Honorary business graduates receive degrees from Cranfield University

Graduates celebrate their degrees
Graduates celebrate their degrees

Honorary graduates from the world of business joined more than 2,000 postgraduate students to receive degrees from Cranfield University at their colourful graduation ceremonies held over two days this week.

The graduates, from more than 100 countries, and hundreds of their guests gathered at the university to receive their honours and celebrate their achievements.

“Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate University creating leaders in technology and management through world-class education and research,” said Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor.

“These celebrations recognise the excellent achievements of those who have studied here, many working with leading brands from industry and commerce.

“We will also be recognising the outstanding contributions to society of those who will be receiving their honorary degrees.”

Honorary graduates:

Mr Allan E Cook CBE, Chair, Atkins plc

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE, President of Royal Academy of Engineering

Mr Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chief Executive, Mitie plc

Mr Paul Polman, Chief Executive, Unilever

Dame Marjorie Scardino DBE, Chair, The MacArthur Foundation Board

Mr Nigel Stein, Chief Executive, GKN plc

Mr Willie Walsh, Chief Executive, International Airlines Group (IAG)

Air Marshal Sir Timothy Anderson KCB, DSO, Founder of UK Military Aviation Authority