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New Year Honours 2024

Buckingham PalaceUniv is delighted to report that the following alumni were recognised in the New Year Honours announced earlier this month.

Colin Whorlow (1983, Mathematics) has been awarded an OBE for services to national security. He has worked in the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and its predecessor CESG, for over 20 years. As Head of International Standards he has spearheaded NCSC’s active involvement in global security standards work including within ETSI and 3GPP. He convened the ETSI Quantum Safe Cryptography ISG, now a Working Group within TC Cyber, and has also chaired the group – and he is a Programme Committee member for the annual ETSI/IQC Quantum-safe cryptography workshops. More recently he convened the ETSI Securing AI ISG. Colin was a long-time member of the Management Board of ENISA, and a former chair of the CCRA Management Committee. In previous roles he led CESG’s engagement on EU and NATO information assurance issues, and he has led workshops at Meridian and at the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace. Colin also chaired the Information Security Technical Working Group at the Wassenaar Arrangement for some years.

John Mark Yallop — white middle-aged man smiling slightly John Mark Yallop (1978, Chemistry), Lately Chair, Financial Markets Standards Board. He has been awarded a CBE for services to the financial sector and to charity. Mark Yallop was UK Group CEO for UBS from 2013-14. Prior to this he was Group COO for ICAP plc from 2005 to 11 and spent 20 years at Deutsche Bank where he was instrumental in building their investment banking business and served as Group COO from 2002-04. He has been a member of numerous financial services industry bodies. Mark was Chair of the FICC Markets Standards Board Limited (FMSB) for seven years.

Man speaking at a European discussion forum Andrew Stott (1977, Geography) lately Science Adviser in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has been awarded an MBE for services to nature and climate. He worked as a science advisor in DEFRA for three decades before recently retiring. He was also a lead negotiator for the UK at COP15 – the UN Biodiversity Summit in Montreal – leading on the conservation targets for the new Global Biodiversity Framework and co-chair of the contact group which negotiated its monitoring and review mechanisms. He was also the UK National Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Domestically, he led the evidence review and development of the outcome indicator framework for the 25 Year Environment Plan in England and the evaluation of Nature Improvement Areas.

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Published: 18 January 2024

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