Trustees and staff are delighted to see the Chair and two Trustees of the Carnegie Trust recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. We extend our warm congratulations to:

thumb Anne Glover©RTaylorProfessor Anne Glover has been made Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to science within the United Kingdom and the European Union. Anne Glover was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to Scotland (2006-2011) and then the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2012-2014). In March 2015 Professor Glover joined the board of Scottish Enterprise and she will be taking up the post of Vice-Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen from June 2015. Professor Glover was appointed Chair of the Carnegie Trust in May 2015.

 

thumb IAIN McMILLAN PICTURE JPEGIain McMillan, formerly Director of CBI Scotland, has been knighted for his services to the Scottish economy. Iain is currently Chairman of the Scottish North American Business Council (SNABC), Chairman of Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland and Chairman of the University of Strathclyde Business School Advisory Board. Honorary Air Commodore of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He has been a Trustee of the Carnegie Trust since 2005.

 

thumb Downes principal-79web©Uni DundeeProfessor Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, has been knighted in recognition of his achievements in higher education and life sciences. Professor Downes is a distinguished bioscientist, who identified the role of the drug Lithium in treating manic depression. Professor Downes has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee since 2009 and Convener of Universities Scotland since 2012. Professor Downes has been an ex-Officio Trustee of the Carnegie Trust since 2009.

 

 

Professor Andy Walker, Secretary and Treasurer to the Trust, said:

“Seeing three of our Trustees honoured in this fashion is particularly gratifying. Both Iain McMillan and Professor Peter Downes have contributed hugely to the work of the Trust, alongside their many other achievements. Their knighthoods are very well deserved. We are also extremely pleased to see our new Chair, Professor Anne Glover, made Dame Commander. Anne has held two major science adviser roles at the highest levels in both Scotland and Europe; once again, this honour is entirely deserved.”

 

 

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