Academic Year 2010/11
The University has been pleased to welcome the following Honorary Fellows in the academic year 2010/11:
Ms Charlotte Edwards MBE
In a career spanning over 14 years Charlotte is England's most capped player and leading runs scorer. She has on two occasions been England's Player of the Year and in 2008 was awarded the highest individual honour a player can achieve - The ICC World Player of the Year Award.
As a captain, Charlotte has captained the side to two ashes wins, and in 2009 winning the 50 over WC in Sydney and 20/20 WC at Lords. It will come as no surprise to you that Charlotte is the most successful England captain of all time.
Charlotte's contributions within Cricket go much further than merely playing, and her dedication, commitment and success was recognised further when Charlotte was awarded a MBE in the Queens Honours List in 2009 for her services to Cricket.
Mr Darren Henley
Darren Henley is the Managing Director of Classic FM, the world's largest classical music radio station. Born in Tunbridge Wells, he was educated in Ramsgate and Canterbury, before studying Politics at the University of Hull. The author of nineteen books about classical music and musicians, he works closely with the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport advising ministers on music and cultural education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.
Mr Roddy Loder-Symonds
Roddy Loder-Symonds moved to Kent in 1968, having been educated at Radley College and Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He joined Knight Frank & Rutley. In 1973 he became a partner of Strutt & Parker, responsible for the business in Kent, and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, retiring 1999. From 1970 he has been a partner in his family farming business in East Kent.
Roddy Loder-Symonds has served as: Board member of East Kent Enterprise Agency 1990-2000; High Sheriff of Kent 2000-2001; Trustee of KCA (UK) 2000-2009; Trustee Huggens College Northfleet; Chairman Canterbury Farmers' Club 1982; Chairman Kent Branch of the Country Landowners and Business Association 1985 and currently President; Vice President of Farmers Club, London; Vice President Canterbury Festival; Governor Canterbury Christ Church University 1998 - 2010.
Councillor Leyland Ridings
Mr Leyland Bradshaw Ridings MBE JP was elected to the County Council in 1997 as the Conservative Member for Sandwich.
Born in Australia, he came to England in 1964. After service in the Royal Australian Air Force, he trained as a Chartered Accountant and has lived in East Kent since 1984.
He is a former Governor of Canterbury Christ Church University and presently Governor of Sandwich Technology School, Preston County Primary School, Marsh Academy and the Duke of York’s Royal Military School. He is a Trustee of Kent Music School, the Kent Foundation and Canterbury Christ Church University Students Union. He is a member of the Council of the Order of St John Ambulance, chairs the Civilian Military Partnership for Kent, County President of The Royal British Legion and a retired Justice of the Peace.
Mr Richard Sturt OBE DCL MA
Richard, who read English and Law at Cambridge, has been associated with the firm for more than 50 years, and has been a Consultant since 2001, following his retirement as senior partner. During his long career, he has been the legal adviser to numerous well-known private clients and commercial and charitable organisations. He has specialised in maritime, commercial, charity and ecclesiastical law, for long periods acting as legal adviser to bodies such as the Dover Harbour Board, The King's School Canterbury and the Canterbury Diocese.
He is the author of a number of publications, including three sections of Halsbury's Laws of England and The Collision Regulations, as well as a treatise on the history of chancel repair liability and two major Government Reports: on the Review of Air Proximity Hazards and on National Preparedness for Mass Fatalities. He has lectured widely on Disaster Planning.