The University of Bristol is awarding honorary tiers to Colin Skellett OBE, Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE and Paul Lindley OBE at diploma ceremonies taking vicinity these days [19 February] in the Wills Memorial Building.
Colin Skellett OBE is Chief Executive of Wessex Water and Group Chief Executive of the Wessex Water/YTL UK Group. With more than forty years in commercial enterprise, he has held non-govt roles in rail, journey, and international infrastructure, in addition to working with numerous charities.
In 2012, he changed into offered an OBE for offerings to enterprise and the charity WaterAid, and his present-day roles consist of being non-executive chair of the European Connoisseurs Travel and Chair of the Merchants’ Academy schools.
A scientist and engineer via schooling, Colin is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. This morning he might be recognized with a Doctor of Laws degree.
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Hon FBSA, FRSA, Hon DSc became recently named ‘one of the world’s pinnacle 50 girls in tech’ Forbes and is the co-founding father of Stemettes and incubator Outbox, which work to inspire and guide the subsequent era of ladies into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
At age 10, Anne-Marie exceeded her Mathematics and ICT GCSEs, by means of age 11 she turned into the youngest lady to pass A-degree computing, and through age 20 she turned into the youngest woman to be presented a Masters’ in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oxford University.
Further accolades include; UK IT Industry and British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013 and Red Magazine’s ‘Woman to Watch 2014’. Anne-Marie becomes offered an MBE in 2017 for services to younger ladies and STEM sectors.
This afternoon she will be awarded a Doctor of Science at the birthday party of her work.
Paul Lindley OBE, Hon LLD could be known by his former group in this night’s rite with an honorary Doctor of Laws.
Paul graduated from the University of Bristol in 1989 having studied Economics and Politics (BSc). He went on to observed Ella’s Kitchen in 2006, that’s now the United Kingdom’s largest organic infant meals emblem.
Paul also co-based The Key is E, helping African marketers whose social agencies gain kids. He turned into these days appointed Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce and is also Chair of the non-profit Robert F Kennedy Human Rights UK, a Trustee of the educational company Sesame Workshop, and sits at the Board of social corporation Toast Ale.
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