Honorary awards

Sir Ronald (Arthur) Irish OBE

At a conferring of degrees ceremony held in the Great Hall in 1986, the title of Honorary Fellow of the University was conferred upon Sir Ronald Irish OBE, FCA.

Previously Chairman of the Manufacturing Industries Advisory Council, Sir Ronald was Chairman of Rothman's of Pall Mall Australia (later British American Tobacco Australia) and had received an OBE in 1963 and the award of Knight Bachelor in 1970 for services to commerce and industry.