This year, the University will honour some of its alumni, notable individuals from the South West area and key figures who have made a significant contribution within their field and to society, nationally and internationally. Read our news story.
Professor Ian L Boyd, BSc PhD DSc FSB FSRE
Professor Ian Boyd is the Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government on Food and Environment and Professor in Biology at the University of St Andrews. He was previously Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews and the Sea Mammal Research Unit. He created the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland, has been a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council and chairman of a scientific advisory board on decommissioning, for Oil and Gas UK.
Grammy award-winning Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the leading violinists of today. He has performed with every major orchestra in the United States, as well as many in the UK, Europe and Far East.
This coming season he will return to the Boston Symphony, playing the Ligeti Concerto with Thomas Adès on the podium. For this performance, Augustin will play the U.S. premiere of Adès's new cadenza for the concerto.
Helen Brand OBE
Helen Brand is Chief Executive of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants; a post she has held since 2008. Helen has built her career within professional bodies and has considerable experience and knowledge of the 180 markets in which ACCA currently operates.
Helen has built her career within professional bodies and has considerable experience and knowledge of the 180 markets in which ACCA currently operates.
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Lord (David) Neuberger read chemistry at Oxford and began his career as an investment banker. Three years later, in 1975, he was called to the Bar and practised largely in property law, taking silk in 1987. David was appointed a High Court Judge, sitting in the Chancery Division, in 1996, and was Supervisory Chancery Judge for Midland, Wales and Chester and Western Circuits from 2001. Three years later he was made a Lord Justice of Appeal, and appointed Judge in charge of IT and modernisation.
Professor Ian Boyd, BSc PhD DSc FSB FSRE, was honoured for his outstanding achievements in the field of environment and human health.
Augustin Hadelich was honoured for his outstanding achievements in the field of music.
Helen Brand OBE, was honoured for her outstanding contribution to the accountancy profession.
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury was honoured for his outstanding achievements in the field of law.