Derby Honorands - Derby Award Ceremonies - University of Derby

Derby Honorands - July 2017


These are the honorands for our July 2017 ceremonies.

Ceremony 1: Mr Bob Betts – Honorary Doctor of the University (HonDUniv)

Bob is Managing Director of clock manufacturers Smith of Derby Ltd.  The University wishes to recognise his innovative achievements in horology and promotion of the city of Derby.

Ceremony 2: Mrs Sue James – Honorary Doctor of the University (HonDUniv)

Sue is a former Chief Executive of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  This award is conferred in recognition of Sue’s services to health in the city and the region.

Ceremony 3: Paul Stein - Honorary Doctor of the University (HonDUniv)

Paul is Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce.  The University awards this honorary degree in recognition of his contribution to aeronautical science and the development of the region’s manufacturing and engineering industries.

Ceremony 4: Ms Patricia Greene MBE – Honorary Master of the Arts (HonMA)

Patricia Greene is an actress and long-standing cast member of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers.  This award is given in recognition of her services to radio drama.

Ceremony 5: Mr Geoff Wright - Honorary Master of the University (HonMUniv)

Geoff is the founder of Derby Jazz, a not-for-profit organisation.  The University confers this award in recognition of Geoff’s achievements, and for developing and fostering new talent through the Derby Jazz education programme.