Jubilee Honours celebrate Salford achievements

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The Queen’s Honours recognise the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

They are awarded twice a year – at new year and in summer to mark the Queen’s birthday. The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List 2022 marks the public service of individuals across the UK in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

A number of University of Salford alumni and others with a connection to the university received honours, including:

OBE – Dyan Crowther, alum, for services to rail transport

Dyan Crowther is Chief Executive Officer at HS1 Ltd. She was recognised for her services to rail transport and work to break down barriers for women's progression in the rail industry. Dyan studied MSc Transport & Logistics Management at the university, graduating in 1996.

OBE – David Moutrey, honorary graduate, for services to the arts, particularly during Covid-19 

Dave Moutrey is Director and Chief Executive of HOME Manchester. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Salford in 2018.

OBE – Samia Nefti-Meziani, Professor, for services to robotics

Samia Nefti-Meziani was Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and Head of the Centre for Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics here at the University of Salford until May 2022.

MBE – Patrick Peal, alum, for services to emergency care in the East of England

Patrick Peal is the former Chief Executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, a charity which he helped to found at the turn of the century. He served as deputy chairman for 11 years and chief executive until last year. Patrick studied BSc Civil Engineering at the university, graduating in 1976.

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