University’s Chancellor receives New Year Honour

The University of Warwick’s Chancellor, Richard Lambert, has been awarded a knighthood in this year’s New Year Honours for services to Business.

Lambert, who aside from his position at the University is also the General Director of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), is among 997 people being awarded honours for services to society this year.

Others who have received the honours including knighthoods, CBEs (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), OBEs (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire) include ex-Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, actors Sheila Hancock and David Suchet, and football World Cup final referee Howard Webb.

The New Year Honours reward individuals’ personal bravery, achievement, or service to the United Kingdom as advised to HM The Queen by numerous ministers.

The position of Chancellor is largely ceremonial, with its holder acting as a representative and figurehead for the University rather than undertaking any governance responsibilities.

Lambert, who was previously the editor for the Financial Times, is expected to step down from his position as General Director of the CBI early this year, several months before the end of his five-year contract.

Last year, Lambert came under fire from students for his support of higher tuition fees.


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