Alumni and friends rewarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The centenary year of the awards saw five OBEs, two MBEs and a CBE and a knighthood


The centenary year of the awards saw five OBEs, two MBEs and a CBE go to graduates, while one Friend of the School received a knighthood for services to philanthropy.

OBEs went to former Chair of England Hockey Philip Kimberley MSc11(1978) for his services to the sport; Antony Ross MBA25(1988), Director of Bridges Fund Management Ltd, picked up the award for services to social enterprise and investment; Wendy Spinks SEP82(2014), Commercial Director of HS1 Limited, was recognised for services to rail transport; while Belinda Earl DIR1999 Style Director of Marks and Spencer, received her award for services to retail.

Alison Porter SEP46(2000), Higher Executive Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions, was awarded an MBE for services to the department and her community in Taunton, Somerset, and Peter Johansen MBA32(1992) lately Chief Executive Officer and President, London Taxi Company received an MBE for services to the Automotive Industry and charity.

Hugo Robson CFE1989, Chief Commercial Negotiator at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, received a CBE for services to the security of low-carbon electricity. A knighthood for services to philanthropy went to the Ukrainian-born British businessman, philanthropist, investor and Friend of London Business School Leonard Blavatnik, while John Gordon “Algy” Cluff, a member of the School’s Office of Distinguished Friends and the Founder and CEO of Cluff Natural Resources plc, was given the OBE for services to business and charity.