News and Updates
7 January 2020
North West Cambridge Development board member in the 2020 New Year Honours List
A North West Cambridge Development board member has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to society in the 2020 New Year Honours List.
Professor Andy Neely, FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University, and former Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), received an OBE for services to Research and to University/Industry Collaboration.
Professor Neely, who has been a member of the West & North West Cambridge Estates Board since October 2018, is widely recognised for his work on the servitization of manufacturing – which involves firms (often manufacturing firms) developing the capabilities they need to provide services and solutions – as well as his work on performance measurement and management.
He is Vice-Chair of the Cambridge and Peterborough Business Board and a non-executive Director of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. In his role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations he works closely with the business community to encourage collaboration and innovation.
He said: “The mission of Cambridge University is to contribute to society. We do that at scale by working in partnership with others and I have been incredibly fortunate across my career to work with a wide range of talented people from universities and business. While awards single out individuals, individuals usually rely on teams and I have been lucky enough to work with some of the best teams. So while I am flattered to have been honoured, I’d really like to say thank you to all those who I have worked with for all they have done.”