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Leading Sussex economist awarded CB in Birthday Honours
Distinguished international trade and development economist Professor L Alan Winters has been made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the Birthday Honours list, published today (16 June). His award is made in formal recognition of his role as Chief Economist of the Department for International Development.
Professor Winters has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex since 1999 and is one of the world's leading specialists on the empirical and policy analysis of international trade and development. Professor Winters held the position of Chief Economist at the Department for International Development from 2008 until 2011.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex, Professor Michael Farthing, said: “This is a fitting recognition of the distinguished contribution which Professor Winters has made to the field of international trade and development economics, and his important recent work with the Department for International Development.”
The Birthday Honours list also saw a CBE awarded to Lisa Rodrigues, Chief executive of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, member of the Council of the University of Sussex and alumna of Sussex (for service to the NHS); and a CBE for Mike Fuhr, also a member of the Council, for his service to transport.
Sussex alumni who have been honoured include Tony Baldry MP, who is knighted for public and political service); the British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan, who becomes a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG); and Robert Gordon, the leader of Hertfordshire council, who becomes a CBE.