Friday 8 January 2016

New Year Honour for head of governance and legal services

Bill Turner MBE
Bill Turner MBE

Bill Turner, Head of Governance and Legal Services at Nottingham Trent University, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

He received the post-nominals for his outstanding service to education.

Bill said: “I was delighted to learn that I’d been awarded an MBE. It was wholly unexpected. I feel very honoured to receive the award and I am extremely grateful to those who nominated me.”

His services to education management began in 1988 when he joined Brackenhurst College as Chief Administrative Officer. When the College became a stand-alone Further Education Corporation under the 1992 FHE Act, Bill became its Director of Finance and Administration and Clerk to its Board of Governors.

In 1999, a merger process saw Brackenhurst College become part of Nottingham Trent University and he transferred across to the university’s finance directorate, subsequently becoming the university's Head of Governance and Legal Services and Clerk to its Board of Governors.

Bill also has a secondary role at the university, as Senior Warden for the Brackenhurst campus and goes above and beyond that role’s requirements, taking resident students out on social visits in the evenings and at weekends.

Bill continues to remain an active member of the sporting community due to a long-standing involvement in local basketball. He has been involved as a player and then a referee since his teens. He served as chairman of the local basketball association and still participates in staff / student basketball sessions.

Nottingham Trent University alumnus, Martin Rigley, and Chairman of the fundraising board for the Nottingham Trent University John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, Louise Third, were also honoured in the New Year list.

Martin graduated in 1985 with a BSc Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and received an MBE for services to business and innovation. Louise, who was appointed interim Chairman of the John van Geest Cancer Research Campaign Board in October 2015, having tackled her own battle with breast cancer in 2013, was awarded an MBE in recognition of her contribution to enterprise promotion and small business support as well as for her charitable work both in Nottinghamshire and nationally.

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