Jane Priestman OBE
Honorary Doctorate - 1998
Jane Priestman has a distinguished career in design and design management. For 11 years she was General Manager in Architecture and Design for the British Airport Authorities and she then went on to become Director of Architecture, Design and Environment for the British Railways Board for five years.
She was Chairman of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards and the Trustees Medal and is an active patron of New Designers in Business. She is now a consultant to the Design Council working with four government departments on design.
She is also a member of the panel that is going to be advising on the new building for the London Mayor and Assembly. Jane was awarded and OBE for her work in design.