The Academy wishes to congratulate the following Fellows who have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year Honours list:


Order of the British Empire - Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire - GBE

Professor Sir John Irving Bell, Regious Professor of Medicine, Oxford University and Chairman, Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research for services to medicine, medical research and the UK life science industry.


Order of the British Empire - Commanders of the Order of the British Empire – CBE

Amanda Chessell, Software Engineer, IBM, for services to engineering.

Professor Stephen Richardson, Associate Provost (Institutional Affairs) and Professor of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, for services to chemical engineering education and safety.

Jane Wernick, Founder, Jane Wernick Associates Ltd., for services to structural and civil engineering.

Andrew Wyllie, Chief Executive, Costain, for services to construction and engineering.


Order of the British Empire - Officers of the Order of the British Empire - OBE

Dr Cecil Balmond, Principal, Balmond Studio, for services to architecture.

Christopher Earnshaw, Managing Director, Oakleigh Ventures, for services to engineering and technology.

Professor Sarah Spurgeon, Professor of Control Engineering and Head of School, University of Kent, for services to engineering.


Notes for Editors

  1. Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK's national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK's role as a great place to do business.

    We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK's world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.

    We have four strategic challenges: Drive faster and more balanced economic growth; foster better education and skills; lead the profession; promote engineering at the heart of society.

For more information please contact:

Giorgio De Faveri at the Royal Academy of Engineering
T: 020 7766 0655
E: Giorgio De Faveri

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