Principal honoured to be made CBE
HONOURS have been granted to the head of Cirencester's Royal Agricultural College.
Professor Chris Gaskell has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his contributions to veterinary medicine and agriculture.
Professor Gaskell, pictured, became principal in 2007 and was previously dean of the veterinary science faculty at the University of Liverpool, where he also served as a pro-vice-chancellor.
"I'm extremely honoured to receive this award, and very grateful to all those I have worked with for their support," he said. "These are times of great opportunity for agriculture and veterinary science, and there is much to be achieved."
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Following a string of accomplishments, he currently belongs to the Government Chief Scientific Advisers' Food Research Partnership.
He is a member of a raft of other bodies including the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales' Science Advisory Council, Advisory Board for Defra's Animal Health/Veterinary Laboratories Agency, the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society for England, the Board of the Animal Health Trust, and the BBC Rural Affairs Advisory Committee.