Alumni Honorary Fellows

An Honorary Fellowship is a highly prestigious award which the University bestows to distinguished individuals who have a connection with the University or Wales, and who have made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field. We are especially proud of our alumni Honorary Fellows. Here are a few recent alumni Fellows.

An Honorary Fellowship is a highly prestigious award which the University bestows to distinguished individuals who have a connection with the University or Wales, and who have made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field. We are especially proud of our alumni Honorary Fellows. Here are a few recent alumni Fellows.

 

Howard Clarke (Electronic Engineering, 1961)

Chairman of Morgan Innovation & Technology LTD

For Services to Electronic Engineering

Alumnus, engineer and entrepreneur, Howard Clarke’s company designs, develops and manufactures new products in the medical, defence and commercial industries. Howard is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology and is named on many international patents.

 

Dr Philip Trathan (Botany, 1979)

Head of Conservation, British Antarctic Survey

For Services to Conservation

Dr Philip Trathan has three degrees from Bangor University; having graduated with a BSc in Botany in 1979, and a PhD in Plant Population Ecology in 1983. He received a DSc for an outstanding contribution to Antarctic Science in 2012.

 

 

Prof. Robin Grove-White (Welsh History, 2009)

Academic & Environmentalist

For Services to the Community 

Professor Robin Grove-White, a distinguished academic and Chair of the University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates. A resident of Anglesey, his is a committed and active environmentalist.

 

 

 

Stavros Ioannou (Banking, Insurance & Finance, 1988)

Deputy CEO of Eurobank

For Services to Banking

Stavros Ioannou, alumnus and Deputy CEO of Eurobank has made an overwhelmingly positive contribution to Greece’s banking sector through managerial roles in major financial institutions. 

 

 

Prof. Julian Evans OBE (Forestry, 1972)

Chair of the Forestry Commission’s Expert Committee on Forest Sciences

For Services to Forestry

A Bangor graduate and the first to receive the University’s DSc in Forestry, Prof Julian Evans received his OBE for services to forestry in the Third World. He is Chair of the Forestry Commission’s Expert Committee on Forest Sciences and immediate past-president of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. He has published numerous research papers on both tropical and temperate forestry.

 

Prof. Constantinos Grammenos CBE (Economics, 1977)

Professor at Cass Business School

For Services to Finance

Professor Grammenos is a leading expert in international shipping and Finance.  
He established the International Centre for Shipping Trade and Finance at City University’s Cass Business School, which has been renamed the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping Trade and Finance in his honour. Following a Greek degree in Politics and Economics, Professor Grammenos studied his MSc in Financial Economics at Bangor University. A leading academic at City University, his banking shipping finance policies have been applied by most international banks. He has served as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Dean at his University and holds numerous honorary and executive positions.

 

Kailesh Karavadra (Electronic Engineering, 1989)

Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

For Services to Business

A Ugandan who came to Britain as a refugee, Kailesh Karavadra chose to study at Bangor University over Oxford University and graduated with BSc and MSc degrees in Electronic Engineering, adding additional accounting and financial modules to his Master’s programme. He joined Ernst & Young and progressed to become Managing Partner West Region Growth Markets in California’s famous Silicon Valley, serving clients from Seattle to San Diego and Salt Lake City to Hawaii.

 

Major General Susan Ridge (History, 1984)

Director General Army Legal Services

For Services to Law

Major General Susan Ridge was appointed to the rank in 2015, becoming the highest-ranking female within the British Armed Forces and the army’s first ever female Major General. As Director General Army Legal Services, she is the army’s chief legal adviser, providing legal support to the soldiers in barracks, on training and on operations.

 

Rhian Huws Williams (Sociology, 1983)

Chief Executive of the Care Council for Wales

For Services to Social Work

Rhian Huws Williams has over 30 years’ experience in the social services field in Wales as a social worker and trainer. She has developed policies and strategies on workforce development and regulation in both Wales and at an UK level. In 2001, Rhian was appointed to establish the Care Council for Wales as the first ever citizen-led, devolved, workforce regulatory body for the Social Care profession in Wales. She is a member of the Ministerial Task Group to develop a strategic framework for the Welsh Language in Health and Social Care, chairing the monitoring group.