter Roberts says:

    Dear Emma,

    Jaz Rabadia also obtained a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class) at City 2006.

    if you have time, please check out her inspirational career and story on Linkedin.



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