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Queen's honours for three at LSE

Three of LSE's leading figures have had their expertise and service rewarded in the Queen's Birthday honours list. 

Jean Sykes, LSE's Chief Information Officer, receives an MBE for services to higher education and Tim Besley, Kuwait Professor of Economics and Political Science, is made a CBE. Meanwhile LSE governor Janet Gaymer is made a Dame (DBE). 

Jean Sykes joined LSE in 1998 and was Director of IT Services and Librarian before becoming Chief Information Officer in 2009. Jean also chairs the national Digitisation Advisory Group which oversees the Joint Information Systems Committee's £24 million digitisation programme, one of the largest public sector digitisation programmes in the world.

Tim Besley, is director of the STICERD research centre at LSE, programme director of the MPA and a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee. He joined LSE in 1996 and has a particular interest in studying the economy from both an economic and political perspective. 

As well as being a governor of LSE, Janet Gaymer is the Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales. A QC, she is a former senior partner at the international law firm Simmons and Simmons and one of the country's leading experts on employment law. 


For more information contact the press office at LSE on 020 7955 7060 pressoffice@lse.ac.uk


14 June 2010