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Two OBMs honoured in King Charles III's birthday honours list

28 Jun 2024
Alumni News
Richard Fuller (left) and Richard Greenhalgh (right)
Richard Fuller (left) and Richard Greenhalgh (right)

We were delighted to hear of two OBMs who were honoured in King Charles III’s recent birthday honours list.

Sir Richard Greenhalgh (1958-63) was knighted for his services to education. He was the founding chair of the National College for School Leadership, establishing it nationally and internationally as a renowned centre for educational leadership development. Whilst chair of Hope and Homes for Children, his strong governance ensured that humanitarian aid was provided to 19,000 families in Ukraine and over 20,000 refugees in Romania and Moldova. He chaired British Youth Opera and established with his wife Annie, a music scholarship at Cambridge University. Under his chairmanship, United Learning's scale transformed from 43 academies to 80 by September 2023 with approximately 10,000 employees and educating around 65,000 pupils. Across all its academies inspected in the group, 89% are 'good' or better, compared to 39% at their previous inspection. During the pandemic, he helped manage the EdTech Demonstrator programme and develop Teaching School Hubs. He strengthened governance links and forged stronger relationships enabling a much stronger voice within the sector.

Politician Richard Fuller CBE (1971-81) became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his political and public service. Richard is the Conservative candidate for the newly formed North Bedfordshire constituency in the forthcoming general election, and has previously served as MP in Bedford and Kempston, and North East Bedfordshire.

On behalf of the school and the OBM Club, we would like to offer our congratulations on these tremendous and well-deserved achievements.

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