Summary Barbara Bond, University of Plymouth Pro-Chancellor has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours for service to Higher Education.
Further detail Barbara, who lives in West Bagborough, Somerset, is the former Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office. She is a Fellow and past-Council member of the Royal Geographical Society, and Fellow and past-President of the British Cartographic Society.
Barbara’s Higher Education work includes acting as Chair of graduate Fast Stream recruitment panels for the Cabinet Office and as an external assessor and adviser for graduate recruitment in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She is also a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Leadership, Governance and Management Strategic Advisory Committee and sits on the Equality Challenge Unit’s Project Group currently considering the need to increase diversity in university governance in Great Britain.
Barbara joined the University of Plymouth Board of Governors in 2000 and was appointed Chair of the Board in 2006 before retiring in December 2008 to take on her new role as Pro-Chancellor. She has also served as Chair of the university’s Employment & Remuneration Committee and member of the Finance Committee, Nominations Committee and the Honorary Awards Committee.
Professor Wendy Purcell, University of Plymouth Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor said; “On behalf of the University of Plymouth, I would like to say how thoroughly delighted I am for Barbara. This prestigious recognition of Barbara’s dedication to higher education is well-deserved and the University of Plymouth is honoured to enjoy her ongoing friendship and support.”
Barbara has previously been awarded the Prince Albert I medal by the International Hydrographic Organisation and she chaired the IHO’s Antarctic Commission(1992-1997). She was also awarded the Silver Medal of the British Cartographic Society for services to international cartography. ENDS