Alumni awarded CBEs for services to conservation and pandemic response

Congratulations to alumni Marcus Agius (1965), Chris Grigg (1978), Daniel John Harding (1994), Robert Keith Mather (1984) and Dr Anna Dixon (1991) and who were recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

Marcus Agius, former Chairman of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, receives his CBE for services to botany and conservation. Chris Grigg, former CEO of British Land, receives his CBE for services to business, particularly during the pandemic response. Daniel John Harding (1994), awarded a CBE. He is a conductor, and receives the award for services to music.

Robert Keith Mather (1984), founder and chief executive officer of the Against Malaria Foundation, was awarded an MBE for services to medicine and charity. Dr Anna Dixon (1991), Chief Executive for the Centre for Ageing Better, was awarded an MBE for services to wellbeing in later life.

The University of Cambridge has over 89 alumni and friends honoured this year, including 17 alumni who received honours for their work around the Covid-19 response either in international cooperative efforts, or in providing emergency consular and repatriation services to UK nationals in Asia.