Members of University recognised in New Year Honours

Published: 10 January 2024

Two members of the University of Glasgow have been recognised in the King’s 2024 New Year Honours list.

Two members of the University of Glasgow have been recognised in the King’s 2024 New Year’s Honours list.

Professor Bill Cushley, Chair of the UK Government’s Expert Committee on Pesticides, was awarded an OBE for services to the Regulation of Plant Protection Products, while Professor Mark Logan was awarded an OBE for services to the Economy.

Professor Cushley is Assistant Vice-Principal International, Professor of Molecular Immunology, and Co-Director of the Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research (GCCDR). 

He has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, works closely with the European Science Foundation on a range of research activities, and has just completed a six-year term as Chair of the Life & Health Sciences research grants panel for the Czech Science Foundation.

He has served a ten-year period as Chair of the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP), a group that provides independent scientific advice to Ministers in the UK government and devolved administrations. He is a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Nova Medical School, both in Lisbon. 

Professor Cushley said: “I am honoured and humbled to have been awarded an OBE.  The award is testament to the scope the University affords all its staff to develop and evolve their careers in many different ways, and its encouragement that all of us try make contributions that have impact at a societal level.

“I wish to offer my thanks, both to the University and to the many colleagues who have worked alongside me throughout my career.”

Professor Mark Logan, Professor in Practice -Technology Entrepreneurship in the University’s School of Computing Science and Chief Entrepreneurial Adviser to the Scottish Government, has also been awarded on OBE for services to the Economy.

Mark is the Chief Entrepreneurial Advisor to the Scottish Government, a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, and a Senior Enterprise Fellow at the University of Strathclyde.  Mark has over 25 years of senior leadership experience in the tech and start-up sector, including as COO of Skyscanner, one of Europe's most successful technology companies.

In 2022, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his contribution to Scotland’s technology industry. He is the author of the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review and co-author of the Pathways: A new approach for women in Entrepreneurship review which, together, form the foundations of the Scottish Government’s policy strategy for entrepreneurial ecosystem development.

Professor Logan said: ““I’m honoured and delighted to have been awarded an OBE, not least because it signifies a recognition of the importance of stimulating new enterprise in Scotland.”

First published: 10 January 2024

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