University of Bath Director of Finance
OBE for Director of Finance and Commercial Services
30 December 2016
Diane Aderyn, the University’s Director of Finance and Commercial Services, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to higher education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, commented ‘Diane richly deserves this recognition of her outstanding management and transformation of the University’s financial position over so many years.’
Diane said ‘I am very honoured to receive this award, which is a wonderful surprise. I believe passionately in the ability of higher education to transform lives through education and research and it has been a privilege to have been able to contribute to the success of the University of Bath over the past 23 years.
Alongside her contribution as a member of the Senior Management Team and in leading several professional services, Diane has given generously of her time in a voluntary capacity in the Bath area. For 19 years she represented the University as Trustee of the Herschel House Trust and is now a Trustee of the Bath Preservation Trust having also served as a Trustee of the Bath Festivals Trust. She has been a church treasurer for 19 years.