Loughborough Alumni


14 Jun 2018

Four alumni receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2018, four Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their work.

Richard Elsy, a 1981 BTech Engineering Science and Technology graduate, has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to Manufacturing and Technology. Richard is the Chief Executive Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

A Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) is awarded to alumnus, Michael Duggan, for his services to Disability School Sport. Michael graduated with a Cert Ed in Physical Education in 1970. Michael played Rugby for Leicester Tigers for ten years, worked as a fitness coach for the club for a further nine years and has also worked as a teacher.

Alumnus, Neil Barnes, is awarded The Queen's Ambulance Service Medal for Distinguished Service (QAM) for services to the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust where he is the Deputy Director of Quality. The alumnus was one of the respondents on the scene of the Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack in 2017, and has served the Ambulance Service for almost 40 years. Neil graduated from Loughborough with an MSc in Healthcare Governance in 2010.

David Caple was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to community health through workplace health and safety reforms and ergonomic policy development. David is the Director of David Caple & Associates Pty Ltd, based in Australia. David is an independent consultant in occupational health and safety and is recognised for his services to the sector. He graduated from Loughborough in 1976 with an MSc in Ergonomics.

Many congratulations to all of Loughborough’s Birthday Honours recipients. 

Image: Vice Chancellor ‌Professor Robert Allison receives a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Loughborough University.

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